Wednesday , February 8 2023

UCT Security Vacancies – Programme Director

Website University of Cape Town

Job Description:

The Knowledge Hub is one of only nine worldwide. With funding made available by Cancer Research UK, the Knowledge Hub would like to appoint a Programme Director (at a Payclass 12 level) on permanent part-time conditions (50%), starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be part of a team of economists who focus their research on the economics of tobacco control.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working together with the Director of REEP in developing and implementing the strategy of the Knowledge Hub
  • Representing and promoting the Knowledge Hub at meetings and conferences
  • Building and managing relationships with major stakeholders in tobacco control (e.g., international organisations, funders and other academic institutions and Knowledge Hubs), including the development of a framework for ongoing learning and collaboration with other Knowledge Hubs
  • Organising and coordinating delivery of tobacco taxation workshops and in-country technical assistance, in consultation with colleagues in REEP and other stakeholders
  • Working with the WHO FCTC Secretariat to create demand for the work performed by the Knowledge Hub
  • Effectively leading a small team of professionals and support staff
  • Proactively continuing engagements and communications with workshop delegates post-workshops, in order to develop in-country technical capacity and political will
  • Proactively soliciting for funding for the Knowledge Hub
  • Designing and implementing a M&E framework, including regular reporting of activities to the funder and the WHO FCTC Secretariat

Job Requirements:

  • Experience of strategic planning and strategy development
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Proven interest and experience in working in public health
  • Engaging personality with demonstrable ability to build, manage and maintain strategic relationships across a broad range of stakeholders, including international organisations
  • Strong technical writing and grant/proposal writing skill
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Job Details:

Company: University of Cape Town

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: N/A

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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