Senior Project Manager – Health Financing

Senior Project Manager – Health Financing

Remuneration: R615025 – R723556 per year 
Benefits: Yes
Location: Cape Town
Education level: Honours
Job level: Management Jnr-Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #E200282
Company: The Bertha Centre


Job description

The UCT GSB Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) are collaborating on a new, senior project management position to support public sector innovation with a focus on health financing. The role will focus on enabling cross-sectoral, public-sector led partnerships to deliver social and environmental outcomes. The appointee will assume a local and regional market building, client support and project management role, with special interest in the areas of Public Health and Outcome-based contracting (OBC). The successful candidate will split their time between the Bertha Centre (8 Portswood Road, Greenpoint) and SAMRC (Francie van Zyl, Parow Valley)

About the role

The Bertha Centre is seeking a highly competent and enterprising Senior Project Manager within the Health Systems Innovation portfolio. This individual will lead efforts that empower and support government innovators and their partners to conceptualise, implement and embed high impact, outcomes-oriented partnerships and health financing opportunities.

The senior project manager will be responsible for:
  • Strategic leadership and practice development within health financing such as developing strategic and operational plans in accordance with identified needs and opportunities for public service outcomes and related innovations.
  • Market building and thought leadership around health financing and within the Health Systems Innovation portfolio
  • Maintaining a current perspective of the government services environment, key trends, needs and opportunities in health and health finance
  • Demonstrating and testing high-impact potential OBCs, impact bonds, outcomes funds and other financial innovations 
  • Designing and convening market building initiatives
  • Representing the Bertha Centre and the SAMRC in high-stakes settings, including participation at national and international conferences and events
  • Capacity building such as developing trainings and workshops for internal (MRC) and external (public/private) stakeholders regarding work within the Health Systems Innovation portfolio
  • Managing project operations ensuring long-term financial sustainability or workstream, including writing strong grant proposals to guarantee funding for future projects and manage current grant funding for Bertha Centre/MRC as appropriate
Contract would be for a two-year term (with possibility of renewal conditional to funding and performance) and compensation range commensurate on experience within job grade.

The annual cost of employment for 2020, including benefits, is between R615 025 and R723 556

To apply, please visit  http://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/workforus , select the job you wish to apply for, follow the brief registration process at the bottom of the advert, and submit the following documents: 
Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be expected to undergo a competency assessment.

Telephone: 021 650 3469
Website:   https://gsbberthacentre.uct.ac.za
Reference number: E200282
Closing date:  30 October 2020

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity policy is available at http://www.hr.uct.ac.za/hr/policies/employ_equity .

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

Company Description

The UCT GSB Bertha Centre (Bertha Centre) was established as the first academic Centre in Africa dedicated to advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a globally recognised leading centrefor its teaching, research and impactful engagement in the field of social innovation, and an integral part of the UCT Graduate School of Business. To learn more about the Bertha Centre, please visit  www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre .

Ideal candidates for the role of senior project manager would bring (educational and experience requirements):
  • A relevant post-secondary qualification at NQF level 7, or at NQF level 6 with two years’ additional relevant experience  
  • A background in finance, impact investing, public health, health policy, or other relevant experience (minimum four years’ experience)
  • Practical experience in implementing and managing projects funded by international donors  
  • Extensive experience working with stakeholders across sectors (including private, public, and civil society) 
  • Experience raising funding for innovative finance and impact investing projects from different stakeholders  
  • High levels of initiative and eagerness to break new ground 
  • Strong project management capabilities 
  • Comfortable navigating and managing within complex environments 
  • Comfortable managing relationships with high-level partners and senior leadership 
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and deliver high quality work 
  • Highly organized, and effective in delivering on set objectives across multiple projects and initiatives


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