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Technical Officer Nursing Services

FHI 360

FHI 360

Pretoria, South Africa
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Position: Technical Officer Nursing Services

Project: EpiC Project- Nursing leadership initiative (NLI)

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

About FHI 360

FHI 360 is a global organization that mobilizes research, resources and relationships so that people everywhere can access the opportunities they need to lead full, healthy lives. Our staff of over 4,000 experts work in more than 60 countries around the world.

EpiC Project Description:

Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is an eight-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). EpiC is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. EpiC provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery (DSD) to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of a Technical Officer Nursing Services for the Nursing Leadership Initiative (NLI) under EpiC South Africa.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Participation in the workshops/conferences/trainings arranged in support of the Nursing Leadership initiative
  • Support in conducting situational analysis activities in four selected provinces
  • Participate in the NLI project as a beneficiary from beginning to conclusion.
  • Support engagements with the nursing officials at national, provincial and district Department of Health.
  • Support determination of the training needs among nursing professionals
  • Documenting meeting outcomes and tracking action items for the project
  • Contribute to design of the Nursing Leadership Development programme.
  • Contribute to the development of workshop material for training of nurse managers and educators on the leadership empowerment program by providing perspectives of the participants in the program
  • Contribute to the development of a manual for nursing leadership development by providing participants perspective.
  • Contribute to reporting on key program deliverables, including, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as required
  • Collaborating with other members of the project team to ensure that deliverables meet the needs of the scope of work
  • Contributing to the overall technical and programmatic quality and outputs of the activity
  • Contribute to progress check-ins on a fortnightly basis with AOR and POC for this activity
  • Developing, in collaboration with Nursing office at national/provincial/district, guidelines, tools, policies, and procedures that inform Nursing Leadership Initiative support
  • Contribute to the writing of program outputs and outcomes
  • Write a case study by the end of the project on the development of the NLI in South Africa
  • Carrying out all other duties as may be designated by the supervisor.


  • Diploma or Degree in Nursing Science
  • Post-graduate qualification in Project management and/or public health (advantageous)
  • 4+ years’ experience in the Non-Governmental Organisation space including support for the Department of Health. Experience with PEPFAR funded organizations will be an added advantage
  • Experience in supporting the Department of Health at facility, district, province or national level
  • Experience in providing clinical nurse mentoring activities
  • Experience with nursing support for disease outbreak management will be an added advantage
  • Experience in quality improvement support will be an added advantage
  • Experience with conducting and documenting qualitative/quantitative research
  • Familiarity with the district and provincial Departments of Health, preferably experienced in stakeholder engagement
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Good computer skills including word and excel
  • A valid driver’s license and own vehicle
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, excellent public speaking abilities, strong written and verbal English skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint Preferred
  • Ability to analyze data, or interest in learning to analyze data is important
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to respond with sensitivity to people of diverse cultures and various lifestyles

Physical Demands & Travel Requirements

  • Typical office environment and from time to time may be required to work at the department of Health offices/sites.
  • Able to travel for about 10% - 25% of the time or any other time as and when required.

This is a contract position ending end of January 2025.

Closing date: 19 July 2024

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

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