Posted on :
29 Jan, 2020
29 Jan, 2020
The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a United States of America federally-funded project which supports the development of HIV / AIDS care and treatment training initiatives in 25 developing countries acutely impacted by the global AIDS epidemic.
I-TECH is an initiative of the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health & Community Medicine. Its Central Office is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and it currently supports ten international offices, including one in Pretoria, South Africa.
Job Title: Continuous Quality Improvement Mentor
Location: Pretoria, South Africa – Secondment to the National Department of Health
Section: Programs – MhINT
Supervisor: Program Director
Position Duration: Fixed Term Contract (March 2020 – September 2020)
I-TECH South Africa Goal:
I-TECH South Africa’s goal is to support the South African National Department of Health in strengthening national health systems to ensure delivery of high quality, sustainable health care services.
Commitment to Diversity:
I-TECH recognises that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. I-TECH South Africa encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. I-TECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Brief Summary of Position:
MhINT is a programme that aims to support the integration of mental health care into the already existing primary health care systems. The vision of this programme is to improve overall health outcomes of chronic care patients through reducing symptoms of common mental disorders (including depression, trauma symptoms and alcohol use disorders) and improve patient adherence to chronic medication. The MhINT Programme is implemented using continuous quality improvement methodology to strengthen collaboration and use of data to embed the intervention within the health system. The MhINT Programme Manager contributes to the strategic planning and operational aspects of implementation. They also play an important role in stakeholder engagement, particularly with the Department of Health and district support partners.
The MhINT Programme Psycho-social Training Lead will primarily be responsible for the day-to-day running of the psycho-social component of the program including training councillors, psychologist and supervision and supporting of the relevant staff. The psycho-social Training Lead will be involved in monitoring, evaluating and improving of the intervention and will work closely with senior management within the DNoH, DSP and other key stakeholder in developing strategies for embedding the programme within the health system.
Broadly this role will include:
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Required Education, Training & Experience:
Applicants are required to quote the relevant Position Title mentioned above when submitting their applications via email to [email protected]. No late applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Preference will be given to South African applicants.
Application Deadline: 02nd February, 2020