Wits Health Consortium is recruiting for Field Workers x2 posts | APPLY WITH MATRIC

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The Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd is hiring and invites applications for the vacant posts of FIELD WORKERS X2 POSTS.

Closing date: 22 March 2023

Location: No: Wits RHI -7 Esselen Street, Hillbrow, Research Centre. On the 3rd,4th, and 5th Floor. Wits Health Consortium is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of the Witwatersrand.

Main purpose of the job:

  • To  work  in  collaboration  with  the  South  African  Population  Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN).

  • A National Research Infrastructure of Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) Nodes initiative at Wits RHI to support major improvements in health, social and economic wellbeing in impoverished, yet rapidly evolving populations.

Key performance areas

  • To collect data accurately using a survey questionnaire on Survey Solutions (SS) databases, which are installed in a tablet device.

  • Recruitment for participation in randomised housing structures in Hillbrow and obtain consent for survey participation.

  • Distribute flyers highlighting the survey, outreach within the Hillbrow community raising awareness of the study.

  • Collect data accurately by gathering COVID-19 knowledge, perceptions, impacts and prevention behaviours among Hillbrow residents using online database Redcap.

  • Gather an Estimate number of people who were previously infected with COVID-19.
  • Register all volunteering participants on the appropriate data collection tools (Redcap/Survey Solutions).

  • Resolve data queries of rejected interviews by Quality Control (QC).
  • Compile daily reports (Analyse information recorded when necessary).

  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrates effective self-management.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback.

Required minimum education and training.

  • Matric (tertiary qualification preferable).
  • Counsellor certificates (advantageous).

Required minimum work experience.

  • Data Collection.
  • Community engagement.

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities.

  • Fluency in more than one African Language.
  • Experience working with data handling and reporting.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work in a team.

Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send an email to [email protected] The subject heading of the email must read SU 34-2023 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.

The Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.

Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications unsuccessful.

Closing date: 22 March 2023


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