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Research Associate

Job description

Job Code

HRD-PC/TD-403

Department/Project

COVID-19, Psychosocial Support Program

Reporting To

Site Coordinator

Employment Type

Contractual (4 Months)

Number of Position(s)

2

Location

eThekwini, South Africa.

JOb Purpose

The incumbent will be responsible to monitor and implement flow of processes as well as manage logistical and operational activities of the project. He/She will be responsible to implement the study according to guidelines in both the intervention and control facilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collection of adherence information and mental health status of patients enrolled in the study.
  • Maintain proper and complete project records
  • Maintain SOPs and protocols at all times.
  • Meet reporting deadlines.
  • Roving to community camps to perform accurate data capturing on Hydra (a cell-phone data capture solution) or paper-based forms and ensure that all information to date has been captured.
  • Ensure that all data captured and entered has been verified for quality and consistency.
  • Routinely review collected data and perform DQA checks for the six data quality dimensions (i.e. validity, reliability, integrity, precision, and timeliness).
  • Identify/resolve data discrepancies by monitoring data (review line listings, perform manual checks and ensure updates are reflected on the database).
  • Data reconciliation across multiple databases.
  • Ensure capacity building and implementation of SARS-COV-2 Ag RDT testing and linkage to care of patients to DOH facility if required.
  • Conduct data validation and verification using various online and offline platforms.
  • Generate data and reports for submission to the relevant manager within the set time frames.
  • Use and implement the DHMIS policy, DHMIS Facility SOP and Covid-19/TB/HIV Data Management SOP at facility level.
  • Maintaining high standards of data security and keeping information confidential according to confidentiality agreement.
  • Complete weekly and monthly reporting templates accurately and ensure timely submission thereof.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (KSA)

Required Qualification

  • Matric/Grade 12 (NQF Level 4) together a recognized diploma or degree.

Required Experience

  • 3-4 years’ experience working with health programs in a research capacity.

Required Skills

  • Good computer skills, including familiarity and comfort with using Microsoft Excel
  • Good attitude, self-motivated, and ability to work well individually as well as in teams
  • Flexibility across a range of field- and office-related tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • GCP Certification (Good Clinical Practice Certification) would be preferred
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