Junior Public Health Specialist


Junior Public Health Specialist
Contract – Event Based Linked to Funding
Minimum Bachelors Degree in Public Health
Between 2-5 years’ experience in the health sector
Inherent requirements of the position:
Strong attention to detail and great level of accuracy
Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
Competence in data analysis, presentation and report writing
Extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of PEPFAR funded programmes
Comprehensive knowledge of programmes related to HIV programs and understanding of indicators related to HTS and HIV prevention
Ability to summarise, interpret and visualise complex data
Extensive experience in HIV and AIDS, TB, public health and health systems strengthening
Experience in mental health programmes advantageous
Knowledge of South African health services
Strong report writing capabilities
Good communication, problem solving and organizational skills
Pro-active and ability to work under pressure
Strategic thinker
Strong energy level and dedicated
Strong ethics
Strong leadership
The Junior Public Health Specialist will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from quantitative analysis to collaborating with stakeholders, including DoH, suppliers and other partners, to building workable and sustainable solutions to strengthen healthcare systems. The ideal candidate must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, excellent communication and writing skills, be self-directed, be able to adapt to the differing needs of the program and have a strong commitment to excellence. The position will provide support both strategically, operationally  and analytically.

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Conduct data analysis to inform programme operations and identify gaps in programme implementation
Monitor activities of assigned programmes and collaborate with partner organisations on a regular basis to make sure programs meet requirements
Make professional judgements on the quality and effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention programs
Respond to requests from management and partner organisations for information and technical assistance
Co-ordinate on the job training sessions to ensure staff is advised of current prevention protocols
Provide updated technical information as it becomes available
Participate in the planning, development and review of HTS service delivery and communications components of the annual Country Operational Plan
Ensure no duplication and waste of efforts and resources
Work with major international donors such as PEPFAR, participate in writing grant proposals and give accurate and relevant reporting as required
Develop strategic plans based on what funders requires
Consult and collaborate effectively with all levels within the organisation as well as external stakeholders
Provide technical support and capacity building on data analysis
Scientific report writing and presentation as and when required
Coordinate technical working group meetings, including sending out meeting information, receiving and collating all presentations and providing technical assistance to the working group structures.
To apply:
Submit your application for attention to [email protected]
Your application must contain ALL of the following:
A cover letter motivating your application
Your salary expectation
Submit your up to date CV, including qualifications and certificates

Application Deadline: Close of business, Monday 8 March 2021
Please take note of the following before submitting an application:
Ensure that you meet the all of the requirements of the position (educational, inherent requirements as well as required experience)
Unless otherwise stated CareWorks will not pay relocation costs for candidates who wish to take up a position in another town or province
Please note:
The filling of this position is subject to the finalization of a funding application
CareWorks reserves the right not to fill this vacancy and to withdraw the advertisement for this position at any stage during the recruitment process
We are committed to transformation. Meeting our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions