The Health Systems Trust is a non-government organisation (NGO)that supports the
development of an equitable comprehensive health system that provides quality
health care. A central activity of the organisation is the support and
commissioning of research that addresses key health priorities (currently
decentralisation and district systems development, monitoring equity in health
and health care and HIV/AIDS - including prevention of mother to child
We have 2 vacancies for positions of management of our research activities:
(2 year contract renewable depending on performance and/or need for position)
The responsibilities of the position include:
- Overall management and co-ordination of research (development of a
research agenda and plan budgets)
- Management and support to professional staff.
- Ensuring the utilisation of research information by key stakeholders.
- Liaison with key stakeholders including government and academic
(1 year contract renewable depending on performance and/or need for position)
The incumbent will support the Director in caring out his/her
responsibilities, including those mentioned hereabove with a specific focus on
the management of research processes relating to HIV/AIDS (including PMTCT)
Both positions are senior in the management of the organisation. The ideal
candidates should be in posession of post-graduate health (or equivalent) and
management/leadership qualifications. Prospective candidates should have at least 10
years (7 years in the case of Deputy Director) of relevant experience in public
health and research management.
A salary package commensurate with experience and
qualifications and in line with the HST’s Job grading will be offered to the
The incumbents should be prepared to travel, and preferably be based in Durban.
A detailed CV with names and contact details of at least two references should be sent to:
Durban Head Office,
PO Box 808,
Fax: 031-3040775 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 29
THE HEALTH SYSTEMS TRUST SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT EQUITY