South African Medical Research Council Is Recruiting: Fieldworker – Cape Town

Closing Date : 11 April 2023


The Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit (NCDRU) is looking for an experienced, energetic and organized fieldworker to work on NCDRU Research studies.The fieldworker will be responsible for recruiting eligible participants and follow up enrolled participants to ensure full retention rate for studies and conduct interviews in identified health clinics and communities.RequirementsAt least two years of fieldwork experience.Matric certificate Speak fluent Afrikaans or isiXhosa in addition to EnglishDriving license Code B or greater Advantageous/ Preferred


Preferably have experience working in a research setting, which includes recruiting participants and other fieldwork activities for clinic-based research projects

Good communication and interpersonal skillsA PDP will be advantageous.

Skills & Competencies
Good computer skills
Ensuring compliance with study protocols
Working with the clinic staffs and community leaders to identify potential study participants
Recruiting and tracking of study participants
Conducting screening/recruitment interviews
Conducting anthropometric measures
Taking blood pressure measurements
Administering of questionnaires
Completing participant information i.e. appointment schedules, medicine prescription and delivery dates through accessing participants’ folders
General project administrative tasks including quality assurance, data entry and supply control tasks and daily reports
Assisting project staff members with other tasks, when needed
Possibly driving between SAMRC campus and research sites using the company’s vehicles
Additional Information
Please quote the reference number in all communications.
Please be advised that your submission will not be considered should your application not be accompanied by the required information and documentation.
The SAMRC retains the right not to make an appointment.
In accordance with the SAMRC’s Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups.
For this reason, we require race, gender, and disability status to be specified.
Disabled persons are encouraged to apply.
By submitting your application, SAMRC concludes that you are a competent person to consent and that you are giving consent to the SAMRC to process and further process all personal information contained in the application in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act No 4 of 2013 (as amended).
Applicants are advised that the SAMRC has adopted a Workplace Policy on Covid-19 Vaccinations as part of its conditions of employment.
The SAMRC does its best to provide the most accurate information; however, if there is anything wrong and unclear applicants are encouraged to contact the HR Recruitment Office before the closing date.

Ref No
A salary in the region of R197 000 per annum, cost-to-company.
HR Recruitment Office at 021-938 0648
Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit (NCDRU)
12 Months

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