Fresher Data Collection Jobs – Field Worker/Tracer at Epicentre

Job Title:    Field Worker/Tracer
Organisation: Epicentre
Duty Station:  Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Head Nurse and
Principal Investigator (PI)
About US:
Epicentre is a non-government
organization created by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in 1987 to help improve
the quality of its field interventions. Since 1996, Epicentre has been a World
Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centre for research in epidemiology and
response to emerging diseases. Epicentre’s work hinges around three main
activity areas: clinical research, field epidemiology and training.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    Field Worker/Tracer will establish a contact with the family of the client
    included in the study.
  • Ensure
    collection and verification of contact information of the study client
    (phone number, address)
  • Routinely
    report to the investigator(s) the need of the parents and help finding
    solutions
  • Meet
    the representative or family of the children included in the study on a
    regular basis
  • Actively
    participate in the transport reimbursement upon follow up visits.
  • In
    charge of obtaining follow up visit schedule for the participants and
    ensure parents are informed in time.
  • The
    incumbent will enhance and minimize on loss to follow ups.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Field Worker/Tracer should preferably hold a Certificate in Social work or
    any related field, certificate in counseling will be an added advantage
  • Prior
    field experience with MSF or other NGOs, research experience is an added
    advantage
  • Good
    knowledge of the western region local language
  • Highly
    self-driven
  • Ability
    to work for long hours and go to the field.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send E-mail applications or hand deliver them to: Resource
Manager, MSF/Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre, P.O. Box 1956, Mbarara, Uganda
or via email to: epi-ug-rec@epicentre.msf.org
Deadline: 7th August, 2015
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