Project HOPE: HOPE Centre Manager

Project HOPE
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 20 May, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment
Position HOPE Centre Manager
Schedule: 5 days per week (T-S)
Reports to: Country Director
Based at: Emthonjeni Community Centre and Fodisong Community Centre (The HOPE Centre) - Johannesburg

About Project HOPE:
 
Since 1958, Project HOPE has implemented over 500 public health programmes in more than 130 countries. Project HOPE’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the world’s most vulnerable people, especially women and children, by improving health care delivery and building local capacity. Our signature programme in South Africa tackles the growing challenge of addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in impoverished communities.
 
Since 2012, The HOPE Centre in Zandspruit has served as a community-based model for effective and cost-efficient NCD prevention and care. Our model combines health promotion and screenings, delivery of quality primary health care, and support programmes that promote patient self-care and prevention. Today, The HOPE Centre operates as a center of excellence and informs our work as we expand our reach to address the burden of NCDs more broadly across South Africa.
 
Main Purpose of the Role:
 
The HOPE Centre Manager is responsible for the operations of Project HOPE health promotion activities, clinics and patient support programmes in Zandspruit, Itsoseng and Cosmo City (The HOPE Centre).
 
Key Performance Areas:

  • In collaboration with the NCD Technical Lead and Health Education and Training Officer, direct health promotion, patient care, and peer support activities in Zandspruit, Itsoseng and Cosmo City;
  • Ensure programme deliverables and timelines are met;
  • Supervise all personnel assigned to The HOPE Centre;
  • Train and mentor junior staff;
  • Be innovative in engaging with patients and the community in support of Project HOPE’s organisational goals;
  • Liaise with community leaders and organisations;
  • Stay up to date on current Department of Health primary healthcare guidelines and the latest research/innovation in community based care for non-communicable diseases;
  • Backfill for professional nursing staff as required; and
  • Other tasks, as required.

Required Minimum Education / Training:

  • Diploma in Nursing including Community Nursing;
  • Post-Basic Diploma in Primary Health Care (Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment);
  • Dispensing certificate or license;
  • Proof of current registration/ license with SANC;
  • Extensive knowledge of Department of Health policies on chronic diseases, the management of minor ailments and emergencies;
  • A minimum of 3 years of management experience; and
  • Skills in project management.

Compentencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and deliver results;
  • A willingness to learn about and become an expert on Diabetes and Hypertension (previous work with non-communicable diseases strongly preferred);
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage workload effectively;
  • The ability to work independently as well as with others;
  • Knowledge of business and management principles;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • Intermediate computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and
  • Fluency in English.

To Apply:
 
Submit a CV and brief cover letter to mweir@projecthope.org or by hand to the attention of Mellisa Weir
 
Closing date: 20 May, 2015

Location: 
Johannesburg

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