Main purpose of the job:

  • To provide oversight and management of the Wits RHI Quality Improvement (QI) interventions within the specified geographical area in the achievement of project targets and improved HIV and TB-related health outcomes


  • Pretoria – Tshwane

Key performance areas:

  • Coordinate and manage the implementation of QI activities within the supported district
  • Provide direction, programme implementation guidance and support to sub-district-based managers to ensure delivery of the QI components of the project
  • Assess planned activities, M&E data and external developments within the field in order to improve outputs on an ongoing basis using agreed programme indicators including operations research indicators
  • Support the development and review of work plans and other programme documents for effective implementation of the QI programme
  • Support the development of programme tools such as SOPs and technical guidelines and contribute to the development of other programme documents as required
  • Ensure the alignment of QI activities within the supported district to DIP action plans
  • Coordinate and troubleshoot all programme-related activities within the supported district
  • Undertake regular site visits to ensure and support the implementation of activities according to the plan
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant components of the programme area, in collaboration with other RHI teams
  • Participate in monthly progress meetings with the district team to monitor the progress of the strategic plan and deliverables
  • Support the district in the development and implementation of QI programmes
  • Facilitate the identification, planning and execution of quality improvement projects throughout the district
  • Assume a lead role and develop QI project plans identifying all aspects of the project including timelines for each task
  • Assure timely collection, processing and reporting of data per project
  • Offer technical support to DOH staff and internal DSD colleagues on the implementation of QI activities
  • Serve as a champion, coach and expert in quality improvement (QI) to ensure that Gophelega and other initiatives across Wits RHI effectively utilize QI approaches, methodologies and tools to achieve outcomes
  • Regularly monitor the implementation and progress of QI activities according to the QI methodology
  • Develop and effectively manage relationships with external and internal stakeholders including DoH, DSD, donors, partners and relevant Wits RHI structures
  • Maintain close communication with the Wits RHI M&E/SI team to ensure adequate and regular reporting to district management and facility DoH managers
  • Serve as a representative of the QI programme on both internal and external forums/working groups within the supported districts
  • Provide feedback to internal and external stakeholders on Quality Improvement initiatives

Required minimum education and training:

  • Professional Nursing degree or diploma, or equivalent

Required minimum work experience:

  • 5 years of management experience within donor-funded public health or private health care programme

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities:

  • Certification in HIV management
  • NIMART and PC101 trained
  • Post-graduate degree or diploma in Public Health
  • Management or related fields Ability to review and analyse programme data for decision making
  • Excellent levels of written and verbal English communication skills. Preference for experience in Quality
  • Improvement and HIV project management
  • Experience managing a PEPFAR-funded project

Demands of the job:

  • Travel will be required within and outside of the district
  • Ability to work in a highly demanding and pressurized environment, flexibility, management, training, and leadership experience

Communications and relationships:

  • Develop and effectively manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders (Relevant Wits RHI Structures, DoH, donors, partners at all levels)


  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV.
  • Please Apply Online and complete your registration on Ditto Hire (our application tracking system) to enable and protect you as a candidate to accept the new POPIA terms and conditions. This will then create your permanent profile with which you can apply for all jobs as advertised by AJ PERSONNEL. However, you may remove your profile from AJ PERSONNEL when you are no longer in the job market.
  • AJ Personnel is fully POPIA Compliant.
  • Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
  • The closing date for all applications: 11 August 2022.
  • Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.

Please note:

  • Our Client, WHC – RHI, maintains mandatory Covid-19 requirements, and as such only Covid-19 vaccinated incumbents will be considered for positions.
  • WHC, in accordance with its Employment Equity goals and plan, will give preference to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
  • AJ Personnel is only responsible for advertising the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.
  • AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.

About The Employer:


The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a renowned African-led research institute that seeks solutions to Africa’s health challenges.

It is located within the University of the Witwatersrand and addresses some of the greatest public health concerns affecting our region, including HIV and its related problems, sexual and reproductive health, and vaccinology.

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