Communicable Diseases-Surveillance officer / Epidemiology post

The Department of Health, JHB District Health Services, directorate Communicable Diseases has a vacancy for Surveillance officer / Epidemiology. Salary: R283 077 per annum (plus benefits).


Qualifications and competencies: Appropriate Bachelor’s Degree/ National Diploma in Health sciences or equivalent experience. At least minimum of 4 years of the period in epidemiology or disease surveillance. Valid driver’s license (Attach a copy).

Knowledge and skills

Knowledge of EPI disease surveillance and be able to work on huge data sets for analysis and interpretation. Clear understanding of epidemiology health research monitoring and evaluation techniques is also necessary. Use of statistical software for data analysis is crucial. Good understanding of early warning system and outbreak investigation techniques. Good understanding and interpretation of laboratory results. Good presentation and communication skills. Demonstrate ability to use health information/data for action. Management and response to EPI disease outbreaks. Knowledge of PFMA and Treasury Regulations, Public Service Act and Public Service Regulations. Computer literacy. Good communication and presentation skills. Geographical knowledge of Johannesburg Area.

Key performance areas

  • Maintain an effective EPI disease surveillance system. Maintain EPI disease database. Support and sensitize health facilities regarding EPI disease surveillance.
  • Manage and maintain data for all surveillance activities (collect, collate analyses and make line listings) and support district on the surveillance of all disease notifications. Conduct facility visits to do records review.
  • Conduct monthly feedback sessions.

Closing Date: 22 September 2011 at 12H00.

Enquiries about advertised posts should be directed to Mrs. M.D Manala- Laubscher at (011)694 3912/6/8 during office hours.


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