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Project Overview : The USAID TB South Africa Project is five-year contract which builds upon interventions and achievements from URC’s current USAID TB CARE II South Africa and the prior TB Program South Africa.
TB CARE II activities supported the South African National Department of Health’s (NDOH) TB prevention and control efforts, working closely with national and provincial partners to close identified gap areas and further develop sustainable systems that can carry forward long-term improvements in TB and drug-resistant (DR) TB diagnosis, care, and treatment services.
The USAID TB South Africa Project is supporting the government of South Africa to further reduce TB infections, with the ultimate goal of ending TB once and for all.
To reach this goal, the USAID TB South Africa Project will continue to improve the long-term sustainability of effective TB response systems and improve TB care and treatment for vulnerable populations.
DISTRICT COORDINATOR : KZN - uMkhanyakude The District Coordinator will be responsible for the overall TB support activities for the project in the supported district.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following : Minimum Roles and Responsibilities :
Assist District Health Management Teams in the development of clinical standards and procedures for TB health service;
Support the integration of TB, DR TB, HIV and NCDs aligned to PHC reengineering, ICSM and ideal clinic strategies;
Assist facility and sub-district level health teams in development communication and monitoring strategies to improve the quality and compliance with the implementation of the End TB strategy;
Conduct and facilitate training related to TB, DR TB, HIV and NCDs management, both clinical and managerial with the intension of improving TB treatment outcomes;
Work with District health teams and or Hast Committees in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the district implementation plans;
Coordination and Collaboration
Work closely with the facility / District / Provincial Coordinators and other district health coordinators;
Work closely with the Department of Health and facility personnel and other stakeholders e.g. laboratory services, pharmacy to develop and implement strategies to strengthen TB, DR TB, HIV and NCDs program management;
Work with DOH facility staff in scaling up successful interventions;
Collaborate with NGOs / CBOs to facilitate continuity of care and improve TB, DR TB, HIV and NCD treatment outcomes;
Strengthen Public private partnership (including mines, private practitioners, THP etc.) within the district.
Provide monthly and quarterly status reports to the provincial manager;
Provide activity based reports a per the project guidelines to the provincial manager.
Minimum Educational Qualifications, Skills and Experience required :
Bachelor’s Degree / Diploma in Health Science (medicine or nursing) or equivalent qualifications;
5 years’ experience in TB program management, TB case management, HIV / AIDS,
Experience in training / mentoring skills, team building, and advocacy / policy development required;
Must be a very well-organized individual;
Excellent Coordination skills and ability to work with a diverse team;
Good Computer skills in Excel, Power Point and MS Word;
Excellent English language, written and oral skills;
A valid driver’s license and ability to travel between facilities.