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Dec 21, 2018

Field Worker

  • The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF)
  • Cape Town
Full time General Labor

Job Description

FIELDWORKER
1 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT
GUGULETHU RESEARCH SITE
The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF), in the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT, is committed
to the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related
infections in Southern Africa.
This position will be based at Gugulethu Research site with most the time spent in the communities
and other DTHF sites in Cape Town. The main purpose of this position is to recruit study participants
as set out in the Study Protocol and assist with data collection from participants
Requirements
 Grade 12
 1 years’ experience in community development or NGO work
 1 years’ experience recruiting participants for research studies
 Knowledge of study protocol / regulations
 Computer literacy including excellent computer literacy including email, word processing,
spreadsheets
 Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); fluency in English and isiXhosa
 Good administrative skills
 Good planning and organising skills
 Client (participant) focus
 Ability to build interpersonal relationships
 Able to work as a member of a team
 Detailed oriented
 Maintain confidentiality
 Able to work under pressure; ability to maintain a professional manner under pressure
 Ability to work as a member of a team and manage multiple stakeholder relationships
The following will be advantageous:
 Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Human Subject Projection (HCP) Certificate
Values fit: Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence
Responsibilities:
 Assist Community Liaison Coordinator (CLO)/Project Coordinator (PCO) with planning and
conducting of recruitment events
 Approach potential participants as guided by the recruitment plans and strategies to determine
study eligibility
 Describe the study as per the guideline set by the CLO/PCO and screen potential participants
 Assist with the informed consent and assent process, as required
 Assist in administering baseline survey
 Conduct follow up visits to ensure retention of participants
 Assist with data collection from participants
 Contribute by giving meaningful input to the community engagement activities
 Assist with distribution of educational materials to members of community
 Constantly communicate with the CLO/PCO and community team regarding recruitment
progress and challenges, and seek solutions to those challenges as a team
 Assist with translation activities when necessary
 Submit weekly and monthly written activity reports to the CLO/PCO and verbally report on
activities at the weekly site meeting as required
 Attend study/project meetings and participate in all study training sessions as required
To apply, quote Job reference, submit CV, motivation letter with certified copy of highest qualification
and details of three (3) current contactable referees to: Attention HR Manager 


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