BroadReach Healthcare Vacancies 2022 – Technical Advisor

Website BroadReach Healthcare

 Purpose of the position

The Technical Advisor will provide overall technical leadership and expertise on the design and implementation of a large-scale USAID-funded program focused on prevention, care and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa. As part of the project’s senior leadership team, he/she will be responsible for ensuring that the technical direction of the project is evidence-driven, integrates the latest technical and scientific developments, and advances the achievement of the project’s goals and objectives. The Technical Advisor will develop implementation strategies and tools in line with national and global standards and good practices, building the capacity of team members and partners to implement them, and promote continuous learning and quality improvement in TB service delivery. Reporting to the Chief of Party (COP), he/she will foster close coordination and technical alignment among program teams, partners, and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) efforts to maximize impact and program efficiency.

This position is contingent upon funding.

 Key Accountabilities

  • Support the development and contribute to the implementation of key strategies, standards, tools and best practices for TB prevention, care and treatment services that effectively engage communities, partners, and government and other stakeholders.
  • Support the development of evidence-driven project strategies and workplans as well as monitoring of the project in collaboration with government and donor stakeholders and other implementing partners.
  • Provide technical leadership for national, provincial and district level efforts to expand access to TB services, increase TB coverage and patient-centered service delivery, improve prevention of TB transmission and development of TB disease, and ensure the sustainability of South Africa’s TB response systems. This includes supervising other technical staff and local partners working on those program components.
  • Work with the COP in identifying capacity strengthening needs of staff and partners and provide quality assurance, technical training, coaching and mentoring.
  • Ensure that project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the target population, and ensure a comprehensive and contextualized approach integrating gender, inclusion and protection mainstreaming.
  • Support collection and analysis of project data, capture and share lessons learned and best practices, and contribute to the project learning agenda and adaptive management.
  • Contribute to maintaining relationships with donors, NGOs, FBOs, private sector actors, media, and research institutions and participate in forums in related to TB and other infectious diseases to collect and share best practices and promote the project’s work.
  • Represent the project at national and regional technical work groups.
  • Deliver recommendations on technical assistance and systems strengthening to enhance program effectiveness and sustainability.


Essential qualifications  

  • Advanced degree in medicine, public health, nursing, or other relevant field, preferably with a specialization in epidemiology or infectious disease.

Desirable qualifications

  • Medical degree in a clinical discipline or PhD in public health or related field, with significant project management experience preferred.

 Experience & Skills

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in the design and implementation of TB programs and in technical leadership positions.
  • Demonstrated strong technical knowledge and experience in at least three the following areas: Early detection and diagnosis of TB; TB case finding and linkages to care; treatment of drug susceptible and drug resistant TB; TB preventive treatment; tailored interventions for high-risk populations; TB/HIV and/or TB/COVID-19 integration; TB research and innovation; and health systems strengthening, including health care worker capacity building, supply chain management, health management information systems (HMIS), and health policy.
  • Experience in capacity building and providing technical assistance.
  • Experience supporting complex USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Experience managing and supervising technical staff.
  • Experience in a role requiring collaboration with complex internal and external organizations, as well as a demonstrated ability to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, USG Implementing Partners, and other relevant partners across all levels of health care system
  • Previous experience working in South Africa, with an understanding of the local health system and solid relationships at relevant government agencies. South African nationals strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong public presentation skills, including the ability to represent the project to key stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally.
  • Ability to produce results and meet all deliverables and targets in a timely manner.

 Personal Qualities & Behavioural Competencies

  • Committed to high standards and continuous improvement
  • Good influencing and interpersonal skills with people at all levels
  • Confident and comfortable to challenge senior stakeholder thinking
  • Ability to operate in a high-pressure environment with conflicting priorities and tight timelines
  • Ability to speak and present proposals with conviction
  • Resourceful, creative and innovative approach to work
  • Collaborative nature of working across different teams
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and plan work
  • Good negotiation skills with the ability to navigate and relate at all levels
  • Be solution focused
  • Ability to build rapport and credibility with stakeholders


Winning, Enabling and Delivery of Projects

  • Opportunity Development, Capture Management, Proposal Development, Organized, Disciplined, Analytical

People Leadership/Self Leadership

  • Selections, Development, Delegation, Example, Self-Confidence, Independently responsible, Curiosity, Change Management

Strategic and Holistic Decision Making

  • Governance and legal awareness, Financial acumen, Risk management, Strategic perspective

Relationship Management

  • Institutional Representations, Taking the long view, Building common ground, Mutual respect, Responsiveness, Standing for the other, Engagement

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