Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership seeks an assertive, flexible, hand on, results driven individuals, with good communication skills and keen interest in research to join our team in the following position.
Research Assistants (3)
(tenable in Selibe Phikwe, Francistown and Gaborone)
The incumbent will report to the Study Coordinator and will assist in identifying and carrying out screening of potential study participants.


Roles and Responsibilities
  • She/he should be part of the development and implementation of a community education plan to inform relevant stake holders about the study.
  • Working in the hospital and Clinics in the study catchment area to identify potential participants to be screened for study protocols.
  • Collecting blood specimen as per the relevant guidelines.
  • Completing paperwork related to specimen transport, and transporting study- related specimens to the laboratory as per the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Keeping a log/ inventory of all potential study participants who need to be followed at a later date.
  • Working with the entire clinical and recruitment team on site to ensure that retention targets are met.
  • Contact participants prior to their scheduled appointments to ensure adherence to the visit schedules and where necessary making physical visits to participants.
  • Assisting in any other duties as may be assigned by the Study Physician, Head Research Nurse, PI or Study Coordinator.
  • Maintains participant’s confi dentiality at all times.
Qualification & Experience
  • O’level plus two years’ experience in clinical research support.
  • The incumbent must also have professional experience in counselling.
  • Computer literacy is required.

Company profile

Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership is a collaborative research and training initiative between government of Botswana and the Harvard School of Public Health. BHP is dedicated to fight HIV/AIDS and related public health challenges through collaborative research, education and capacity building.

Closing date and application instructions

Qualifying and competent individuals are requested to forward their detailed applications to:
Programme Administrator
Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership
Private Bag BO320
Closing date: 5th August 2016
Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidate.


Selibe Phikwe, Francistown and Gaborone

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