NDLOVU CARE GROUP

























The Ndlovu Research Consortium is a collaboration between Utrecht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, Ndlovu Care Group, and South African Universities.  The focus of the South Africa-Netherlands Research Consortium is on HIV/AIDS and its consequences for health and society.

Ndlovu Research Consortium is currently looking for the following motivated candidate for the Ndlovu Research Centre in Dennilton and Groblersdal:-

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
Requirements:

  • Minimum National Diploma in Medical Technology (Clinical Pathology)/ Biomedical  Technology
  • Valid Registration with appropriate Health Profession Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • At least 3 years working experience preferably within a research environment
  • Understanding of pathology test procedures.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and methodologies (manual and automated).
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practice and QA/QC is essential
  • Knowledge of specimen processing and reading/interpreting of test results
  • Basic computer skills in MS Windows
  • Communication skills, interpersonal skills.
  • Numerical reasoning skills
  • Registered to valid Professional Indemnity.
Key Responsibilities:

·         Operates, maintains and calibrates the equipment used in the laboratory to ensure that it is operating efficiently and providing accurate results
·         Assist with Development and revision the Laboratory Manual as well as laboratory SOP’s
·         Assist in development and review of SOP’s when required
·         Provide technical support within laboratory in order to ensure the efficient flow of specimens and timeous resulting of specimen
·         Perform administration tasks in order to ensure effective administration systems in the laboratory
·         Maintain good client relations in order to promote the image of the Ndlovu Research Centre  (clinical research division of NCG)
·         Implements sound housekeeping procedures and work effectively with others as a member of a team to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with safety protocols.
·         Reports incidents, including instrument failures, problem solutions and reads documents and actions tasks on the laboratory information management system in compliance with relevant organisational policy.
·         Monitoring of temperature of freezers, store rooms and laboratory
·         Responsible for adhering to NCG Research Centre protocols as set standard operating procedures.

Behavioural Competencies: Client Focus; Action orientation; Problem solving; Quality orientation; Teamwork; Attention to details; Task structuring, Technical Knowledge

Candidates should submit their motivation letter and detailed CV to HR Administrator Anita Foulds, at fax number 013 262 3498 or by e-mail to recruitment@ndlovu.com

Please note that if you have not had a response from us within 7 days after the closing date of this advert, you can deem your application as unsuccessful.

Closing date:       23 June 2017



Ndlovu Care Group is looking for a committed, motivated, suitably qualified and experienced clinician for the Ndlovu Research Centre in Dennilton to work with the Clinical Site Research Leader in managing the clinical aspects of HIV prevention trials.

MEDICAL OFFICER - CLINICAL RESEARCH
Minimum Requirements: -
·         MBChB degree with at least 5 years post community service experience.
·         Be registered as a Medical Doctor with the HPCSA.
·         Solid knowledge of HIV/AIDS, TB and Primary Health Care issues and ARV treatment
·         Good communication and organizational skills within a multi-disciplinary team.
·         Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
·         Computer literate,
·         have an interest in research and community development
·         be a team player.
·         Driver’s License.
·         Clinical trial or research experience and meticulous in clinic record keeping.
·         Preferably trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

Key Performance Areas:-
·         Perform clinical activities related to the trial protocol including clinical assessments, specimen collection, oversight of the safety of study participants, determination of clinical eligibility, and meticulous administration of study participant files.
·         Possibly conduct clinical interviews and administer study questionnaires.
·         Reporting, follow up, assessment and management of adverse events.
·         Completion of all required study-related documentation according to the study protocol, SOP and GCP requirements.
·         Conduct regular quality control checks to ensure accuracy of clinical data collection and good data quality.
·         Training of new clinicians and nurses and capacitation of the research team.
·         Report writing.
·         Contribute to unit publications.
·         Willing to rotate across clinical research trials and provide back-up where required.
·         Coordinates relevant aspects of study and ensures Research Centre compliance with study protocol, all relevant procedures, policies and regulations.


