Aurum Group: Research Assistant

Company Aurum Group
Reference # 2021/02/10/05
Published 18/02/2021
Contract Type Temporary
1 Month
Salary Market Related
Location Kathu, Northern Cape, South Africa
The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in TB and HIV integration. We are focused on researching, supporting and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV.

Job Functions Data Management,Recruitment,Research
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit

Responsible for recruitment and retention of participants through:
Conducting outreach activities in accordance with SOPs and protocol
Explaining and answering questions about, the research, to potential volunteers and stakeholders in accordance with the protocol and SOPs
Recruit and screen volunteers from target populations through social science interviews
Provide qualitative and quantitative feedback on recruitment strategies to superiors for evaluation.
Maintain confidentiality and ethical standards during the conduct of recruitment
Assist with tracing participants and keeping good documentation of all tracing activities.
Assist with conducting home visits
Provide Data collection activities, including:
Administering questionnaires to study participants
Data collection and abstraction from clinic files, registers and relevant electronic data systems
Observe and record clinic activities and patient flow
Collect relevant data for costing studies
Research-related administrative tasks
Ensure all applicable documentation, consent forms and data collection forms are completed according to study protocol
Administer data collection instruments as required, including risk assessment questionnaires
Complete, compile and submit study case report forms (CRF’s) and source documents timeously
Ensure all records on participants are completed and filed accurately with strict adherence to documentation handling procedures
Maintain accurate study logs
Assist with participant reimbursement and reconciling cash and airtime.
Report on daily/weekly activities to the project coordinator and meet stipulated targets


One year working in a research environment and GCP training.
A Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Public Health, Social Science Nursing, Medicine or related field will be an advantage.
Ability to work under pressure
Good reporting skills
Detail orientated, diligent, honest and hard working

NB: Non –South African citizens must have a valid work-permit.

Kindly provide current and relevant references for background checks.

All appointments are subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance, reference checking and competency assessment. We embrace employment equity and are committed to achievement of fair and equal representation of our workforce. Preference will be given to internal applicants and candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. Aurum welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities.

Whilst all applications will be carefully considered, only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful. All interviewed applicants will receive feedback as part of our continued drive towards people development.

Job Closing Date 19/02/2021