Human Science Research Council: Nurses/ Phlebotomists (Nationwide)


Company Human Sciences Research Council

Published 02/07/2021

Contract Type Contract - 11 Months

Salary Market Related

Location Nationwide, Nationwide, South Africa

Duration 11 Months


In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’, 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.

The Human and Social Capabilities (HSC) research programme within the HSRC employs a multi-disciplinary group of social scientists and public health specialists who conduct numerous empirical and policy-related studies each year, many of which are donor-funded.

One focus area of the HSC research programme is research on the social determinants of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and tuberculosis. The work strives to address these health problems at their source, namely, at both the social and population levels. It also includes social aspects of delivery models for biomedical interventions to optimise the delivery of interventions.

The HSC research programme will be implementing the South African National HIV prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour, and Communication Survey (also known as SABSSM VI). The programme had previously advertised nurse/phlebotomist data collector positions nationwide and is currently targeting individuals from the specific locations listed below due to the diversity and operational needs (requirements) for the successful implementation of the survey. The candidates who applied before should not re-apply.


BASE: See different regions below


Western Cape: HSCNP/0721WC

Northern Cape: HSCNP/0721NC

Freestate: HSCNP/0721FS

KwaZuluNatal: HSCNP/0721KZN

Gauteng: HSCNP/0721GP

Eastern Cape: HSCNP/0721/EC

Contract type:11 months

Salary:R26 250 per month (before deductions).

Candidates should have local knowledge and preferably be coming from the following communities in the provinces listed:

Western Cape: Bonteheuwel, Athlone, Hanover Park, Grassy Park, Mannenberg, Mitchell’s Plain, Salt River, Woodstock, Retreat, Belhar, Elsies Rivier, District Six, Parow, Bellville, Kuilsrivier, Camps Bay and Constantia,

Northern Cape: Kimberley (Roodepan Rosedale, Homevale, Progress), Rainbow, Bellvue, Extension, Rooiblok, Lemoendraai, Augrabies, Jurgenskamp, Dakota, Morning Glory, Kimberley, Ritchie, Barkley Wes,

Free State: Mangaung and Welkom,

KwaZulu Natal: Chatsworth, Phoenix, Glenwood, Greenwood Park, Sydenham, Newlands, Tongaat, Stanger, Verulam, Austerville, Wentworth, Isipingo, Kokstad Newlands East and West and the Durban North area,

Gauteng: Sandton, Pretoria suburbs (including the Moot) Laudium and Lenasia,

Eastern Cape: Gelvandale, Clearly Park, Bethelsdorp Klein skool, Arcadia, Salt Lake, Salsonville, Shauderville, Kensington, Booysens Park, Timothy Valley Missionvale Summerstrand.

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•Successful candidates will be responsible for the implementation of the survey by collecting data in households using electronic tablets to interview selected participants.

•Attend training sessions in full;

•Successful candidates will be required to work within a team.

•Provide potential participants information about the project.

•Complete HTS consent forms for all participants.

•Collect dried blood spots (DBS) from children, adults, and via heel prick from infants (professional nurse only).

•Ensure quality work by following processes, procedures, and steps, outlined in the training manual.

•Manage fieldwork expenses by completing reconciliations following HSRC rules and regulations.

•Manage assets provided by HSRC.


•Must be a nurse or phlebotomist with relevant qualifications. If not a nurse or phlebotomist, please do not apply.

•Must be able to draw blood.

•Professional training in nursing or phlebotomy should permit the participant to draw blood without any supervision.

•Above-average ability to read, write and speak is essential in English and other South African languages spoken in the specified locations above.

•Familiarity with the use of electronic tablets.

•Prior relevant working experience working in the community outside a clinic context will be advantageous.

•Willingness to work in a team.

•Willingness to travel long distances, within and outside of one’s province when required.

•Willingness to visit selected households during weekends and after hours.

•Training in HIV counselling and testing will be advantageous.

•Having a valid driver’s license will be an added advantage.

•Proven ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters

•Preference will be given to nurses/phlebotomists who have worked in research (HSRC or elsewhere) in a similar position.

•Available for a period of up to 11 months but this will be determined by the availability of maps per province. This is a project-based position for 11 months and not permanent.

•Must be currently registered with the South African Nursing Council.


In your application, please include:

An updated CV with x3 contactible references.

Certified copies of your qualifications (including Grade 12 certificate) not older than three months.

Certified copies of your academic transcripts (including Grade 12 results) not older than three months.

A signed affidavit made at the South African Police Services (SAPS) including your full names, ID number, and list of qualifications, and stating under oath that you have achieved the qualifications for which you will be providing certified copies.

-A South African Revenue Service (SARS) tax number or proof of application for a SARS tax number.

-A certified copy of your ID document.

-A certified copy of your South African driver’s license (front and back).

Please note the following:

•Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and not a cell phone

•Only your CV can be uploaded on the first page after you have registered/logged in.

•ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS can be uploaded on the “Document” tab on your profile

•Attachments must be less than 2 MB.

•Should you have any HR enquiries please send your query citing reference number to

•Should you experience problems applying onlineon skillsmap, please send your applications to Clearly indicate the reference number in the subject line.

•For further information, not applications please e-mail

Details about the HSRC can be found at

Only applications that comply with the listed above requirements will be considered.

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research leaders who are black, female or disabled.

Closing date: 16 July 2021. We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.

The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment


Job Closing Date 16/07/2021

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