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Organization:Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Duty Station:Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over 41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of health sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of health.

Job Summary: The Project Rider is responsible for a new project called the TB Screening Improves Preventive Therapy Uptake (TB SCRIPT) Trial.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in the enrollment phase of the study by mobilizing for potential study participants for screening.
  • Verify the participant’s residence and report changes of residence and/ or guardianship status to senior study personnel.
  • Participate in household survey activities.
  • Collect participants and bring them to the clinic when they have missed a routine visit or are found to be ill or in need of medical attention.
  • Working to ensure participant adherence of the study protocol procedures.
  • Counseling of participant and/ or family members when necessary

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities.
  • Prior experience working as a Rider on trials and/or longitudinal studies
  • Good working knowledge of TB and HIV care and treatment
  • Fluency in Luganda.
  • Have a valid riding permit
  • Demonstrate experience with participant mobilization and tracking
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under stringent deadlines and to work independently
  • Excellent attention to detail 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications delivered to:

The Human Resource Manager,

Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),

Plot 2C, Nakasero Hill Road next to Uganda Blood Bank.

P. O Box 7475 Kampala, Uganda.


  • All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of submission: Current CV, typed application letter, the contact details of three work related referees not relatives and copies of academic certificates.
  • Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.
  • Applications cannot be amended following submission.
  • Only Shortlisted Candidates Will Be Contacted Further.
  • IDRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process neither does it use the services of any recruitment agencies.

Deadline: 16th October 2019 before 5:00pm

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