Position: PROJECT MANAGER (PM) (12 Months)

Background: The Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the University of the Witwatersrand, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is an internationally recognized health research organization that conducts research and analysis on issues of public health importance, including a strong focus on HIV, TB, and NCDs. HE2RO seeks to build the evidence base to improve health policies and programmes in South Africa and the region. We collaborate on policy relevant research with Boston University and other national and international organizations. For more information visit our website at www.heroza.org.

We seek a dynamic, enthusiastic and self-motivated Project Manager (PM) to be part of our research
team. Successful applicants will be part of a team of researchers working on cutting edge public health
research questions that contribute to the evidence-base for improving access to, and delivery of
health services for HIV, TB and other health challenges.

The position is based at HE2RO’s head office in Johannesburg but may require travel within SubSaharan Africa and possibly globally. Overtime/weekend hours and working in rural areas and/or under resourced circumstances will be required from time to time. This is a fixed term position.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Stakeholder identification and management.
  • Leads project communications.
  • Manages project logistics, conferences etc.
  • Monitors budgets and project timelines.
  • Manages, delegates to and supervises junior staff.
  • Generates project newsletters and social media posts as required.
  • Facilitates project implementation by organizing regular team meetings to ensure timely delivery of outputs.
  • Produces monthly reports on the project’s progress.
  • Assists in the development of project tools, including SOPs and relevant policies.
  • Manages and troubleshoots project-related activities.
  • Collaborates with project leads to identify project needs.
  • Provides day-to-day support to project teams.
  • Ensures coordination with compliance and regulatory bodies.
  • Supports project related administrative duties.


  • Min 6 years’ experience and/or
  • Relevant diploma.
  • Experience in project management methodologies and tools
  • Experience managing multiple projects.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Fluent in local languages (Sepedi, Setswana, Sesotho, Zulu)
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact and professionalism at all times.
  • Ability to manage and maintain good relations with both participants and fellow team members.
  • Willing to work flexible hours (e.g. late afternoons)/overtime/weekend hours) conducting household and/or telephonic interviews when required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Willingness to travel locally if required.

Closing Date21/11/2023
Sunnyside Office Park, Building C, First Floor, 32 Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2193
Position TypeContract
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