Study Coordinator

The Aurum Institute

North West, South Africa

12 MonthsPermanent

Jul 19

The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Health Research and Systems. We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV. The following positions have become available as part of the various projects currently being run by us and you are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements of the position. Work DescriptionThe Study Co-ordinator is responsible to manage operations of assigned Project(s) within the Division. The Study Co-ordinator must implement and manage all assigned Projects according to designed protocols, grant contracts and standards. This will require the Study Co-ordinator to design systems for the implementation of Projects as well as to ensure that Quality Control Systems are in place and to manage Projects according to specified standards of both Aurum and Funders. The Study Co-ordinator also needs to report regularly against progress on Research Projects and disseminate results to the relevant Stakeholders. Technical Work ResponsibilitiesLiaise with Internal and External Customers/StakeholdersManagement and co-ordination of Studies through effective Project ManagementPerformance managementDevelop and manage recruitment and retention strategies for StudiesPrepare and implement all study SOPs, study files, and additional study forms related to study implementationDevelopment and maintenance of Organizational and Work flow Systems Resource managementCost controlReporting and record-keepingResearch-related administrative dutiesHuman capital management DutiesBuild sound relationships with Funders and Outcome StakeholdersWhere required, act as Investigator for Grant applications and awardsSupport the Organisation in ad hoc Internal Projects Represent the Business when necessary with External Stakeholders Act as Aurum Brand Ambassador at all timesDesign Systems for the implementation of ProjectsEnsure that Quality Control systems are in place Measure performance against Plans to provide feedback to the Management Team Conduct quantitative or qualitative analyses as requiredReport progress to Stakeholders (Funders, Collaborators, Clients) on a regular basis Present Research/Programme outcomes to StakeholdersConduct Research/Programme implementation according to the framework of the research protocol and within established technical strategy, plan policies and proceduresAdhere to quality and ethical principles in all Research and ProjectsMeasure performance against protocols Participating in continuous scientific activities which include Journal Club, Mentorship ProgrammesClarify Employee work/role descriptions, targets and goals to perform their functions, and that Client/Stakeholder needs and requirements are integrated into all work related practicesManage resources, skills, tools, equipment, and information to successfully execute on their responsibilitiesManage Employee performance and create opportunities for personal growth and developmentAlign future Talent needs through effective succession planning and capacity building initiatives (i.e. training, mentorship, coaching etc.), and advise Employees on career opportunities and the requirements to achieve personal growthComply with all safety policies, practices and procedures according to prescribed procedures and legislationReport all unsafe activities to Senior Management/Human ResourcesAdhere and maintain Decision making authority as allocated to the positionParticipate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals

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