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Applications are invited for a one-year part-time (50%) contract appointment to coordinate a pilot project for Global Health Trials (GHT), hosted by UCT's Division of Clinical Pharmacology. 
The Global Health Trials South Africa Pilot ProjectThe Universities of Oxford and Cape Town are collaborating to improve the quality of clinical trials in selected South African academic institutions by offering trial staff a supportive environment to learn key skills and develop their careers. Eligible staff and their line managers will be invited to 1) focus group discussions (FGDs) to explore perceptions on current training and career development opportunities, and 2) build an online professional profile, including assessment of core competencies. The project team will then work with staff and line managers to identify gaps in experience / knowledge suitable for addressing over 6 months. Staff will be invited to facilitated eLearning sessions and other training opportunities. The local Global Health Trials website will be customised with relevant South African content. UCT/GHT will host a second national skills-sharing workshop / meeting. The successful applicant will work with the Principal Investigator to coordinate this exciting new project
The Project Coordinator will be required to:• Lead or contribute to the development of the pilot project protocol and assessment tools, its analysis and reporting• Organise, and / or conduct FGDs, including analysis and reporting• Work with enrolled staff and their line managers at their place of work to identify training and career developmental needs• Facilitate group eLearning sessions and other learning opportunities• Identify relevant content for the Global Health Trials South Africa webpage• Organise a national skills-sharing workshop / meeting
Requirements:• A health-science (or related) degree or qualification• A minimum of two years' experience working within a clinical trial team• Excellent verbal / written communication, and organisational skills• Fluency in English, computer literacy• A valid drivers' license
The following would be highly advantageous:• Experience in presenting to, training, teaching and / or managing clinical trial staff• Certificate in Good Clinical Practice (current)• Experience and / or training in quantitative and / or qualitative research methodologies• Experience in clinical trial project management• Fluency in Xhosa and /or Afrikaans
The annual cost of employment is between R98 230 and R186 945.
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  • GHN_Editors The Editorial Team 25 Nov 2013

    Only one week left to apply! Closing date 1 December 2013.