Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA NPC)

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19 Dec, 2019

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Management Jobs in South Africa

Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA NPC) is a South African Section 21 not-for-profit entity and an affiliate of Interactive Research and Development Global (IRD Global), and has fully operational offices in Johannesburg (Gauteng) and in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal).



Job Title: Sub-District Manager
Location: Johannesburg
Employment type: Fixed term contract

Position Summary


Overall development and mentoring of personnel responsible for sub-district PROJECT implementation. Monitor and Evaluate project implementation at healthcare facilities within district/sub-district. Provide, leadership, collaboration, consultation, education and research to reach the USAID LON objectives and goals.


  • The Sub -district manager will work directly with the District and Sub -district government officials to ensure regular review of the data and quality thereof as well as the programme performance.
  • Work collaboratively with the sub-district   which require excellent communication and coordination skills.
  • Develop schedules of meetings, agendas, workshops/trainings, and maintain data integrity.
  • Coordinate and provide support to the field staff to ensure that the project deliverables are executed according to the specifications
  • Ensures collection of pertinent data from internal and external sources and monitors compliance with SOPs that speaks to clinical care and overall programme performance.
  • Conduct site visits to ensure that all clinical and programmatic data is reviewed.
  • Communicates with Sub-district and all field staff on an ongoing basis and is available to them by telephone/email/text.
  • Plans, proposes and evaluates means to overcome identified barriers with regards to programme implementation
  • Provide quality assurance support to ensure accurate data collection.
  • Assumes responsibility for specific QA activities for the sites.
  • Participates in internal audits.
  • Maintains records of correspondence of faxes, emails, patient communication, etc.
  • Reviews the work plans of the field staff and provide technical support as need be.
  • Supports the field staff to ensure that all programmatic targets are met.
  • Develops monthly reports and site visit reports for all activities.
  • Develop SOP’s and working practice guidelines and manage the implementation and rollout of the documents
  • Conduct quarterly assessments as it pertains to programme performance
  • Administrative Management of all sub-district staff.
  • Conducts performance reviews of all assigned staff members
  • Coaching of all field staff


  • Health related degree OR equivalent application applicable
  • Current recognised registration with Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) if applicable
  • South African citizenship or a valid work visa
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills in English and at least one other South African language
  • Valid unendorsed driver’s licence


  • Knowledge of South Africa’s current evident-based TB/DR-TB and TB-HIV programme management
  • At least 5 years’ experience in programme implementation and management
  • Preferred experience in programme management in public primary care-based facilities in South Africa
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to working with multi-cultural groups
  • Experience in TB/DR-TB and TB-HIV program monitoring and evaluation
  • In developing and making professional presentations to present to relevant stakeholders


  • Understanding of South Africa’s public health and development trends and approaches
  • Self-motivated manager with an ability and flexibility to handling pressure situations
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary/culture group
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data and write written reports
  • Strong computer literacy, with proficiency in:
  • Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Power Point and Outlook/e-mail along with strong internet-based skills including methods of online communication (Skype, Social Media Platform, etc.)
  • Excellent organisational problem-solving skills
  • Able to work under pressure and be proactive in motivating people to meet deadlines


To apply

Interested candidates are welcome to apply, please provide two (2) current, relevant employment references. Submit a brief CV and supporting documents, indicating the job title in your cover letter and subject line on email to Lee-Anne Ogle: Human Resources Dept. @ fax +27 (0) 865722820 or e-mail

Applications Deadline: Friday, 20 December 2019

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