Candidates should submit their motivation letter and detailed CV to HR Administrator Anita Foulds, at fax number 013 262 3498 or by e-mail to recruitment@ndlovu.com

Please note that if you have not had a response from us within 7 days after the closing date of this advert, you can deem your application as unsuccessful.
Closing date:           23 June 2017



Ndlovu Care Group  partners up with the HIV Vaccine Trial Network (HVTN) for a research trial concerning an HIV vaccine.

Ndlovu Care Group is currently looking for the following motivated candidate for the Ndlovu Research Centre in Dennilton and Groblersdal:-

HVTN Study Manager/ Site Leader

Job Purpose: To provide direction, expertise, and leadership in the successful management and implementation of the study programme and related programme development, whilst providing high-level programmatic and administrative support to the PI and Scientific Coordinator. Ensure study procedures are in compliance with regulatory and ethical standards.

MAIN AREA(s) OF RESPONSIBILITY:

·         Oversee the implementation of the whole research site’s operations to ensure targets are achieved.
·         Responsible for the overall regulatory compliance of the site, including compliance with HVTN policies and procedures.
·         Manage the study regulatory submissions and keep regulatory organizations up to date on study progress.
·         Ensure that appropriate SOP’s are designed and implemented across all site functions throughout the study period and review existing SOP’s.
·         Responsible for training and compliance of all staff members to the SOP’s, GCP, and GLCP.
·         Identify training needs to ensure the research study is running smoothly.
·         Ensure proper conduct of the trial and keep all staff informed about new protocol amendments, SOP’s, study manuals and memos.
·         Perform Quality Control of all source files, CRF’s and IRE’s and ensure QC reports are resolved within the stipulated time frame.
·         Ensure site is compliant with the study protocol, study specific procedures, standard operating procedures, relevant policies’ and regulations.
·         Maintain the Investigator Site File for the research project.
·         Inform and prepare the staff for monitor visits, audits and inspections.
·         Attend to all queries and questions from monitors and sponsor.
·         Oversee the whole research site’s operations.
·         Proactive guidance of the Community Engagement team.
               Emphasise study procedures and importance of doing the study for staff members.
               Explains delays occurring on site.
               Address all site concerns concerning participants and staff.
·         Ensures all resources for site are in place (including friendly environment for participants).
·         Know, understand, incorporate, and comply with all applicable ethical requirements for conducting research according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

·         Master’s degree, preferably in Health and Life Sciences.
·         Minimum 3 years’ experience in Project Management/ Research Management / clinical setting (preferably in the NGO or health sectors in SA).
·         Knowledge and application of research principles, holding a valid GCP certificate will be an advantage.
·         Knowledge and/or experience about HIV/AIDS or working with population at risk.
·         Experience with clinical laboratorium work will be advantage.
·         Organizational and presentation skills.
·         Self-motivated.
·         Team builder.
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office, especially excel
·         Valid driver’s license and preferable own transport.


Candidates should submit their motivation letter and detailed CV to HR Administrator Anita Foulds, at fax number 013 262 3498 or by e-mail to recruitment@ndlovu.com


Please note that if you have not had a response from us within 7 days after the closing date of this advert, you can deem your application as unsuccessful.
Closing date:       26 April 2017



Ndlovu Care Group is currently looking for the following motivated candidate for the Ndlovu Research Centre in Dennilton and Groblersdal:-

HVTN Study Manager/ Site Leader
Job Purpose: To provide direction, expertise, and leadership in the successful management and implementation of the study programme and related programme development, whilst providing high-level programmatic and administrative support to the PI and Scientific Coordinator. Ensure study procedures are in compliance with regulatory and ethical standards.

