Site Manager (Key Populations Programme) Transgender and Sex Worker Programmes (Wits RHI) - #336845

AJ Personnel

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time


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.


Main purpose of the job:

  • The Site Manager will provide strategic leadership of the Wits RHI Key Populations Programme (Sex Worker and Transgender) and Clinic(s) in the Cape Town Metro, providing critical technical and program management oversight to ensure timely and quality delivery of project deliverables as per the USAID-approved workplan
  • S/he will oversee clinical service delivery, programme reporting, operations and administration, staffing, quality improvement and skills transfer


  • Bellville – Cape Town

Key performance areas:

  • Provide senior-level strategic direction to the district programme according to the overall objectives of the USAID-funded Award “Advancing the South African HIV Response for Key Populations, Sex Workers and Transgender Individuals”
  • Lead the technical design, implementation and continuous improvement of clinic-based and community-based primary, HIV, and gender-affirming healthcare services for key populations in the Cape Town Metro
  • Oversee and quality assure clinic activities
  • Mentor a clinical and non-clinical team comprising Professional Nurses, Community Health Care Workers, Peer Educators, Data Capturers, and operational staff
  • Oversee Peer Educator outreach services, including community mobilisation, risk assessments, HIV testing and prevention services
  • Ensure capacity development of all cadres of staff
  • Ensure availability and accessibility of essential medicine for the clinic; and compliant and effective safety, quality control, and record-keeping of medicine at hand
  • Perform and comply with administrative procedures associated with accurate clinical record keeping and reporting including patient records and confidentiality
  • Maintain and implement relevant policies, procedures, and clinical guidelines about Primary and Sexual Reproductive Health Care, HIV Testing, Prevention and Treatment, Adherence Support, STI Screening and Treatment, Family Planning and TB screening
  • Advocate for clinic services and the needs of the interest groups they serve
  • Promote harmony, teamwork and sharing of information amongst team members
  • Monitor and review the implementation and progress of site-level implementation plans in conjunction with relevant stakeholders and the Wits RHI Key Populations Programme team
  • Compile and disseminate weekly, monthly, and quarterly site-level reports for internal and external stakeholders on-site implementation activities and progress towards targets, according to agreed reporting requirements and donor requirements
  • Contribute to operational research and development of research questions
  • Document lessons learnt and best practices
  • Drive innovation to support effective programme implementation
  • Actively participate in the Key Populations Programme’s senior management team, providing support to all activities and special projects
  • Coordinate closely with senior management and the relevant HR teams to appropriately resource, manage and mentor the district-level team
  • Develop annual budget in consultation with senior management, control and monitor expenditures of the clinic, adhere to relevant finance and procurement policies
  • Liaise with senior leaders at the Department of Health (DOH), Donors, Civil Society and Key Population stakeholders
  • Promote and position Wits RHI as a visible leader in public health innovations for key populations through networking, strategic engagements, active partnerships, publications, and presentations at various forums

Required minimum education and training:

  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing (NQF Level 5)/or Degree in Social Work
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC)/or Registration with the SA Council of Social Service Professionals (SACSSP)
  • NiMART Certification
  • Dispensing Licence

Required minimum work experience:

  • 5 to 8 years experience in a management role working in an NGO setting/primary health care setting

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities:

  • Understanding of the challenges facing the sex worker and transgender community in the health context
  • An ability to communicate and work with sex workers and transgender individuals in community settings
  • Previous experience in Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services and ART adherence support
  • Management or leadership qualification and experience
  • Knowledge of national, provincial and district health structures
  • Experience working with donor-funded programmes and reporting requirements
  • Able to prioritise own workload and work towards deadlines
  • Proactive, energetic team leader who takes initiative
  • An ability to adapt to complex situations and exercise discretion
  • Works well within a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to speak African languages
  • Report writing skills
  • Understanding of budget management
  • Strong organizational skills with an accurate approach to work, attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills


  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, may you submit a detailed updated CV.
  • Please Apply Online.
  • Please 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: 12 April 2024.
  • Note AJ Personnel is fully POPI compliant.
  • Note WHC, following their 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.

Please note:

  • AJ PERSONNEL is only responsible for the advertising of the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.
  • 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.
  • AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.

We offer

Medical Aid Contribution, Provident Fund Contribution

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