Team Leader

Human Sciences Research Council

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

12 MonthsContract

Jul 7

In delivering social science that makes a difference, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) exists within the Division of Human and Social Capabilities (HSC). The mission of the CCBR is to understand, identify and improve community wellbeing by exploring, describing and addressing health, education, and quality of life through novel mixed-methods approaches that combines multidisciplinary capacities, and to serve as a hub for knowledge generation, capacity building and training.Through engagement and advocacy for community-informed approaches, the CCBR is a champion for this work within the Division and across the HSRC. The CCBR currently have staff in both Durban and Pietermaritzburg with plans to grow activities and capacity beyond the borders of the Sweetwaters.The CCBR seeks to appoint suitably qualified persons to take on the responsibilities of a Field Team Leader for a project implemented at the Sweetwaters office. The successful candidates will be assigned to multi-year projects to implement and evaluate health interventions to reach identified population groups in the communities designated for the research studyThe Team Leader will report to the study project management and site principal investigator. This position is offered on a 12-month contract.AdvertTeam Leader x 2Office base: Sweetwaters, PietermaritzburgReference: HSCTL2021 Ensuring effective and efficient intervention delivery or collection of data in the field;Training of staff in study procedures;Overseeing the team in field and managing logistics of the intervention or data collection procedures;Conducting in field QA/QC and resolving all data queries from the data management team;Developing strategies for minimizing refusals; Scheduling and ensuring implementation of fieldwork visits for screening, and intervention and data collection;Providing regular supervision and support for the team; Working closely with data team in ensuring accurate allocation and submission of field forms;Carrying out any other duties deemed necessary for the effective and productive functioning of the entire study. Additional Responsibilities:Team mentoring, support and managementStakeholder engagement and assist in developing participant recruitment strategies.

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