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Job vacancy: Project Administrator at the Stop Stockouts Project

Based in Johannesburg

Stop Stockouts Project (70%) The Stop Stock Outs Project (SSP) is a collaboration of several organisations dedicated to improving health in South Africa. Our goal is to ensure reliable availability and access to medicines and medical supplies in South Africa.

The SSP arises out of the founding organisations’ increasing concerns regarding stock outs in South Africa. We aim to collect reliable data on stock outs to be plugged into the SSP’s interventions; develop a better understanding of the causes of stock outs; raise awareness and foster understanding of stock outs and their causes; advocate for targeted, strategic solutions to specific stock outs and work with government, civil society and other stakeholders to improve supply chain management and halt the ongoing scourge of stock outs.

The SSP is a collaboration of The Treatment Action Campaign, The Rural Health Advocacy Project, SECTION27, Médecines Sans Frontières, Rural Doctors’ Association of Southern Africa and the Southern African HIV Clinicians’ Society.

mHealth Projects: MSF South Africa (30%) MSF South Africa has developed and implemented mobile health (mHealth) technology support to HIV/TB Health programs at MSF Mission projects in Khayeltisha, Eshowe and Lesotho.  These projects use mobile phone technology to support patients, healthcare workers and the health system in different applications. 

MSF seeks a Project Administrator to assist on these projects. The successful candidate must be a self-motivated person with a health background and good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Responsibilities:  Dedicating 70% of their time to the Stop Stock Outs Project, the Project Administrator will be expected to establish and maintain a database of information related to stock outs based on reports from health care providers and users as well as analyze and report such data. This will require the Project Administrator to work closely and liaise with health care service providers and users to collect, verify, record and report data.

Dedicating 30% of their time, the Project Administrator will also be expected to provide support to MSF’s mHealth projects nationally. This will include maintaining databases of patients, healthcare workers and beneficiaries of mHealth initiatives, supporting the documentation of lessons learned based on current mHealth activities, supporting mHealth solution implementation, networking/establishing partnerships for the mHeatlh deployment, and providing additional administrative support based on the project needs. 

Education, experience, knowledge and skills:  The successful candidate will:  Have a qualification or equivalent experience (3-5 years) in one of the following fields: health activism, public health, health economics, medicine, pharmacy or a related field  Have excellent written and verbal communication skills  Have excellent organisational skillsHave the ability work independently and be a self-starterHave networking skills and the ability to build long-term working relationships with a number of stakeholdersHave analytical skillsHave computer skills necessary for data capturing, report writing and using web programmes Have experience and interest in activism and advocacyInteract with people reporting stock outs in a compassionate and dignified manner whilst acquiring reliable information from themLocal languages are a must (PLEASE INDICATE ALL SOUTH AFRICAN LANGUAGES YOU ARE VERBALLY FLUENT IN YOUR APPLICATION)

Job Advantages and Career opportunities: ► Experience in a well-known and professionally recognized international medical humanitarian organization ► Salary package comparable to other non-profit organizations

National travel may be required from time to time

The post is for one year renewable dependent on funding and performance

To apply, please email your CV to: msfocb-capetown@brussels.msf.org by Friday 31 January 2014, only short listed applicants will be contacted.