Assistant Director (Health Research) – Cape Town


Minimum educational qualification: A relevant graduate qualification in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Public Health or equivalent.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Database development and data management skills
  • Extensive knowledge of health research and the applicable legislation, regulations and national and provincial policies
  • Extensive knowledge of health service delivery systems
  • Problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer literacy skills.
  • Inherent requirements of the job:
  • Ability to work overtime/irregular hours
  • Valid driver's licence and willing to travel to the districts and nationally if required.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Support the implementation of provincial health research strategy through the development of M&E systems and processes
  • Undertake research co-ordination activities within the department
  • Database and data management
  • Provincial Health Research Committee Secretariat
  • Capacity development on provincial health research processes.

Remuneration: R 221 058 per annum

Service benefits: 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Enquiries: Mr C Marx: 021 483-6720

Please submit your application for the attention of Ms C Versfeld to the Director: Human Resource Management, Department of Health, PO Box 2060, Cape Town 8000.

Closing Date: 20 July 2012


Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered.

Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.

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