Jul 23, 2021

Private Public Mix Coordinator

  • Aquity Innovations NPC
  • Buffalo City, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Job Ref Aqu_Pre_134
Annual Income (Cost To Company) Market Related

Overview of role

AQUITY Innovations NPC, a Section 21 South African-based registered not-for-profit organization, was established in 2010. Our mission is to promote access to quality health and social services through innovations and technology. AQUITY’s programmatic focus areas include HIV, TB, health systems strengthening, capacity development Orphans and Vulnerable Children as well as other interventions targeting key populations.

Programme and Vacancy overview:

AQUITY Innovations NPC has been appointed by the National Department of Health to serve as one of the GLOBAL FUND TB Sub-Recipients (SRs) in South Africa. The project activities are implemented in Mpumalanga (Ehlanzeni district) and Eastern Cape provinces. (OR Tambo and Buffalo City Metro districts). As such we seek to employ the following:

AQUITY seeks to appoint Public Private Mix Coordinator

Remuneration: Total Annual Cost to Company R769,920.00

Key Responsibilities

Establish a consultative committee consisting of stakeholder representatives for PPM

Engaging all relevant health care providers in TB care and control through public-private mix approaches

Involvement of all relevant health care providers in TB control to promote the use of SA Standards for TB Care and achieve national and global TB control targets.

Ensure adoption of diverse collaborative strategies such as public-private (between NTP and the private sector), public-public (between NTP and other public sector care providers such as general hospitals, prison or military health services, social security organizations and THPs), and private-private (between an NGO or a private hospital and the neighborhood private providers) collaboration.

Facilitate the successful availability of functioning microscopy units and treatment and supervisory services within the public sector. Regions/districts/reporting units.

Facilitate the successfully implementation of DOTS strategy that will ensure meeting NTP targets for case detection and treatment.

Ensure that there is an existing system of laboratory quality assurance and quality control for tuberculosis care: diagnosis, treatment

Routine reports of the NTP and of quality assurance schemes should be consulted for this information and suitable regions/districts/reporting units listed. In some cases, the NTP may need additional capacity to set up and support a sustainable partnership.

Conduct capacity building activities for the staff in PPM for TB care and control

Assist NTP to deal with the additional case load that the PPM may bring, assurance of a continuous and adequate drug supply and of human and material resources for microscopy and patient supervision.

Build positive attitudes of program staff towards the private sector.

Create a platform for discussions with the consultative committee and a review of experience and feedback from any existing PPM projects.

Facilitate compliance of PPM practices with the NTP Policy and regulatory environment for TB care and control with regards to notification of TB cases, and access to essential drugs and medicines
Postgraduate in Public health or equivalent with at least 5 Years or more experience in a health programme
least 5 Years or more experience in a health programme
Stakeholder Management and Health Management
Experience, working with Public Private Mix
Knowledge on the South African health system (provincial, district, sub district and facility levels) will be an advantage.
Knowledge and experience of DOH data management systems.
Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
Experience in conducting training is essential.
Good interpersonal skills.
A valid South African Drivers’ License.
Computer literacy and ability to work on different Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, Outlook Express, Power Point, etc.)
Personal characteristics

To Apply:

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in South Africa for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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