HST – three positions available in the Health Systems Research Unit

Application deadline

24/04/2017

Organisation

Health Systems Trust

Location

Midrand, Cape Town or Durban , South Africa

Health Systems Trust is an innovative non-profit organisation working to strengthen ongoing development of comprehensive health systems in southern Africa.

PROGRAMME MANAGER

PURPOSE:
Health Systems Trust (HST) wishes to appoint a Programme Manager to provide strategic direction and technical support to the project team. He/she will be responsible for initiating and implementing project activities. The candidate will manage, assure quality in and provide technical leadership for the Unit’s health systems research (HSR) projects in line with the organisation’s goal of contributing to building equitable, effective and efficient national health systems in South Africa and the region, through the development and maintenance of functional districts. The candidate will also contribute to other initiatives within the organisation such as proposal-writing.

The incumbent will be expected to be based in the Midrand office; however, consideration will be given for the incumbent to be based in the Cape Town or Durban offices.

This is a fixed-term contract position, renewable based on funding.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical leadership to HST staff in the design, securing, resourcing and implementation of HSR projects
  • Support the Director with the overall management of the Unit through:
    o Planning and budgeting
    o Fundraising, including proposal development, to ensure sustainability of the Unit and the organisation
    o Quality assurance of the Unit’s work and products
    o Line management of project managers and staff
    o Management of staff performance and development goals
    o Management of project progress reporting requirements according to funder specifications
  • Manage relationships with funders and stakeholders; liaise with National and Provincial Departments of Health, clients and funder/s
  • Support knowledge management within the organisation and ensure collaboration with other HST units
  • Represent HST in public forums/meetings/conferences
  • As a senior member of the team, contribute to the overall leadership of HST.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A PhD or postgraduate qualification in public health
  • A FCPHM degree would be an advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience in public health
  • General management experience
  • Knowledge and experience of southern African health systems and policies, public health, health information systems, monitoring and evaluation and the District Health System
  • A proactive and professional management style
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience of working in the NPO environment will be an advantage.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS – X2

Full-time or part-time
PURPOSE:
Health Systems Trust (HST) wishes to appoint two Public Health Technical Specialists to provide technical input for a broad range of research projects and assist with building research capacity among the Unit’s staff, in line with the organisation’s goal of building an equitable, effective and efficient national health system in South Africa and the region.

The incumbent will be expected to be based in the Midrand office; however, consideration will be given for the incumbent to be based in the Cape Town or Durban offices.

This is a fixed-term contract position, renewable based on funding.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical leadership and support in the HSR Unit
  • Participate in and oversee the design, securing, resourcing, implementation and successful completion of research projects
  • Support the Director and work closely with the Programme Manager, through:
    o fundraising, including proposal development
    o knowledge management and translation
    o quality assurance of HSR outputs and products
    o planning and budgeting
  • Contribute to engaging with funders and stakeholders
  • Provide public health technical support to researchers and staff
  • Contribute to knowledge management within the organisation and promoting collaboration with other HST activities
  • Represent HST in public forums, meetings and conferences
  • As a senior member of the team, contribute to the overall leadership of HST.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A relevant Master’s or PhD degree, with extensive experience in health services management, support and development, public health activities, health systems research, epidemiology, human resources management and/or health economics
  • A Public Health Medicine Specialist (FCPHM) degree would be advantageous.
  • HIV clinical or research experience would also be particularly advantageous.
  • At least five years’ experience working in the South African public health system and health services environment, district health systems strengthening, primary health care, disease programmes, operational research, including quantitative methods and epidemiology and project management
  • Strong information technology skills and familiarity with spreadsheets, statistical packages and databases
  • General management experience.

REMUNERATION

A salary package commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications and in line with HST’s Job Grading System will be offered.

APPLICATIONS/ENQUIRIES

Interested applicants should forward a detailed CV, stating the position applied for, together with the names and contact details (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three contactable referees, to [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit certified copies of all qualifications and identity documents.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • E-mail users are requested to set the delivery option of their message on both ‘Return Receipt’ and ‘Confirm Delivery’.
  • Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates.
  • All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to reference and credential checks.
  • If you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this
    advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.
  • HST reserves the right to not fill this position.

HEALTH SYSTEMS TRUST PROMOTES EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Websitehttp://www.hst.org.za