Field Worker x2 | The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation

The Desmond Tutu Health 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.

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 Health Foundations’ exciting future.

The fieldworker will be responsible to conduct education and awareness in communities, to recruit and retain eligible study participants as designated by the various study protocol, within a pressurized environment. The successful incumbent will be responsible for completing all administration as evidence of work conducted.

Minimum Requirements:
• Grade 12 Certificate
• At least one-year experience working in community within a research or NGO environment; with preference in recruitment and retention
• Applicants must have knowledge of Masiphumelele or surrounding areas with preference for applicants residing in these areas, and knowing the communities well
• Maintain work standards
• Computer literacy including Email, Word processing, Excel spreadsheets
• Excellent Communication Skills (written and verbal)
• Excellent public speaking skills
• Good administrative and problem-solving skills
• Good planning and organising skills
• Client (participant) focus
• Excellent presentation skills
• Ability to build interpersonal relationships and maintain rapport
• Able to work independently and as a member of a team
• Be proactive as an individual
• Detail oriented
• Maintain confidentiality
• Ability to multi task and work well in a highly pressurized environment
• Good time management and work ethic

Advantageous
• Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certificate

Responsibilities
• Assist Community Liaison Officer (CLO)/Study Coordinator (SCO) with planning and conducting of recruitment and retention strategies
• Educate, recruit and retain eligible trial participants as determined by study protocols
• Education and awareness of research studies and health related matters in community
• Conduct informed consent and assent process as required
• Accurate collection of data from participants
• Maintain confidentiality
• Contribute by giving meaningful input to the community engagement work plan
• Constantly communicate with the CLO/SCO and community team regarding recruitment and retention progress and challenges, and seek solutions to those challenges as a team
• Assist with translation activities when necessary
• Submit timeous reports to the CLO/SCO and verbally report on community feedback activities as required
• Timeous completion of all spreadsheets regarding recruitment and retention
• Timeous completion of accrual and retention targets as set by study deadlines
• Attend study/project meetings and participate in all study training sessions as required
• Documenting all retention attempts in participants’ files within specified timelines