Senior Research Project Manager
HR Genie
East London, South Africa
2d ago
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The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) is a registered non-profit organisation focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa.

We have fantastic job opportunities across our businesses for talented people wanting to realize their full potential. Could that be you?

If so, we invite applications for a 5 year fixed-term contract post as the Senior Research Project Manager for

The Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Implementing Evidence-Based Depression Treatment within the TB Care Platform in South Africa : A Hybrid Type I Implementation-Effectiveness Trial

based in East London, Eastern Cape Province. To learn more about this project, link to :

The main purpose of this position is to lead the implementation, coordination, and monitoring of the research study protocol, as well as to ensure the execution of all research activities / operations.

Requirements :

  • Master''s Degree in Public Health, Behavioural or Social Sciences
  • Minimum 5 years'' experience managing the start-up, implementation and closure of complex research or programmatic projects
  • Minimum of 3 years'' experience in a leadership / managerial capacity
  • Valid code 8 Driver''s License
  • Computer skills - Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, REDCAP and Outlook Express
  • Must live in or be willing to relocate to East London
  • Advantageous Skills and Experiences :

  • Interest to pursue a PhD through this project
  • Interest in leveraging this study for post-doctoral level research experience
  • Strong knowledge of the South African National TB Management Guidelines
  • Project Management training qualification
  • Current certification in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Human Subjects Protection (HSP)
  • Previous experience managing and implementing TB focussed research programs / projects in the Eastern Cape Province
  • Knowledge of research methodology, especially quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Knowledge of data quality control activities, systems, and processes (QA / QC)
  • Technical Project Management knowledge and skills
  • Knowledge of data analysis and interpretation
  • Other Skills and Experiences :

  • Ability to build interpersonal relationships to manage and support study staff and project implementation
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship management
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and strong public speaking skills
  • Lateral creative and critical thinking, problem solving and detail orientated
  • Decision making & analytical skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Adaptive to change
  • Team player, as well as the ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Existing academic publications / manuscripts
  • Responsibilities :

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the research project including participant recruitment and enrolment, line management of facility-based and field-based staff and project logistics
  • Working closely with the project PI, Operations Manager and Data Manager to ensure project governance and that implementation happens in line with the highest ethical and research standards and regulations
  • Maintain a strong relationship with all relevant local and clinic stakeholders and provide these regularly with written and verbal updates on project progress to these stakeholders
  • Provide comprehensive feedback on project progress, successes, and challenges to the Research Team Leadership and the (inter-)national project collaborators
  • Identify opportunities to leverage the TB project to advance portfolio, spin-offs, and outputs of the research team
  • Compose abstracts of project results for scientific conferences and to (support) drafting scientific manuscripts for publication
  • Operationalising study protocols into practical Manual of Procedures (MoP)
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) to be included in study MoP
  • Assist with the development of electronic patient tracking and monitoring tools to guide study implementation and generating reports
  • Development of study source documents in line with IRB specifications
  • Lead the development of job descriptions, screening, interviewing and appointing of project staff
  • Training, mentoring and performance management of project staff
  • Ensuring that ethical and regulatory requirements are fulfilled in line with GCP and IRB guidelines
  • Ensuring complete and accurate data collection
  • Oversee the management and quality control of all study documentation (case report forms (CRFs)
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