10 Fresher Data Jobs – Research Assistants at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Evaluation
Officer for Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B)Project
About Us:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end
pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment
programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS,
working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the
transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today,
because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over
the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United
States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF
Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in
partnership with various donors.
Job Summary: The Research
Assistant will work closely with the Project coordinator and the SL@B Uganda
project team to implement sound data collection and management processes.
He/she will collect and process research data in support of the project
“Development of a Model for National Scale-up of the Pratt Pouch to Expand
Infant Nevirapine Prophylaxis in Uganda, Prevent Mother-to-child Transmission of
HIV, and Save Infant Lives.” The incumbent will travel to the health facilities
within the specified geographical area as assigned, arrange and conduct field
interviews as appropriate to the study, and record research data in accordance
with the research study protocol and procedures.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Actively participate in a training on the study
protocol, data collection  and ethical
procedures
·        
Travel to the health facilities participating in
the study and work closely with health care workers for the entire study
duration
·        
The incumbent will identify potential study
participants, assess eligibility and recruit them
·        
Carry out informed consent processes with
potential participants according to the study procedures
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Develop interview schedules; arrange and conduct
interviews in accordance with pre-determined interview guidelines, data
collection procedures, tools and documentation standards.
·        
As appropriate to the specified position, code
and verify data in accordance with the study 
data management standard operating procedures (SOPs), and enter data
into the data collection paper/electronic tools
·        
Ensure that data collected are accurate,
complete, properly handled and stored in accordance with study SOPs and
confidentiality stipulations
·        
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as
assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric
AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Research Assistant job placement should hold a
Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Population Studies, Demography, Epidemiology
or other related disciplines, including Social Sciences and Public Health
·        
Prior experience in research methods and data
management is required
·        
Must have passed both English and Mathematics at
‘O’ Level
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Knowledge of MOH facility data collection
registers and HMIS tools
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Skilled in identifying and recruiting research
subjects.
·        
Good interviewing and data collection skills
·        
Ability to understand and apply specified field
research procedures and protocols
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Ability to evaluate, verify, and edit research
data
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Ability to work in a team (good team player)
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Excellent communication skills
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Able to work long hours
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Able to work in any part of the country
·        
Languages: Applicants must be able
to read and write in English as well as in one of the following languages:
Luganda (4), Runyakore (2), Rukiga (2) and Rufumbira (2).
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications and updated CVs to:
The Country Director,
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF),
Plot 18A, Kyadondo Road, Nakasero,
P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 16th
December, 2016

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