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Tuesday, January 17, 2023


Philippi, South Africa


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Main purpose of HCT/Research Counsellors will be responsible for performing all HIV testing of parti





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.

Main purpose of HCT/Research Counsellors will be responsible for performing all HIV testing of participants, recruit them to be part of the U=U study and/or FAST-PrEP study; and administer baseline questionnaire and in informed consent.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Qualification as a HIV counsellor
  • Certificate of competence Rapid Finger Prick' testing
  • 1-year experience of working with within a research/ community health environment
  • Computer literacy with sound knowledge of email, Microsoft office suit
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluency in English and isiXhosa/Afrikaans
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to maintain effectiveness during changing conditions
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Administration skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of the mobile clinic team
  • Client focused
  • Must be detail-orientated
  • Willingness to travel and work irregular hours, including weekends


  • Experience in a research-related position
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certificate
  • Knowledge of HIV


  • Providing welcoming and supportive environment to clients regardless of race, gender, or HIV status
  • Conduct Rapid HIV testing and follow up where required.
  • Provide basic HIV/ARV education to participants individually and in groups
  • Assist in tracking of participants enrolled into research projects
  • Accurate and complete questionnaire administration
  • Participate in recruitment and consenting activities
  • Follow-up telephone calls with study participants
  • Assist with community surveys.
  • Assist with filing research forms and patient files.
  • Maintain strict client confidentiality
  • Capturing study data on mobile app
  • Weekly and Monthly progress reports on research participation (recruitment, enrollment and retention)

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 in a single PDF file by 30 January 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Visit the DTHF Career page to view the advert (Reference number:DTHF-004) and apply:



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