PMTCT: Programme Manager

Right to Care has the following vacancy in the Gauteng Province and encourages suitably qualified candidates to apply.

Position:  Maternal, Newborn, Child & Woman’s Health/ PMTCT: Programme Manager
Location: Right to Care- Helen Joseph Hospital Johannesburg
Reporting to: Chief Medical Officer National & Director

Qualifications & Experience: 

  • A post graduate qualification in Health ,Masters in Public Health preferred
  • HIV Diploma will be an added advantage
  • At least 10 years clinical experience
  • 5 years experience in health programmes
  • Experience working in or deep knowledge of NDOH and PEPFAR funded programmes

Technical & Behavioral Competencies Required: 

  • Ability to take initiative, plan and monitor activity flow and outcomes
  • Capacity to work under pressure and independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to travel nationally           
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Computer skills- MS word, Excel, PowerPoint essential         
  • Deep knowledge and experience working with issues related to maternal, newborn, and child health required
  • Demonstrate technical capability in the programme arrears listed (experience in training/ facilitation at all levels.
  • Demonstrate ability to deal effectively at policy levels

Key Performance Areas amongst others include:

MNCWH/PMTCT: Programme Management

  • MNCCH/PMTCT Specialist to lead the RTC team on improving maternal and child health programme in supported RTC districts
  • Ensure efficient MNCWH/PMTCT services and build capacity at supported sites for the implementation and improvement of MNCWH/PMTCT programme outcomes.
  • Developing, Managing  and Implementing programmes for public or NPO’s
  • Provide strategic and analytical support to RTC MNCWH/PMTCT programme
  • Manage RTC Provincial initiatives as directed by RTC and the DOH
  • Provide technical assistance to improving maternal, newborn, and child health to help strengthen potential contributions of RTC in the field of  MNCWH/PMTCT and, in the process, improve the capacity of those institution to undertake effective program implementation
  • Translate emerging best practices in maternal, newborn, and child health into effective action in the South African context for the programme support.
  • Provide technical assistance in Maternal & Child Health with a focus on household and community approaches to improve health outcomes and their integration including consideration of the prevention of maternal transmission of HIV/AIDS to their Newborn infants
  • Improve and maintain the physical and psychological condition of the patient 


  • Through mapping, assessments, program reviews and other  analyses, identify successful MNCH practices and the conditions precedent for the application of those practices in other settings
  • Keep abreast with present developments in the field
  • To participate in research projects relevant to a specific field 


  • Liaise with the national MCH directorate facilitating the implementation in partnership with RTC
  • Take part in  MCH/PMTCT working groups of the national level of  DOH
  • Collaborate with national and other stakeholders to support  the development on a national strategy for the reduction of maternal and child mortality 


  • In-service training of  health and supplementary  health  professionals
  • Clinical guidance to management.
  • Keep abreast with present developments in the field
  • Training the teams at RTC and in districts on new guidelines  for  MNCWH/PMTCT 
  • implementation in the field 


  • Prepares and control programme budget
  • Accounts for over expenditure 

Human Resource Management

  • Regular programme staff development and guidance
  • Responsible for performance management of subordinates
  • Select and appoint relevant staff jointly with the HR department

Interested applicants must submit their CV, Qualifications, ID Copy, letter of motivation and 3 professional references,  stating full name of referee, relationship, email address and contact telephone numbers by:

Faxing:  086 433 2646

Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful, we nonetheless want to thank you for your interest shown in our organization.  Right to Care web-site.

 Closing Date:      30 October 2014

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