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CHAI South Africa’s Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Health Information Systems (HIS) Program
In response to the policy shift to standardize the monitoring and evaluation system for the National ART and TB programs in South Africa, the CHAI M&E/HIS program has played a significant role since 2011 in strengthening the rollout of the 3-Tiered M&E System for the National Department of Health (NDOH). Since January 2015, CHAI has supported the NDOH to integrate the TB and HIV information systems at facility level, which are now used to monitor HIV, pre-ART, ART and TB. CHAI continues to support the NDOH to implement and maintain a standard HIV/TB M&E system nationally, and to strengthen the quality and utilization of routine data in order to enhance clinical service provision and to inform program management.
Overview of the post
The Technical Advisor – TB/HIV Information Systems (THIS) Integration in Department of Correctional Services (DCS) will act as an NDOH resource to provide the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) with technical support, national-level coordination, and expertise on TB/HIV Health Information Systems initiatives, integration, and interoperability. The TA-THIS DCS will play a critical role in developing and disseminating Standard Operating Procedures and guidance to DCS to implement, utilize, and maintain TIER.Net, and to ensure alignment with national health information systems processes, guidance and initiatives, as well as with national eHealth strategies.
The position reports to the Program Manager, and is based at the NDOH office in central Pretoria. The TA-THIS DCS is expected to travel approximately 30% of the time. This is a one-year contract position, with possibility of extension.
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