The Health Systems Trust (HST) is driving change for comprehensive and equitable health systems through research and capacity development.
Job Title: Programme Manager
Location: Sout Africa
Employment type: This is a fixed-term contract position, renewable based on performance and availability of funds.
The purpose of this position is to manage and provide strategic direction and technical leadership to the SA SURE Project within the Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Unit. S/he will be responsible for quality assurance, overall project implementation, monitoring of project progress against set deliverables and targets, and liaison with the project funder and partners. All activities will be 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 health districts. This is a senior position and the candidate will contribute to other initiatives within the organisation, such as proposal-writing.
Provide technical leadership to HST staff in the design, securing, resourcing and implementation of HSS projects Support the HSS Director in the overall management of the Unit, including:
planning and budgeting;
fundraising (including proposal development) to ensure sustainability of the unit and the organisation; and
quality assurance of the Unit’s outputs
Manage relationships with funders and stakeholders; liaise with National and Provincial Departments of Health, other partners and clients
Manage project managers and staff
Support knowledge management within the organisation and ensure collaboration with other HST units
Represent HST in public fora, meetings and conferences
Contribute to the overall leadership of HST as a senior member of the team
A postgraduate qualification in public health, social sciences or a related field
At least seven years’ experience in public health and management of complex multi-stakeholder projects
At least two years’ experience in the management of USA-funded projects
General management experience
Strong leadership and people management skillsDemonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior government officials, donors, and non-profit sectors
Knowledge and experience of the southern African health systems and policies, public health and health information systems, HIV and AIDS, TB, monitoring and evaluation, and the District Health System
A proactive and professional management style
Excellent writing skills
Experience of working in the non-profit environment will be an advantage
Interested applicants should forward a detailed CV stating the position applied for together with names and contact details (telephone numbers and an email address) of at least three contactable referees, at HROne@hist.org.za.