Quality Improvement Advisor (rhi) - Eastern Cape

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Quality Improvement Advisor (rhi) - Eastern Cape

A Quality Improvement Advisor vacancy is available at our Client Wits Health Consortium's Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (RHI) in Nelson Mandela Bay - Eastern Cape.


The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a renowned African-led research institute that seeks solutions to Africa’s health challenges.

It is located within the University of the Witwatersrand and addresses some of the greatest public health concerns affecting our region, including HIV and its related problems, sexual and reproductive health and vaccinology. This is done through pioneering, multi-disciplinary research; responsive technical support and innovation in health services; and evidence-based policy development and advocacy with national, regional and global stakeholders.

The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a leading research institute attached to the University of the Witwatersrand. We address some of the greatest public health concerns affecting the region, including HIV, sexual and reproductive health, and vaccinology. We do this through pioneering, multi-disciplinary research; responsive technical support and innovation in health services; and evidence-based policy development and advocacy with national, regional and global stakeholders. Our Key Populations Programme seeks a Technical Advisor to join our senior leadership team.

Main purpose of the job

  • To support the monitoring, evaluation, reporting and data quality functions of the Project PrEP

  • Perform quality assurance activities in accordance with the project quality assurance plan and oversee electronic and paper-based data capturing process including query resolution


  • Fixed health facility in Nelson Mandela Bay - Eastern Cape 

Key performance areas

  • Collect and review weekly dispatches and implement data cleaning plans

  • Collect and review weekly data for all indicators

  • Capture missing data where applicable

  • Compare data entered with source documents and make necessary corrections to information entered

  • Participate in the implementation of M&E needs assessments for the specific sub-districts

  • Review data to identify gaps in the site and sub-district M&E systems

  • Develop M&E interventions in response to the specific needs and priorities of the sub-district

  • Develop a work plan and timelines for addressing the identified needs and priorities

  • Follow through with action plans and data clean-up activities resulting from assessments

  • Support the implementation of the proposed activities in the cluster

  • Establish/participate in sub-district and site level data quality forums

  • Participate in site level and sub-district data review meetings (to support data use)

  • Plan and conduct regular site visits to conduct data quality assessments and ascertain data related issues

  • Develop monthly reports with sub-district output information and submit managers

  • Integrate feedback from monthly output reports into programme implementation plan and subsequent progress reports

  • Participate actively in the generation of required Donor and other the institute reports

  • Participate in regular planning sessions with line manager and/or technical specialists

  • Liaise with facility Team Leaders for submission of relevant data

  • Compile prescribed reports for timely submission to the relevant stakeholders

  • Distribute data and reports to relevant team members and management

  • Ensure report queries from M&E technical team are resolved timeously within the reporting timelines set by the M&E reporting portfolio

  • Implement quality improvement projects developed under KPA 1 with particular attention to strengthen data reporting, data quality and systems at sub-district and individual site levels

  • Provide support to ensure appropriate data flow and data quality is maintained from the facility to sub district, this includes data reported into the NDoH systems

  • Generate timely and accurate monthly reports and submit to the managers

  • Maintain accurate records to document support provided, processes and outputs to report to the M&E team

  • Act as the first point of contact in assisting data capturers and site managers with data related issues and mentoring

  • Train and mentor data capturers on all patient data captured

  • Develop, monitor and support site level dashboards and run charts

  • Maintain accurate records to document processes and outputs

  • Communication with all levels of the institute staff around programmatic inputs and outputs

  • Communication with stakeholders when and if required

Required minimum education and training

  • Honors degree (or equivalent) in M&E, Public Health, Statistics, Population studies (Demography), Economics or in related/relevant field

Required minimum work experience

  • 2-3 years’ experience working with data quality systems and/or data capturing

  • 2 years’ experience in public health related monitoring and evaluation programmes

  • Valid driver’s license

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities

  • Experience working at various levels of data collection and maintaining data systems

  • Thorough with good attention to detail

  • Ordered and systematic with a tendency to adhere to protocols

  • Good administrative skills are required together with proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Experience with DHIS preferred

  • Able to work to deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity of staff members on monitoring & evaluation systems

  • Confidentiality, tact and discretion must be maintained at all times

  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team


  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV - Please Apply Online

  • Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.

  • The closing date for all applications is 30 September 2019.

  • 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.

  • In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

Please note that AJ PERSONNEL is only responsible for the advertising of the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.

AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.