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Vacancy: Director of South-South Cooperation and Head of Africa Office

EDCTP is looking for a Director of South-South Cooperation and Head of Africa 
Office to be based at the EDCTP Office in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Director of South-South Cooperation and Head of Africa Office, under the 
supervision of the Executive Director, will be responsible for the day-to-day 
management of the Africa Office, and coordinating all executive and 
administrative tasks and functions for the EDCTP programme that are most 
effectively and efficiently conducted from an African location. These include 
having overall responsibility for liaising and building on partnership 
initiatives with the African political leadership, policy makers, product 
development partnerships (PDPs), like-minded funding agencies and foundations, 
non-governmental organisations (NGOs), pharmaceutical industry, and the 
scientific community.

Person specification
  *   MD or PhD in Life Sciences
  *   Ability to lead an inter-disciplinary team of senior scientists and 
administrative staff from multi-cultural backgrounds
  *   A minimum of 10 years' experience at an executive level of management of 
an international research programme, with emphasis in health research and the 
clinical development, preferably in Africa
  *   Experience in building research partnerships and collaborations, 
particularly with international research funding agencies or Product 
Development Partnerships (PDPs)
  *   Risk management experience, particularly in a health research setting, 
will be an advantage
  *   Excellent written and spoken English skills are required; written and 
spoken skills in French and or Portuguese are an advantage
  *   Excellent presentation skills and experience speaking to relevant 
technical audiences; confident presenter and effective communicator
  *   Strong sense of diplomacy and an ability to take account of both personal 
and political sensitivities in an international environment i.e. to be able to 
act in ambassadorial role in many situations
  *   An understanding of clinical trials and research governance is essential, 
and personal and professional integrity must be of the highest standard.

Salary scale
EDCTP offers a highly competitive salary package commensurate with experience 
and qualifications.

Employment conditions
The employee will be based at the EDCTP Office in Cape Town, South Africa.

The EDCTP is characterised by a multicultural work environment and English is 
the official language.

Closing date for applications: 21 December 2015
Applications including a letter of motivation and CV should be submitted to: 
recruitment@edctp.org<mailto:recruitment@edctp.org> by midnight Monday, 21 
December 2015.

Please visit the detailed job description for more information: 
http://www.edctp.org/vacancies/director-south-south-cooperation-head-africa-office/

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Daniela Pereira
mailto:Pereira@edctp.org

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