SAMRC: Driver

Job Description:

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression.

Location; Cape Town

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Driver

(12 Month contract renewable)

The Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit (NCDRU) is looking for an experienced driver who is familiar with and has experience in research fieldwork who will be responsible for the driving of research participants, fieldworkers and biological specimen as well as project administrative duties for NCDRU specific studies. The NCDRU aims to improve the understanding, detection, prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with a major initial focus on cardiovascular and metabolic disorders in South Africa.

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Responsibilities will include:

  • Driving of research study participants
  • Transporting of biological specimen
  • General project administrative tasks
  • Assisting project staff members with other tasks, when needed

Core Requirements:

  • A matric certificate/NQ4 qualification
  • 3 years of driving experience
  • Be fully bilingual, English and isiXhosa [be able to read, write and communicate fluently]
  • Code 8 driver’s license
  • PDP

Added Advantage:

  • Has been involved in research work before
  • Has experience as a driver of passengers and goods
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in community entry – engaging with gatekeepers and community leaders
  • Administration and organization skills [record keeping and reporting]

How To Apply:

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Terms & Conditions: The SAMRC retains the right not to make an appointment. In accordance with the SAMRC’s Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups. For this reason, we require race, gender and disability status to be specified. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. By submitting your application, SAMRC concludes that you are a competent person to consent and that you are giving consent to the SAMRC to process and further process all personal information contained in the application in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act No 4 of 2013 (as amended). Applicants are advised that the SAMRC has adopted a Workplace Policy on Covid-19 Vaccinations as part of its conditions of employment. The SAMRC does its best to provide the most accurate information; however, if there is anything wrong and unclear applicants are encouraged to contact the HR Recruitment Office at 021-938 0648 before the closing date.

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A salary in the region of R152 327 per annum, cost-to-company.

Closing date: 20 April 2022

PLEASE QUOTE THE REFERENCE NUMBER (R490A) IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOUR SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SHOULD YOUR APPLICATION NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION.

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