The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation Latest Job Vacancy

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12 Nov, 2020

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Vacancies South Africa

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.



Job Title: Study Cooordinator
Location: Phillip Village
Employment Type: One Year Fixed Term Contract

They have fantastic job opportunities across our businesses for talented people wanting to realize their full potential. Could that be you? If so, we invite you to explore the possibility of joining us to play your part in Desmond Tutu Health Foundations’ exciting future. They invite candidates with a keen interest in study coordination including management of staff and study resources in an adolescent friendly clinic and research environment. The position will be based at Philippi Village and the incumbent will be required to work across communities in Philippi Village and Gugulethu.


  • Tertiary qualification in a Health related field
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role within a research environment – with at least 1 years’ experience in co-ordination of studies, including field and data collection activities
  • At least 1 years’ experience in staff management
  • Computer literacy skills (Ms Office)
  • Good communication (verbal and writing) skills
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Detailed oriented
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills
  • Inquisitive and non-judgmental attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Ability to maintain relations with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to maintain effectiveness during changing conditions
  • Willingness to work on Saturdays when required
  • Willing to work across communities in Philippi Village and Gugulethu


  • Fluency isiXhosa
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificate


  • Manage and supervise study activities in Philippi Village (PV)/Gugulethu Research Office (GRO)
  • Manage study resources and have a tracking system
  • Write weekly reports and share with relevant staff and Principle Investigators (PI/s)
  • Ensure that all study activities are implemented as per protocol
  • Liaising with relevant stakeholders and maintaining relations
  • Quality control of logs, Informed Consent Foms (ICFs) data collection documents
  • Assist with randomisation process
  • Ensures that participants are followed up and receives relevant services (cohort)
  • Assist in managing the regulatory binder
  • Ensure that staff members have relevant Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Human Subject Protection (HSP) and signed on the delegation log
  • Reports Serious Adverse Event (SAE) to the Principle Investigator (PI)
  • Assist with staff training and identifying gaps
  • Chair study meetings and join calls with study collaborator/s (international and local)
  • Values fit: Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence

To apply

Quote Job reference, submit CV, motivation letter with certified copy of highest qualification and details of three (3) current contactable referees to: Attention HR Manager [email protected] by  Job reference: #DTHF/C030. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only on-line applications submitted via our jobs portal will be considered.

Application Deadline: Friday, 13 November, 2020

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We are committed to equity in our employment practices. It is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives. We reserve the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are identified.

I understand and accept that, by applying for this role, I authorise Desmond Tutu Health Foundation in its capacity as employer, to access my personal information stored, and to utilise said information for recruitment purposes for this role.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date please consider your application as unsuccessful.

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