Fresher Social Work Jobs – Field Technical Assistant at MRC UK

Organisation: The Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus
Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Community
Liaison Officer/ 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). MRC is
contributing knowledge on the revolving epidemic, the evaluation of innovative
health care options, treatment and prevention, and the development of health
policy and practice in Africa and worldwide.

Job
Summary:
The Field Technical Assistant will render support in volunteer
education, clerical work and patient follow- up in the project.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
In charge of organizing and performing
presentations and attending MRC/UVRI science seminars and scientific
conferences
·        
Identify potential study participants for
recruitment into the study
·        
Submit study information to trial participants,
attend to their concerns and facilitate the informed consent process
·        
Maintain up- to-date contact details of patients
in the project
·        
In charge of tracing patients who fail to attend
appointments on time
·        
Render support in maintaining patient registers.
·        
In charge of filing of patients’ records at the
clinic
·        
Support in transporting patients for referral
·        
Attending study related meetings
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
Community Liaison Officer/ Project Head
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Diploma in
Social Work, Development studies or other related field
·        
Hold a Certificate in Counselling and /or Good
Clinical practice training
·        
A minimum of two or more years’ experience in a
Clinical Research setting
·        
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·        
Fluency in verbal and written English
·        
Possess a valid Motorcycle Riding permit
·        
Computer literacy skills
·        
Fluency in 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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