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DATA COLLECTOR VACANCIES (X36 POSTS) AT THE HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (HSRC)

DATA COLLECTOR VACANCIES (X36 POSTS) AT THE HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (HSRC)

 

 

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) invites suitably qualified applicants to apply for their Data Collector Vacancies (X36 Posts). The closing date for applications is the 18th February 2024

POSTS: DATA COLLECTORS X36

  • Reference Number: HSR240206-3
  • Job Type: Fixed Term contract – short term
  • Business Area: Public Health, Societies and Belonging – PHSB
  • Department: CCBR
  • Workplace Type: On-site
  • Location – Town / City: Pietermaritzburg

JOB ADVERT SUMMARY:

The CCBR seeks to appoint suitably qualified persons as a Data Collector for a research study implemented in KwaZulu Natal. The successful candidates will collect data at primary health care clinics and from individuals who receive their health services at the selected clinics.

This will require completion of survey instruments in the clinic, the identification, tracking and contact of clinic users, completion of survey instruments with the clinic users at their preferred venue or location. Data collection is planned for the following area in KwaZulu Natal: There are thirty-six (36) positions offered on a 9-month short term contract.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-year tertiary qualification or Grade 12 with relevant work experience in a similar role
  • Minimum 1-year research or data collection experience
  • Minimum 1-year Experience collecting Dried Blood Spots (DBS)
  • HIV testing and counselling certificate
  • Minimum 1-year Experience of HIV testing and counselling
  • Familiarity with the functioning of a smartphone and tablet
  • Experience in either clinical, observational, intervention research
  • Fluency in talking and reading isiZulu and English and writing in English
  • Driver’s License
  • Currently an active driver
  • Able and willing to drive a variety of different sized vehicles.
  • Willingness to work after hours and over weekends and in rural/urban communities
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated computer literacy
  • Good interpersonal, organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Relevant knowledge of HIV/AIDS

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consenting participants
  • Assisting the team leader and study coordinator in achieving all stipulated QA/QC targets
  • Tracking and tracing selected patients for study activities
  • Able to read patient clinic charts and perform data abstraction
  • Conduct and capture surveys on REDCap
  • Able to perform telephone calls to participants to collect, verify, update and capture, new or existing patient information
  • Compile a list of all participants to be scheduled for appointments
  • Report any problems to study coordinator/team leader the same day of identification
  • Attend to QC reports/issues and follow up on & resolve missing data and conflicting data issues
  • Participate in the development and refinement of the data collection process
  • Performing a finger prick for the collection of Dried Blood Spots (DBS)
  • Ensuring bio-hazardous waste is disposed of according to waste management guidelines
  • Maintaining regular documentation and records of all daily activities
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with local community stakeholders
  • Updating logs
  • Working with the community programmes and stakeholder relations unit to conduct community preparation and mobilisation activities
  • Ensuring accurate record keeping of participant information
  • Facilitating participant reimbursement to eligible participants
  • Extracting information from clinic files

APPLICATIONS:

 

APPLY FOR THE DATA COLLECTOR VACANCIES AT HSRC HERE

 

For further information, not applications please e-mail Mr. Thobani Zondi: [email protected] or Mr. Khetha Gwala: [email protected]

Candidates must be willing and able to relocate within the Kwazulu-Natal province at their own expense approximately every three months up to 2-3 times during the course of the contract.

CLOSING DATE: 18 FEBRUARY 2024

EDUPSTAIRS IS A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION NPO No: 232 – 182, PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANISATION (PBO): 930066984. EDUPSTAIRS DOES NOT, IN ANY WAY OR FORM, SOLICIT MONEY OR CV’S FROM PEOPLE FOR JOBS. PLEASE BE AWARE OF PHONY JOB POSTINGS AND RECRUITMENT FRAUD. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT OUR SCAM/FRAUD ALERT PAGE HERE

 

 

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