National Tb/hiv Advanced Clinical Care Advisor

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National Tb/hiv Advanced Clinical Care Advisor

A National TB/HIV ACC (Advanced Clinical Care) Advisor– Wits RHI (CDC) vacancy is available at our Client Wits Health Consortium's Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (RHI) in Tshwane (Pretoria).


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 provide strategic development, oversight, and overall management if Wits RHI’s ACC support at the National and District level.
    To provide technical support and capacity development of internal and external stakeholders with regards to advanced HIV clinical care.


  • Tshwane

Key performance areas

Technical strategy development and oversight

  • In consultation with the broader team, develop a programme strategy and implementation plan for the delivery of ACC services within supported districts.

  • Lead the District Support Partner ACC capacitation strategy, in collaboration with PEPFAR and SAHIVCS.

  • Provide direction, programme implementation and guidance and support to district-based managers and doctors to ensure delivery of the ACC strategy.

  • Track and monitor all programme components, including operational researcrojects as applicable, using agreed indicators.

  • Develop/review work plans and other strategic programme documents for effective implementation of the programme.

  • Coordinate implementation of ACC activities with external agencies such as public health, NGO partners.
    Donor monitoring and auditing agencies and others as necessary.

  • Develop programme tools such as SOP’s and technical guidelines and contribute to the development of other programme documents as required.

  • Coordinate and troubleshoot all programme related activities.

  • Contribute to the development of technical publications and other programme resources.

Stakeholder Management (internal and external)

  • Develop and effectively manage relationships with external and internal stakeholders including National DoH, donors, SAHIVCS.
    District support partners and relevant Wits RHI structures.

  • Serve as a senior representative of the ACC programme on both internal and external forums/working groups within the supported districts and at the national level.

Staff management and capacity development

  • Supervise and manage line reports in keeping with Wits RHI policies and procedures

  • Attend to all staffing requirements and administration.

  • Supervise and manage the duties of subordinates to ensure optimal staff utilisation and maintenance of sound labour relations.

  • Perform and facilitate performance development and 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 kills required by the organisation.

  • Facilitate skills transfer from programme staff to DOH counterparts.

  • Promote harmony, teamwork and sharing of information.

Reporting and Administration

  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports of activities and disseminate to stakeholders

  • Review and analyse key projects indicators at designated hospital on a regular basis

  • Collaborate with broader APACE team to monitor progress towards project targets.

Effective self-management and performance ownership

  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrates effective self-management

  • Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of won work are consistently and accurately maintained.

  • Apply project management methodology from project concepts completion.

  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback.

  • Take ownership for driving own career development by participating in on-going training and development activities such as forums, conferences, policy setting workshops etc

Required minimum education and training

  • MBBCH or MBChB, Diploma in HIV management.
    Clinical specialization in related field

  • Divers License

Professional body registration

  • HPCSA.

Required minimum work experience

  • 10 years’ experience working within or supporting the public health sector, 5 years’ experience in HIV management and management of complex or advanced clinical disease cases

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities

  • Confident in managing clinical care of HIV-infected patients of all ages, including pregnant patients.

  • Experience managing patience with HIV/TB, MDR TB, advances clinical disease, treatment failure, and opportunistic infections.

  • Experience managing a team of clinicians.

  • Experience with training and mentoring.

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to navigate complicated situations.

  • Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Excellent levels of written and verbal communication.

  • Attention to detail and ability to problem solve.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability.

Demands of the job

  • Able to work in highly demanding and pressurized environment, travelling may be required.

Communications and relationships

  • Develop and effectively manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders (Within relevant Wits RHI Structures, DoH)

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


  • 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 20 February 2020.

  • 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.