MAIN AREA(s) OF RESPONSIBILITY:
·         Oversee the implementation of the whole research site’s operations to ensure targets are achieved.
·         Responsible for the overall regulatory compliance of the site, including compliance with HVTN policies and procedures.
·         Manage the study regulatory submissions and keep regulatory organizations up to date on study progress.
·         Ensure that appropriate SOP’s are designed and implemented across all site functions throughout the study period and review existing SOP’s.
·         Responsible for training and compliance of all staff members to the SOP’s, GCP, and GLCP.
·         Identify training needs to ensure the research study is running smoothly.
·         Ensure proper conduct of the trial and keep all staff informed about new protocol amendments, SOP’s, study manuals and memos.
·         Perform Quality Control of all source files, CRF’s and IRE’s and ensure QC reports are resolved within the stipulated time frame.
·         Ensure site is compliant with the study protocol, study specific procedures, standard operating procedures, relevant policies’ and regulations.
·         Maintain the Investigator Site File for the research project.
·         Inform and prepare the staff for monitor visits, audits and inspections.
·         Attend to all queries and questions from monitors and sponsor.
·         Oversee the whole research site’s operations.
·         Proactive guidance of the Community Engagement team.
ü  Emphasise study procedures and importance of doing the study for staff members.
ü  Explains delays occurring on site.
ü  Address all site concerns concerning participants and staff.
·         Ensures all resources for site are in place (including friendly environment for participants).
·         Know, understand, incorporate, and comply with all applicable ethical requirements for conducting research according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
·         Master’s degree, preferably in Health and Life Sciences.
·         Minimum 3 years’ experience in Project Management/ Research Management / clinical setting (preferably in the NGO or health sectors in SA).
·         Knowledge and application of research principles, holding a valid GCP certificate will be an advantage.
·         Knowledge and/or experience about HIV/AIDS or working with population at risk.
·         Experience with clinical laboratorium work will be advantage.
·         Organizational and presentation skills.
·         Self-motivated.
·         Team builder.
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office, especially excel
·         Valid driver’s license and preferable own transport.

Candidates should submit their motivation letter and detailed CV to HR Administrator Anita Foulds, at fax number 013 262 3498 or by e-mail to recruitment@ndlovu.com

Please note that if you have not had a response from us within 7 days after the closing date of this advert, you can deem your application as unsuccessful.

Closing date:       31 March 2017





Ndlovu Care Group is participating in a HVTN study. Ndlovu Care Group is currently looking for the following candidate for the HVTN Study

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST X2
Purpose of Position:
  • Management and overseeing of all laboratory related activities at Ndlovu Research Centre

Requirements:
  • Minimum National Diploma in Medical Technology (Clinical Pathology)/ Biomedical  Technology
  • HPCSA registration as Medical Technologist (Clinical Pathology)
  • At least 3-5 years working experience preferably within a research environment
  • Understanding of pathology test procedures.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and methodologies (manual and automated).
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practice and QA/QC is essential
  • Knowledge of specimen processing and reading/interpreting of test results
  • Basic computer skills in MS Windows
  • Communication skills, interpersonal skills.
  • Numerical reasoning skills
  • Experience working in research is an advantage
Key Responsibilities:
·         Operates, maintains and calibrates the equipment used in the laboratory to ensure that it is operating efficiently and providing accurate results
·         Develop and revise the Laboratory Manual as well as laboratory SOP’s
·         Assist in development and review of SOP’s when required
·         Provide technical support within laboratory in order to ensure the efficient flow of specimens and timeous resulting of specimen
·         Analyses of results of conducted rapid tests
·         Perform administration tasks in order to ensure effective administration systems in the laboratory
·         Maintain good client relations in order to promote the image of the Ndlovu Research Centre  (clinical research division of NCG)
·         Implements sound housekeeping procedures and work effectively with others as a member of a team to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with safety protocols.
·         Reports incidents, including instrument failures, problem solutions and reads documents and actions tasks on the laboratory information management system in compliance with relevant organisational policy.
·         Monitoring of temperature of freezers, store rooms and laboratory
·         Responsible for adhering to NCG Research Centre protocols as set standard operating procedures.


