4 Research Fellow USAID Project Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

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Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Operations Research Advisor

Vacancy Code:RFXX01

About US:

The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab) and Outreach.

About USAID Project:

The University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the five- year USAID funded project (The Defeat TB project). The purpose of this project is to support the government of Uganda’s TB control program to increase TB case detection and improve treatment outcomes through health system strengthening, with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda. The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) has partnered with the University Research Co. LLC (URC) on this project to provide technical support for Operations Research. USAID/ Defeat TB project together with IDI plan to carry out analyses of routinely collected data in order to evaluate the effect of project interventions on TB case detection and treatment outcomes.

Job Summary:  The Research Fellow will abstract, clean and contribute to the analysis and write up of routinely collected data at health facilities supported by the USAID Defeat TB project in Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono and in regional referral hospitals across the country in accordance with the approved protocol. Each successful participant will be expected to start their fellowship in October 2019. By the end of the six months’ fellowship, each research fellow is expected to produce at least one high quality abstract and at one draft manuscript by the end of their fellowship..

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in a two-day protocol training workshop.
  • Engage with management at the respective regional referral hospitals and ward in charges through an entry meeting to ensure that seamless data collection processes are carried out
  • Abstract data using approved data abstraction tools.
  • Perform data cleaning and first level data analyses.
  • Work with project statistician to complete data analysis for their allocated research question
  • Complete and submit an abstract to a national or international conference
  • Complete Draft 1 of the manuscript by the end of their fellowship

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should preferably hold a Basic degree in health sciences including medical or allied sciences e.g. medicine, nursing, or laboratory science.
  • Masters’ degree research related discipline e.g. public health, epidemiology and health services research.
  • Experience collecting qualitative data and quantitative data
  • Recent training in Good Clinical Practice
  • Previous experience with scientific writing demonstrated by having submitted an abstract to a national or international conference.
  • Ability to work with data analysis software e.g. SPSS or STATA

How to Apply:

IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address (Email your application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug and let’s save the environment).

Address to:

The Senior Human Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, 

Makerere University Main Campus; College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

Key Notes:

  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 20th September 2019  


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