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Project Manager – Desmond Tutu TB Centre needed at Stellenbosch University

Job title : Project Manager – Desmond Tutu TB Centre

Job Location : Western Cape, Stellenbosch

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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Duties    

Across the portfolio of studies, both those funded currently and future studies coming online, the Project Manager will support the PI in managing the administrative and organisational components of each study. These duties will include:

  • Submitting, maintaining and updating Health Research Ethical Committee approvals;
  • Submitting, maintaining and updating approvals from Health Services in the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Province;
  • Managing communication with consortia partners through regular emails and newsletters;
  • Organising the logistics for in person and remote consortia meetings;
  • Liasing with Stellenbosch University’s legal department for the drafting and completion of data sharing agreements, material transfer agreements, export permits and organising shipping of samples to partners;
  • Leading the community and public engagement for project dissemination, in collaboration with the DTTC Community Advisory Board;
  • Liaising with the Stellenbosch University and other University press offices for research dissemination;
  • Drafting, updating and organising standard operating procedures for studies;
  • Completing reports for funders and partners;
  • Assisting the PI in grant writing for new funding applications;
  • Assisting the PI in writing study protocols for new studies;
  • Assisting the PI and colleagues in the grants office to develop budgets for new grant applications and to monitor budget spending on project grants;
  • Assisting the PI and the data team in drafting and maintaining data management plans for studies;
  • Assisting the PI and collaborators in drafting and maintaining statistical analysis plans for studies;
  • Assisting the PI and the laboratory team in drafting and maintaining laboratory management plans;
  • Liaising with the procurement team to organise the purchase of consumables;
  • Working with the regulatory team to maintain the quality of study conduct and data collection.

Job Requirements

  • A relevant honours-level degree in fields including, but not limited to, medicine, public health, professional project management, or health sciences;
  • At least three years’ experience in project management;
  • Experience in facilitating and managing laboratory and/or clinical research;
  • Study coordination experience, including project monitoring and reporting statistics;
  • Excellent organising and multitasking skills;
  • The ability to solve problems independently and effectively;
  • Goal-oriented;
  • The ability to develop and maintain healthy work relationships among projects staff;
  • The ability to work accurately according to procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Willingness and availability to work flexible hours;
  • Excellent computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, file sharing platforms, and video conferencing;
  • Sound interpersonal skills

Recommendation    

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field including, but not limited to, epidemiology and / or public health;
  • Training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP);
  • Fluency in isiXhosa or Afrikaans;
  • Experience with REDCap;
  • A valid driver’s licence and own vehicle for site visits, facilitating project administration, or meeting study partners in person (when applicable);
  • A desire to complete a PhD on a child TB-related topic.

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