Study Coordinator

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



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.

This 8 months fixed-term contract position will be based at Masiphumelele Research Centre in

Masiphumelele, Fish Hoek, Cape Town. The main purpose of this position is to manage the

projects including site processes and managing the team in carrying out administration and

logistics for studies in Masiphumelele Research Centre in Masiphumilele, Fish Hoek, Cape




  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing with an active SANC registration
  • At least 2-5 years nursing experience
  • At least 2 years working experience as a Study Co-ordinator; in a research

environment preferred

  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) with a valid GCP certificate
  • Knowledge of HIV prevention and COVID-19
  • Demonstrated experience in project co-ordination
  • Knowledge of compliance to Ethics and regulatory documentation
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control skills, including drafting Standard Operating

Procedures (SOP’s)

  • Monitoring and Evaluation skills
  • System implementation and maintenance of existing functional systems
  • Ability to generate reports at different time points
  • Highly functional computer literate (Proficiency in MS Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • High functional administration and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team
  • Willingness to work on COVID-related studies

The following will be advantageous:

  • Reside in Masiphumelele area
  • Valid driver’s license with own transport
  • Ability to speak isiXhosa

Values fit: Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence


  • Clinical responsibilities including observations/ vaccination/ phlebotomy
  • Study implementation
  • Program administration support, including day-to-day management of project-related

activities, compilation and analysis of project reports, maintenance of project files and

documents, and liaison with project stakeholders, and project event planning support

  • Coordination of site-specific tasks in coordination with other site leaders and senior

project team

  • Coordination of project and logistics management
  • Data capturing - quality control checks on data captured
  • Responsible for ensuring that all study related data is entered accurately and


  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of Investigator Site Files
  • Responsible for QA/QC of Informed Consent Forms (ICF’s), Case Report Forms (CRF’s)

and source documents

  • Ensuring effective monitoring and evaluation of the programme
  • Compilation of weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports
  • Attend international conference calls/ training
  • Maintain research documentation as per SOP’s
  • Maintain study logs
  • Communication with Ethics/South African Health Products Regulatory Authority


  • Coordination during monitoring visits
  • Ensure that sponsor standards are met
  • Perform all activities according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards
  • Monitoring of project staff performance
  • Participate and lead staff meetings and training


Interested candidates can send their CV


Submit CV, motivation letter with certified copy of highest qualification and details of

three (3) current contactable referees to: Attention HR Manager [email protected] by 02nd June 2021 and include the reference number: #DTHF/C026.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants who have completed

both applications steps, will be considered.

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