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Medical Activity Manager: Rustenburg

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Monday, July 10, 2017
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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South Africa

Job Title:                              Medical Activity Manager

Work Location:                    Rustenburg, North West Province, South Africa

Job Level/Type:                    Level 10 (Medical)

Duration:                             1 year

Start Date:                            As soon as possible

Reports to:                           Project Medical Referent (PMR)

Staff Managed:                     Seven clinic employees

 

COUNTRY CONTEXT

MSF SGBV project in South Africa is strategically located in Bojanala district in North West Province’s platinum mining belt. Bojanala district with an estimated population of 1.5 million is one of the four districts of North West Province and is made up of 5 sub-districts namely Rustenburg, Madibeng, Moses Kotane, Kgetleng and Moretele. Rustenburg with an estimated population of 549,575 people is among the biggest sub-district and is one of the fastest growing cities in South Africa. The significant growth of Rustenburg population is attributed to the impact of the presence of one of the world’s largest platinum mines industries where the mining industry provides around 50% of the all formal employment and accounts for 68% of Rustenburg’s economy.

In Rustenburg, MSF supports the DOH in implementing the one-stop patient-centered model of care for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence which is called the Kgomotso Care Centre (KCC). The first Kgomotso Care Centre started operating in Boitekong clinic as a stand-alone structure from mid-2015 in Rustenburg.  In the second half of 2016, MSF has extended support to two decentralised KCCs in Madibeng sub-district, which is Bapong and Letlhabile.

In 2017 MSF plans to improve access by widening the range of services supported and this includes comprehensive family planning, screening for sexual and gender-based violence and supporting choice termination of pregnancy (CToP) services, as access to CToP is part of the comprehensive package of care provided to SGBV survivors. A close collaboration and good working relationship with all stakeholders are essentials.

*It is MSF’s policy to provide contraceptive and safe abortion care as part of its response to women’s and girls’ health needs and those who have objections to this practice and are unwilling to support it should not apply for this position.

 

PURPOSE OF THE POST

Overall responsibilities of the Medical Activity Manager:

  • To oversee and manage the Boitekong Kgomotso Care Center (BKCC)
  • To supervise and implement clinical components of the project

 

Objectives & Responsibilities of the Medical Activity Manager:

  • Program implementation and follow-up
    • Supervise the planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of the clinical component of the project (including SGBV, family planning, termination of pregnancy services, awareness activities etc.), according to the annual action plan, project document and log-frame
    • To cover the gap of PMR when required
  • Medical Human Resource Management of BKCC
    • Direct supervision of all clinic and staff in MSF-supported CBOs/private clinics
    • Monthly roster, HR gaps, training and technical supervision plans, evaluations, leaves/absences and disciplinary actions as needed
  • Quality Assurance
    • Ensures the implementation of activities related to maintaining quality assurance in all clinical components of the project (including Termination of Pregnancy activities)
    • Ensures compliance with MSF protocols and standards in medical activities
    • Ensures supervision of efficient management of drugs and medical equipment is implemented
  • Representation and Communication
    • Represents MSF with the medical teams in MSF-supported DOH clinics including partners
    • Represents MSF in attending stakeholder meetings and presentations when required
    • Represents MSF in communication strategies (ie. media interviews, articles etc.)

 

REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • Recognized Medical Degree
  • Current registration with HPCSA
  • Specialisation in SRH is an advantage

Experience

  • Two years of experience in clinical practice in South Africa
  • One year experience in management and development
  • Knowledge and experience in family planning and termination of pregnancy is an advantage

Competencies

  • Cross-cultural awareness
  • Capacity to negotiate across all levels
  • Networking and relationship building
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Excellent writing skills demonstrated through written reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary & multi-cultural environment
  • Flexibility and ability to handle the pressures and stresses related to the job responsibilities
  • Committed to humanitarian principles

Additional practical ones

  • Competent in usage of Microsoft Office
  • Able to perform basic data analysis to generate monthly/quarterly medical reports
  • Good interpersonal relationship
  • Team player

Languages

  • English (fluent spoken / written)
  • Proficiency in Setswana is an advantage

Conditions

  • One year fixed-term field contract (extendable)
  • Salary according to MSF-OCB Field salary scale. 100% Medical aid cover + 10% towards retirement

To apply, please email your CV, Motivation Letter, and the full details of 2 contactable referees to: msfocb-rustenburg@brussels.msf.org  or post to Médecins Sans Frontières, 52 Marais Street, Rustenburg 0299

Closing date: 10 July 2017.

MSF reserves the right not to make an appointment if a suitable candidate cannot be found.  While MSF thanks all interested applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.