The National and Provincial Departments of Health are currently have been delivering the COVID-19 vaccination programme to the general public since May 2021. A number of donors (including the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Endowment, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DG Murray Trust, ELMA Vaccines & Immunization Foundation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the Solidarity Fund) have pooled resources to strengthen planning and implementation capacity within provinces and districts. DGMT is leading the coordinated donor support process to the NDoH.
Based remotely, DGMT seeks to appoint a public health specialist as
OUTREACH VACCINATION SITE PROGRAMME MANAGER
The incumbent will manage the national programme to support provinces with the expansion of their outreach vaccination programme through donor-funded vaccination capacity. Using their public health experience, they will help develop and execute on the national and provincial outreach site strategies. These plans may include large/mass sites in metro areas, as well as temporary and mobile (pop-up/roving) sites across urban, peri-urban and rural areas.
The role requires strong partnership and stakeholder management across district, provincial and national Department of Health representatives, Clinical Operators (NGO, public and private sector vaccination teams), venue management teams and donors.
The Outreach Vaccination Site Programme Manager will be responsible for the following duties:
Support development of Outreach Vaccination Sites national strategy and cascade to provincial level
Draft Toolkit to guide all partners in site operations
Support development of demand generation/marketing strategies for Outreach sites
Support development of monitoring and evaluation plan to ensure quality and performance expectations are met
Lead planning in coordination with province and district to ensure that Outreach Sites are activated in areas of demonstrated need (vaccination capacity gap) based on capacity modelling and area-based planning.
Lead conversations to ensure that Outreach Sites are activated in areas of demonstrated need (vaccination capacity gap) based on capacity modelling and area-based planning.
Facilitate engagements between district/province DoH and other partners to plan for Outreach sites
Develop Programme plan and manage Outreach Vaccination Site Programme team members and partners against the plan
Develop agile strategies and approaches to address performance concerns
Facilitates the collaboration of state, private and civil society in planning for Outreach site roll-out and operations.
Liaises with donor to ensure performance expectations are met
Provides guidance and support to Provincial Coordinators to ensure Outreach sites meet all requirements and performance expectations
Work closely with all members of the team to ensure that Outreach vaccination sites are functioning optimally and at prescribed standards for quality of care.
Identifies deficiencies in the operation of Outreach vaccination sites, designs QI strategies, and supports the vaccination site managers in implementing the QI activities.
The Outreach Vaccination Site Programme Manager must meet the following criteria:
Demonstrated leadership in scaling public health programmes
Experience running programmes for National and Provincial Departments of Health
A senior degree (Hons, MSc), in public health or programme management is beneficial
A clear MIE background check is required before the start of employment. Must be legally eligible to work full time in South Africa.
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