Head of Facilities Management

Company Africa Health Research Institute
Reference # HEADFACMAN/001/2019/JAN
Published 25/01/2019
Salary Market Related
Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Duration _3_Years

The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is one of South Africa’s largest independent, interdisciplinary research institutes. AHRI aims to become a source of fundamental discoveries into the susceptibility, transmission and cure of HIV and TB and related diseases, seeking ways to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment. AHRI’s principal funders are Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Our academic partners are University College London and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Job Functions Facilities & Property Manager,Research
Industries Academic,Facilities & Property Management,Medical,Ngo / Non-Profit,Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene,Research,Science & Technology

The Head of Facilities Management reports to the AHRI COO and is a member of the AHRI Operations Management Team. The Head will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for a world class facilities environment that complements AHRI’s science agenda. From time to time the Head of Facilities Management may be required to perform other related duties and tasks as authorised by the COO.


1. B Eng in built environment field or equivalent
2. Registration with a professional body e.g. SACAP
3. Post graduate qualification in business management is recommended.
4. 10 yrs’ experience in facilities management of a research & technology institution
5. 5 yrs’ experience at senior management level within a scientific research and/or tech institution
6. Advanced knowledge and experience in using various building management systems

Only those candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is open to South African applicants and valid visa holders. AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.

Job Closing Date 25/02/2019
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