2 Entry Level Data Jobs – Field Research Assistants – Epicentre

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Organisation: Epicentre

Duty Station: Kanungu and Rakai District, Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager

About US:

In 1995, Epicentre created a permanent research centre in Uganda to support MSF projects in the region. The primary role of Epicentre in Mbarara is to conduct clinical research following Good Clinical Practice (GCP) requirements on critical public health burdens in Uganda and Africa. To reach this objective, Epicentre collaborates closely with the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). A full-time experienced research team is based at the Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre. The Mbarara research centre is located in Mbarara Municipality, 300 km South-West to Kampala.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Preparing health facilities and participating in the implementation of the qualitative assessment:

  • Knowledge Attitude Perception (KAP) assessments in both Observation and intervention phase
  • Observations in both Observation and intervention phase
  • Individual and Key Informant Interviews in both Observation and intervention phase
  • Collect aggregated data and Conduct exhaustiveness checks

Preparing and coordinating the implementation of the intervention in the different health facilities of the district

  • Participation in the training of the health facility staff
  • Supervision of the respect of the study procedures and data collection by the health facility staff
  • Participation in the district implementation and country coordination team meetings
  • Participation in the clinical Mentoring in Intervention Phase
  • Oversee the patients and samples referral

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold some basic training in a health sciences, (Bachelors/ Diploma in Community Health, Public Health Nurses, Health promotion, Health research, training in nursing, biomedical sciences) or a related discipline.
  • Preferable previous experience in qualitative research data collection and conducting surveys /interviews in resource constrained settings is added advantage.
  • Languages: Fluent in English and local languages (Luganda and Runyakitara), spoken and written. Knowledge of local communities in Rakai and Kanungu district is desirable, able to contribute positively to a discussion, reporting, meeting organisation, etc.
  • Competencies: Good interpersonal relationship, ability to work independently, availability to travel frequently to site and report writing skills.

How to Apply:

All interested candidates are invited to hand deliver their application package (CV, application letter and copies of their academic and work certificate to:

The Resources Manager, MSF/Epicentre Mbarara Research Base, P.O. Box 1955, Mbarara Or by email: send all your documents as one pdf or doc file indicating your name position applied for e.g Naanda Watu_ Study Doctor to: epi-ug-rec@epicentre.msf.org

Deadline: 28th July 2019 by 5:30pm

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