Field Worker – Aga Khan University

Job Description
The Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) is the leading unit of its type in Pakistan, recognised regionally and internationally for the relevance, quality and extent of its work in support of public health and the development of primary health care systems. It comprises of five major operational units: Epidemiology & biostatistics, Health policy & management, Population & reproductive health, Environmental health, and Non-communicable diseases & mental health.
PURE is a 15-year research study that will track changing lifestyle, risk factors and chronic diseases using periodic standardised data collection in urban and rural areas. The research explores a range of factors to understand whether and how they influence the development of cardiovascular disease.
This is a grant-funded, short-term contractual position.

Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for:
visiting selected study subjects to motivate, enroll and interview them
collecting, entering, editing and record keeping of the data
performing follow-up of defaulter cases (those who did not turn up for follow-up)
liaising with community representatives.

Requirements:
You should have:
at least an Intermediate, however, Graduates would be preferred
one to two years experience in community based survey/research
good knowledge of community areas
willingness to work in the designated community/peri-urban settings
an understanding of the cultural and social environment of allocated communities
familiarity with different ethnic languages pertinent to intervention area (particularly Sindhi and Urdu)
excellent interpersonal/communication skills
ability to work independently as well as in close coordination with team members
plan community events such as health awareness session(s).

Apply
Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs by email to human.resources@aku.edu and mark the position applied for in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications should be submitted latest by September 15, 2019