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1. Advert: Senior Manager: Health Policy

2. Advert: Supervisor: Security 



Senior Manager: Health Policy

The position of Senior Manager: Health Policy is vacant. The Senior Manager: Health Policy will report directly to the Chief Research Officer and forms part of the Research & Development Division. The position is based at Head Office in Pretoria.

The Senior Manager: Health Policy will be required to provide support to the Chief Research Officer through the following key performance areas (KPA’s):

Key Performance Areas (KPAs)

Drive the schemes research and development agenda including establishment of the health policy and research function.

Leadership and oversight of the Schemes product development strategy.

Oversee the monitoring of the epidemiological and utilisation trends within the scheme

 •Conduct research on best practices and management of key programs and projects as well as publications in peer review journals.

Devise business insights and strategies for the Scheme’s plan based on the research findings

Qualification requirements are:

• MMed/Fellow of College of Medicines (MBCHB + plus additional 4 years for fellow) in  Public health, Pharmacology, Family Medicine or similar ) OR
• Master’s degree Public Health, Health Economics, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, health policy or any other related field
• Undergraduate degree in health sciences (MBCHB/ Pharmacy)(Mandatory)
• 5-8 years of experience within research, health policy, health product development,  health technology assessment  and principles of evidence-based medicine environment or similar
• An influential thinker on business processes, health and socio-economic issues, with a proven track record of overseeing research. Producing publications will be an added advantage.
• A broad-based understanding of the significant health policies and regulatory framework in South Africa
• Experience in managing other researchers and research projects, ensuring high standards of delivery
• Thorough knowledge of  research methodologies and skills with the ability to train/coach and transfer skills to others
• Ability to effectively communicate research findings verbally, visually, and in writing to different audiences
• Ability to research findings , formulate reports and make recommendations
• Possess a high energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement in a dynamic and changing environment that strives to exceed expectations;
• Stewardship of GEMS information and data

•  A PHD would be an added advantage
•  Understanding of medical schemes industry as well as the National Health System


Supervisor: Security 

The position of Security Supervisor is vacant. The Security Supervisor will report directly to the SHEQ and Facilities Manager and forms part of the Corporate Services Division. The position is based at GEMS Head Office in Pretoria.
The total remuneration package per annum will be based on qualification and experience.

The Security Supervisor  will be required to provide support to the SHEQ and Facilities Manager  through the implementation of the following Key Performance Areas (KPAs):
• Supervision of all Security staff 
• Prepare all shift scheduling for all Security staff
• Record and arrange for remedial action for all complaints related to safety or fire control 
• Preparation of inventory list of onsite equipment inspection 
• Build and maintain a good working relations with local law enforcement agencies.
• Manage the Occupational Health and Safety Committee.
• Training of security staff in line with the security standard operating procedures.
• Assist in development of the Security Management Policy and standard operating procedures 
• Assist with annual budget preparation for both OPEX and CAPEX.
• Assist with budget control of the approved budget.
• To conduct monthly performance review of all outsourced services.

Qualification requirements are:
• NQF Level 6 equivalent/ABET Level Grade 12 qualification and Grade B certification and registered with PSIRA grade A
• 1-2 years managerial experience and 2-3 years functional experience
• Have a clear criminal record
• Relevant Control Room and Electronic security knowledge and experience
• Report writing, investigation and audit skills
• Be organised and have good time management skills
• Have the ability to manage priorities
• Have excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• Have the ability to work well as part of a team
• Be responsible and  reliable
• Have a diligent work ethic with attention to detail
• Self-motivated and pro-active

• Experience working in corporate security services


Senior Manager: Health Policy

All external candidates, please apply via Career Junction using the following link :


The closing date for applications is 14 October 2021.


Supervisor: Security  

All external candidates, please apply via Career Junction using the following link :


The closing date for applications is 15 October 2021.  Should you not hear from us by 30 November 2021, please consider your application unsuccessful



*** GEMS employs people with the highest level of integrity – submission to the appropriate pre-employment assessment is obligatory to be considered for the position.

*** Information provided is used for Employment Equity purposes.

*** Kindly note that the information provided on application of the position may be shared with a third party for vetting purposes and will be stored by GEMS for a period of 5 years.

*** Should you wish to have your information removed from the GEMS database, kindly send a request in writing.

***Gems is guided by the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to groups who are underrepresented in accordance with Gems employment equity plan.


Life at GEMS

Life at GEMS 

At GEMS we value our employees and we continuously work towards creating a positive employee experience at all levels. Our values and ethics drive a business culture that encompasses a positive work ethos and environment for our employees to thrive and grow in. We offer our employees exceptional opportunities to develop and grow by participating in our robust learning and development programmes.

Our focused leadership team continuously strives to maintain a culture that fosters a healthy and positive work environment that respects the dignity and diversity of each member of our organisation while providing support in a workplace that is built on the cornerstones of ethics and collaboration.  

We encourage our young workforce to deliver excellence in the work they do while driving innovation to create a valuable experience for our members. 

GEMS continues to focus on transformation within the healthcare industry and emphasises the need to employ people living with a disability. We have an employment equity plan and a disability strategy that is monitored closely to reach our transformation targets.

GEMS has low levels of employee attrition and have strategies in place to retain our key talent. We have a formal Performance Management and Rewards Programme that aligns with our scheme values and we recognize great performance. We also offer rewards and recognition awards to our top performing employees.

GEMS recruitment process 

The GEMS recruitment process is focused on attracting skilled talent that align with our scheme’s values and ethics to ensure that we recruit individuals who fit our results driven culture.

We use various platforms to source candidates and we have a strong focus on employment equity and transformation when we appoint candidates.

At GEMS we pride ourselves on being meticulous in our recruitment and placement process. We ensure that our new hires receive only the best from us during the recruitment and onboarding processes to ensure a seamless integration into the organisation.