Site Manager – Transgender Programme

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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. This is done through pioneering, multi-disciplinary research; responsive technical support and innovation in health services; and evidence-based policy development and advocacy with national, regional and global stakeholders.

Main purpose of the job

  • To provide strategic development, oversight and management of the Transgender implementation site
  • Duties include implementation clinical service delivery, administration, staff management, quality improvement and skills transfer


  • Cape Town

Key performance areas

  • Develop operating model for the implementation site that includes the Department of Health and the Institute’s multi-disciplinary teams, communicate the operating plan effectively, implement the plan and monitor progress
  • Quality assure the operational activities of the implementation site and maintain and implement relevant policies, procedures and protocols in relation to Primary and Sexual Reproductive Health Care, HIV testing, prevention and treatment, adherence support, STI screening and treatment, Family Planning and TB screening
  • Provide direction and planning support to clinical and non-clinical staff on project implementation
  • Develop annual budget in consultation with senior management, control and monitor expenditures of the implementation site, adhere to relevant finance and procurement policies
  • Coordinate peer educator outreach services, including community mobilisation, risk assessments, HIV testing and prevention and referrals to vetted gender-affirming and other social support services
  • Provide ongoing feedback to stakeholders, engage with transgender community as needed and support to respective teams on projects
  • Participate in operations research and develop research questions that speak to the effectiveness and sustainability of the implementation site if required. Coordinate and document lesson learning exercises to feed into programme planning
  • Oversee competency and sensitisation training with stakeholders providing services to transgender people
  • Internal and external advocacy of the implementation site services and the needs of the interest groups they represent
  • Ensure capacity development of all cadres of staff and that capacity development is up-to-date
  • Perform and comply with administrative procedures associated with accurate implementation clinical record keeping and reporting including patient records and confidentiality
  • Ensure availability and accessibility of essential medicine for the implementation site and ensure compliant and effective safety, quality control, and record keeping of medicine is maintained
  • Analyse data and compile and disseminate appropriate reports to relevant stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Review challenges and achievements of the programme in order to identify issues and implement improvements, and in order to document and roll out better practice

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