Thursday, June 28, 2018

South Africa Medical Research Council Mrc Jobs, Fieldworker Vacancy

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research.  It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression.  The organisation prides itself on three core values: being pioneering, striving for excellence and working collaboratively.

The SAMRC retains the right not to make an appointment. Should no feedback be received within 30 days of the closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

Vacancy    Laboratory Scientist/Manager
8 - Month contract
  Unit/Directorate Tuberculosis Platform

Region   Pietermaritzburg Office   
Closing date 10 July 2018

The TB Platform Research Unit is looking for an experienced Fieldworker in the province of KwaZulu Natal in uMgungundlovu district to join the iTHAMBy Project, which focuses on increasing access to TB/HIV care among women and infants in antenatal care settings in South Africa. Important to note that the Fieldworker will be based at uMgungundlovu.

    Obtaining informed consent from study participants
    Screening potential participants for study eligibility
    Conducting screening, baseline, and follow up interviews
    Entering data into the REDCap database
    Project administrative tasks
    Double data entry
    Follow up study participants 

 Core Requirements:
   At least three years’ experience in fieldwork
    Matric qualification
    Basic communication skills in the predominant local languages of the KZN province
    Good spoken and written command of the English language
    Excellent computer skills
    Excellent interpersonal skill
    TB Health monitoring

A salary in the region of R121 000 per annum, cost-to-company, will be negotiated in consideration of experience and qualifications.

 In accordance with the SAMRC’s Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups. For this reason, we require race, gender and disability status to be specified. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

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