RESEARCH ASSISTANT Jobs at Desmond Tutu Health Foundation in Masiphumelele, Western Cape

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Desmond Tutu Health Foundation company opens jobs for RESEARCH ASSISTANT positions in the Western Cape region. The type of work we provide is Contract.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Research, Analyst, & Information Technology skills with Associate experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The estimated salary offered by this company is quite competitive around R 5 600 - R 20 000 (per month). However, the salary can go up or down depending on the company that decides it.

The Headhunters company itself is engaged in Medical Equipment Manufacturing, of course if you are interested in applying for this company, you can register immediately.

Job Information

Company:Desmond Tutu Health Foundation
Region:Masiphumelele - Western Cape, Western Cape
Job Function:Analyst, Information Technology, Research
Seniority Level:Associate
Salary:ZAR 5.600 - ZAR 20.000 per Month
Employment Type:Contract
Industry:Medical Practices

Job Description

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 other 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 this position will be to collect data from participants through in-depth interviews and focus group discussions which could be held in person or virtually, and to accurately and speedily translate and transcribe the interviews.
Minimum Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in the Social Sciences or related field of study
  • At least 2 years of research experience.
  • Demonstrative knowledge of Interviewing and group facilitation skills
  • Previous work experience in HIV, sexual health and, or with adolescents
  • Willingness to conduct interviews or focus group discussions at various locations around Masiphumelele
  • Fluency in English and IsiXhosa (proven proficiency in IsiXhosa is required as bare minimum)
  • Possessing an excellent grasp of grammar and ability to use punctuation correctly.
  • Excellent typing skills (transcription, and translation experience); proficiency in word processing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills
  • Inquisitive and non-judgmental attitude
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Strong organizational, oral and writing skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times
  • Willingness to work later hours and on Saturdays if required
  • Ability to multitask, work well under pressure and to maintain effectiveness during changing conditions

(N.B. Short listed candidates will be required to undergo practical assessments for language proficiency and typing skills).

  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Human Subject Protection (HSP) Certificate
  • Experience in data capturing and data quality control
  • Resides in Masiphumelele


  • Oversee recruitment of interview participants
  • Conduct high quality in-depth interviews, and focus group discussions with various participants on sensitive topics, using key skills to extract information required
  • Complete timeous post-interview summary or debrief reports
  • Accurately translate and transcribe interviews and focus group discussions within specified timelines
  • Ensure non-biased, consistent, complete and accurate data collection
  • Respond to data queries related to the transcripts or participants files
  • Literature review, coding, data analysis and scientific writing
  • Engage in phone/virtual meetings with off-site partners as required

Values fit: Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence
Submit CV, motivation letter with certified copy of highest qualification and details of three (3) current contactable referees in a single PDF file by 25 August 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Visit the DTHF Career page to view the advert- DTHF-064 and apply: DTHF Career Page
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We are committed to equity in our employment practices. It is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives. We reserve the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are identified.
I understand and accept that by applying for this position, I authorized DTHF to process my personal information in accordance with its internal operational requirements.
I further understand that the personal information I disclose to DTHF will be processed in accordance with the requirements set out in the Protection of Personal Information Act and may include the transferring thereof to third parties for the purposes of verification.
This job may be removed before it expires.
If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date please consider your application as unsuccessful.
Desmond Tutu Health Foundation is a child-friendly organisation committed to the protection of children.
For more information about the organization please visit our website.


  • Comfortable environment
  • Taught when starting work
  • Salary bonus if there is overtime

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Company Information

Desmond Tutu Health Foundation

Industry: Medical Practices

The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people in Africa and around the world. Founded in 2010, DTHF works to deliver high quality healthcare services, support vulnerable populations, and train health practitioners, enabling them to deliver the highest standard of care – all within a framework of respect and unconditional love for the dignity of every human being. DTHF strives to promote health equity regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, and income. The Foundation works with local communities to provide access to health care and to strengthen health systems. DTHF operates in eight countries in Africa and has partnerships with more than 100 health sector partners.

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