Director HAST

I-TECH South Africa is looking for a Director HAST.

The HAST Program Director is to apply technical expertise and leadership to guide the strategic direction of the HIV/AIDS, STI and TB unit. This position helps to manage a comprehensive health portfolio that includes interventions to implement evidence based combination prevention activities, health facility assessment and systems strengthening, TB/HIV and STI programming, , provision of technical assistance to the National and Provincial Departments of Health (N/PDOH), capacity building to help the Provincial and District Departments of Health develop sustainable programs that are country-owned and country-driven, and innovative approaches to integrate science with program implementation.

The HAST Director will serve as the lead HIV/AIDS/STI/TB expert for I-TECH SA. S/he will provide strategic direction, technical guidance, leadership and management on issues related to technical assistance, capacity development, research, health care worker (HCW) training development, and strengthening health systems for service delivery. The HAST Director will work closely with USG agencies in South Africa, the National/Provincial Departments of Health, and other stakeholders on broader policy, strategic and systems issues, while directing all I-TECH SA HAST activities. The HAST Director may represent the Principle Investigator(PI) or co-PI in-Country, liaising with the PI/Co-PI, University faculty to implement program science, and strengthening demonstration of impact and publications in collaboration with I-TECH SA’s Strategic Information team.

The HAST Director will manage a multi-cultural team, bridging across all teams at I-TECH SA. S/he will report to the Country Director. S/he will be expected to work independently, make programme recommendations, and take initiative. S/he will advise I-TECH SA on all aspects of improved programming and support sustainable programs.

It is the responsibility of the HAST Director to understand the organization’s “Operating Principles” and “Management Guidelines” and to apply these principles in their work.

For more information on the responsibilities and requirements please download the full job description.

Conditions of Employment: This position is 1.0 FTE, based in Pretoria, South Africa. Must be available and willing to travel within South Africa and up to 4 trips/year to regional and or international meetings/conferences. Up to several times per month, the D-HAST job requires participation in telephone conference calls during the early morning and late evening to accommodate the time zones of countries where I-TECH works. Complex deliverables on short timelines may require work in excess of 40 hours.

Application Process

Interested candidates are requested to submit complete application files via email to recruitment@itech-southafrica.org or fax to (+27) 0 86 750 2630 before 16 June 2013. No late applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Preference will be given to South African applicants.

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