Fieldworker

Temporary

VACANCY
Job title: Fieldworker (6 month’s contract)
Type: Permanent ☐ Fixed Term ☒ Temporary ☐
Main purpose of the job: To interview and collect health information from study participants who
migrated from Agincourt and ensure adherence to protocol.
Location: The University of the Witwatersrand – Wits School of Public Health: Fieldwork will
be conducted in Gauteng and parts of Mpumalanga.
Closing date: 28 September 2021
Submit detailed CV to: Weekend.Khoza@wits.ac.za
Advert reference number: Agincourt_Fieldworker
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.

The MRC/Wits Agincourt Research Unit is an exceptional health and population research centre providing an
extensive data resource resulting from years of longitudinal health and socio-demographic surveillance. It
currently nests a number of observational and intervention studies- all undertaken with an interdisciplinary
network of leading international scientists in the Agincourt sub-district in rural north-east South Africa. As part of
ongoing and nested work, the Unit seeks qualified staff who will assist in realizing the vision of the Unit, by
participating in the Migrant Health Follow-Up Study (MHFUS) that aims to collect information to understand how
migrants from the Agincourt study area manage with their health and how they make a living in the places that
they have moved to (for example in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Witbank).
Key performance areas
• Interviewing respondents who are enrolled in the study.
• Collecting measures of pulse, blood pressure, height and weight and dried blood spots
• Accurate and timely completion of the questionnaire
• Working to set targets and ensuring quality standards are met
Required minimum education and training
• Grade 12
• Proficient in the use of electronic/mobile data collection device (tablet, smartphone) and GPS navigation
experience
• Qualitative and quantitative interview experience
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
A valid South African Driver’s License (not less than 2 years old) with knowledge of Gauteng.
IT/Computer related qualifications including experience using RedCap, and MS Office.
Basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS programming with experience in basic or lay counselling.

Previous experience in conducting anthropometric tests & dried blood spots (DBS).
Experience in qualitative data collection methods.
Knowledge of Xitsonga.
A successful candidate for this position will be friendly, professional, able to follow instructions, self-motivated,
and retain extremely good communication skills- both written and oral- in English. The individual must possess
the ability to problem solve as well as strive to achieve pre-set objectives and must have the ability to strictly
maintain participants’ confidentiality, both on and off the job. Furthermore, the individual must be able to
work well within a team, be willing to work irregular hours, including late hours, and weekends, and must be
willing to travel and work in surrounding provinces (Northwest, Limpopo and Mpumalanga).
Required minimum work experience
Minimum of 2 years’ research fieldwork experience in urban environment
Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send an email to Weekend.Khoza@wits.ac.za.
The subject heading of the email must read Agincourt_Fieldworker 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
• ID Copy
• Copies of qualifications