Job Details

  • Reference number: E210300
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: August 17th
  • Remuneration package: The annual cost of employment, including benefits is between R638 396 and R751 052

Background to Position

The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre (DTHC), in the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT, is committed to the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa. This full-time permanent position will be based at Emavundleni, Crossroads, Cape Town. As the Pharmacy Manager, your primary role in this position is to manage the pharmacy according to South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC), Medicines Control Council (MCC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Good Clinical and Good Pharmacy Practice Guidelines (GCP and GPP).

Job Description

The Pharmacy Manager will be responsible for:

a) Pharmacy Regulatory Compliance including

b) Family Planning and Sexually Transmitted Infection medication management

c) Investigational Product (IP) Management

d) Record Management

e) Staff supervision


• Develop, implement and maintain Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures and Establishment Plans according to international regulatory standards as specified by multiple research agencies

• Maintain IP accountability records in accordance with the standards required by the SAPC, MCC, ICH-GCP and IPM

• Dispense medication as per pharmacy regulations

• Dispose of medication as per pharmacy regulations 

Inherent Criteria


• A Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy with 5 years’ experience working as a Pharmacist 

• 3 years as a clinical trials Responsible Pharmacist

• Registration with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) as a Pharmacist

• Excellent Communication Skills (verbal and written)

• Excellent planning and organizational skills

• An ability to develop and foster relationships, and build partnerships with external organizations and communities

• Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office)

• Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills

• Ability to use initiative and facilitate change

The following will be advantageous:

• Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certificate

• Human Subjects Protection Certificate

• Professional indemnity insurance

Application Requirement

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Vathiswa Mbangi at

- UCT Application Form (download at

- Motivation letter that speaks to the specific requirements of the position, and

- Curriculum Vitae (CV) 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 required to undergo a competency test.

Telephone: 021 650 3003                       Website: 

UCT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys. The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow. The College developed into a fully fledged university during the period 1880 to 1900, thanks to increased funding from private sources and the government.