Main purpose of the job:

  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of an extensive archive of scientific data


  • Agincourt- Bushbuckridge (Mpumalanga Province)

Key performance areas:

  • Strengthen an innovative, high-performing Data Analytics group
  • Contribute to peer-reviewed publications and technical reports, including as lead author
  • Assess, manipulate, clean, validate and describe datasets from diverse research studies
  • Develop analysis plans for peer-reviewed publications
  • Perform analysis of research data
  • Develop dashboards and other forms of data visualization to inform district/provincial health service decision-making

Required minimum education and training:

  • The ideal candidate would possess a Master’s Degree in Computer Science/Data Science/Statistics/Epidemiology/Demography/Data Analytics/Bioinformatics or other highly quantitative and computational fields

Required minimum work experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of Data Management experience
  • Working experience in a low- or middle-income country

Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities:

  • Experience in processing and analyzing large complex longitudinal datasets
  • Demonstrated knowledge and track record of statistics and proficiency using a statistical software package (STATA, SAS, R), particularly for import, manipulation, and analysis of large datasets
  • Working knowledge of SQL (i.e., ability to write queries that involve joining tables, aggregating functions, updating, and inserting into existing tables)
  • Effective use of visualization technologies
  • Team player able to work in a high-performing collaborative environment, and to support scientific investigations across disciplines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Ability to prioritize and work under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently.
  • Valid South African Driver’s license


Please include the following documentation:

    • A cover letter (maximum one page) outlining your interest and suitability for the position
    • A detailed CV including three contactable referees
    • Certified qualifications and transcript
    • Certified ID copy and driver’s license
  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV.
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  • The closing date for all applications: 13 May 2022.
  • Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
  • Note WHC, in accordance with their Employment Equity goals and plan, will give preference to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Our Client, WHC – Agincourt, maintains mandatory Covid-19 requirements, and as such only Covid-19 vaccinated incumbents will be considered for positions.

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  • AJ Personnel is only responsible for advertising the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.
  • AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.

About The Employer:


The Agincourt data infrastructure supports an exceptional health and population data resource resulting from two decades of health and socio-demographic surveillance, a form of longitudinal population registration, coupled with observational and intervention studies along the life course. These involve collaborations with an interdisciplinary network of leading global scientists.

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