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JOB DESCRIPTION
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POSITION DETAILS
Position title
Senior Lecturer and Research Co-ordinator
Job title (HR Practitioner to provide)
Job grade (if known)
Senior Lecturer
Academic faculty / PASS department
Health Sciences
Academic department / PASS unit
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Division / section
Health Policy and Systems
Date of compilation
July 2014
ORGANOGRAM
(Adjust as necessary. Include line manager, line manager’s manager, all subordinates and colleagues. Include job grades)
Professor M Jeebhay
HOD
Professor L Gilson
Head of Division
Senior Lecturer and Research
Co-ordinator
Senior Lecturer
PURPOSE
Senior Lecturer and Research Coordinator to develop post-graduate health systems research teaching, coordinate international research collaborations, and develop new research activities.
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JOB CONTENT
Key performance areas (4 – 6)
(What)
Teaching
% of time
spent
50%
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1
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Research
2
40%
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Activities / Objectives / Tasks
Results / Outcomes
(How)
(Why)
Support the appropriate
development of the Division’s
teaching activities, including
curriculum development
Teach in the fields of: Health
Systems; Health Policy and
Systems Research; Complexity;
Community Health Research
and Development
Convene at least one MPH
module
Co-convene the MPH Health
Systems track, with HODiv
Undertake MPH student
supervision
Undertake PhD supervision
Develop, conduct and manage
research that integrates the
work of the International
Religious Health Assets
Programme (IRHAP) within the
HPS division
Lead the development of new
areas of social science and
health systems research within
the HPS division, as agreed
with the HODiv
Support for regular curriculum review
within the MPH health systems track
Support for recruitment of MPH
health systems track students on an
annual basis – and support of them
through to graduation
Convene at least one module and
teach sessions within the MPH health
systems that are positively evaluated
by students
Successful completion of dissertations
by MPH students
Competencies needed
Teaching and assessment
of postgraduate students
in HPS
Postgraduate Student
supervision (Masters and
PhD)
Strong Listening,
communication and
collaboration skills
Advanced computer
literacy
Analytical skills
Successful completion of PhD studies
by students
Successful submission of new grant
proposals that a) integrate IRHAP
within the HPS division and b)
represent new areas of HPSR work
Effective coordination of CHESAI
activities for UCT
Successful submission of writing
outputs based on research activities
Initiative, problem
solving and adaptability
Extensive
knowledge and
Ability to co-ordinate
experience
in health
develop
collaborative
policy and systems, social
networks
science methods,
religious
and
Research studies
and project
public health and
management
interdisciplinary studies
Programme coPresentation skills
ordination
Strong analytical skills
Strong support for and coordination
of teams involved in implementing
research
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Contributing to salary through new
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Management
5%
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3
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Act as the UCT co-ordinator for
the Collaboration for Health
Systems Analysis and
Innovation (CHESAI), working
closely with colleagues at the
University of the Western Cape
and other health policy and
systems groups within the
Western Cape
Work within research teams
within the HPS division as
appropriate
Perform other duties as
required/assigned
Manage the UCT-IRHAP office,
with some administration, as
part of the HPS Division,
(including website
management and development,
database maintenance, ongoing
literature reviews, conference
management, communication)
Fund-raise, and oversee
budgets, as primary
investigator for IRHAP within
the HPS Division (including
proposal-writing and
networking)
Fund-raise and oversee
budgets for other research and
other projects within the
portfolio of the HPS Division
(including proposal-writing
and networking)
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Effective management of staff and
activities as agreed with HODiv, with a
particular focus on the UCT-IRHAP
office
Academic management
and administration
Fundraising, proposal
writing and networking
Budget oversight
Website and conference
management
Initiative, problem
solving, and adaptability
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Collaboration and
Networking
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Staff management and
supervision skills
Deputise for the head of the
HODiv in SOPH&FM activities
as appropriate
Supervise staff working within
the Division as needed and
agreed with HODiv
Maintain and strengthen HPS
division collaborations (at UCT,
in South Africa, in Africa and
internationally)
Integrate the IRHAP
collaborative network (at UCT,
in South Africa, Africa, and
internationally) within the HPS
division
Maintain the HPS divisional
website and manage other
communication work for the
division
Lead collaboration and
networking within the
SOPH&FM and UCT around
multi-disciplinary work, with a
particular focus on social
science collaborations
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Maintenance and extension of
networks within UCT, and with the
wider communities of HPSR practice
in Cape Town, South African and
internationally – including
appropriate integration of the IRHAP
collaborative, and with a particular
focus on multidisciplinary
collaboration
Networking and
collaborative skills
Communication
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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Minimum
qualifications
Minimum experience
(type and years)
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A PhD in Humanities or Social Sciences
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At least 5 years experience in collaborative team research, including in health systems
and development, in Africa and internationally
o Have previously been the primary investigator of international research
projects, and have experience in sourcing, establishing and completing research
grants
o Experience in research management, including project management,
implementation, team coordination and evaluation
o Have exposure to issues relevant to research on religion and health, and
relevant African networks
At least 3 years experience in management and administration in an academic setting
At least 3 years experience in teaching and assessment of postgraduate students
relevant to the field of Health Policy and Systems
A demonstrated academic publication record
Strong listening, communication, and collaboration skills
Strong analytical skills
Advanced computer literacy
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