NGO Research Officer Jobs – Mildmay

Job Title: 
Research Officer
Organization: Mildmay
Uganda (MUg)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Research
Manager
About Mildmay:
Mildmay Uganda (MUg) is a
Faith- based local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) offering Comprehensive
HIV Care & treatment, Training, Research & General Medical Services;
also providing Health Systems Strengthening to scale up comprehensive HIV/AIDS
Services in 16 districts of Central Uganda.
Job Summary: The
Research Officer will be responsible for collecting, organising, analysing, and
disseminating information using ethical methodologies in order to enhance the
conduct and documentation of an ethical and sustainable Mildmay Uganda Research
programme that will inform policy, training and practice, for integrated
prevention, care and treatment of HIV and other health priorities. The
incumbent will also develop fundable research concept papers and proposals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively
    participate in the assessment and update of the current research strategy
    so as to ensure focus in the identification and implementation of MUg
    research activities
  • Signficantly
    contribute to the Design, Implementation and Coordination of
    studies/evaluations conducted by MUg and/or collaborating teams to ensure
    achievement of study objectives.
  • Actively
    engage in the compiling and documenting of lessons and best practices for
    MUg so that policy and programming are informed and kept relevant
  • Participate
    in the departmental operations to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in
    all the operations of the institutional review board in compliance with
    UNCST regulations.
  • Actively
    engage in the developement of research proposals for reseach conduct and
    resource mobilisation for sustainability
  • Perform
    any other tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in either Public Health;
    Statistics; Population and Reproductive health or Social Sciences with
    post graduate qualification in any of these or other related field.
  • S/he
    must have certificate qualification in research methodologies and research
    Ethics.
  • S/he
    must have a minimum of three years of Operations Research experience in
    relevant health programs with demonstrable knowledge and understanding of
    health research; implementation research and research grant writing.
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills, Proficiency in various Microsoft
    office packages and working knowledge of English and local language(s) are
    crucial.
  • Skills
    in Abstract Writing are a requirement for this job.
  • Ability
    to work under pressure; and in sympathy with the Christian values of
    Mildmay Uganda.
  • Evidence
    of a non-judgemental approach regarding race, religion, culture, sexuality
    and lifestyle is critical.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their interest to The Human Resource Manager
at Mildmay Uganda, Entebbe Road, Lweza, Kampala, Uganda  at hr@mildmay.or.ug clearly indicating in the
subject of the email, the position applied for or through P.O. Box 24985,
Kampala. Certified copies of academic transcripts, a full CV indicating current
salary and other benefits should be provided, and two professional referees
(one of which should be a former employer).
Deadline: 9th February, 2015
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