Project Manager


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 realise 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.
Our Knowledge Translation Unit is currently recruiting for an experienced Project Manager to oversee project tasks and deliverables within research projects, engage with stakeholders, participate in data collection and analysis, prepare reports and contribute to paper writing on research projects within a diverse multi-disciplinary research team.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in health-related field
Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Project Manager or similar role within a health-related environment
Knowledge of data collection processes, monitoring and analysis
Excellent computer literacy skills: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet, email, Acrobat
Valid code 08 Driver’s License and own reliable vehicle
Excellent verbal and written communication; proficiency in English
Excellent report writing skills
Analytical and detail orientated
Strong planning and organising skills and deadline driven
Problem solving and decision-making skills
Ability to work methodically, efficiently, and meticulously
Able to work under pressure
Ability to work independently and accurately with minimal supervision
Ability to influence and build interpersonal relationships
Quality oriented
Resilient, proactive and adaptable
Exhibit Global Leadership
Politically and organisationally Intelligent 
Post graduate Degree in a health-related field
Project Management qualification
Experience in developing quality project systems and tools, overseeing implementation, data management activities, monitoring quality of data
Knowledge of quality control, activities, systems and processes (QA/QC)

Programme co-ordination:
Co-ordinate assigned projects
Track individual projects, progress towards meeting aims by set deadlines, anticipate and minimise delays
Ensure grant reporting requirements including risk and compliance requirements are met
Provides technical support to the programme leads
Project Management:
Scope the project, create a detailed work plan and manage project activities and quality
Identify and evaluate risks within project
Develop, review and apply standard operating procedures (SOPs) for projects as required
Provide input, programme direction and support to project staff
Assess progress against agreed deliverables and timeframe
Well written and accurate report writing
Assist with data collection tasks and tools as required
Ensure data collection process is optimised and maintained 
KTU Vision fit: To improve the quality of primary healthcare for underserved communities through pragmatic research, evidence-based implementation, evaluation, and engagement of health systems, their planners, providers and patients.
Remuneration, depending on qualification and experience.
Application Process and Disclaimer:
To apply, there is a two-step process:

Complete the questionnaire by clicking on the link: 

Project Manager recruitment questionnaire

  1. 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 10th December 2021 and include the reference number: #DTHF/C076 Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants who have completed both applications steps, will be considered. 

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.
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I further understand that the personal information I disclose to DTHF will be processed in accordance with the requirements set out in the Protection of Personal Information Act and may include the transferring thereof to third parties for the purposes of verification.
This job may be removed before it expires.
If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date please consider your application as unsuccessful.
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