We seek a dynamic, enthusiastic and self-motivated research associate to be part of our research portfolio. Successful applicants will be part of a team of researchers working on cutting edge public health research questions that contribute to the evidence-base for improving access to, and delivery of health services for HIV, TB and other health challenges.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide general support to senior research staff for all study initiation activities including:
    o Conduct literature reviews,
    o Prepare study protocol and standard operating procedures,
    o Development of data collection instruments,
    o Training of study staff,
    o Study site assessments and site preparation, and
    o Liaising with local ethics committees for study approval.
  •  Coordinate communication with study stakeholders.
  • Contribute to data collection activities, either through oversite of interviewing staff or
    independently performing the data collection activities, which may include:
    o Survey interviews,
    o Qualitative interviewing (in-depth interviews, semi-structured interviews, focus group
    discussions), or
    o Cost data collection.
  • Work with research staff to monitor and ensure data collection, capture and management,
    including data cleaning.
  •  Contribute to monitoring of study progress through drafting of reports.
  • Ensure that study protocol is followed and that procedures are consistently and accurately
  • Assist with analysis of study data, which may include:
    o Transcribing notes and audio tapes from qualitative interviews/discussions,
    o Coding and analysis of qualitative data,
    o Producing preliminary descriptive results using data / statistical analysis software, and
    o Writing results summary reports.
  • Assist with preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and presentation of research findings.
  •  Assist with preparation of progress and funder reports.


  • Previous experience in conducting interviews and qualitative and/or quantitative data collection
    in research settings.
  • Fluency in English and at least one other local language preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field such as public health, statistics, epidemiology, economics
    or health economics.
  • Over 2 years research work experience or substantial relevant academic experience.
  • Experience in public health, working in low resource settings, and academic research will be
  • Prior experience with qualitative data analysis is preferred.
  • Expertise in a statistical analysis package or aptitude/willingness to learn is a plus.
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Able to multitask and make decisions independently.
  • Code 8 Drivers license.

Closing Date12/11/2022
32 Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown
Position TypePermanent
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