4 Entry Level Field Worker Diploma NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC) UK /
UVRI 
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Community Liaison Officer
Position Code: FW318
About Us:
The 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 a center of
excellence in HIV/AIDS related research. It conducts large-scale
epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical trials, virological and
immunological research and behavioural studies, and has generated a wealth of
research results that have been used to inform policy and practice that have
led to a large number of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals over
time.
Job Summary: The Field
Worker supports the Project Leader, Community Liaison Officer and Site Study
team to coordinate study activities especially participant recruitment,
maintaining participant attendance logs, contact information and tracing
participants missing their scheduled visits. In the initial period, the field
worker will support activities of the GDM study; however, it is anticipated
that he/she will take on additional roles as more NCD related projects are
implemented.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • To explain study purpose to potential
    participants.
  • To assist in participant recruitment.
  • To administer participant information
    sheet and obtain informed consent.
  • If requested, will assist clinical
    staff during clinical procedures including blood d
    raws, BP
    measurement, verbal autopsies, etc.
  • To transport study samples, by
    motorcycle if necessary, from clinic/study sites to the appropriate
    laboratory for timely processing.
  • To liaise with the Project Leader,
    Site Coordinators and the Community Lia
    ison Officer (CLO) to
    minimize loss to follow up and plan home visits.
  • To update contact information, track,
    trace and resolve missed participant visits.
  • To track supplies/consumables for the
    field teams, health facilities.
  • To contribute to data cleaning.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold Post-secondary diploma/certificate in any
    humanities or science field.
  • Possession
    of a Bachelor’s degree in addition to above qualifications will be added
    advantage
  • Minimum
    of a credit in English and Mathematics at O’ level (UCE)
  • Human
    subject training e.g. GCP is highly desirable
  • One
    or more years work experience in a medical/clinical research setting
  • Experience
    in conducting research in a field setting
  • Listening,
    speaking and writing fluency in English
  • Ability
    to listen,
    understand and speak Luganda
  • A
    valid motorcycle riding licence or willingness to obtain one
  • Knowledge
    of research study protocols and practices
  • Computer
    Competency including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Personal Competencies:
  • Personal
    Integrity
  • Emotional
    Resourcefulness
  • Ability
    to Learn
  • Forward
    Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness
    to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical
    Thinking
  • Conceptual
    Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results
    Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern
    for Excellence
  • Flexibility
    Towards Others
  • Service
    Orientation
  • Development
    Orientation
How to Apply:
The candidates should send their application letters, curriculum vitae
including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3)
referees, plus copies of academic qualifications should be e-mailed
to recruitment@mrcuganda.org. NB: Please quote the following position code
in the subject line of the email: Field
Worker – FW318
. Please also fill the following online form accordingly
after submitting the application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here
Address to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49 Entebbe.
Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
for interviews. Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to
verification by the issuing institutions.
Please note that the Unit became part of the London School of Hygiene
and Tropical Medicine effective 1st February 2018.
Deadline: 30th March 2018
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