Panagora: Call for Consultants - Health Facility Improvement Support

Panagora South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Saturday, 18 April, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Location: Throughout South Africa
 
Panagora South Africa is supporting USAID/South Africa’s Health Office through two major activities: Technical Support Services (TSS) and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL). Both activities support USAID to meet its HIV and TB program goals in the country. 
 
Panagora (MERL) is looking for dynamic, results-focused individuals experienced in health system strengthening, quality improvement, systems engineering, and/or health facility management to conduct site visits to South African health facilities as part of the Siyenza campaign.
 
Siyenza, which means “We are doing it!”, is an intensive facility-based campaign implemented by USAID to support South Africa’s Department of Health (DoH) in achieving specific HIV performance targets, including providing treatment to two million more people living with HIV and retaining a total of 6.1 million people in care by 2020.
 
The Siyenza approach focuses on repeated site visits by USAID staff or Panagora consultants, accompanied by DoH officials wherever possible, to support the provision of high-quality HIV services. This support spans the HIV care cascade and UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets – case finding, linkage/initiation, and retention – as well as core health facility systems integral to service delivery.

The site visits focus on challenges and barriers and help identify ways to address them, documenting specific actions and following up to support their implementation. Standard tools collect qualitative and quantitative data about each facility to record, analyze, and monitor service delivery performance and progress.
 
The selected candidate/s will work in a supportive and proactive manner with health facilities to document challenges, highlight best practices, and set achievable facility-level goals. This role incorporates data collection, synthesis and prioritization of issues, and documentation and presentation of findings using standard tools and Microsoft PowerPoint. Candidates should be fluent in English and another South African official language and be familiar with South Africa’s health system, including NDoH’s policies and procedures (particularly those related to HIV and TB). Ideally, s/he should have prior HIV program experience with USAID, CDC, and/or PEPFAR. S/he should have strong communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills, as well as analytical thinking and attention to detail.
 
This role involves significant travel within South Africa; candidate/s preferably based in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, or Western Cape provinces.
 
Minimum Requirements:

  • Medical or nursing degree, or a postgraduate degree in Public Health, Health Systems Strengthening, Epidemiology, or a related field
  • 8-10 years of Health sector/programmatic experience
  • Demonstrated problem-solving capacity and quality improvement experience, particularly with supporting complex field-based challenges

To apply, please visit our employment portal on this link 

Closing Date: 18 April 2020

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