The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS), an independent public entity in sport, is recruiting for the full-time position of Senior Doping Control Coordinator.  SAIDS offices are based in Newlands, Cape Town.

The person will be responsible for the effective and efficient execution of the national drug-testing plan in sport that is in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code and the respective International Standards.

Desired Skills:

  • An advanced understanding of the science, medicine and physiology involved with elite sports performance.
  • Knowledge of anti-doping policies and matters.
  • Understanding the governance of sport on a national and international level.
  • Financial management literacy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Training and mentoring skills.
  • Attention to Detail.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors degree in Exercise Science or closely related field.
  • 5 years’ professional experience in sport or a related field.


Starting remuneration package is all inclusive of salary and benefits (health insurance and retirement annuity). R213,628 per annum.

All prospective candidates should email a cover letter and a resume/CV to and place the position they are applying for in the subject line by 16th November 2018. A third party will independently verify qualifications and references of short-listed candidates. If you do not receive a reply from the SAIDS within two weeks following the closing deadline, you can assume your application was unsuccessful.

More details about SAIDS can be found on our website.