Sr. Clinical VMMC Program Manager

ZA
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-2876
Category
International Positions

Overview

Sr. Clinical VMMC Program Manager will provide technical and implementation oversight for a USG-funded voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) activities for HIV prevention project in KZN province. This includes working with Project Director to ensure technical quality of all activities in support of the project’s overall goals. Sr. Program Manager will also work closely with the clinical teams and the National and Provincial Departments of Health (N/PDOH) on activity planning that aligns supply and demand for VMMC services to achieve set targets and coordination with relevant stakeholders, while assuring the quality and safety of VMMC services.  Jhpiego has been working in South Africa through CDC other funding since 2010 supporting the National and Provincial Departments of Health in the provision of quality health and social services.  Only candidates with South African work authorization will be considered.

 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team responsible for providing support to the Project Director on project decisions and provide input and feedback to inform strategic vision
  • Lead the development of strategies in the area of male circumcision  for start-up of services, expansion plan, training, supervision, demand promotion, safety and reporting, management and prevention of complications;
  • Coordinate the mapping and planning of program expansion, considering diferent service delivery models, including static sites, mobile surgical units, outreach sites, the use of transport strategy for clients, and demand promotion activities
  • Provide overall technical leadership and strategic coordination for the implementation of program activities
  • Mentor, support, supervise, and manage a team of clinical and program staff, and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results, which includes managing the staff roster and clinical operations
  • Ensure compliance with N/PDOH, USG, PEPFAR, and Jhpiego clinical standards, operational policies, regulations
  • Draft budgets, work plans, progress reports, and other deliverables for donor, in collaboration with Project Director
  • Serve as a day-to-day technical contact for provintial and distric directorates of the N/PDOH, actively participate in coordination meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences
  • In coordination with Project Director, maintain regular communication with Jhpiego home office technical and program staff, and N/PDOH, as appropriate to ensure efficient and compliant implementation
  • Work closely with the M&E staff to analyse programmatic data in a timely fashion, identify programmatic gaps and challenges, devise solutions, and make strategic recommendations to Project Director
  • Colaborate on the writing of monthly, quarterly and annual reports, abstracts, manuscripts and other documents for dissemination of activities.
  • Build capacity of N/PDOH and Jhpiego staff by conducting relevant VMMC trainings, supportive supervision and mentoring in line with N/PDOH needs and plans to ensure high quality and efficient services, and move towards a NDOH-owned sustainable VMMC program
  • Coordinate the preparation and review of technical and training materials
  • Lead VMMC Project continuous quality improvement activities in collaboration with other implementing partners and champion its inclusion in implementing sustainability strategies
  • Conduct regular routine clinical assessments and supervision visits to sites and activities to strengthen Jhpiego’s clinical systems for the provision of a comprehensive HIV-prevention package including VMMC services
  • Support and mentor VMMC field staff to promote linkages to care and treatment services
  • Work in collaboration with program staff to equip the VMMC sites with materials needed to perform large-scale VMMC services with quality and safety
  • Support the development and sharing of best practices and lessons learned with key stakeholders (N/PDOH, technical partners, and other Jhpiego country teams), and remain up-to-date with developments in the fields of VMMC and HIV in order to disseminate information to the Project team
  • Review the literature and new publications on VMMC and HIV prevention and share with the technical team;
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Project Director
  • Adhere to all project and organization policies and procedures

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced clinical degree in medicine with current Health Professions Councils of South Africa (HPCSA) registration
  • 7+ years' work experience, including 5+ years' mid to senior-level technical leadership, design and managing health programs experience and 2+ years' high volume VMMC services management experience
  • Demonstrated skills including verbal and written communication, strategic thinking, supply-chain management, and organizational team-building and capacity development
  • Knowledge of USG and PEPFAR programs, regulations, compliance, and reporting (preferred management experience with PEPFAR-funded programs)
  • Thorough understanding of VMMC programmatic and operational best practices, and preferably with Models for Optimizing Volume and Efficiency (MOVE)
  • Capacity for analyzing technical and programmatic issues; experience developing solutions, assisting in the design of related operational research, and translating research into practice.
  • Excellent diplomacy and stakeholder liaison skills, and experience in working in partnerships to deliver programmes
  • Experience in promoting partnerships and relationships with stakeholder groups, particularly the Department of Health
  • Experience supervising staff with strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
  • Ability to work in a complex environment, responsible for multiple tasks and produce high quality results in a short time
  • Computer skills: MS Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), communication via email/skype
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Additional South African local language preferred
  • Available to travel extensively both nationally and internationally

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