A Project Manager (6 Month Contract) vacancy is available at our Client, Wits Health Consortium, in Sandringham - Johannesburg.
Background Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited ( WHC ) is a wholly-owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences.
WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives.
In addition, WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof.
Main purpose of the job To manage, report on and monitor all aspects of the COVID-19 hospital surveillance programme Location NICD, Sandringham Key performance areas To coordinate the DATCOV surveillance programme Implement programme monitoring and evaluation and assist with trouble-shooting Improve quality assurance activities for surveillance Liaise and coordinate activities with other project managers and other senior management Manage the project and research targets to ensure that the general and overall tasks are effectively, efficiently and cost-effectively adhered to Attend technical meetings, prepare notes and undertake follow-up actions related to project implementation Undertake follow-up actions on project and research implementation activities and draft changes in the programme work plans and interim reports as required Employ, supervise, mentor, provide skills development, monitor and report on project field staff and coordinators Implementation of electronic data collection Accurate and timely input of project information in computerized systems and issuing of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes Assist in protocol development and updates including ethics committee applications and hospital / clinic permissions Acquisition of all expendable and non-expendable property, ensuring that procurement is made according to NHLS procedures and regulations Report the outcome of financial and / or project reviews to the principal investigator and stakeholders Select and compile training and orientation materials for project implementation and conduct training Prepare and mark teaching exercises and plan and run Surveillance Officer and Field Project Coordinator meetings Be actively involved in the writing and submission of conference abstracts and scientific papers Participate in relevant internal, provincial, national and international meetings to facilitate the objectives of the DATCOV programme Required minimum education and training Undergraduate degree in Nursing, Medicine or related field experience Master’s in Public Health / Epidemiology advantageous Required minimum work experience 5 years’ Clinical Research experience 3 years’ experience as a Project Coordinator Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities Must have experience in public health, applied epidemiology and communicable disease Knowledge of NICD surveillance programmes is essential Must have strong management skills, with experience in managing conflict Organized, thorough and accurate approach to work Resilient with demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines Excellent written and verbal communication skills Above average computer skills, particularly in MS Excel, MS Access, MS Outlook and MS Word Driver’s license and own vehicle essential TO APPLY Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV - Please Apply Online Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
The closing date for all applications is 09 October 2020. Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.