Behavioural Competencies: Client Focus; Action orientation; Problem solving; Quality orientation; Teamwork; Attention to details; Task structuring, Technical Knowledge

Candidates should submit their motivation letter and detailed CV to HR Administrator Anita Foulds, at fax number 013 262 3498 or by e-mail to recruitment@ndlovu.com

Please note that if you have not had a response from us within 7 days after the closing date of this advert, you can deem your application as unsuccessful.

Closing date:       10 March 2017





Ndlovu Care Group is participating in a HIV prevention study in cooperation with the International Partnership for Microbicides. Ndlovu Care Group is currently looking for the following candidate for the IPM027 Research Study

BEHAVIOURAL ADHERENCE COORDINATOR

Job Purpose:
Oversee quantitative and qualitative social behavioural science activities in a clinical research setting and mentoring and coaching of counsellors on the participant-centred approach.

Minimum requirements:
Essential:
·         Tertiary qualification in Social Sciences, Public Health or related tertiary education.
·         At least 2 years’ experience in a clinical research setting, preferably including experience in social and behavioural science research and participant counselling in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  •   In-depth knowledge of HIV and sexual health research, with particular sensitivity to ethics and gender related issues.
  • Experience in supervision and training of members of a team, including ability to motivate and mentor, maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Experience in interpreting and applying the findings of relevant social and behavioural research.
  • Comfortable with discussing topics related to HIV and sexuality on an individual as well as a group level.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to maintain effectiveness during changing conditions
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Experience in supervision and training of members of a team, including ability to motivate and mentor, maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English and relevant local research centre language (Sepedi or Isizulu)
  • Good presentational skills
  • Highly motivated and team oriented, but also able to work independently
Preferred:
  •    GCP certification
  • Prior interviewing and facilitation experience
  • Experience working with adolescents
Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Adherence:
  • Mentor and oversee counselling activities to ensure that all participants are properly informed and counselled about the project and their involvement at all times
  • Conduct adherence counselling trainings with, and mentor the staff that conduct adherence counselling on  a regular basis
  • Lead the coordination of adherence meetings
  • Ensure a participant friendly research centre environment
  • In collaboration with other team members, create innovative adherence counselling strategies and messaging.
Data collection:
  • Supervise and assist with administering of the socio-behavioural data collection instruments in the clinical trial.
  • Ensure non-biased, consistent, complete and accurate data collection across all study participants and over time.
  • Supervise and assist with interviewing study participants and conducting focus group discussions
  • Coordinate the translation and transcription of interviews
  • Respond to data queries

Candidates should submit their motivation letter and detailed CV to HR Administrator Anita Foulds, at fax number 013 262 3498 or by e-mail to recruitment@ndlovu.com

Please note that if you have not had a response from us within 7 days after the closing date of this advert, you can deem your application as unsuccessful.

Closing date:       10 March 2017





Ndlovu Care Group is participating in a HVTN study. Ndlovu Care Group is currently looking for the following candidate for the HVTN Study:
PHARMACIST
Requirements:
  • B. Pharm or equivalent qualification recognized by South African Pharmacy Council.
  • Registered as a Pharmacist with the HPCSA
  • At least 5 years post qualification experience.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good computer skills including excellent knowledge of spread sheet programs.
  • Knowledge of good pharmacy practice, drug supply management and the relevant legislation.

Responsibilities:
  • Procurement of pharmaceutical products
  • Control of pharmacy stock
  • Training of pharmacy staff
  • Development of pharmacy protocols and procedures in line with company and pharmacy council regulations
  • Reporting to senior management on pharmacy operations

Candidates should submit their application and detailed CV to Anita Foulds, HR Administrator, at fax number 013 262 3498 or by e-mail to recruitment@ndlovu.com.

Please note Submission of a CV does not automatically entitle the applicant to an interview. Please further note that if you have not had a response from us within 7 days after the closing date of this advert, you can deem your application as unsuccessful.

