The HIV, AIDS, STIs and TB – HAST programme within the HSRC employs a multi-disciplinary group of social scientists and public health specialists who conduct numerous empirical and policy-related studies each year, the majority of which are donor-funded. The HAST research programme specializes in research on the social determinants of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis. The research strives to address these health problems at their source, namely, at both the social and population levels. It also includes social aspects of delivery models for biomedical interventions in order to optimise delivery of interventions. HAST is based in Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Sweetwater’s.
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) HAST Research Programme seeks to appoint eight (8) Field Workers on 3 months contract basis for the Multi-country Study on the Quality of Adolescent Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services in Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal in the followings areas:
• Gert Sibande district (Ermelo) – x2
• Orange Farm – x2
• KwaMashu – x2
• UMkhanyakude sub-district – x2
The fieldworkers will report to the Project Manager.
• Work with the VMMC site manager and other staff to ensure proper recruitment of clients;
• Work with local team leader and HSRC staff;
• Collection of data at facility level;
• Ensure high standard of data quality through accurate completion of study instruments;
• Ensure that all ethical requirements are fulfilled;
• Maintain documentation and draft/submit weekly reports about the number of clients recruited for the project, etc.
• Minimum Grade 12 (Matric) qualification;
• Preferably stay in the area and know where the VMMC site is located;
• Ability to communicate using client/patient’s own language and ability to use culturally sensitive languages; e.g. Zulu, Swati and Sesotho.
• 1 year experience working in HSRC research projects is highly recommended.
• Ability to use computer will be an added advantage;
• Good interpersonal skills, team player and performance oriented;
• Flexibility in working from one healthcare facility to another within the area of study;
• Ability to work under pressure and adhere to the set standards of the project.
Applications: In your application, please include
(1) a letter of motivation;
(2) your CV including past working experience as a Fieldworker; and
(3) the names of three contactable referees (with telephone, fax and/or e-mail contact details).
Please quote the related reference number: POAIAA.
The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements.
Please submit your application to: Mamello Theledi, Private Bag X41, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver it to the HSRC, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. E-mailed and faxed applications will also be accepted. Email: [email protected] and Fax: 012 349 8917.
For further enquiries, please contact Ms Fikile Mashigwana on (012) 302 2229 or Ms Gladys Matseke on (012) 302 2664.
The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research and administrative staff who are black, female or disabled.
Closing date: 06 November 2015. We encourage applicants to submit prior to this date. Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks should assume that their applications have been unsuccessful.
APPLICATIONS FROM RECRUITMENT AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED