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 six values : pioneering, partnering, excellence, respect, integrity and citizenship.
SENIOR RESEARCH TECHNICIAN : FIELDWORKER (2 Posts) One-Year Contract The Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit is looking for experienced, energetic and organized fieldworkers to work on NCDRU Research Studies.
The fieldworkers will be responsible for recruiting eligible participants and follow up enrolled participants to ensure full retention rate for the study and conduct interviews in identified health clinics and / or the NCDRU research clinic.
Responsibilities : Ensuring compliance with study protocols Working with the clinic staff to identify potential study participants Recruiting and tracking of study participants Conducting screening / recruitment interviews Conducting anthropometric measures Taking blood pressure measurements Administering of questionnaires Completing participant information i.
e. appointment schedules, medicine prescription and delivery dates through accessing participants’ folders General project administrative tasks including quality assurance, data entry and supply control tasks and daily reports Assisting project staff members with other tasks, when needed Core Requirements : Grade 12 / Matric certificate 2- years’ experience with Fieldwork in a research setting or related environment 2 years’ experience with working with Non-communicable Diseases other public health research 2 years’ experience in working with communities Fluent in Afrikaans or isiXhosa in addition to English Good computer skills Advantageous : Post Matric qualifications Good communication and interpersonal skills Driver’s License Interested candidates can send their CV