US CDC Project Jobs – Study Surveillance Midwife/ Nurse at MU-JHU Research Collaboration

Organisation: MU-JHU Research Collaboration
Funding Source: US Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
About US:
Makerere University-The Johns
Hopkins University Research Collaboration is implementing a US Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded project to establish a birth
defects surveillance system in four major hospitals in Kampala, Uganda. The
project’s aim is to determine the baseline prevalence of selected major
external BD. This project will also include a nested case-control study to
examine the association of maternal exposures to birth defects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for the examination of all births in the hospital to ascertain the presence
    or absence of major external birth defects.
  • In
    charge of counselling mothers of newborns with birth defects and linking
    them to special care.
  • Consent
    and enrol participants in the case control study.
  • Responsible
    for interviewing mothers and reviewing their medical records to collect
    surveillance and study related data.
  • Ensuring
    participants’ confidentiality and privacy including safety of data
    collection equipment like tablets and laptops.
  • Actively
    participating in study data quality assurance and control.
  • Working
    closely with the hospital staff midwives to prepare expectant mothers for
    delivery, and conducting of deliveries.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should be a Registered midwife or Nurse with a valid licence to
    practice in Uganda (UNMC licence).
  • At
    least three years’ Midwifery practice  in a busy institution.
  • Past
    experience in provision of HCT/ART/ PMTCT services and experience in
    counselling are desired.
  • Previous
    experience in Research with human participants will be an added advantage.
  • Detailed
    working knowledge of PMTCT, ART
  • Working
    knowledge and skills in Newborn assessment and care.
  • Be
    able to accomplish assigned tasks accurately with detailed completeness.
  • Possess
    excellent oral communication skills
  • Be
    a good team player
  • Highly
    flexible to adjustment in work schedule
  • Highly
    computer literate and able to use a computer I tablet to collect data.
  • Ability
    to speak and read Luganda
  • Willing
    and able to work extended duty shifts which may include 12 hour shifts,
    Including Public holidays and weekends
  • Be
    willing to work in a busy maternity setting.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates
with the relevant qualifications should send a detailed CV demonstrating
possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of
three (3) referees, copies of academic certificates and testimonials, including
daytime telephone contact, can be posted or hand delivered to the following
The Human Resources Manager,
MU-JHU Care Ltd, Upper Mulago Hill Road, P.O. Box 23491- Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 2nd April 2015
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