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Entebbe, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 29, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit is an internationally recognized centre of excellence for research and training. The Unit was established in 1988 to improve the understanding and control of the HIV epidemic in Uganda and globally, following a request from the Uganda Government to the United Kingdom (UK) Government. After wide consultations, and in response to the changing public health landscape, Unit work has broadened beyond HIV to include other infections, neglected, endemic, emerging and re-emerging infections and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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Fieldworkers job at MRC/UVRI

Job Description

The Unit is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018.
The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts. The Unit is now seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to fill the following position:
Fieldworker – (02 Positions)
Position Code: FW-0324
Reports to: Social Science Research Assistant
Station: Entebbe
Section: Disability Research Group
Project: Missing Billion

Duties and Responsibilities

Principal duties;

  • Consenting study participants: Administer study information to participants and obtain informed consent;

  • Administer survey questions using handheld devices;

  • Conduct in-depth interviews;

  • Transcribe and translate interview data;

  • Code interview data using NVIVO;

  • Follow up of research participants; and,

  • Assist in organizing dissemination activities.


Service Delivery;

It is important that the administrative services are delivered with professionalism and integrity. This post-holder ensures the services under their control are delivered in a way that is:

  • Responsive;

  • Prompt communication;

  • Pro-active in resolving issues; and,

  • Upholding high standards of professionalism.


Financial Management;

The Financial management responsibilities of this post include:

  • Paying participants time compensations for interviews and transport refund as per study protocol and account for these expenditures to the research assistant and unit administrative staff.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, community-based rehabilitation, public health or any other relevant field;

  • Training in Good Clinical Practice and or Human Subjects Protection;

  • Keen interest in disability research

  • Should possess experience in administering survey questionnaire and in-depth interview data collection with persons with disabilities;

  • Experience in data transcription and translation

  • Experience in data coding in NVIVO is preferred;

  • Experience in engaging/ working with persons with disabilities;

  • Experience in health worker and DAC training;

  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods;

  • Disability inclusion;

  • Should be fluent in written English and spoken English or Ugandan sign language;

  • Fluent in Luganda and Lusoga is an added advantage;

  • Have a disability as defined by the Uganda’s Disability Act;

  • Hardworking and self-driven;

  • Flexible;

  • Able to work independently as well as a member of a team; and,

  • Excellent typing skills.

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How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

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