Provincial Manager: Free State (wits Rhi)

Welkom, Free State, South Africa

Job Description

The main purpose of the job:

  • To provide strategic development, oversight, program coordination, and overall management of the provincial and district-level implementation of the School-based HIV & GBV program in order to ensure the delivery of outputs
  • Lejweleputswa, Free State (and supporting Western Cape)
Key performance areas:
  • Communicate, promote and support the implementation of the School-based HIV & GBV program at the province, district, sub-district, facility, and community levels
  • Coordinating the development of District Implementation Plans and other strategic program documents for effective implementation of the project
  • Conduct regular meetings with District teams to ensure outputs are delivered and to review progress on the implementation plan
  • Provide program implementation guidance and support to District Leads and team members to ensure delivery of program activities according to timelines and budgets
  • Perform regular management audits of district offices to identify good practices and identify and address gaps
  • Implement appropriate program management processes to ensure delivery of Project components according to timelines and budgets with a specific focus on aspects of sustainability such as the phasing out of certain roles as the program matures
  • Identify the needs of the program at a district level and obtain the resources required
  • Develop program tools such as SOPs and technical guidelines
  • Coordinate and troubleshoot all program-related activities
  • Oversee the rollout of the training plan covering relevant training for the districts, including conducting Training of trainers
  • Work closely with the Capacity Building Manager to ensure that capacity building activities are implemented in the districts
  • Monitor the delivery and quality of training at the districts level
  • Provide relevant coaching, mentoring, feedback, and support to the district teams
  • Participate in ongoing mentorship programs initiated by other WRHI stakeholders
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training by obtaining feedback from stakeholders and/or relevant assessments
  • Review and monitor program budgets; identify areas of underspend and overspend risks
  • Support and monitor staff scale-up related to demand creation, linkage to care, and other services including support for sub contactors where applicable
  • Support administrative processes related to recruitment and retention of district personnel
  • Lead or coordinate the implementation of additional projects or requests for information emanating from USAID/PEPFAR at the district level
  • Report monthly on key achievements, challenges, and any anecdotal success stories
  • Coordinate and support the Wits RHI district teams, ensuring that communication between the team is optimal and that program activities are coordinated and leveraged
  • Ensure coordination of the Integrated School Health program (ISHP) activities at the provincial and district level
  • Ensure coordination across program streams, ISHP, NSSF, Safe School, PrEP, Community Services, and Linkage to care
  • Support activities that promote and advocate for Adolescent and Youth-friendly services (AYFS) or youth zones at the health facility and community level
  • Maintain close communication with the Wits RHI M&E team to ensure adequate and regular reporting and documenting of lessons learned and success stories
  • Analyze district and sub-district data to monitor reach against the targets
  • Support the reporting process to the donor and DOH
  • Develop and effectively manage relationships with relevant Wits RHI structures
  • Contribute to the achievement of Wits RHI’s corporate goals and objectives
  • Develop and effectively manage relationships with external stakeholders including DBE, DOH, DSD, donors, and partners
  • Serve as a provincial representative of the Schools project/DREAMS on external forums/working groups in Free State and Western Cape
  • Coordinate program activities with external agencies such as public health, NGO partners, regulatory bodies, donor monitoring, and auditing agencies, and others as necessary
  • Supervise and manage line reporting in keeping with Wits RHI policies and procedures
  • Attend to all staffing requirements and administration
  • Supervise and manage the duties of supervisees to ensure optimal staff utilization and maintenance of sound labor relations
  • Perform and facilitate performance assessments
  • Identify substandard performance by team members and take necessary corrective action
  • Coach and train subordinates and team members to ensure the acquisition of knowledge and skills required by the organization
  • Promote harmony, teamwork, and sharing of information
  • Provide day-to-day support to all project staff
  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrates effective self-management
  • Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of own work are consistently and accurately maintained
  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback
  • Take ownership of driving your own career development by participating in ongoing training and development activities such as forums, conferences, policy setting workshops, etc.
Required minimum education and training:
  • Postgraduate Degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Social Science, Public Health, Education, Management, or related fields
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including report writing and presentation skills
  • Able and willing to work flexible hours as needed and without constant or close supervision
  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills
Required minimum work experience:
  • At least 6 -10 Years of experience working in Health, HIV/AIDS, and youth programs at the Senior level
  • Understanding of CSE, the comprehensive SRH services including HIV and PrEP, child protection, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and adolescent and youth-friendly services
  • Knowledge of ISHP & DBE Policy on HTS, STI & TB, and DOH guidelines and policies
  • Understanding of mobile health services and monitoring PrEP implementation
  • Experience in working with SAG ministries (DBE, DSD, DOH) and other government departments
  • Experience with PEPFAR funded projects will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated role in strengthening coordination and facilitating project implementation
  • Understanding of the school health provision and experience in working with government departments as a Technical Assistant or advisory capacity
  • Stakeholder engagement and management
Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities:
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, tact, and professionalism at all times
  • Able to exercise discretion, high levels of initiative, and decision-making in consultation with the line manager
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, and work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to manage and lead a team
  • The environment may at times be busy, noisy, and need excellent organizational, time, and stress management skills to complete the required tasks
  • Able and willing to work flexible hours as needed and without constant or close supervision
  • Must be a South African national or permanent resident with fluency in English and in at least one local indigenous South African language
  • Must have a valid South African driver’s license and be willing to travel
  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV.
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  • The closing date for all applications: 05 May 2022.
  • Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
  • Note WHC, in accordance with their Employment Equity goals and plan, will give preference to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Our Client, WHC - RHI, maintains mandatory Covid-19 requirements, and as such only Covid-19 vaccinated incumbents will be considered for positions.
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    Welkom, Free State, South Africa
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