Data Capturer

JOB TITLE: Data Capturer (Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho positions available)


Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital Can Tho, Can Tho City's Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Hospital
Contract Type: Part-time for 20 hours per week (50% FTE)
Duration: 6-months (with possibility of extension based on performance and funds availability)
Start Date: 1 October 2018
Travel requirements: Infrequent travel to other site locations for training and monitoring missions


This position will work within the Expand New Drug markets for TB (endTB) study funded by UNITAID. EndTB uses the first tuberculosis (TB) drugs developed in almost 50 years, bedaquiline and delamanid, to help improve treatment outcomes for drug resistant TB in 17 countries. Within Viet Nam, the data capturer will work in close collaboration between the National TB Programme (NTP), Friends for International TB Relief (FIT) and Interactive Research and Development Viet Nam (IRD VN) to implement the endTB study and to support TB patients placed on new TB drugs. Data will be collected to investigate and evaluate the safety and efficacy of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) regimens with treatment containing new TB drugs. The study will provide scientific evidence and support for the NTP for the development of updated treatment regimens for MDR-TB patients in Viet Nam. For more information about the endTB study, please visit its website at

IRD VN is a global health research and service delivery company with headquarters in Singapore. IRD’s pioneering work in areas where global health, behavioral economics and information technology converge have provided an exciting impetus for growth. IRD’s teams support and operate global health research and delivery programs in Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uganda, South Africa, Timor Leste, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe. IRD is a key partner on the $60m endTB project on the implementation of delamanid- and bedaquiline-based regimens for treatment of MDR-TB. For more information about IRD, please visit

FIT is a registered non-profit organization working in the field of TB prevention and care, service delivery, research, technical assistance and advocacy. FIT is a young, dynamic, growing organization. Over the past year, we have grown to over 25 office-based staff, with an additional 300 supervisors and health workers spread across multiple cities in Viet Nam. We work in close collaboration with Provincial and National TB Programmes and other in-country partners to implement projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program, the Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNITAID and Johnson & Johnson. We have also have multiple active research partnerships, including with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK, the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation in the Netherlands, and Ceres Nanosciences and SureAdhere Mobile Technology in the United States. FIT staff have supported the implementation of other TB programs in South and Southeast Asia, and represented Viet Nam at multiple regional and international forums on TB technical assistance. Finally, FIT has represented civil society organizations from Viet Nam at regional events and at multiple events in the
lead up to and during the United Nations High Level Meeting on TB in New York City. For more information, please visit


This position will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Collect information from patients’ medical records, registration books, and other hospital-based data sources and fill out patient research forms from the data collected.
  • Verify that data collected and entered on research forms is completed and consistent with source documents (patient clinical notes).
  • Transfer the data from research forms to the database.
  • Provide treatment adherence support and follow-up with patients regarding additional health appointments.
  • Consult patients’ household members to visit the hospital for screening TB.
  • Report the progress to monitors, and coordinators.
  • Work closely with doctors, nurses and other health staff at hospitals in data collection.
  • Meet all donor reporting deadlines.


  • Exacting attention to detail is required
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Good communication skills
  • Proven record of being consistent and dependable to an employer or a team
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work well both individually and in teams
  • Ability to balance numerous tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
  • Candidates with prior experience with data collection will be prioritized


  • Intermediate degree related to health


  • Fluency in Vietnamese
  • Must demonstrate ability to read in English


  • A cover letter
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • One prior employment reference (Name, Phone Number, Email Address)


  • By e-mail to [email protected] addressed to Ms. Rachel Forse
  • Subject: “Data Capturer”
  • No later than Sunday, 16 September 2018

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Full benefits will be included in the compensation package.

All applications will be carefully considered, but only short-listed applicants will be interviewed.
If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this means your application was unsuccessful.

FIT and IRD VN are equal opportunity employers.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh; Can Tho
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2018-09-16