South Africa

Managing Director: in Health Programmes

Company The Aurum Institute
Reference # HH/MM1
Published 26/11/2018
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Parktown, Gauteng, South Africa
The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to a suitably qualified and experienced person to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Global Health. We are focussed on researching, supporting and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV.

An opportunity has arisen for a Managing Director to be part of the Aurum Institute and you are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements for the position.
Job Functions Advisory,Business Development,Compliance & Regulatory Affairs,Management,Medical,Programme Director,Senior Management
Industries Healthcare,Medical,Ngo / Non-Profit
The Managing Director is responsible for the entire operations of the Health Programme Division within Aurum’s SA Region. He / She must ensure that all projects related to his/her allocated division are implemented and managed according to designed protocols, grant contracts and standards. This will require the Managing Director to design research / project strategies, protocols and systems for the implementation of projects, to build capacity for projects as well as to ensure that quality control systems are in place and that projects are managed according to specified standards of both Aurum and funders.

The Managing Director also needs to report regularly against progress on multiple dimensions and needs to ensure that all results are disseminated to the relevant stakeholders. The Managing Director leads and directs a multi-disciplinary team of operating, support and technical managers to ensure optimal delivery on project outcomes.

The Managing Director needs to support the development and execution of the Regional Strategy and the expansion of health programmes through effective relationship management and networking with collaborators, funders and other relevant stakeholders. The Managing Director will also be required to develop proposals for new health programme grants in collaboration with stakeholders.


Accountable Project Delivery
•Design research / project strategies, protocols and systems for the implementation of projects
•Ensure that quality control systems are in place
•Ensure that the appropriate operational budgets are developed and agreed by all relevant parties
•Ensure that project roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and developed
•Ensure that project capacity is aligned with project deliverables, and that projects are appropriately resourced
•Ensure that performance against plans are measured to provide feedback to the management team
•Report progress to stakeholders (funders, collaborators, clients) on a regular basis
•Present research / programme outcomes to stakeholders
•Liaise with all relevant stakeholders to develop, communicate and collaborate on research protocols and implementation plans
•Ensure that research / programme implementation is conducted according to the framework of the research protocols or work plans and
within established technical strategies, plans, policies and procedures
•Ensure that projects adhere to quality and ethical principles
•Ensure effective execution of technical strategy/protocols
•Ensure that performance against protocols and work plans is measured

Contribute to Strategy and Drive Expansion of Health Programmes
•Interpret the region’s growth strategy and provide input into possible areas of growth
•Drive the development and implementation of divisional strategy aligned to the regional strategy
•Identify and where applicable, lead the design of new health programmes
•Oversee the development of programme proposals in collaboration with stakeholders, according to guidelines and principles
•Review current research / programme resources and Aurum capacity and identify gaps
•Initiate and develop appropriate scientific collaborations
•Effectively support the identification of stakeholders and map their required needs and expectations
•Effectively support the identification of trends that could affect health projects / programmes

Stakeholder Relationship Management (Aurum Institute, Funders and Outcome Stakeholders)
•Build sound relationships with Funders and Outcome stakeholders
•Participate fully in the regional management team to achieve the regional strategy
•Provide input of ideas for cross-project decisions
•Demonstrate visible ownership of business wide initiatives impacting on projects
•Where required, act as Investigator / Principal Investigator for Grant applications and awards
•Support the organisation in ad hoc internal projects
•Effectively represent the business when necessary with external stakeholders and at all times act as Aurum Brand Ambassador
•Identify risks and threats from a divisional perpective to the region proactively
•Ensure the effective integration of support services within the division

Funding and Financial Management
•Proactively identify funding patterns and trends, and determine alternatives to current funding strategies
•Develop funding strategies to optimise divisional sustainability
•Form alliances and partnerships with local and international funders / investors / collaborators to create more adaptive funding alternatives for research / health programmes and effectively channel grants and other sources of funding to create a division that is financially self-sustained
•Manage revenue and cost drivers to ensure budgetary compliance and take the necessary action to realign and recover where necessary
•Ensure optimised debtor management and cashflow performance
•Manage project expenses, ensuring grant compliance
•Ensure rigorous management of company and stakeholder assets

Multi-disciplinary People Leadership
•Ensure that employees have clear understanding of work/role descriptions, targets and goals to perform their functions, and that client needs and requirements are integrated into all work related practices
•Ensure that employees have the right resources, skills, tools, equipment, and information to successfully execute on their responsibilities
•Effectively manage employee performance and create opportunities for quality improvement, personal growth and development
•Proactively align future talent needs through effective succession planning and capacity building initiatives (i.e. training, mentorship, coaching etc.), and advise employees on career opportunities and the requirements to achieve personal growth
Qualification /Professional Membership:
•A medical degree (MBCHB) or equivalent.
•Relevant medical / health / business related qualification at NQF level 9 (Masters).
•At least five years’ experience in health systems and or health environment at management level and dealing with PEPFAR.
•Specialist knowledge in a relevant health programme field.
•Grant writing expertise.

•Personal Mastery
•Ethical and Integrity
•Team Leadership
•Stakeholder Orientation
•Emotional Intelligence
•Excellent Communication Skills
•Operational Execution – Results Orientation
•Strategic and Analytical Thinking

•Project governance
•Stakeholder relationship management
•Initiating research / programme grant development / securing sustainable funding
•Divisional and Project progress reporting
•Adherence to project specific technical strategy and standards
•Quality maintenance and audits
•Developing divisional expertise and capacity
•Technical leadership on Grants, including Principal Investigator roles
•Action outputs
Job Closing Date 15/12/2018
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