Closing date for all applications:  03 March 2017 @ 12H00



Ndlovu Care Group is currently looking for the following candidate for the IPM027 Research Study:-

1 x Female Recruiter/ Counsellor
Requirements:
  • Qualification :    Grade 12 / NQF level 4
  • Essential HIV/TB counseling experience
  • Counseling qualification will be advantage
  • Preferably previous work experience within a research environment
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS
  • Driver’s License
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Must be a Team Player
  • Fluent in English, Northern Sotho and Zulu Languages
  • Must be computer literate
  • Good Reporting skills

MAIN DUTIES:
  •     Meets with Community Liaison Officer and Retention Officer daily to discuss participants
  • Incorporate main counsellor tasks
  • Check diary on daily basis
  • Home visits participants who missed scheduled visits to site.
  • Follow up on all participants who received home visits
  • Repeat home visits to participants who failed to return
  • Document and record visits in participant files according to GCP requirements Liaise with receptionist regarding the booking of participants to visit
  • Record all other visits carried out
  • Update locator information as required
  • Transport participants to and from the site
  • Responsible for recruitment of participants to the study
  • Assist with recruitment and retention events
  • Assists outreach workers with the discussion groups and pre screens
  • Meet weekly with the Community Liaison Officer, Retention Officer and SCO to discuss recruitment adherence and retention
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the site / study coordinator

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  •     Perform all activities according to Good Clinical Practice Standards
  • Will be needed to perform receptionist duties from time to time
  • Maintain participant confidentiality at all times
  • Provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all participants
  • Must have access to female groups in the community including civil society and informal community structures.

All applications must be submitted to Anita Foulds: fax 013 262 3498 or e-mail to recruitment@ndlovu.com

If you have not had a response from us within 14 working days of the closing date of the application, you can deem your application as unsuccessful.

Please use the job title as reference on your application.

Closing date for all applications:  04 March 2017




Ndlovu Care Group is participating in a HIV prevention study in cooperation with the International Partnership for Microbicides. Ndlovu Care Group is currently looking for the following candidate for the IPM027 Research Study

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (Research)

JOB PURPOSE:  Assist with all clinical study-related/ applicable procedures.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Registered with the SA Nursing Council
  • Certificate: Accredited Primary Health Care (PHC)
  • Certificates in NIMART/ HIV/AIDS/TB/PMTCT/STI management with minimum 2 years’ experience.
  • Valid Dispensing license
  • Fluent in English, Northern Sotho and Zulu
  • Computer literate:  Outlook, MS Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Good communication, human relations, productive, organized and leadership skills
  • Good Clinical Practice(GCP) certificate an advantage
  • Clinical research experience will serve as an advantage

MAIN AREA(s) OF RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Practice as Clinician according to the Nursing Scope of Practice as laid down by the South African Nursing Council
  • Operate according to Health CORE Standards, Policies, Guidelines and Protocols.
  • Provide holistic/comprehensive clinical care to patients
 
Candidates should submit their application and detailed CV to Anita Foulds, HR Administrator, at fax number 013 262 3498 or by e-mail to recruitment@ndlovu.com.

Please note Submission of a CV does not automatically entitle the applicant to an interview. Please further note that if you have not had a response from us within 7 days after the closing date of this advert, you can deem your application as unsuccessful.

Closing date for all applications:  03 March 2017 @ 12H00


We are looking for an experienced, dedicated, highly motivated, flexible Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) who will deliver treatment to young children with a disability, who is interested in working in resource poor areas, for a newly established disability care program in the township area of Elandsdoorn, Dennilton, and has the skills to train parents and care workers in the application of daily activities in their daily life and in other day care centers.
This disability program will be delivered by Ndlovu Care Group (NCG), a NGO, which up to now has focused on HIV/AIDS care in a region of 160.000 inhabitants. NCG has more than 200 employees.
The disability care program will provide therapy to young children with physical disabilities in a number of daycare centers in the region.
The Centre will provide therapy for children with all kind of physical disabilities from birth to 12 years of age.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

