The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research.
It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression. PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR Duration : One-Year Contract The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit is looking for an experienced, energetic and organized project co-ordinator to work on the Couples Health CoOp Plus (CHC+), a large randomized controlled trial working with young couples who use substances to provide them with biobehavioural interventions linked to HIV.
The successful candidate will have experience in working on large, complex trials that encompass evidence-based interventions and include biological aspects around HIV treatment (or treatment as prevention).
They will be responsible for co-ordinating all aspects of the research study, under the supervision of the field site coordinator as necessary, including daily management of project staff, establishing relationships with health care clinics, leading stigma reduction training in the community, quality assurance of data, and as needed, some community outreach and marketing, screening for eligibility, consenting, conducting biologicals, and linking participants to necessary services.
The successful candidate will be based at the ATODRU Delft site but will be expected to work within a number of surrounding communities on a daily basis.
Other responsibilities include regular communication with the study investigators and report writing. Responsibilities : Establishing relationships with stakeholders such as healthcare clinic staff Quality assurance of data Some staff supervision Stigma reduction training and intervention delivery Daily planning and managerial tasks Administrative tasks Recruitment and tracking of participants as needed Completion of consent and study interviews as needed Core Requirements : 1 2-year tertiary diploma or a relevant higher qualification 3 or more years of research experience working with substance use, gender and HIV work (including delivery of evidence based biobehavioural interventions) Stigma reduction training with key populations Experience with staff supervision Speak fluent English AND isiXhosa / Afrikaans Have a valid South African driver’s license with current driving experience Be comfortable working with participants who use substances Familiarity with communities in Cape Town area Successful candidates will be provided with relevant on-the-job training.
Interested candidates can send their CV