Human Sciences Research Council

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

12 MonthsContract

Jul 6

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 is looking for a suitably qualified persons to take on the responsibilities of Recruiter/Driver for research projects implemented at the Sweetwaters office. The successful candidates will be assigned to multi-year projects to recruit study participants and undertake general driving duties. The Recruiter/Driver will report to the study project manager and project team and site support staff to successfully implement their role. This position is offered on a 12 month contractInternal AdvertRecruiter/Drivers x 8Office base: Sweetwaters, PietermaritzburgReference: HSCCCBRRD821 Mobilising participants to receive counselling and testing.Recruiting and screening participants to the study.Ensuring the safety of staff using study vehicles;Preparing the vehicle prior to being used for the field activities;Ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean and is a roadworthy condition;Keeping a record of all costs associated with the vehicle (invoices for maintenance, toll and fuel slips etc.);Ensuring that the vehicle log book is correctly filled in;Ensuing that any damages and faults are promptly reported to the field coordinator and the office manager;Portraying a positive and professional image in the study communities while driving the vehicle;Assisting team members with packing, transporting and storing field supplies as per study procedures i.e. temperature and supplies monitoring;Facilitating participant reimbursement to eligible participants;Assisting project staff in community orientation and venue location;Safely transporting biological specimen, medical waste and field supplies to and from the office;Transporting, monitoring and supervising community-based mobilisers in the field;Carrying out any other activities deemed necessary for the effective and productive functioning of the team.

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