Developmental Assessor/Research Assistant

Developmental Assessor/Research Assistant


Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership

Developmental Assessor/Research Assistant

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

We seek individuals with good interpersonal skills, energy and initiative, commitment to detail and excellence, and a keen interest in working with children to join our team in the above position.

RequirementsThe Developmental Assessor/Research Assistant will report to the Head Nurse and will perform child developmental assessments and assist in recruitment, retention, and follow-up of study participants.

  • Help with recruitment, consenting, and retention of study participants
  • Complete developmental and behavioural assessments on 2-5-year-old children
  • Interview parents about children’s development, maternal mental health, and about maternal/child health and social factors
  • Complete questionnaires and case report forms in accordance with the study’s protocol and enter this data accurately into an electronic database
  • Perform telephone calls (and rarely home visits) as necessary to enhance retention of participants on study
  • Track potential study participants contacted during clinic visits and participants already enrolled on the study to meet retention targets
  • Interact with non-study medical personnel and with the community regarding study activities
  • Participate in continued site training
  • Play an active role in the study team
  • Assist team members with the translation of study-related documents as needed
  • Support study nurses in all aspects of conducting research
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Qualifications and experience

  • Pre or Primary school teaching diploma or degree
  • 3 or more years’ experience in working with children
  • Willing to learn developmental (and hearing/vision) testing of children, and research skills

Closing date and application instructionsQualifying and competent individuals are requested to forward their detailed applications to:


Programme Administrator

Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership

Private Bag BO320



Closing date:4th September 2020


Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidate.

4 Sep 2020