The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) Recent Ongoing Recruitment

Posted on :

9 Dec, 2020

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Education Jobs

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: PHD Student
Location:  Head Office (Knowledge Translation Unit); Observatory
Employment Type: One Year Fixed Term Contract

The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation requires applications for a PHD Student.  The successful appointee will be based within the Knowledge Translation Unit (however, some remote working will be required depending on COVID-19 level). The successful candidate would be appointed within the Knowledge Translation Unit and would be primarily be required to work on a funded study focused on strengthening adolescent healthcare in primary health care and schools, of which their PhD should be the focus.


  • Master’s in health-related field
  • In the process of registering as a Doctoral student for 2021
  • Working experience in qualitative and quantitative research
  • Computer literacy (Proficiency in MS Excel and /or MS Access, and other relevant statistical analysis software (STATA); as well as NVIVO or ATLAS TI)
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • A mature and responsible attitude towards work, with the ability to take ownership of projects
  • Stakeholder management
  • Ability to work within a team and individually
  • Able to take projects from concept to completion
  • Ability to work under pressure in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and high standards
  • Able to self-manage


  • Engage with stakeholders as required in preparation for conducting research projects
  • Prepare participant questionnaires and training manuals
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection, monitoring, cleaning and analysis
  • Collaborate in the statistical design and analysis of trial findings
  • Coordinate project tasks and deliverables within research projects
  • Prepare reports for the institutional ethics review board, funders, data and safety monitoring boards and investigator meetings
  • Contribute to paper writing on research projects
  • Present data findings to stakeholders
  • Contribute to funding applications

Values fit:  Passion, Innovation, Progress Integrity, Respect and Excellence

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] and include Job reference: #KTUPHDstudent. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only on-line applications submitted via our job’s portal will be considered.

Application Deadline: by 11thDecember 2020

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