Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute: Programme Manager

Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 18 November, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI) is one of the largest research Institutes of the University of the Witwatersrand and part of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Established in 1994 as the Reproductive Health Research Unit (RHRU), the Institute was formed through a merger with Enhancing Children’s HIV Outcomes (ECHO). Institute status was awarded by the University of the Witwatersrand in recognition of our outstanding portfolio of research.

WRHI Programme is supporting the South African Government to develop, implement and evaluate a national sex worker plan.

For the past 10 years the WRHI has been working with key populations in inner city Johannesburg. The Women at Risk Programme provides clinical and outreach services to brothel and street-based sex workers and their clients in inner city Johannesburg.  WRHI is currently expanding this programme to include both sex workers in Pretoria and Ekurhuleni and increase focus on supporting foreign sex workers.  The programme is also expanding services to sex workers and truckers in trucking ‘hot spots’ throughout South Africa with its partners.

WRHI seeks to appoint a Programme Manager - Sex Worker & Male Client (Truckers), based in Johannesburg.

The purpose of this position is to provide strategic development, oversight, stakeholder management and general management of the sex workers innovations and related truckers health, trucker stop communities and foreign sex workers programmes.

Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with sex workers lead and other technical advisors develop a programme implementation/work plan for the sex workers and truckers programme;
  • Implement sex workers and male clients programme nationally at approximately 11 grant identified sites alongside partner implementation team (national travel will be required to support sites);
  • Develop and effectively manage relationships with external and internal stakeholders including DoH, SANAC, donors, partners, North Star Alliance, Sisonke and relevant WRHI structures;
  • Serve as a senior representative of the sex worker and male client programme on both internal and external forums/working groups;
  • Provide direction and programme implementation guidance and support to sex worker and male client project manager, project administrator, and partner implementation teams to ensure delivery of sex worker and male client programme components according to timelines and budgets;
  • Track and monitor all project components including operational research projects using agreed project indicators;
  • Review and monitor programme budgets;
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports and disseminate to all partners and internal stakeholders;
  • Supervise and manage line reports in keeping with WRHI policies and procedures;
  • Work with the WRHI training department to develop and conduct sex worker, trucker, gender-based violence interventions and management, and sexual and reproductive health education programs to site staff, implementation partner’s staff, community groups and police enforcement as needed;
  • Regular communication with the WRHI M&E team to ensure appropriate reporting to provincial, PEPFAR, DoH managers, and other relevant structures;
  • Contribute to the development of technical publications and other programme resources to disseminate findings of the programme.

Requirements:

  • Degree within health sciences;
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public health, public management or related field;
  • Minimum of five years experience in a management role in the public health field;
  • Experience with HIV, PMTCT, TB, sex workers, truckers and/or migratory groups (foreign workers);
  • Experience in managing donor funded projects;
  • Experience in management of complex stakeholder relationships;
  • Experience in adolescent sexual and/or reproductive health fields;
  • Valid driver’s licence.

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to smaharaj@wrhi.ac.za.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

For more about  Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, refer to www.wrhi.ac.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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