Regional Operating Officer – Research Programmes (Southern Africa Region)

Company Aurum Group
Reference # #Research
Published 14/11/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Parktown, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Global Health Research and Systems.

We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV.

Job Functions Advisory,Communications,Compliance & Regulatory Affairs,Executive Management
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit
Specification
Based in Parktown, Johannesburg, the Regional Operating Officer will be responsible to translate the Southern African Regional Business Strategy into a high-performance operational strategy, plan and delivery framework across the relevant operating divisions, geared towards ensuring funder and stakeholder value creation, to ensure implementation thereof, and create new organisational entities or terminate those that are no longer viable to maximise business growth and sustainability. Emphasis must be placed on performance and outcome evaluation.

The Regional Operating Officer will also be required to integrate internal operations across the value chain for the relevant operating divisions to ensure optimal operational delivery enablement. The responsibility of operational performance, compliance and standards lies ultimately with the Regional Operating Officer.

The planning horizon of work is 1 to 4 year’s but some plans will be on a longer timeframe.

TECHNICAL WORK RESPONSIBILITIES
Business growth and expansion
Strategy planning and development
Strategy execution
Operational integration across an internal value chain and enablement processes
Operational capacity building
Operational performance management
Operational management
Organisational risk management
Stakeholder relationship management

BROADLY, FOR THE CLINICAL & IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH DIVISIONS,
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO:
•Translate the Group & Regional Operational Strategy for effective quality Operational Delivery in the, across the Region.
•Create organisational capacity for effective execution of the Regional and Operational Area Strategy (finance, processes, people, infrastructure, systems).
•Manage integration of operations across the Region and Operating Area thereby ensure alignment to the Group & Regional Operational Strategy and other business area requirements.
•Drive the Sustainability and Viability of Operations to ensure value creation for the organisation.
Requirements
YOU SHOULD HAVE:
Qualification/Professional Membership:
•Minimum requirement is a relevant medical / health related qualification, at least at a NQF level 9, and / or medical degree at NQF level 8;
•Related business qualification at NQF Level 9 is recommended.

Experience:
•At least 10 years’ experience in the Health Sector of which 5 years in a senior level management role
•Prior experience of working with local & international funders, would be an advantage
•Proven ability to produce excellent results through effective operational management.
•Extensive knowledge of South Africa’s public health and/or health research industry
•Credible health systems background
•Credible Principal Investigator experience on large grants
•Grant writing expertise and experience.

Skills: Technical, Functional & Behavioural:
•Strategic thinking
•Strong complex operational implementation skills
•Flexible and adaptable whilst remaining highly operational-delivery focused
•Responsive to external stakeholders
•Rigorous application of scientific and health research methodologies and ethics
•Cross-functional integration and collaboration
•Problem analysis and problem solving
•Internal and external brand orientation
•Observant/conceptually adept
•Strong sense of accountability
•Ability to influence and inspire others towards a common goal

NB: Non – South African citizens must have a valid work-permit

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Job Closing Date 28/11/2017
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