REQUIREMENTS:
-          A recognized B degree in Occupational Therapy or an equivalent qualification at a minimum of M+3 (NQF7)
-          Registration with the H.P.C.S.A as an Occupational Therapist and other relevant statutory bodies.
-          At least 5 years clinical experience.
-          Minimum 5 years working in a disability care
-          Valid driver’s license and own transport
-          Experience in physical/vocational rehabilitation will be an advantage
-          A course/experience in Rehabilitation and Functional Assessment an advantage
-          The successful candidate must be passionate about working with children and either trained in other therapeutic methods, e.g. Conductive Education,  Sensory Integration, Early Intervention,  or willing to commit to doing the such courses.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:-
-          Conducting group therapy sessions
-          Fulfilling administration requirements in line with HPCSA regulations
-          Work with a multidisciplinary team and manage and supervise support staff
-          Comprehensive assessment of disabled clients
-          Management of individual cases
-          Running development skill activities with  disabled children
-          Demonstrates a responsibility towards promoting the educational and developmental potential of all participants
-          Applicants need to do some travelling and do home visits to clients
-          General practice management (e.g. keeping track of consumables)

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE’S MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING
-          Active malpractice insurance
-          Be aware of the requirements of the children’s acts
-          Clearance Certificate for working with children
-          Ability to work independently
-          Good time management
-          Good written and verbal communication skills
-          Supervisory experience will be an advantage
-          Leadership skills, organisational & planning skills
-          Good health and physical fit-must be able to obtain a medical certificate of fitness.


Candidates should submit their application and detailed CV to Anita Foulds, HR Administrator, at fax number 013 262 3498 or by e-mail to recruitment@ndlovu.com.



CONDUCTIVE EDUCATOR

Job Purpose:
To work with families and professionals to ensure that children, adults and their families have a programme that will improve their general learning abilities, daily living skills and quality of life.

Roles and Responsibilities:
-       Delivering Conductive Education programmes
-       Gear the programme to the needs of individual children with concerns for the interest, disability and individual style and pace of learning.
-       Plan and implement Conductive Education for children with motor disorders.
-       Perform assessments/initial consultations and reviews.
-       Demonstrates a responsibility towards promoting the educational and developmental potential of all participants
-       - Assist in the organisation of events relevant for the Conductive Education service.
-       Maintain written and video evidence in line with children’s progress.
-       Take part in parental meetings and educational reviews.
-       Participate in recommended training programmes, conferences or courses and other aspects of professional growth. Line manage the daily activity of classroom support staff including performance management.
-       Undertake other duties commensurate with the post as requested by line management
-       Manage and supervise support staff.
-       Organize all relevant equipment and teaching resources
-       Develop and implement the on-going evaluation procedures needed to assess the children’s progress
-       Oversee smooth transition between conductive education and other programmes and activities

Qualification and Experience:
-       Degree level qualification in Conductive Education a must
-       Post Graduate Qualification in Conductive Education Status an advantage
-       3-5 Experience working  as Conductor Teacher with children with motor disorders
-       Fluency in written and verbal English language
-       Be aware of the requirements of the Children’s acts
-       Clearance Certificate for working with Children
-       Excellent communication and report writing skills
-       Basic computing skills including Microsoft Word Experience  Knowledge and skills
-       3-5 years’ experience and ability to plan and implement all aspects of Conductive Education including but not limited to cognitive curriculum.

Candidates should submit their application and detailed CV to Anita Foulds, HR Administrator, at fax number 013 262 3498 or by e-mail to recruitment@ndlovu.com.

Please note Submission of a CV does not automatically entitle the applicant to an interview. Please further note that if you have not had a response from us within 7 days after the closing date of this advert, you can deem your application as unsuccessful.

Closing date for all applications:  3rd February 2017




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