Socio-behavioural Scientist, East London Eastern Cape, Desmond Tutu Health Foundation

Published 2022-08-09
Expires 2022-09-09
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Socio-behavioural Scientist, East London Eastern Cape, Desmond Tutu Health Foundation
South Africa, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape,
Published August 9, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Socio-behavioural scientist

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SOCIO-BEHAVIOURAL SCIENTISTTWO YEARS FIXED-TERM CONTRACTEAST LONDON, EASTERN CAPE PROVINCEThe 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 applications for a 2 Years fixed term contract post as the Socio-behavioural Scientist for the project entitled:Measuring Real-Time Influences of Mental and Tangible Resources on Men's TB Treatment Lapses and Adherence Behaviors, based in East London, Eastern Cape Province. main purpose of this position is to implement, coordination, and monitoring of the research study protocol, oversee all implementation staff members, and to ensure the execution of all research activities and operations.Minimum Requirements:Masters Degree in Public Health, Behavioural Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology or relatedMinimum 2 years research experience using mixed-methods approaches quantitative and qualitativeExperience in developing qualitative interview guides and analysing qualitative dataExperience in using qualitative data analysis programs e.g. Dedoose, NVivo, AtlasTiValid code 8 drivers licenseKnowledge of research documentation standardsStrong verbal and written communicationAdvantageous:Interest in pursuing a PhD in Socio-behavioral SciencesCo-authorship on peer reviewed published manuscriptsExperience performing project start up, implementation and closure of research projectsExperience using RedCapExperience in staff managementPrevious experience working with patients with drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TBStrong knowledge of the South African National TB Management GuidelinesCurrent certification in Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects ProtectionsPrevious experience managing and implementing research programs/projects in the Eastern Cape ProvinceKnowledge of research methodology, especially quantitative and qualitative methodsKnowledge of data quality control activities, systems, and processes QA/QCTechnical Project Management knowledge and skillsKnowledge of data analysis and interpretation Other Skills:Computer skills Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook ExpressAbility to build interpersonal relationships to manage and support study staff and project implementationExcellent stakeholder relationship managementExcellent communication skills oral and written and strong public speaking skillsDecision making & analytical skillsPlanning and organising skillsAdaptive to changeAbility to multi-taskAbility to co-author academic publications/manuscriptsResponsibilities:Study Implementation and ManagementRecruitment and retention of study participantsConduct in-depth interviews and focus group discussionsComplete and store informed consenting documentation for all study participantsEnsure GCP guidelines followed for all procedures with participantsArrange logistics for fieldwork staff and interviewersManage Wisepill Medication Event Monitoring System devices and study cell phonesManage changes to protocol, ethics submissions and annual reporting to ethics board and donorAdminister quantitative surveysEnsure all study procedures are implemented according to study protocol and Good Clinical PracticeProvide comprehensive feedback on project progress, successes, and challenges to the Research Team Leadership and the inter-national project collaboratorsEnsure that ethical and regulatory requirements are fulfilled in line with GCP and IRB guidelinesData Collection and ManagementEnsure complete and accurate data collectionManage qualitative dataTranscribe and translate interviewsUse software to code qualitative dataPerform quality assurance and control of qualitative dataWork with Data Manager to resolved all quantitative data queries as soon as possiblePresent routine descriptive stats on implementation indicators to senior study teamAcademicLead and participate in data interpretation and analysisCompose abstracts of project results for scientific conferences and to support drafting scientific manuscripts for publicationAssist with and participate in data disseminationIdentify opportunities to leverage the project to advance portfolio, spin-offs, and outputs of the research teamStaff ManagementOversee work of fieldworkers and internsRelationship ManagementManage relationship with study clinic managersMaintain relationship with collaboratorsMaintain relationship with study participantsEnsure study participant confidentialityValues fit:Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect ExcellenceSubmit CV, motivation letter with certified copy of highest qualification and details of three current contactable referees by 15 . Incomplete applications will not be considered.Visit the DTHF Career page to view the advert DTHF-C 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 AM 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 include the transferring thereof to third parties for the purposes of verification.This job be removed before IT expires.If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the deadline 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.

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