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Field Worker (Onsite)

Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal
THINK is a non-profit organisation committed to advancing health and well-being for vulnerable communities both locally and globally. Our work spans three central domains: research, health systems strengthening, and capacity building. Our focus is on addressing a wider spectrum of critical health challenges which include Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Gender disparities, and building resilient healthcare systems in the face of pandemics and climate change. THINK engages with the local community, government consortia, and international funders to provide care and carry out cutting-edge work that has contributed to making a difference both locally and globally.

Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact on public health and clinical research? We are seeking a dedicated Field Worker to join our team and play a crucial role in social and community mobilisation, as well as the recruitment of individuals for clinical trials conducted within our unit. This position offers a unique opportunity to engage with local communities, foster collaboration, and contribute to the advancement of medical science. If you are a highly motivated and socially conscious individual with excellent communication and organisational skills, we invite you to be part of our mission to improve healthcare through cutting-edge clinical research.

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Serves as the community mobiliser for the clinical trial unit and shall be responsible for facilitating activities in the communities.
Sustains and enhances established partnerships already accomplished with the project and community stakeholders.
Explores scope for more possible partners, governmental, non-governmental and civic society organisations to identify communities and individuals who would potentially qualify for studies conducted at the unit.
Successfully mobilise no less than allocated screening targets for the various studies conducted at the clinic. Targets are study specific and will be communicated with each new study.
Conduct mobilisation and outreach activities as per the schedule of events.
Facilitate workshops, dialogues, small groups and one on one sessions with the aim of recruiting clients for the studies at the unit.
Foster heightened awareness regarding Tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Follow up on clients and/or potential clients.
Address patient’s questions and offer information on misconceptions.
Distribute pamphlets and posters and arrange health workshops with community organisations.
Collect patient data as required.
Provide feedback and reports to the clinical team and ultimately, the head of the unit.
Ensure THINK vision, mission and values are reflected in all job outcomes.

Grade 12 certificate.
Minimum of 2-5 years working experience within a similar role preferably withing a clinical trail environment.
a Diploma or Degree in the field of Nursing or Community Development is an advantage.
a Drivers license is a must with a PDP being an added advantage.
Ability to present, persuade, and communicate effectively with various stakeholders, both internal and external.
Fluency in Local Languages.

Exciting benefits await you:
Being a part of and living our values which include care for people and outcomes, making a difference and kicking the paradigm – creating an environment where every team member thrives, every idea is celebrated, and every achievement is a testament to our collective commitment.
Enjoy a 37-hour work week, allowing you more time for personal pursuits, hobbies, and spending quality moments with loved ones.
Embrace financial security with a competitive salary package that recognises and values your skills and contributions with room for growth within our ever-expanding organisation.
Experience peace of mind knowing you’re covered with life, disability, and funeral insurance, ensuring you and your family’s future is safeguarded.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which gives you access to an array of support services such as legal, debt and counselling services, ensuring that expert guidance is just a call away.
We will contribute towards your medical aid as your health is a priority.


pplications are invited from suitably qualified candidates in line with this advert for appointment to be made as soon as operationally possible.

THINK reserves the right to close vacancies within 5 working days of posting.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Background checks will be conducted on shortlisted candidates.
Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date.
THINK reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the closing date in order to facilitate further searches.
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THINK reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Internal applicants will get preference for shortlisting.
All personal Information collected is processed lawfully in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA).
THINK is unable to provide relocation assistance.

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