Director: Health System, Data Analysis and Research (Ref #: OHSC 15/2024)

Salary: An all-inclusive salary package of R 1, 216 824 per annum [basic salary consists of 70% of the total package, OHSC’s contribution to the GEPF (13% of basic salary)] and a flexible portion. The flexible portion can be structured according to OHSC guidelines.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Health (minimum NQF level 7). A minimum of 8 years’ experience in health services as a clinical service provider directly responsible for patient care and/or an independent practitioner. Of the 8 years, a minimum of 5 years must have been in middle/senior management in health services, with people management experience.  Sound understanding of Public Service policies. A degree in Biostatistics and experience in the field and/or a relevant postgraduate qualification will be added advantages. Experience in managing research including qualitative and quantitative research, in particular epidemiological research, and/or in healthcare risk measurement and profiling would serve as an added advantage. Excellent verbal communication, analytical and report writing skills.  A valid driver’s licence.


Develop and implement a health information framework for data collection analysis and report on health standards. Manage the health establishments register, database and co-ordination of health standards research.  Manage the development, implementation, and monitoring of a Research Strategy for the OHSC. Planning and execution of operational research as it relates to the work of the OHSC.  Manage the early warning system, collection, collation, analysis, and interpretation of information on health establishment performance and risk. Manage the collection, collation, analysis, and interpretation of reports on health establishments’ compliance and complaints. Analyse health system information and key challenges. Manage health system information, knowledge and business intelligence sharing regarding compliance with the standards and issuing of recommendations. Publication of findings in peer-reviewed journals.  Collaborate with the monitoring and evaluation unit within the OHSC to monitor the performance of the programme. General management of staff and resources. Manage risk and audit queries in the area of work.

Closing Date: 17 June 2024 (Only Emailed, Posted and Delivered applications allowed)

Enquiries: Mr M Mavotsho at telephone numbers: (012) 942 7808

A practical test relating to key areas of knowledge and skills may form part of the selection process for the above post. Applications should be submitted for attention of Mr M Mavotsho, Office of Health Standards Compliance. Hand delivered or couriered applications may be submitted to reception at the OHSC building, no. 79 Steve Biko Road, Prinshof, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001. Posted applications may be submitted to Private Bag x21, Arcadia, 0007 or emailed to: (kindly indicate the name of the position and the reference number in the subject line of your email). All applications must be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a CV in which experience is comprehensively detailed, copies of certified qualification certificates (including matric), ID as well as drivers’ licence and professional registration (where applicable). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications and national certificates (where applicable) evaluated by SAQA and to submit proof of such with their applications. Applications received after the closing date and those that do not comply with the requirements will not be considered. Short-listed candidates should bring hard copies of all application documents if these were emailed on initial application. The OHSC reserves the right not to fill the above post. Applicants are respectfully informed that correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only; if notification of an interview is not received within 3 months after the closing date, applicants may regard their application as unsuccessful. Candidate(s) will be subjected to personal suitability checks and other vetting procedures