The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) Ongoing Job Recruitment

Posted on :

29 Oct, 2020

Category :

Nursing Jobs in South Africa, Research Jobs in South Africa

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.



Job Title: Research Nurse
Location: Phillipi Vilage
Employment Type: 12 Months Fixed Term Contract


  • Nursing Degree or Diploma and Registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Registered Nurse
  • At least 2 years nursing experience
  • Nimaart trained
  • As per study protocol, preference will be given to female applicants
  • Knowledge of study protocol / regulations
  • Knowledge of HIV and Sexually transmitted infections
  • Excellent Computer literacy (Ms Office)
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Language proficiency in English and IsiXhosa
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to maintain effectiveness during changing conditions
  • Ability to work harmoniously with youth of diverse backgrounds and sexual orientation
  • Client focused
  • Excellent Administration skills
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team and independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Decision making skills
  • Building interpersonal relationships and partnerships
  • Good Planning and organising skills
  • Stress tolerance
  • Resource management
  • Willing to work flexible working hours including weekends as required


  • At least 1 year experience in a research environment
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification
  • Human Subjects Protection (HSP) certification
  • Sexual Reproductive Health Certificate (inclusive of Implanon insertion and removal)
  • Previous work experience in HIV research and sexual health or with adolescents
  • Working knowledge of an adolescent friendly clinical environment
  • Valid Driver’s licence code 08 with PDP
  • Values fit:  Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence


  • Providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all clients regardless of age, race, gender or HIV status
  • Maintaining strict client confidentiality
  • Providing pre- and post-test  counselling, as well as risk reduction counselling, for clients
  • HIV testing
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Obtaining blood and urine samples, labelling and request relevant test
  • PrEP Initiation
  • Performing other client care procedures as required
  • Entering data on electronic device.
  • Communicating with clinics and other NGOs
  • Assist with quality Control (QC) checks

To apply

Quote Job reference, submit CV, motivation letter with certified copy of highest qualification and details of three (3) current contactable referees to: Attention HR Manager [email protected] Job reference: #DTHF/C024. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Only on-line applications submitted via our jobs portal will be considered.

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.

For more information about Desmond Tutu Health Foundation , refere to

Application Deadline: Thursday, 29 October, 2020

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