Job Location
- South Africa -- City of Cape Town Metro -- Guguletu -- Phillipi Phase 4

Job Type

Friday, May 06, 2022

Closing date
19 May 2022 23:59




The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) is a registered non-profit organisation focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa. 

We have fantastic job opportunities across our businesses for talented people wanting to realize their full potential. Could that be you? If so, we invite you to explore the possibility of joining us to play your part in Desmond Tutu Health Foundations’ exciting future.

The main purpose of this position is to coordinate data collection and quality assurance activities, and to provide data analytic support, including hypothesis testing, linear and logistic regression modelling, and survival analysis.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s in Public Health, with focus in Biostatistics or Epidemiology
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience managing and analysing public health research data
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience building or managing data platforms
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office), and other database software like REDCAP experience
  • Experience in the use of STATA, SPSS and other qualitative software for data analysis
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills
  • Lateral creative thinking
  • Detail orientated
  • Decision making skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Adaptive to change
  • Team player, as well as the ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task


  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificate
  • Knowledge of public health research implementation and monitoring procedures
  • Valid code 8 driver’s license and own vehicle


Data Coordination

  • Institutionalize high quality data collection, management, and quality assurance systems and processes
  • Develop and implement real-time data quality assurance processes and procedures
  • Perform data cleaning and log data queries for investigation
  • Support the design compatible and integrated systems for data coordination and sharing with research partners
  • Design and pilot data collection tools using REDCap, ACASI, or custom-made applications to meet project-specific needs
  • Develop user-friendly interface applications for data collection and facilitate trainings and field implementation
  • Work with study Principal Investigator and International Data Managers to develop data management and quality assurance plans, including project progress monitoring tools
  • Ensure training of and optimal implementation of all components of project data management
  • Develop and automate statistical dashboards on project implementation and key study variables
  • Train and support field-based data collection staff members
  • Prepare and extract analytic datasets, and perform analyses for project PI and managers
  • Attend data management meetings

Data Analysis

  • Support study Principal Investigator and Project Managers in analysis of quantitative research data for study purpose and to monitor operational and implementation progress
  • Contribute, as co-author, to scientific manuscript data analysis and result interpretation
  • In collaboration with Senior Researchers, develop data analysis plans for grant applications and study protocols

Values fit:  Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence

Submit CV, motivation letter with certified copy of highest qualification and details of three (3) current contactable referees by 19 May 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Visit the DTHF Career page to view the advert DTHF-C040 and apply:  DTHF Career Page

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We are committed to equity in our employment practices. It is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives. We reserve the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are identified.

I understand and accept that by applying for this position, I authorized DTHF to process my personal information in accordance with its internal operational requirements.

I further understand that the personal information I disclose to DTHF will be processed in accordance with the requirements set out in the Protection of Personal Information Act and may include the transferring thereof to third parties for the purposes of verification.

This job may be removed before it expires.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Desmond Tutu Health Foundation is a child-friendly organisation committed to the protection of children.

For more information about the organization please visit our website.

Contact information

Ntwanano Mabasa