Wits RHI: Field

Job title: Fieldworker X5

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: 27 May 2021

Submit detailed CV to: vacancy4@wrhi.ac.za

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 thereto.


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

  • interviews.

  • 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

  • accurately maintained.

  • 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

  • manner.

  • 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.



Required minimum education and training

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 multidisciplinary team.