Apply now to be Health-e’s new OurHealth Manager if you meet the requirements below.

Health-e News Service is looking for a dynamic person to head our citizen journalist programme, OurHealth. We are looking for an excellent networker with a passion for social justice, an understanding of community dynamics and an interest in health and experience in media to co-ordinate a network of citizen journalists based in 13 health districts countrywide.

The job involves:

  • Managing a team of citizen journalists (CJs) based in health districts throughout the country, including assisting them to identify and write stories
  • Mentoring and training the citizen journalist in writing the stories and engaging with government departments to find solutions to community problems
  • Liaising with government departments and officials about service delivery issues raised by the CJs, particularly medicine stock-outs and poor treatment of patients
  • Building networks with other civil society organisations concerned with health service delivery and assisting to organise community report-backs in districts facing serious health service delivery issues
  • Assisting the print unit to write health stories

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Gather information that allows Health-e to demonstrate the change their work is bringing to people’s lives
  • Collation & analysis of stats; research projects as required for advocacy purposes and programme.
  • Design data collection tools and give input into the M&E framework
  • Manage project plan and deliverables – Oversee planning, development and implementation of and reporting on each project
  • News stories and reporting
  • Working with the sub-editor to assist with the transfer stories onto the website
  • Assisting the Print desk in writing health news stories for Health-e’s clients
  • Web content management: Load stories on to the website and also social media
  • Grant Relationships:
  • Works with the Managing Editor in Grant proposal and reporting
  • Together with the Managing editor manage donor relationships
  • Representing Health-e at networking events organised by donors

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and people-management skills, a degree or diploma, be able to write well in English, have experience in community organising (preferably in the health sector), be interested in social media and unafraid of using new technology. The ability to speak an indigenous language is non-negotiable.

The position will be based in Johannesburg.

Interested applicants are asked to send a CV and cover letter with two references to by 19 August 2016. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed and asked to complete a series of written tests. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.