Aurum Group: Senior Technical Advisor

Company Aurum Group
Reference # 2021/05/26/04
Published 27/10/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Duration 18 Months
The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Health Research and Systems. We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV. The following positions have become available as part of the various projects currently being run by us and you are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements of the position.

Job Functions Technical
Industries Medical,Ngo / Non-Profit
Senior Technical Advisor: TB/HIV
The Senior Technical Advisor (STA) will be responsible for providing results-orientated clinical, programmatic and technical leadership and expertise to strengthen quality and effectiveness of programming related to capacity building responses to identified public health needs in TB Prevention, biomedical and other respiratory disease prevention. (COVID-19 etc.) The STA will be responsible for project outcomes under the biomedical prevention area and will be seconded to National Department of Health – National TB Control Programme. This position will be a position held by the Aurum Institute and will report to the Technical Director.
The Senior Technical Advisor: TB/HIV is responsible for providing guidance and expertise on Best Clinical Practice in Facilities to optimise the capacity of Facility Staff to provide comprehensive, integrated TB/HIV programmes through a systematic quality improvement approach.

Technical Work Responsibilities
Lead planning, design, and implementation of clinical support and capacity building to project beneficiaries, ensuring integration with other project technical areas
Monitor relevant trends, new research, innovations and best practices in clinical programming and integrate these into project activities
Promote innovative, evidence-based clinical programming
Provide technical direction to AURUM and DOH TEAM in the areas of clinical services, specifically care and treatment with a focus on children and adolescents
Liaise with external and internal customers/stakeholders
Apply knowledge and expertise on TB/HIV prevention, care and treatment
Support implementation of differentiated service delivery models
Assessment, training, mentoring and quality improvement support
Formulate “Best Practice” policy and standardised programmatic guidelines aligned to government standards, which will be implemented consistently in all supported districts
Analysis and reporting
Support direct service delivery efforts

Qualification: Masters’ degree in Public Health

Postgraduate degree or diploma in Health Management
Certificate in Project Management

Work Experience
5 years’ experience in clinical management of TB and HIV
At least 2 years’ experience in the field of HIV/TB project management
At least 2 years’ experience in the Public Health sector
Experience in managing children and adolescent on ART
Demonstrable thorough understanding of the Lesotho Health system, policies and guidelines
Substantial progressive, professional-level experience at Management level in Health Systems-Strengthening
Demonstrated experience managing a project seeking to improve clinical and technical outcomes for partner programs, especially in the area of TB, respiratory disease, and other infectious disease care and treatment
Prior technical knowledge of TB, HIV and other infectious disease clinical services and experience in the South Africa region
Significant knowledge and experience of health sector reform processes in developing countries
Understanding of Southern African Public Health needs and burden of disease

Other Requirements
South African citizen or permanent resident
Valid registration as a Medical Officer

Please note:
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All appointments are subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance, reference checking and competency assessment. We embrace employment equity and are committed to achievement of fair and equal representation of our workforce. Preference will be given to internal applicants and candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
Aurum welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities
Whilst all applications will be carefully considered, only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful. All interviewed applicants will receive feedback as part of our continued drive towards people development.

Job Closing Date 12/11/2021
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