SFH: Technical Director (CDC)

Society for Family Health (SFH)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 7 May, 2018
Opportunity type: 

Society for Family Health (SFH) is a South African affiliate of Population Services International (PSI), an international NGO network operational in over 70 countries. SFH in South Africa concentrates on issues of HIV/ AIDS. As part of their HIV/AIDS control efforts, SFH is using social marketing to motivate behaviour change with respect to consistent condom use, HIV testing and other safer behaviours.
Title:                                                                Technical Director (CDC)
Department:                                                    VMMC
Location:                                                         Parktown
Employment status:                                       Project based employment until 30/09/2018
Responsibilities include:

  • Goals and strategy:
    • Develop strategic plans based on the needs of all involved stakeholders
    • Monitor progress against strategic plans and set targets
  • Technical guidance:
    • Provide technical guidance to all VMMC activities, including quality, assessment development, implementation and evaluation of VMMC services and support linkages to STI, ART and TB care
    • Approval of marketing activities
    • Strengthen capacity of service delivery teams to provide comprehensive VMMC services in alignment to National and PEPFAR guidelines and policies
    • Assess training needs and recommendation of refresher courses
    • Conduct site visits to review program implementation and make necessary recommendations for corrective actions required
  • Supervision:
    • Supervise Program Managers to ensure growth in their jobs, skills and abilities
    • Ensure all direct reports meet expectations and provide high quality standard of work
    • Ensure use of evidence (data) in program management
  • Relationship Management
    • Internal
      • Manage departmental synergies in relation to the program
    • External
      • Serve on interagency and SAG technical working groups
      • Attend donor and DOH meetings and sharing the expectations with team members
  • Budget:
    • Work with finance to develop donor budgets
    • Oversee overall adherence to approved budgets in accordance with SFH financial policies
    • Approve program expenditure
  • Reporting:
    • Develop year to year work plans in collaboration with program manager and supporting teams
    • Support implementation teams in the development of implementation plans
    • Provide expert advice on program target and analyse program results against set targets and make recommendations where necessary
    • Submit monthly reports to Country Director
    • Support SI Director to compile and submit all donor reports


  • Medical degree
  • Specialisation in surgery or urology a preference
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 5-7 Years’ experience in public health programming and/or programming experience working in technical oversight, design and implementation of HIV and AIDS programs
  • Previous experience in proposal writing
  • Specialized knowledge and demonstrated expertise in HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support.
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Preference will be given to individuals who has worked in a similar role or worked for a similar project
  • Experience working with donors and government at all levels

How to apply:
Please send your full application to recruitment@sfh.co.za; with a closing date of the 7 May 2018.
All application submissions will be reviewed and considered, only the most qualified candidates will be short listed and contacted for interviews. SFH is an equal opportunity employer.


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