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Chief Officer

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted May 10, 2019
Category Administrative Jobs in South Africa
Currency ZAR


GIPD is a division of the SAMRC and is tasked to set up the SAMRC Genomics Centre which is an anchor to the Precision Medicine Program. The mandate of the newly formed Centre is to help develop the SAMRC Precision Medicine program for South Africa by operationalizing the first high throughput sequencing CentreĀ  and proposing innovative research projects, managing SAMRC funding streams, managing external grants, and other key SAMRC initiatives to build precision medicine. The incumbent is responsible for the administration and management of key processes/systems/procurement for the Precision medicine program and the SAMRC Genomics Centre and reports to the Program Manager (Precision Medicine).


The position of Chief Officer (s)/Office Manager is essential to manage and coordinate administrative and financial aspects of the operations of the Centre and innovative research projects under the precision medicine program.


Core Requirements:

3 year National Higher Diploma/National First Degree in a relevant discipline OR a verified/certified alternative equivalent with the equivalent credits of a National Qualification + specialized or management certificate of competence.

2 years demonstrated administration experience in a service or research laboratory environment

Familiarity with the Public Financial Management Act and government procurement environment

Competency in Microsoft Office Suite




3 years Bachelors Degree: in Business Administration or public administration

Financial management skills


A salary in the region of R361 043 per annum, cost-to-company.


GIPD is specifically seeking an individual with proven office and laboratory administration experience.