|Location||Durban, South Africa|
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The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression.
PROJECT COORDINATOR: INTERVENTION FACILITATOR
Duration: 7- month Fixed Term Contract
The South African Medical Research Council’s Gender and Health Research Unit will conduct a study to adapt two mental health interventions for trauma survivors in KZN. The project will also investigate the feasibility and acceptability of its use among isiZulu speaking women in Durban. The Unit therefore seeks to employ a suitable qualified person for 7 months to assist in the adaptation of the interventions and lead the facilitation and pilot testing of the mental health interventions. The person will also be responsible for the co-ordination of the process evaluation aspects of the project.
Coordinate and implement the technical operation of the adaptation of the mental health intervention project according to study protocol
In-depth knowledge of trauma care/mental health
Assist with adaptation/ development of intervention and the facilitation manuals
Lead facilitation and pilot testing the interventions
Co-ordinate and collect research process data as per study protocol whilst ensuring quality control and quality assurance
Communication of research outputs including progress reports
Plan, coordinate and manage all logistics and operational aspects of project
Keep records of data collected and process of adaptation
Train and support staff in facilitation of intervention
Provide support to participants
4 Year Bachelor of Psychology Degree or equivalent qualification.
4 years of relevant experience in mental health support to survivors of sexual violence
2 years’ experience in conducting research with survivors of sexual violence
Fluency in speaking and writing in isiZulu and English
Valid South African driver’s license code 08
Coordination and supervisory skills
MS Office package (including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
Experience in longitudinal research mental health research
Experience in doing research with rape survivors
Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Counsellor
Interested candidates can send their CV