HSRC: Data Collectors x18

HSRC: Data Collectors x18
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HSRC: Data Collectors x18

Data Collectors


Closing Date2023/05/19
Reference NumberHSR230504-1
Job TypeFixed Term contract – short term
Job TitleData Collectors
Business AreaPublic Health, Societies and Belonging – PHSB
Number of Positions18
Workplace TypeOn-site
Location – Town / CityPmb, Dbn, Ballito, Scottburgh
Location – ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
Location – CountrySouth Africa
Minimum Education LevelNQF 4 – Grade 12 or equivalent
Application Closing Date19-May-2023
Job CategoryScientific
Job Advert SummaryThe CCBR seeks to appoint suitably qualified persons as a Data Collector for a research study implemented in KwaZulu Natal. The successful candidate 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 areas in KwaZulu Natal:

Clinic 1: Caluza Clinic, Msunduzi  Local Municipality, Umgungundlovu District, KwaZulu-Natal

Clinic 2: Northdale Clinic, Msunduzi Local Municipality, Umgungundlovu District, KwaZulu-Natal

Clinic 3: Injabulo Clinic, Mkhambathini Local Municipality, Umgungundlovu District, KwaZulu-Natal

Clinic 4: Prince Zulu CDC, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, eThekwini Metropolitan, KwaZulu-Natal

Clinic 5: Ballito Clinic, KwaDukuza Local Municipality, iLembe District, KwaZulu-Natal

Clinic 6: Scottburgh Clinic, Umdoni Local Municipality, Ugu District, KwaZulu-NatalThe Data Collector will report to a designated team leader and work closely with the research study team and other site support staff to successfully implement this function.
There are eighteen (18) positions offered on a 3-month short term contract.
Minimum RequirementsMinimum 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

Preference will be given to applicants with:
REDCap experience
GCP certification
Experience working in PHC/CHC clinics3-year tertiary qualification in a relevant field
Technologically savvy
Recent Experience collecting Dried Blood Spots (DBS)
Recent Experience performing HIV testing and counselling
Clinical research and trial(s) experience
Sound written and verbal communication skills
Commitment to working as part of a multi-disciplinary research team
The ability to work accurately, independently and in a team
Good interpersonal, organisational, administrative and problem-solving skills
Duties & ResponsibilitiesKey Responsibilities:Consenting participantsAssisting the team leader and study coordinator in achieving all stipulated QA/QC targetsTracking and tracing selected patients for study activitiesAble to read patient clinic charts and perform data abstractionConduct and capture surveys on REDCapAble to perform telephone calls to participants to collect, verify, update and capture, new or existing patient informationCompile a list of all participants to be scheduled for appointmentsReport any problems to study coordinator/team leader the same day of identificationAttend to QC reports/issues and follow up on & resolve missing data and conflicting data issuesParticipate in the development and refinement of the data collection processPerforming a finger prick for the collection of Dried Blood Spots (DBS)Ensuring bio-hazardous waste is disposed of according to waste management guidelinesMaintaining regular documentation and records of all daily activitiesDeveloping and maintaining good working relationships with local community stakeholdersUpdating logsWorking with the community programmes and stakeholder relations unit to conduct community preparation and mobilisation activitiesEnsuring accurate record keeping of participant informationFacilitating participant reimbursement to eligible participantsExtracting information from clinic files

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In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’ in South Africa and the region, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act No.17 of 2008.

The HSRC aims to attract and retain high-calibre skills and human resources necessary to effectively execute both its mandate to conduct research and to support the strategic intent of the organisation.

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of South African Citizens who are black, female, or disabled towards achieving Equity goals.

The HSRC reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Application from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

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