Executive Placements Project Manager Jobs in South Africa

Executive Placements Project Manager Jobs in South Africa


  • The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a renowned African-led research institute that seeks solutions to Africa’s health challenges.

  • It is located within the University of the Witwatersrand and addresses some of the greatest public health concerns affecting our region, including HIV and its related problems, sexual and reproductive health, and vaccinology. This is done through pioneering, multi-disciplinary research; responsive technical support and innovation in health services; and evidence-based policy development and advocacy with national, regional, and global stakeholders.

    Main purpose of the job

  • To drive the development and implementation of project/s

    Key performance areas

  • Identify and exploit potential project funding opportunities

  • Assess the project activities, M&E data, and external developments within the field in order to improve outputs on an ongoing basis

  • Develop/Review work plan and other strategic project documents for the effective implementation of the project

  • Work with colleagues to enhance project goals and outputs

  • Identify the needs of the relevant project

  • Identify and get the resources required

  • Coordinate with external agencies such as public health and NGO partners, regulatory bodies, donor monitoring and auditing agencies and others as necessary

  • Develop and manage participant/beneficiary recruitment and retention strategies

  • Support the development of data management/monitoring and evaluation plans

  • Develop and maintain project information systems

  • Develop project tools such as SOP’s, informed consents, participant/beneficiary information materials, technical guidelines, best practice documents, and other documents as required

  • Coordinate and troubleshoot operational activities such as laboratory activities, pharmacy, IT, procurement, etc.

  • Conduct training on project processes and activities.

  • Write project reports for internal and external dissemination on an ongoing basis.

  • Present papers and results to stakeholders.

  • Attend to all staffing requirements and administration.

  • Supervise and manage the duties of subordinates to ensure optimal staff utilization and maintenance of sound labour relations.

  • Perform and facilitate performance development and assessments.

  • Identify substandard performance by team members and take necessary corrective action.

  • Coach and train subordinates and team members to ensure the acquisition of knowledge and
    skills required by the organization.

  • Promote harmony, teamwork, and sharing of information.

  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrates effective self-management.

  • Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of own work are consistently and accurately maintained.

  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback.

  • Take ownership for driving own career development by participating in ongoing training and development activities such as forums, conferences, policy setting workshops, etc.

    Required minimum education and training

  • Tertiary Degree.

  • Additional qualifications in Project management would be desirable.

  • Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities.

  • A related postgraduate qualification will be an advantage.

  • Experience in project management.

  • Previous experience in clinical trials or research.

  • Previous experience as a study coordinator would be strongly advantageous.

  • Able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Adaptable, willing to take initiative, and empathetic.

  • Strong organizational skills attention to detail.

  • Good communication skills.

    Demands of the job

  • National and international traveling and working overtime or over weekends may be required from time to time.

  • Able to work in a highly pressurized environment.

    Communications and Relationships

  • Communicate effectively with the Management Team, subordinates, and support staff as well as with the Ethics Committee, community, donors, various academic institutions, NGOs, DOH, and media.

    Special Requirements of the job

  • Project management skills and experience.

  • Clinical research skills and experience.

    Required minimum work experience

  • Previous study coordination experience.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Executive Placements Project Manager Jobs in South Africa

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