Additional information:

  • The Mycology Division aims to improve the outcomes of people affected by serious, life-threatening fungal diseases in South Africa and the African region through public health-focused epidemiological, clinical, and basic science research and innovation
  • It currently manages several clinical trials and research projects
  • As part of ongoing core and nested work, the Division seeks to appoint a qualified Project Manager to participate in several vital roles, and assist in realizing the vision of the Division

Main purpose of the job:

  • To develop structures and systems to successfully implement and manage all components of awarded grants
  • To direct staff on the tasks required to adhere to grant compliance and reporting and to assist with managing and coordinating the Mycology division projects


  • NICD – Sandringham, Johannesburg

Key performance areas:

  • Manage and coordinate the Mycology division projects
  • Staff training and supervision of field staff
  • Planning of field logistics and monitoring of daily activities to study objectives
  • Working with a designated Data scientist to ensure high data quality
  • Monitor the progress of research activities and generate regular and ad-hoc reports as required
  • Report regularly on study progress to project leaders and principal investigators
  • Maintain study site documentation following Good Clinical Practice
  • Assist with any outstanding ethics application amendments and respond appropriately to ethical and welfare issues concerning participants and staff
  • Create budgets and monitor the finances of grants
  • Maintain effective public and coworker relationships

Required minimum education and training:

  • Master’s or Honour’s Degree in Public Health/Epidemiology/Social Sciences or related field
  • A project management qualification
  • Valid South African driver’s license

Required minimum work experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years project management experience in a low- or middle-income country

Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities:

  • Experience working within the public health sector
  • Experience managing a clinical trial
  • Good data management skills
  • Able to work well in a team as well as independently
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to explain technical information clearly to different audiences (e.g. lay counselors, study participants)
  • Familiarity with the concept of quality assurance, monitoring, and fidelity in research
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail


  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, may you 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: 28 May 2024.
  • Note AJ Personnel is fully POPI compliant.
  • Note WHC, in accordance with their Employment Equity goals and plan, will give preference to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

Please note:

  • AJ PERSONNEL is only responsible for the advertising of the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.
  • 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.
  • AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.

Desired Skills:

  • Communication
  • Computer Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Medical
  • Project Management

About The Employer:

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 to assist with the management thereof.

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