MatCH Vacancies – Chief of Party

Website Maternal, Adolescent & Child Health Institute (MatCH)

Job Description:

To provide strategic planning, governance and management of MatCH’s TB Project in the Eastern Cape, as well as oversee the successful delivery of the Programme outputs and act as a pivotal point of contact for relevant stakeholders.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and managerial leadership
  • Ensure programme reporting across all levels of the project including to the funders and Department of Health
  • Coordinate steering committee meetings with relevant stakeholders
  • Identify project needs and resources required to ensure successful implementation of project activities
  • Support the development of a quality management plan and ensure quality assurance and quality monitoring throughout the programme life span
  • Support the project team to identify and profile best practices
  • Network to form strategic relationships with stakeholders including the Department of Health and other collaborating partners
  • Identify and evaluate programme related challenges, risks, best practices and opportunities
  • Support teams in the strategic design and implementation of programme interventions
  • Coordinate the successful implementation of programme activities to ensure that set targets are met in accordance with National and donor standards
  • Maximize the impact of local delivery of TB services through effective communication of knowledge, skills and learning across relevant networks and communities of practice
  • Support continuous monitoring and oversight of annual work and performance plans.
  • Review related policies, relevant protocols and SOPs for given programmes and ensure adherence.
  • Provide technical assistance to the TB programme and external stakeholders as relevant
  • Provide or facilitate technical leadership to programmes in the areas of HIV/TB service delivery, task shifting and programme implementation
  • Support IPC guidelines, policies and measures within teams at facilities

Job Requirements:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree in public health, or relevant/related field (or commensurate experience)
  • Registration with the SANC or HPCSA
  • Minimum six (6) years working experience in the areas of TB, DR-TB, HIV, and public health.
  • Minimum six (6) years of experience with demonstrated progressively increasing responsibility in designing, implementing and managing large, complex activities involving multiple partners in developing countries
  • Minimum six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in providing technical assistance in developing or strengthening M&E at health facilities, the development of QI improvement plans and QI capacity building Programmes
  • Minimum six (6) years prior experience managing or supporting the management of international donor-funded health programmes
  • At least six (6) years’ experience in the implementation of multi-faceted health programmes and working in international donor funded projects in a programmatic capacity.
  • A relevant postgraduate degree will be an advantage
  • Working knowledge of and certification in Good Clinical Practices
  • Experience working in a donor funded organization/NGO or project-based environment
  • Strong record in project management.
  • Excellent knowledge of TB Programme policies and guidelines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with Government and other stakeholders. Excellent communication skills including oral and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of research and activities/requirements related thereto
  • Knowledge of national and provincial health structures
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent time management skills

Job Details:

Company: Maternal, Adolescent & Child Health Institute (MatCH)

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Port Elizabeth

Application Deadline: N/A


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