3 Data Collection Job Vacancies – Research Assistant at MU-JHU Care Ltd

Organisation: MU-JHU Care Ltd (MUJHU)
Funding Source: US National Institute of Health (NIH)
Duty Station: Kampala (2) and Mityana (1), Uganda
Reports to: Study Coordinator
About US:
MU-JHU Care Ltd (MUJHU) is a
registered Ugandan non-governmental organization dedicated to providing
services and conducting research on HIV/AIDS care and prevention related to
mother-to-child transmission of HIV. MUJHU is implementing a US National
Institute of Health (NIH)-funded study entitled “Using Enhanced Peer Group
Strategies to Support Prevention of Mother To Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT)
Option B+ in Uganda” planned to take place in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, and
Mityana Hospital, Mityana District.
Job Summary:  The
Research Assistant will support the Study Coordinator by undertaking field
visits to the community in the study recruitment.
Key Duties and
  • Keenly
    review collected data, including consent documents for completeness and
    validity to ensure quality control.
  • In
    charge of identifying missing participant study data and obtain from the
    primary HIV care provider’s health unit.
  • Work
    in liaison with the study counsellors to facilitate and conduct Focus
    Group Discussions (FGDs) and Key Informant Interviews (KII) according to
    the study protocol
  • Participate
    in mapping of participants’ locations of residence at the two study sites
    in order
  • to
    establish community meeting points for implementation of the study
  • Provide
    real-time data review feedback to the counselling team to resolve queries.
  • Perform
    ongoing data cleaning.
  • Troubleshoot
    to identify common causes of data errors/protocol deviations and suggest
    corrective/preventive actions.
  • In
    charge of data reconciliation with the Data Manager at MUJHU.
  • Identify
    and report information technology system related issues to the Data
  • Support
    the Study Coordinator and Program Manager in compilation of project reports.
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the relevant authority.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    Research Assistants should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a
    health- related field or social sciences
  • At
    least two years’ experience in clinical research data handling
  • Computer
    literacy skills are required
  • Past
    experience with electronic data collection
  • Possess
    the ability to work independently and troubleshoot problems that may arise
    during the conduct of the study
  • Ability
    to pay attention to detail
  • Computer
    programming skills will be an added advantage
How to Apply: 
All candidates with the
relevant qualifications and experience are encouraged to 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 wither by post or hand
delivery to the following address;
The Human Resources Manager,
MU-JHU Care Ltd, Upper Mulago Hill Road, P. O. Box 23491, Kampala, Uganda. 
Email to: mmayiga@mujhu.org
NB: Only short listed applicants will be
Deadline: 19th June 2015 by
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