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Appointment of an Independent Panel of Researchers to enhance research and inform work for the Government Medical Scheme (GEMS), as a once-off requirement for a period of three years

Closing Date: 14 June 2024, 00h00

GEMS seeks to appoint an Independent Research Advisory Panel to enhance the capacity of GEMS to carry out, manage, share, and apply research, and support linkages between research, policy, and practice. The major panel contributions include:

  • Identifying and providing inputs to research conducted by GEMS.
  • Work with GEMS to publish research in reputable peer-reviewed journals.
  • Assess the quality of components of output completed at various research stages.
  • Provide skills transfer and guidance to research staff.
  • Provide advisory input according to areas of expertise.


Experts must possess at least 5 years of professional experience in their area of specialisation, which may include some of the following:\


  • Public Health
  • Healthcare Financing
  • Health Policy
  • Research Ethics
  • Bioethics and Health Law
  • Scientific Writing and Editing
  • Statistics/Biostatistics
  • Clinical trials Research
  • Epidemiology
  • Experience in Grant Applications
  • Health Economics
  • Qualitative and Quantitative
  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Research Methodologies
  • Health Systems
  • Healthcare Financing

Documents for submission:

  • Detailed CVs of the resources noting similar experience;
  • Proof of registration of official body; and
  • Portfolio of evidence, including publications;

 Should you be interested, contact jolene@gems.gov.za for more information.



For more enquiries please contact the numbers below:

GEMS Switchboard: 012 366 4500