Type: Fixed Term
Main purpose of the job: The fieldworkers will be responsible for data collection and data management
of research studies undertaken within the Institute.
Location: Wits RHI – Hillbrow Research Centre
Closing date: 30 May 2021
Submit detailed CV to:
Advert reference number: DM0043 – 2021
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants
from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments
Key performance areas
Promote studies and recruit participants by conducting presentations, and distributing brochures at the
Clinics (in consultation with clinic health promoters)
Address potential participants in accordance with recruitment targets and participant recruitment
standard operating procedures (SOP).
Participate in door to door data collection
Collect, manage and maintain quality data for research and operations purposes
Translation and transcription of qualitative data
Adhere to Good Clinical Practice Standards
Conduct data extraction from clinic registers, patient records or other relevant data sources as per study
requirements/SOPs to update study participant files
Obtain verbal/written consent before conducting screening, enrolment, and baseline and follow up
Conduct screening interviews to consenting participant to determine eligibility into study.
Interview patients as needed for collection of demographics, baseline and follow up data (through
questionnaires, IDIs etc.)
Use of appropriate monitoring and study logs/tools.
Address relevant concerns and misconceptions about the study.
Receive queries from participants and address or refer queries accordingly
Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrates effective self-management.
Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of own work are consistently and
Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback.
Participate in formalised internal training and broader RHI development initiatives
Filing and archiving of patient consent sheets, follow up data and other study documentation
Support data entry as needed
Keep record of all work completed and ensure all documentation is stored in a secure and confidential
When needed, revisit source documents to resolve questions, inconsistencies, or missing data.
Attend relevant internal and external meetings.
Chair or take minutes of relevant meetings i.e. at in-depth discussions and other research platforms
Assists in networking with relevant stakeholders.
. Grade 12 and relevant post-secondary qualification
. Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
. Certification in good clinical practice (GCP) or NIH certification in the last 3 years.
. Empathetic with good communication and interpersonal skills.
. Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
. Be tactful, respectful and maintain confidentiality.
. Able to work across different projects, while maintaining independency and work as part of a multi-
Required minimum work experience
Minimum 1 year working experience incl. proficiency in data collection techniques i.e. conducting
interviews using structured and qualitative tools, data extraction, translation and transcription, and
adherence to Good Clinical Practice standards
Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send an email to
subject heading of the email must read DM0043 2021 and the job title of position applying for. Please include
the following documentation:
• A cover letter (maximum one page) that clearly states which vacancy you are applying for
• A detailed CV