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Kabale, Uganda



October 20, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is one of the four Schools under the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, a constituent College of Makerere University. Established, in 1922, Makerere University is one of the oldest Universities in Africa and is currently ranked the 2nd best in research in Africa. It was the first university in East Africa to offer degrees in public health and it remains the leading School of Public Health in the region.

MakSPH conducts research and provides consultation services to the Government of Uganda and various national and international health organizations as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies involved in health.

It has four major departments of

Health Policy, Planning and Management
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Disease Control and Environmental Health
Community Health and Behavioural Sciences.

Job Title

Screening Officer - Kabale job at Makerere University School of Public Health

Job Description

Coordinate and supervise all activities of the Screening department

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report to the Surveillance Officer or designate

  • Coordinate and supervise all activities of the Screening department

  • Ensure that the Screening office has all required supplies in sufficient quantities.

  • Screen potential participants and assess eligibility criteria by asking screening questions to ensure that a participant is a member of the study population

  • Ensure proper registration of survey participants; request participant to have fingerprints scanned and assist him/her in capturing the right fingerprint image

  • Screening Officers will clarify the survey, respond to questions, and obtain consent from participants

  • May also conduct interviews (CAPI) with participants

  • Ensure that participants are screened on a first come, first served basis

  • Issues survey coupons, make appointments and keep logs

  • Explain the RDS peer recruitment/referral process to participants

  • Labels coupons with the correct RDS numbers (coupon and participant’s IDs)

  • Ensures that the WinMARP database is working correctly

  • Ensures that a participant has completed all the steps of the study (this is done easily by looking at the procedure process checklist

  • Manage payments of primary and secondary incentives to participants

  • Responsible for any other survey-related tasks as may be assigned

Qualifications and Competencies

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work and social administration or its equivalent

  • Basic background on accounting and management of finance.

Experience, skills, and other requirements

  • Excellent computer skills

  • proficiency in English and Luganda both written and spoken

  • Must possess outstanding people skills

  • Work experience in a research setting

  • Multi-lingual communication ability is key for Hoima (Runyoro), Bulisa (Lugungu) Kabale (Rukiga) among others

  • Must have up to date GCP (CITI) and Human subject protection certification

How to Apply




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