The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Research Nurse
January 14, 2019

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) is a registered non-profit organisation focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa.

Job Title: Research Nurse
Location: Philippi Village: Mobile Clinic

We have fantastic job opportunities across our businesses for talented people wanting to realize their full potential. Could that be you? If so, we invite you to explore the possibility of joining us to play your part in Desmond Tutu HIV-Foundations’ exciting future.

We invite applicants to apply for this one-year fixed- term contract post at the Tutu Tester Mobile Clinic, Philippi, Cape Town as part of the POWER project delivering PrEP to adolescent girls and young women.


  • Nursing Degree or Diploma Registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Registered Nurse
  • At least 2 years nursing experience
  • Experiences of working with adolescent in the health sector
  • Computer literacy with sound knowledge of email, word processing and internet
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to maintain effectiveness during changing conditions
  • Ability to work harmoniously with youth of diverse backgrounds
  • Client focused
  • Administration skills
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team
  • Must be detail orientated
  • Willingness to travel and work irregular hours, including weekends from time to time


  • At least one year research experience
  • Knowledge of HIV including PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
  • Training in Contraception including implant insertion
  • Dispensing license
  • A working knowledge of an adolescent friendly clinical environment
  • Speak isiXhosa


  • Providing a client focused youth friendly sexual and reproductive health service
  •  Maintaining strict client confidentiality
  • Providing pre- and post-test counselling, as well as risk reduction counselling, for  clients
  • HIV testing
  • Obtaining blood and tissue samples and processing them as required
  • Conducting study procedures including ECG’s, spirometry testing, etc
  • Corresponding with the laboratory regarding query resolution
  • Performing other client care procedures as required
  • Entering data on case report forms and processing
  • Performing Quality Control (QC) checks on CRFs and source documents
  • Providing feedback to staff regarding common errors as part of the QC process
  • Managing filing of CRFs, source documents and laboratory reports
  • Values fit:  Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence

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 [email protected] by 20th January 2019

Job reference: #DTHF/C001. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only online applications submitted via our job portal will be considered.

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We are committed to equity in our employment practices. It is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives. We reserve the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are identified.

I understand and accept that, by applying for this role, I authorise Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in its capacity as employer, to access my personal information stored, and to utilise said information for recruitment purposes for this role.

This job may be removed before it expires.

If you are a foreign national applying for this position please attach a copy of your work permit to your application.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation is a child friendly organisation committed to the protection of children.

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