TB Quality Improvement Officers

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Position: TB Quality Improvement Officer x12 (Sub-district level)

(Mpumalanga – Ehlanzeni District – Mbombela x1, Nkomazi x1,  Bushbuckridge x1, Thabachweu x1)

(Eastern Cape – OR Tambo District – Nyandeni x1, Mhlontlo x1, Ingquza hill x1,King Sabatha Dalindyebo x1)

(Eastern Cape – Buffalo City Metro – East London x1, Mdantsane x1, Bisho x1)

Background

AQUITY Innovations NPC, a Section 21 South African-based registered not-for-profit organization, was established in 2010.  Our mission is to promote access to quality health and social services through innovations and technology. AQUITY’s programmatic focus areas include HIV, TB, health systems strengthening, capacity development Orphans and Vulnerable Children as well as other interventions targeting key populations.

Programme and Vacancy overview:

AQUITY Innovations NPC has been appointed by the National Department of Health to serve as one of the GLOBAL FUND TB Sub-Recipients (SRs) in South Africa. The project activities will be implemented in Mpumalanga (Ehlanzeni district) and Eastern Cape provinces. (OR Tambo and Buffalo City Metro districts). As such we seek to employ the following:

AQUITY seeks to appoint TB Quality Improvement to be based at Mpumalanga – Ehlanzeni District (Mbombela, Nkomazi, Bushbuckridge and Thabachweu), Eastern Cape – OR Tambo District (Nyandeni, Mhlontlo, Ingquuza hill and King Sabatha Dalidyebo) and Eastern Cape – Buffalo City Metro (East London, Mdantsane and Bisho)  .

Remuneration:​ Will be based on the government DPSA rate for similar positions.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Description:

The Program Manager is overall responsible for coordinating all activities of the Global Fund Project. Program Manager provides oversight to GF district project staff to ensure that project goals are achieved. The Program Manager will be the contact between the province and the PR (GF).

Key Responsibilities Include:
In collaboration with the Program Manager, interact with district partners to identify needs and requirements for program implementation
Attend national/provincial/district/partner meetings
Liaise with sub-district and district partners, NHLS and stakeholders
review weekly and monthly workplans
Assist in developing and monitoring program plans and budgets
Ensure that district program team follow best practices and standard operating procedures for the project
Manage and monitor district project team to ensure quality and timely project delivery within allocated resources and time schedule
Provide regular and periodic updates on project status and concerns, and where necessary, troubleshoot in consultation with Program Manager
Ensure that all project-related documents are properly updated and maintained
Overseeing efficient and transparent use of GF resources and assets.
Ensure timely reporting of program progress and achievements as per GF Grant Agreement deliverables.
Plan, coordinate and assist in conducting training sessions
Facilitating timely review of project progress at district level
Assist in the identification of implementation problems and bottlenecks, escalate them through relevant channels and develop remedial actions in collaboration with key stakeholders.
Providing support to district staff, monitor and conduct performance evaluations.
Conduct regular supervisory site visits
Monitor overall district targets attainment
Provide regular feedback to GF Partners at district level
Assist in preparation and submission of reports in a timely manner.
Identify and document lessons learned, develop and use existing platforms to disseminate lessons learned to improve programme results.
Assist in planning for district training sessions
Perform other related duties as required for effective implementation of the GF project.
Requirements
Tertiary qualification in Health Science, Master’s in Public Health is an advantage
Public health background with at least 5 years or more experience in project management and supervision.
Registration with a health regulatory body.
Sound knowledge on TB, MDR TB and TB/HIV and quality improvement (QI) methods.
Knowledge on the South African health system (provincial, district, sub district and facility levels) will be an advantage.
Knowledge and experience of DOH data management systems.
Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
Experience in conducting training is essential.
Good interpersonal skills.
A valid South African Drivers’ License.
Computer literacy and ability to work on different Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, Outlook Express, Power Point, etc.)
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter, indicating the position and district applied for, to [email protected] before the 08th May 2020.
Candidates are required to use the Job title, District and Subdistrict name as reference when applying for the positions.

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in South Africa for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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