THC: DCS Programme Manager

TB HIV Care (THC)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 13 September, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Position title:          Programme Manager
Contract type:        Fixed

TB HIV Care (THC) was founded in 1929. The organisation has grown into an internationally recognised non-profit organisation. TB HIV Care provides health care services throughout South Africa to both the general population and communities who may be at increased risk for HIV and TB, including adolescent girls and young women, inmates, sex workers and people who use drugs. TB HIV Care provides a stimulating work environment and the opportunity to work with leaders in the field of HIV and TB prevention and care. Our work culture is adapted to the constantly evolving South African health care environment and will suit solution-driven team players interested in opportunities for career development while working to connect people with care. 

Purpose of the position

The Correctional Services Programme (CSP) Manager will lead a dynamic team to optimise programme performance on a national scale. The incumbent will inform the strategic planning and roll out of a combination prevention strategy (VMMC, HIV testing, linkage to care) across a national network of over 60 correctional centres. A close collaboration with key role players in correctional services, both at national and site level, is critical. A proactive and pragmatic management approach with technical expertise will enhance programme deliverables in this unique and challenging environment.  

Main job tasks, duties and responsibilities

1. Provide technical support

  • Provide leadership across planning, capacity building, implementation, monitoring and evaluation for a national correctional services programme
  • Effectively coordinate a national combination prevention plan through HIV testing and VMMC (voluntary medical male circumcision) roll-out
  • Align the Correctional Services Programme to the National Strategic Plan (NSP) (2017 – 2022), UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 strategy for both HIV and TB and contributes towards Operation Phuthuma
  • Implement direct service delivery and develop work plans in accordance with operational budgets
  • Coordinate external quality audits (CDC) and site visits   
  • Work collaboratively with other programmes to enhance integration
  • Manage sub-contracted organisations and review their programmatic and financial reports

2. Liaison with stakeholders

  • Liaise with CDC, and CDC linked partners
  • Collaborate closely with the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and where necessary, the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services (JICS), South African National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO)
  • Represent the organisation on national task teams, associated working groups, DCS regional conferences and workshops
  • Work closely with the National Health Laboratory Service (linkage to care)
  • Ensure all MOUs linked to province (NDoH) are current
  • Maintain service level agreements with regional correctional services

3. Provide quality improvement (QI) and quality assurance (QA)

  • Analyse and interpret data to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Support and monitor quality improvement projects
  • Activate quality assurance initiatives (RT-CQI, SPi-RT)
  • Coach QI linked staff to achieve a QI environment

4. Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support prescribed data tools to track progress within and across project facilities at site level 
  • Coordinate with national initiatives, for example: SyNCH, mHealth, eLab and health management information systems (MMIS)
  • Optimise monitoring and evaluation  

Education and experience

  • Masters in Public Health (MPH) or related postgraduate qualification
  • 3 years’ experience in a management position
  • 5 years’ experience in HIV, TB and VMMC programme management
  • Fluency in English
  • Clear criminal record is essential
  • Valid Code 08 driver’s licence
  • Ability to travel extensively

Key skills and competencies

  • Proven track record in delivering QI projects
  • Strong operational skills in an NPO environment
  • Skilled in managing grants (PEPFAR) and a proven track record of managing large budgets
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills that reflect an ability to perform and prioritise multiple tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail and deadlines
  • Excellent written (report writing) and verbal communication skills

165-062 NPO PBO 930052409 2015/122776/08

Application process:

Please apply via https://www.tbhivcare.org/vacancies/. Preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants who are members of the designated groups in line with the Employment Equity Plan and targets of TB HIV Care. We also encourage people with disabilities to apply.

In the event that you do not hear from us after a month from the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. TB HIV Care reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw adverts at any time without notification.

Location: 
South Africa

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