Technical Advisor: TB/HIV/PMTCT - FS/00064/21

City of Cape Town
Permanent

 We are looking for a Technical Advisor: TB/HIV/PMTCT to provide expert technical expertise in the implementation of 90-90-90 strategy for TB/HIV/PMTCT, and to lead health system strengthening efforts of the Tuberculosis and PMTCT programme in the Cape Town in close collaboration with the Department of Health and other relevant stakeholders. Support to the TB and PMTCT programme involves technical and operational support with regards to diagnosis, clinical management, and treatment of TB/PMTCT, TB infection control and TB preventive measures such as TPT. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide leadership in all TB, HIV and PMTCT- related support activities of Anova in Cape Town and at provincial level 
  • Support the decentralization of Drug Resistant TB services in their allocated district 
  • Work closely with Anova’s M&E team to support data system for planning for both DOH and Anova staff 
  • Attend to relevant meetings 
  • Conduct facility site visits to monitor support activities, identify gaps and act accordingly 
  • Provide technical and clinical support on TB, PMTCT and Paediatric HIV including TA (mentoring and coaching and training) to DoH and Anova staff as dictated by the work plans 
  • Conduct PMTCT, NIMART, Basic TB and any other HIV/TB/PMTCT and related trainings that supports the current needs of the department of health as the need arises 
  • Work closely with the monitoring and evaluation team to review facility data and provide feedback to clinics 
  • Represent Anova Health Institute on relevant working and technical advisory bodies and at district, provincial and national PMTCT conferences and meetings as requested 
  • Identify innovative projects that can be implemented to improve performance of the PMTCT and paediatric HIV programme and ensure that all project deliverables are met in a high quality, cost effective and timely fashion 
  • Facilitate improvement in linkages for early infant diagnosis and ART initiation in children across Cape metro 
  • Take lead in ensuring performance monitoring systems for PMTCT and paediatric HIV are operating effectively 
  • Compile monthly & quarterly regular PMTCT and paediatric HIV reports for Anova, Funders and DOH as required 
  • Engage and support managers at the facility, regional, district and provincial levels 
  • Conduct operational research/enquiries in to order to keep abreast of PMTCT/paediatric HIV issues and add to the pool of knowledge within Anova 

Minimum Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required 

  • Diploma with PHC (Nursing Clinician) registration with the SANC 
  • Midwifery essential 
  • TB diploma or additional training on TB an advantage 
  • NIMART trained 
  • At least five (5) years’ experience with TB, PMTCT and HIV/AIDS control programs or other health issues 
  • At least three (3) years’ experience working in technical leadership, oversights, design, and implementation of TB, PMTCT and HIV/AIDS programmes 
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and leadership in programme management, strategic planning, and policy experience 
  • A valid driver’s license 
  • Ability to communicate technical and policy issues clearly and effectively 
  • Good knowledge of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART), TB, PMTCT and Chronic Medication and guidelines 
  • Knowledge of latest HIV/TB/PMTCT guidelines 
  • Demonstrated openness and flexibility in responding to changing work priorities and environment 
  • Knowledge of latest HIV/TB/PMTCT guidelines 
  • Knowledge of 90-90-90 strategy and other Health related policies 
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team 
  • Good report writing skills 
  • Flexible and resilient to change 

Please specify the above reference number on the subject line of your email for a quicker response. Good luck! 

Unsolicited CVs from agencies will not be paid agency fees should their candidate be placed at Anova. 

Submit your CV and application letter to Filecia Schoeman at recruitment_wc@anovahealth.co.za 

Closing date: 01 December 2021 

Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of submitting their application should assume that they have not been successful. Anova Health Institute is an equal opportunity employer. 

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