The reproductive Health Research Unit (RHRU) is one of the foremost South African Research Institutions engaged primarily in research and training in the field of sexual and reproductive health. The RHRU is an academic centre within the University of the Witwatersrand. The Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary company of the University of the Witwatersrand, employs RHRU staff. The Wits Health Consortium (WHC) and RHRU is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to fair recruitment and selection practices. Interested candidates should please send their CV's and clearly marked motivation letter for the position to The Human Resources Department, RHRU, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, P.O. Bertsham, 2013; or fax to (011) 989-9298; or email to email@example.com. Closing Date: 17 April 2003 1. EU Men project: Project coordinator 2. EU Men project: Research intern 3. Senior Project Coordinator: (Training & QI) 1. Project Coordinator: EU Men Project --------------------------------------- The RHRU wishes to recruit an enthusiastic and suitably experienced candidate to join the EU Men programme. This programme aims to conduct research into the reproductive and sexual health of men who are resident in Johannesburg inner city municipal hostels. This will lead to the design of an intervention to improve the health seeking behaviour of hostel residents. The intervention will be implemented by a relevant external organisation. The research design is a pre and post intervention evaluation that seeks to explore the impact of the intervention. Included in the research process will be a series of ethnographic studies of men in the context of hostels in inner city Johannesburg. This will assist in the development of a baseline and post intervention survey. The project coordinator is required to implement the research and assist in coordinating the intervention. This position will be based in Johannesburg at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Some essential functions include: * Contribute to the development of the research protocol. * Contribute to the development of research tools. * Contribute to the development and implementation of formative ethnographic research. * Develop the work plan/implementation plan for the project. * Manage and monitor the project expenditure. * Contribute to the development and implementation of the intervention under evaluation in the hostels and surrounding clinics. * Assist in developing and maintaining a comprehensive review of the relevant literature for the project. * Manage the implementation of the survey research by an external organisation. * Write reports and presentations. * Where appropriate, co-author publications with other members of the research team. * Participate in and contribute to the development and achievement of RHRU's corporate goals and objectives * Manage and supervise a research trainee * Provide input and direction to a research survey team. Qualification, experience and personal attributes: * An honours degree in the social sciences (anthropology, sociology, medical anthropology) or clinical/nursing sciences is a minimum requirement. A postgraduate degree or progress towards a postgraduate degree is highly desirable. * Ethnographic or qualitative research experience is imperative and knowledge of public health surveys is desirable. * Knowledge of urban social and health issues would be an added advantage * At least three years experience in management at middle to senior level within a medium to large sized organisation. * Experience in financial and programmatic management and reporting. * Demonstrated writing skills and the ability to produce relevant reports and budgets. * Microsoft Office computer literacy is essential * Experience of working in teams with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds and the ability to communicate sensitively with culturally diverse groups is essential. * Willingness to work in the inner city hostel environment. * A strong commitment to capacity building is essential. * National travel is required. Some international travel might be required. * A driver's licence is essential 2. RESEARCH INTERN (EU MEN PROJECT) ------------------------------------ This exciting position requires a dynamic person to provide support to the EU Men Programme and would be suitable for a candidate wishing to pursue a career in medical research. The responsibilities of this position will include: * Contributing to and assisting the research team with the provision of the research support. * Development of appropriate research questions and research tools * Design and implementation of research studies, data management and analysis, report writing and the dissemination of information. Essential selection criteria: * A Bachelor's degree in social sciences (anthropology, sociology) or nursing. * Experience in project management * Good communication skills both verbal and written * Computer skills essential * Candidates must hold a valid driver's licence. 3. Senior Project Coordinator: (Training & QI) ---------------------------------------------- Main responsibilities * The purpose of this position is to facilitate and organize the RHRU's Research Methods course, short course in HIV Management, Reproductive Health Priorities Conference and Materials development. * The Reproductive Health Research Methods Course * The Priorities Conference * The Short Course in HIV Management * The development of materials for training Key Performance Areas * Planning and forecasting for these courses including budgets * Providing administrative function of the steering committees * Communications and arrangements with participants and facilitators * Logistical arrangements such as venues, transport, ceremonies, advertising, equipment, materials etc * Writing up of necessary reports for donors and internal evaluations of courses * Maintain data bases and communications with participants before during and after the courses. * Training Materials development Qualifications and other Criteria: * Relevant bachelor's degree * High level/ advanced computer skills * Excellent report writing skills * Good financial management * A high degree of organisational skills * Ability to perform numerous tasks/ projects simultaneously * Good problem solving skills * Creative approach to the organisation of functions * Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines * Excellent interpersonal skills * Must be in a position to travel across the country and thus be in possession of a valid driver's licence and have access to a vehicle.