Assistant Director: TB/HIV

Exciting opportunity for a persons who wants to make a difference. At the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, DIRECTORATE: HIV/AIDS, STI’S AND TB (HAST) (NORTON ROSE HOUSE, CAPE TOWN).

Remuneration:  R270 804 per annum (salary negotiable)

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

Requirements: 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 particularly in Isoniazid Preventative Therapy (IPT), intensified TB and HIV case finding (ICF) and infection control.
  • 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.
  • Strong leadership, managerial, organisational, strategic, operational and contingency planning skills.
  • Knowledge and application of regulations, policies, procedures and indicators relevant to TB and TB/HIV.
  • Understanding of the district health system.
  • Project management skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • A postgraduate qualification in Public Health or equivalent will be advantageous.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Develop TB/HIV/STI integration policies, strategies, annual performance plans and protocols in line with national and provincial policies for health service development and delivery of health services.
  • Assist, co-ordinate and support districts, sub-districts and hospitals with the implementation of TB/HIV/STI integration in line with provincial and national policies, protocols, strategies, annual performance plans and information systems.
  • Assist, co-ordinate and facilitate effective, efficient and sustainable financial planning and control of earmarked funding for TB/HIV/STI integration.
  • Co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of TB/HIV collaborative activities and the supervision/quality assurance process of the HAST programmes.
  • Assist, coordinate and manage the interface between the national, provincial, district, local and other partners.

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

Closing date: 19 September 2014 @ 16:00


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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