Site Activation Coordinator

PPD | Posted 5-11-2020

Johannesburg (Administration)


Site Activation Coordinator – Office based in Johannesburg

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

Our goal-driven teams combine and deliver start-up activities for the clinical trials, collaborating to improve processes, cycle and flexibility. We partner with our sites, businesses and colleagues around the world to decrease start-up timelines and exceed expectations.

We are currently seeking a Site Activation Coordinator to join our team in Johannesburg, South Africa, who will provide administrative support for site activation activities and support the development of the critical path for site activation within assigned projects to provide support for rapid site activations.

As a Site Activation Coordinator you will

  • Assist with technical and administrative support for projects

  • Work directly with sites to obtain documents related to site selection

  • Assist the project team with the preparation of regulatory compliance review packages

  • Ensure that trial status information relating to activities are accurately maintained and updated in the database

  • Support start up team conference calls and documents, completing and distributing meeting minutes from internal/client meetings

Job Qualification



  • High / Secondary school diploma or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to at least 2 years).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good communication skills, including adequate level of English language and grammar and interpersonal skills

  • Strong attention to detail to produce quality documentation

  • Solid computer skills and the ability to learn appropriate software

  • Basic medical/therapeutic area and medical terminology knowledge

  • Good teambuilding, organisational and planning skills

  • Essential judgment and decision-making skills

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We’ve grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.