Project Coordinator

at University of Cape Town
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR




The University of Cape Town Lung Institute requires applications for a Project Coordinator* on a Fixed Term Contract to work on the Drakenstein Child Health Study (DCHS).


DCHS is a multi-year birth cohort study following 1,000 mother child pairs to investigate the epidemiology, aetiology and risk factors for childhood lower respiratory illness and the impact on child health, including the development of chronic respiratory disease. The study aims to investigate the role and interaction of potential risk factors covering 7 areas (environmental, infectious, nutritional, genetic, psychosocial, maternal and immunological risk factors) that may impact on child health. The

DCHS study team is comprised of 40 staff members and 30+ students with 40 sub-studies and 100+ national and international


This position is based at Red Cross Children’s Hospital with some travel to Paarl and will support the DCHS Project Manager in

areas of project administration and coordination. We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates. This position will

start asap.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Tertiary degree in a health-related field, specifically Health Science or Social Science or related field
  • 1-3 years Project Coordination or management experience (including SOP development, CRF development and quality

control oversite)

  • Experience working in a research environment and/or clinical research environment
  • Experience managing research grants, grant applications and proposals (e.g. budget development, coordinating

investigator input, assisting to draft and format grant applications and grant reporting)

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Good computer skills, proficient with MS office applications (excel, powerpoint, word)
  • Verbal, written and reading fluency in English

The following skills will be advantageous:

  • Good record keeping skills and experience
  • Experience in planning and implementing a clinical research study
  • Good decision making, problem solving and prioritising capabilities
  • Managing HR issues in a diverse team
  • Attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Experience with Redcap CRF development and reporting
  • Experience with data analysis, collating or summarizing data or quality control indicators

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Coordination of study wide activities alongside Project Manager and Medical Officer
  • Assist with preparation and drafting of funding proposals and reports
  • Drafting of study wide SOPs, training materials and PowerPoint presentations
  • Coordination of Redcap CRF development, implementation and QC of data collection processes across site activities
  • Assist with tracking HR deadlines, processes and ad hoc paperwork
  • Tracking of study wide documents (funding, collaborations, publications, ethics approvals)
  • Assist with scheduling and catering for meetings
  • Taking minutes for a variety of study and stakeholder meetings
  • Other ad hoc duties as they arise

Additional Information:

  • 12-month Fixed Term Contract
  • Full-Time (40 hours per week; Monday to Friday)


Interested candidates can send their CV