Assistant Director: HIV/AIDS (TB Programme)

Exciting opportunities for persons who want to make a difference

Department of Health

Institution: Directorate: HIV/AIDS, STI’s and TB (HAST) (Norton Rose House, Cape Town)  

POST: Assistant Director: HIV/AIDS (TB Integration)

Remuneration:  R 270 804 per annum (salary negotiable)

Service benefits: 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.


Minimum educational qualification: A health-related degree registrable with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) or South African Nursing Council (SANC).


  • Appropriate experience in TB/HIV Programme management.
  • Experience in the provision of TB and TB/HIV services.
  • Experience in community and primary healthcare services and its management.

Inherent requirements of the job: A valid (Code B/EB) drivers’ licence and willingness to travel.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • A thorough  knowledge of TB  and HIV.
  • Knowledge of implementation of the elements of the DOTS Strategy.
  • Understanding of the district health system.
  • Knowledge and application of regulations, policies, procedures and indicators relevant to TB and TB/HIV.
  • Good report writing skills
  • Project management skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • A postgraduate qualification in Public Health or equivalent will be advantageous.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Develop and promote Tuberculosis Prevention, Treatment and Control Programme policies, strategies and protocols in line with national and provincial policies for health service development and delivery.
  • Advise and support Districts, Sub-Districts and hospitals with regard to Tuberculosis Prevention, Treatment and Control initiatives.
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate effective, efficient, and sustainable financial planning and control of earmarked funding for TB Programme.
  • Ensure efficient and effective monitoring and evaluation of the Tuberculosis Control Programme to ensure that objectives and targets are met.
  • Co-ordinate and manage the inter-phase between the national, provincial, regional and local partners participating in the programme.

Enquiries: Ms A Swartz, tel. no. (021) 483-6099

Closing date: 30 May 2014

Please submit your application for the attention of Ms C Versfeld to the Director: Human Resource Management, Department of Health, PO Box 2060, Cape Town, 8000.

Instructions to applicants: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the aforementioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered.

Further communication will be limited to short-listed candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are short-listed and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.

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