Project Manager (Fixed Term Contract) Wits Rhi
*Background* The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a renowned African-led research institute that seeks solutions to Africas health challenges. It is located within the University of the Witwatersrand and addresses some of the greatest public health concerns affecting our region, including HIV and its related problems, sexual and reproductive health, and vaccinology.*Main purpose of the job:* * To drive the development and implementation of project/s *Location:* * *Wits RHI 7 Esselen Street, Hillbrow, - Johannesburg* * *Research Centre - o**n the 3rd and 4th Floor* *Key performance areas:* * Identify and exploit potential project funding opportunities * Assess the project activities, M&E data, and external developments within the field in order to improve outputs on an ongoing basis * Develop/Review work plan and other strategic project documents for the effective implementation of the project * Work with colleagues to enhance project goals and outputs * Identify the needs of the relevant project * Identify and get resources required * Coordinate with external agencies such as public health and NGO partners, regulatory bodies, donor monitoring, and auditing agencies, and others as necessary * Develop and manage participant/beneficiary recruitment and retention strategies * Support the development of data management/monitoring and evaluation plans * Develop and maintain project information systems * Develop project tools such as SOPs, informed consents, participant/beneficiary information materials, technical guidelines, best practice documents, and other documents as required * Coordinate and troubleshoot operational activities such as laboratory activities, pharmacy, IT, procurement, etc. * Conduct training on project processes and activities * Write project reports for internal and external dissemination on an ongoing basis * Present papers and results to stakeholders * Attend to all staffing requirements and administration * Supervise and manage the duties of subordinates to ensure optimal staff utilization and maintenance of sound labor relations * Perform and facilitate performance development and assessments * Identify substandard performance by team members and take necessary corrective action * Coach and train subordinates and team members to ensure the acquisition of knowledge and skills required by the organization * Promote harmony, teamwork, and sharing of information * Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrates effective self-management * Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of own work are consistently and accurately maintained * Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback * Take ownership for driving own career development by participating in ongoing training and development activities such as forums, conferences, policy setting workshops, etc. *Required minimum education and training:* * *Relevant Professional qualification (to be specified during recruitment as per the requirements of the project)* * *A valid drivers license* * *Proficiency in MS office* *Required minimum work experience:* * *Minimum 5 years working experience* * *Areas of HIV prevention research and a publication record * * *Microbicide research experience* *Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities:* * A related postgraduate qualification will be an advantage * Sexual reproductive health research experience * Experience in project management * Able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team * Adaptable, willing to take initiative, and empathetic * Strong organizational skills * Attention to detail * Good communication skills *TO APPLY:* * Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV. * Please Apply Online and complete your registration on Ditto Hire (our application tracking system) to enable and protect you as a candidate to accept the new POPIA terms and conditions. This will then create your permanent profile with which you can apply for all jobs as advertised by AJ PERSONNEL. However, you may remove your profile from AJ PERSONNEL when you are no longer in the job market. * AJ Personnel is fully POPIA Compliant. * 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: *01 April *. * 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. * 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 and subsequent amendments thereto. * PLEASE NOTE: Our Client, WHC - RHI, maintains mandatory Covid-19 requirements, and as such only Covid-19 vaccinated incumbents will be considered for positions. *Please note:* * AJ Personnel is only responsible for the advertising of the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium. * AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.