NOURISH Project Jobs – Research Fellow at Makerere University School of Public Health

Job Title:  Research Fellow
Organization: Makerere
University School of Public Health
Project Name: Nutrition
and Treatment Outcome: Development of a Ugandan – Irish HIV / Nutrition
Research Cluster
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Makerere University, Gulu
University and Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) in conjunction with
Trinity College Dublin are running a project called NOURISH (Nutrition and
Outcome: Development of a
Ugandan – Irish HIV / Nutrition Research Cluster). The project aims to increase
our understanding of the complex interactions between food security (i.e. when
all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to
maintain a healthy life),
HIV/AIDS and socio-economic
factors, to impact intervention programmes at national level and benefit the
poor in Uganda. NOURISH will create a HIV/Nutrition research cluster of
academics, clinicians and policy contributors which will build research and
teaching capacity in Irish and Ugandan institutions and will be the mechanism
for delivery of the project objectives. A lot of data have been collected on
three different work packages (clinical, anthropological and economic) of the
project and more follow-up data are being collected.
Job Summary: The
Research fellow will analyse the data across the three work packages, lead the
dissemination of the research findings and write policy recommendations based
on the findings.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of analyzing data across the three work packages, synthesize and
    present the evidence for action
  • Also,
    measure the impact of health interventions in relation to HIV and
    nutrition using a trans-disciplinary approach
  • Make
    Policy recommendations based on the findings of the overall project.
  • Spend
    at least 50% of time on the project work
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Master degree with at least two years’ experience
  • Past
    experience with research, data and policy analysis in the field of HIV and
    nutrition are added advantages
  • Ability
    to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in
  • Strong
    skills in quantitative analytical methods and at least a demonstrable
    interest in qualitative research methods
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged
to send a letter expressing interest and providing a brief education
background, and research experience, personal research interests, names
of two referees, and expected date of availability. Please attach your
latest curriculum vitae. The complete application should be addressed to
the following address:
The Dean
Makerere University School of
Public Health
Mulago National Referral
Hospital Complex
Mulago Hill Road
Room 215,2nd Floor, MakSPH
P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Please indicate on the envelope: “Research
Fellow Position for Nourish Project”
Deadline: 30th January 2015
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