Mar 19, 2021
Employment Maternal, Adolescent & Child Health Institute NPC, (MatCH) is a non-profit organization supporting public sector health services. MatCH implements donor funded projects to improve HIV and TB outcomes through providing technical assistance and direct service delivery support. MatCH is looking to fill the following position under a project funded by THINK Tuberculosis and HIV Investigative Network RF NPC aimed to strengthen the health care delivery platform for TB in the Eastern Cape. Location: Port Elizabeth shared between Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan and OR Tambo Districts (Eastern Cape Province) Duration of Contract: Fixed term contract ending 30 September 2022 1 x TB Technical Lead (Ref: 280) Main purpose of the job
To provide technical assistance, advice and strategic direction to strengthen service delivery and quality assurance in THINK LON TB programs across the supported districts in Eastern Cape. Support the strategic planning, governance and management to MatCH supported Program & overseeing the successful delivery of the Program outputs in the district. The incumbent acts as a pivotal point of contact for relevant stakeholders. Key performance areas
Strategic Direction / Management: Contribute to organisational key performance areas in the area of health system strengthening to ensure achievement of program goals Participate and actively contribute to the implementation of comprehensive strategies around TB (DS and DR) and HIV/TB co-infection Assist COP in implementation of overarching health systems strengthening interventions and strategies Serve and participate in MatCH THINK LON TB management structures and meetings internally and externally Planning, Management and Reporting of TB program: Strengthen health service delivery systems by reviewing existing practices, implementing relevant guidelines and updating and / or developing new SOP’s and checklists Oversee and promote implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines Compile and submit agreed monthly and ad hoc reports and presentations pertaining to TB Quality Assurance and Improvement of the TB programme: Conduct site visits, review patient care systems and the level of implementation of DOH guidelines and priorities (e.g. through record audits) Research and Development: Participate in the development of operational research questions that speak to the effectiveness and sustainability of HIV/TB programme Capacity Building and Training: Identify gaps, training and development needs for district DOH and develop action plan to address the needs Provide technical support, on-going training and mentorship to staff members, and health care professionals at all levels with focus areas aligned with the work plans Staff Management: Monitor orientation of newly appointed staff on the organizational structure and important objectives and activities of the TB program Supervise; support and mentor subordinate staff to promote optimal performance and maintenance of sound labour relations Set performance standards, evaluate staff performance and progress; and provide constructive feedback Networking and Advocacy: Attend stakeholder and DOH management meetings at site, district and provincial level. Represent the MatCH Institute at relevant meetings at provincial, districts and local levels Participate in district campaigns and other community events Requirements:
Clinician with medical degree with an active and valid HPCSA registration Post grad degree in public health, or relevant/related field (or commensurate experience). At least three (3) year of experience of working in the areas of TB, DR-TB, HIV, and public health. Good knowledge of TB diagnosis and treatment. At least three (3) year experience in working on implementing multi-faceted health programmes, with preference to one (1) year experience working on international donor funded projects in a technical advisory capacity. Strong HR, leadership skills and in management of teams both medical and non-medical. Strong budgeting skills, including experience with and aptitude for creating budget scenarios, projecting expenditures based on clear assumptions, and tracking actual expenditures against projections. Excellent oral and written communication skills in is required. Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
Post graduate Degree. Certification in good clinical practice (GCP). Experience in project management and research. Knowledge of district and provincial DoH government structures. Project Management Skills. Strong organizational skills. Excellent staff management skills Good verbal and written communication skills. Relevant computer skills. Training, facilitation and research skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Adaptable, willing to take initiative and empathetic. Keen attention to detail. Able to work in a highly pressurized environment and able to travel locally and nationally. When submitting applications, the Position being applied for including reference number as alluded to on the advert must be included in the email subject line. The Position being applied for and reference number as alluded to on the advert must be mentioned on application letters and these together with detailed CVs and copies of applicable qualifications and registrations must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org MatCH Institute NPC reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date. Non-South African Citizens and non-South African permanent resident holders must be in possession of valid work documents authorizing them to work in South Africa. Previous respondents to this advert are encouraged not to apply.
Port Elizabeth, South Africa