Medical Biological Scientist Grade I Iii (public Health Specialist)

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: FREE STATE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
SALARY : Grade I R281 148.00 per annum. OSD Grade II R331 179.00 per annum. OSD Grade III R390 126.00 per annum. OSD
CENTRE : Corporate Office: Bloemfontein
CLOSING DATE : 17 November 2017

REQUIREMENTS :
Epidemiology or Social Sciences with focus on health system or health care services or a Masters in development management or any equivalent qualification with relevant experience in conducting research in the health sector.
) Experience in driving Must be prepared to travel within the Free State Province.
3-5 Years relevant experience.
If the applicant is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in the relevant profession.
Experience: GRADE I None after registration with the HPCSA in the relevant profession (where applicable) in respect of South African qualified employees who performed Community Service, as required in South Africa.
One year relevant experience after registration with the HPCSA in the relevant profession (where applicable) in respect of foreign qualified employees, of whom it is not required to perform Community Service, as required in South Africa.
Experience:GRADE II: Minimum of 10 years relevant experience after registration with the HPCSA in the relevant profession (where applicable) in respect of South African qualified employees who performed Community Service, as required in South Africa.
Minimum of 11 years relevant experience after registration with the HPCSA in the relevant profession (where applicable) in respect of foreign qualified employees, of whom it is not required to perform Community Service, as required in South Africa.
Experience:GRADE III: Minimum of 20 years relevant experience after registration with the HPCSA in the relevant profession (where applicable) in respect of South African qualified employees who performed Community Service, as required in South Africa.
Minimum of 21 years relevant experience after registration with the HPCSA in the relevant profession (where applicable) in respect of foreign qualified employees, of whom it is not required to perform Community Service, as required in South Africa Recommendations: Any PhD is an added advantage.
Experience in funding application with a minimum of one article published in a scientific journal or evidence of participating in writing a published report.
Experience in designing and conducting research and managing a large research database preferably in a health environment.
Excellent leadership ability, time management, project management, stress management, motivational skills and strong negotiation skills as well as attention to detail and good communication skills.
Recommendations: Any PhD is an added advantage.
Experience in funding 146 application with a minimum of one article published in a scientific journal or evidence of participating in writing a published report.
Experience in designing and conducting research and managing a large research database preferably in a health environment.
Excellent leadership ability, time management, project management, stress management, motivational skills and strong negotiation skills as well as attention to detail and good communication skills.

DUTIES :
Facilitate and support the application of research findings to support program management challenges.
Conduct and promote the undertaking of quality health epidemiological, operational and action research, health systems and diseases surveillance researches as well as action and clinical research together with population studies in the department.
Promote research collaboration, build and maintain relations with research institutions to facilitate research complementarity as well as participating in source funding for research and development, for the department.
Coordination of program research activities with programs managers of the department and assist in budgeting and planning for future program direction using research findings.
Conduct training on operational research amongst health care workers and support with reviewing of protocols submitted to the Department of Health.
Lead the organization of the provincial health research day and support the use of the research findings presented on the day by program managers.
Exhibit knowledge of data use, data triangulation and target setting as well as understanding measurements of routine data accuracy are essential.
Ability to work under pressure, and should be able to deliver under tight deadlines together with willingness to work extra / odd hours.
Ability to work individually as well as in a team.
Make recommendations concerning policy and implementation thereof based on study findings.
Supervise research data collection processes where necessary.

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