Ottery, Cape Town





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 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.

The main purpose of this position is operationalising an implementation science PrEP (oral and vaginal ring pre-exposure prophylaxis) study in the Klipfontein/Mitchells Plein health sub-district providing integrated sexual and reproductive health services from community-based models to adolescent and young people.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 Certificate with a Tertiary Degree in Health-related field
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in managing complex, multiple research studies and research teams independently
  • Experience working on clinical HIV studies and/or with adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and/or men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • Computer literacy with sound knowledge of email, word processing and internet
  • Staff management experience
  • Strong Research focus
  • Excellent ability to build interpersonal relationships and partnerships
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Excellent communication skills (English written and verbal)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Planning and organization abilities


  • Experience as a Clinical Project Manager
  • Project Management certification
  • Good Clinical Practice Certificate
  • Knowledge on clinical trial site processes
  • Experience in implementing a PrEP demonstration study


  • Co-ordinate and oversee the implementation of a large complex study according to timelines
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting on studies progress
  • Research Support – Support research activities and ensure project delivery through managing project resources.
  • Stakeholder engagement: maintain relationships with all key stakeholders responsible for project delivery (including Department of Health and key community stakeholders)
  • Study protocol implementation – Relevant study documentation are available and the study community are regularly engaged and informed
  • Human Resource management – Ensure work schedules are available, training needs identified, performance management of staff
  • Recruitment and Retention – Ensuring all studies are successfully assessed and screened according to protocol and criteria, volunteers are well informed and successfully complete the study
  • Manage all project service providers according to agreed upon Service Level Agreements
  • Study Administration – Ensure that Data are accurately and timeously captured, the study protocol is implemented correctly and reports are submitted timeously
  • Training and coordination of staff – Ensuring work schedules are available for all staff and that training needs are identified followed by relevant training delivered
  • Regular reporting to Senior Project Lead

Values fit:  Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence

Submit CV, motivation letter with certified copy of highest qualification and details of three (3) current contactable referees in a single PDF file by 28 September 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Visit the DTHF Career page to view the advert DTHF-C094 and apply:  DTHF Career Page

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 position, I authorized DTHF to process my personal information in accordance with its internal operational requirements.

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.

Desmond Tutu Health Foundation is a child-friendly organisation committed to the protection of children.

For more information about the organization please visit our website.