at Desmond Tutu Health Foundation
Location FISHHOEK, South Africa
Date Posted
Category General
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town



Job Summary







The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) is a registered non-profit organisation focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa.


We have fantastic job opportunities across our businesses for talented people wanting to realize their full potential. Could that be you? If so, we invite you to explore the possibility of joining us to play your part in Desmond Tutu Health Foundations’ exciting future.


The main purpose of the position is that fieldworkers will be responsible to conduct education and awareness in communities, to recruit and retain eligible study participants as designated by the various study protocol, within a pressurized environment. The successful incumbent will be responsible for completing all administration as evidence of work conducted.


Minimum Requirements:



Grade 12

Fluency in English

At least 1 year experience working in community within a research or NGO environment; with preference in recruitment and retention

Knowledge of Masiphumelele or surrounding areas with preference for applicants residing in these areas, and knowing the communities well

Computer literacy including Email, Word processing, Excel spreadsheets

Excellent public speaking and Communication Skills (written and verbal)

Good administrative and problem solving skills

Good planning and organising skills

Client (participant) focus

Excellent presentation skills

Ability to build interpersonal relationships and maintain rapport

Able to work independently and as a member of a team

Be proactive as an individual

Detail oriented

Maintain confidentiality

Ability to multi task and work well under pressure

Good time management and work ethic

Maintain work standards





Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certificate





Assist Community Liaison Officer (CLO)/Study Coordinator (SCO) with planning and conducting of recruitment and retention strategies.

Educate, recruit and retain eligible trial participants as determined by study protocols

Education and awareness of research studies and health related matters in community.

Conduct informed consent and assent process as required

Accurate collection of data from participants

Maintain confidentiality

Contribute by giving meaningful input to the community engagement work plan

Constantly communicate with the CLO/SCO and community team regarding recruitment and retention progress and challenges, and seek solutions to those challenges as a team

Assist with translation activities when necessary

Submit timeous reports to the CLO/SCO and verbally report on community feedback activities as required

Timeous completion of all spreadsheets regarding recruitment and retention

Timeous completion of accrual and retention targets as set by study deadlines

Attend study/project meetings and participate in all study training sessions as required

Documenting all retention attempts in participants’ files.


Interested candidates can send their CV