2 NGO Career Positions – Nursing Officers at MRC/UVRI

Organisation: The Medical
Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)
Duty Station: Masaka, Uganda
Reports to: Unit Scientist /
Project Head
About MRC/UVRI:
The Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute
(MRC/UVRI) Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a
request in 1988 from the Uganda Government to the British Government for
collaboration on the research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection
and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency). The Unit is working on the Ebola Vaccine
trial “A Phase 1 Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Immunogenicity
of Heterologous Prime-Boost Regimens Using MVABN ®-Filo and Ad26.ZEBOV Administered in Different Sequences and Schedules
in Healthy Adults. ”
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide study information to participants
    and obtain informed consent
  • In charge of the completion and
    maintenance of screening and enrolment logs.
  • Actively participate in data collection
    through administration of study questionnaires.
  • Conduct medical procedures related to the
    clinical trial.
  • Quickly report adverse events to study
    physicians.
  • Regularly review and update clinic
    supplies and make requisitions appropriately.
  • Keenly track participants by phone or
    through field workers to ensure attendance of study visits.
  • Offer appropriate health education and
    counselling to patients and their attendants.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Diploma in nursing, midwifery or comprehensive nursing.
  • Additional training in public health,
    research methods, ICH/GCP is desirable but not essential
  • At least three years’ working experience
    in a clinical setting.
  • Registration with Uganda Nurses and Midwifery
    Council.
  • Past experience working in a research
    setting is an added advantage
  • Additional certificate in HIV/AIDS
    counselling and testing and ICP/GCP training is added advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications letters, copies of
academic qualifications and curriculum vitae including names, telephone
contacts and email addresses of two referees should be sent only via e mail to:
recruitment@mrcuganda.org. Please clearly indicate the Position Title in the
subject line of the email.
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for interviews
Deadline: 29th May,
2015
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