Field Worker - 16months Fixed Term, Two (2) Days Per Week Co

Job Description

We are looking for a field worker to work on this project with the project coordinator. The incumbent will also work one day on the destabilise heteronormativity project which end at the end 2019. Below is the list, but not exhaustive, of activities for the position:



Community engagement with science

Assist with recruiting, supporting and retaining of post graduate students (PG)

Organise, and conduct, capacity building workshops for PG students

Pursue own academic program

Organize regular research team meetings in and outside WITS campus

Present, and support other team members to present at conferences

Develop research proposals and support execution of research

Support WITS’s involvement in the State of South African Fathers’ (SoSAF) report work

Support the team’s media strategy

Support students’, and the team’s, community engagement with science activities


to research publication; both academic and non-academic

In addition to these, and together with the project leaders and the project coordinator, the Field Worker will contribute to resource mobilisation, project administration and management of team’s finances.

Responsibilities + Skills

Education, skills and competencies requiredEducation: The incumbent will have a minimum graduate Diploma (NQF 6), Degree in a related field.Skills: The incumbent must work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Internet and email and other computer programs.


Other competencies: Deadline driven, Ability to work flexibly (after hours), general knowledge of SRHR, Be non- judgmental, Knowledge of relevant South African Laws, Ability to network, Ability to work with University Students and Academics across the region and internationally. Knowledge of local languages is essential. She/he/they must have experience in working with communities and recruiting young people for research and academic purposes. Availability to travel and valid travel documents.


Job Summary

  • Published on: Thursday, 17th October 2019
  • Designation: Field Worker - 16months fixed term, two (2) days per week Contract
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy:
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, 17th October 2019

About the Company

  • Company Name: university of the witwatersrand.
  • Address: Ground Floor - Solomon Mahlangu House (formerly Senate House) Jorissen Street Braamfontein 2000
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • At the Senior Lecturer Level, a PhD is essential. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarship/teaching and be research active in Applied Mechanics. S/he will conduct and supervise research at all levels. The successful candidate will have a proven record of interactions with industry and the profession. A record of substantial research funding will be advantageous.The successful candidate at any level will have a good knowledge of the basic material pertaining to undergraduate Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering courses, and the background to be able to be registered as a Professional Engineer, if not already registered in South Africa.

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