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Kampala, Uganda



September 29, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative formerly known as Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM) is a community-based non-governmental organization working with the urban and rural poor communities currently in 6 districts and ready to expand further. ROM provides a unique model of care to People Living with HIV and where necessary their families; taking care of the medical, social, emotional, and economical aspects of their lives to foster dignified living.

The program initiated in May 2001 at Our Lady of Africa Mbuya Catholic Parish to address the AIDS scourge in the slum communities of the Parish has since experienced rapid growth scaling up further beyond the parish jurisdiction. Starting with 14 HIV+ clients in 2001, currently ≥7000 are served annually.

Job Title

Research Manager job at Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative (ROM)

Job Description

The role supports the initiation of studies about projects executed offering validated analytics for further development of work done.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities and duties

  • Review data of managed conditions and other interventions at ROM in comparison with external interventions and trends to identify potential research goals that can result in enhanced management of these conditions and programming.

  • Strengthen program delivery strategies, development plus Monitoring and Evaluation by initiating value-adding studies.

  • Designing and implementing basic, operational, translational, and implementation science research.

  • Support the designing of project proposals by development of logical frameworks, M &E work plans and budgets ensuring the realization of both the ROM Mission and the project desired outcomes.

  • Conduct periodic field visits to obtain project updates plus tracking compliance to various standards such as environmental, legislation, legal contracts, ethics, etc.

  • Develop monthly, quarterly progress reports and annual program and research reports according to internal and external standards and requirements for organizational, donors and partners.

  • Establish and maintain networks and partnerships through attending meetings, CSO, CBO, NGO coordination meetings, seminars/conferences and other relevant engagement opportunities.

  • Carry out research using appropriate methodology and techniques through analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Support and observe the safeguarding culture in the organization regularly documenting and reporting identified and potential safeguarding issues to the HR.

  • Ensure health, safety, and security in your area of operation, as you promote the vision, mission and the values of Reach Out Mbuya.

  • Any other duty assigned by the Immediate supervisor

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Maturity and of upright character

  • Minimum Bachelors e.g. in Statistics or/and relevant analytical qualifications.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in social work research and report writing.

  • Proven quantitative and qualitative research skills.

  • Organized, proactive and self-driven.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Computer literate.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and CV/resume with 3 professional referees in PDF as one document. Both Cover letter and CV/Resume must not exceed 4 pages. Please send your application to the Human Resources Manager through the email: not later than Friday, 29th September 2023 at 5.00 PM (EAT). with the position applied for as the Email Subject. No need to attach other documents at this level.


ROM is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse workforce and does not charge a recruitment fee at any stage of the recruitment
Any Form of lobbying or canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Applications beyond the deadline will not be considered.
ROM is committed to the principles of safeguarding at the workplace and does not tolerate any form of abuse, discrimination, or harassment.



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