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[afro-nets] Available Project Manager's post at School of Public Health, UWC

  • From: "Lynette Martin" <lmartin@uwc.ac.za>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 10:50:27 +0200

Project Manager


The School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape has an international reputation as a leading research and teaching institution in Public Health. It provides health and welfare personnel from developing countries with the opportunity to enhance their capacity to build and strengthen the health sector in their countries. Its open learning post-graduate programme, offering multiple entry and exits points, is unique in Southern Africa. Its educational and research activities focus on the implementation of district health systems.

The School is involved in a number of large- and small-scale research projects funded by external donors and is continuously raising money for research from external sources. It is presently in the process of setting up a unit within the School which will co-ordinate the management of these projects, including fundraising, logistical support and report-writing.

The School is looking for a manager to head this unit:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management of the unit; co-ordinate the activities of all projects and contracts; assist academics with proposal and report-writing, monitoring and exploring funding opportunities.

He or she will report to the Director of the school, collaborate with academic project leaders and will supervise three administrative officers, including a financial officer.

To qualify for this post you should have the following:

? Excellent writing skills, with a focus on proposal and report writing.

? At least five years experience with project work, preferably in a field related to public health.

? Some fund-raising experience and experience of engagement with external funders.

Your application should highlight your strengths as a project manager and writer and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and the names and full contact particulars e.g, e-mail addresses, telephone and cell numbers and postal addresses of three referees. The closing date is 31st March, 2009.

Applications should be addressed to: Ms Marlene Petersen at mppetersen@uwc.ac.za or at School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa. Tel: +27-21-959 2121 or Fax: +27-21-959-2872. Further information may be obtained from Prof Uta Lehmann on telephone: (021) 959-2633 /2809.

In line with the University?s commitment to diversifying its workforce, applications from the designated groups will be given priority consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to make an appointment at a lower level.

Ms. Lynette Martin
Secretary to Prof David Sanders
School of Public Health
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville, 7535
Cape, South Africa

Tel: 27-21-959 2132/2402
Fax: 27-21-959 2872