6 Fresher Data Collection Jobs – Field Worker – Interviewer – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Entebbe
and Mengo (Kampala), Uganda
Reports to:
Scientist B
Position Code: FWI518
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 – Interviewer will assist in the implementation of community
activities required for the recruitment and follow-up of a cohort of adolescent
boys and girls aged 13-24 in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure that young people, caregivers, school staff and community
    members are mobilized and recruited into the study.
  • Administer study information to participants and obtain informed
  • Conduct in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with study
  • Transcribe and translate all data collected
  • Maintain and regularly update the database which contains the
    contact details and information of the clients
  • Ensure that young people, caregivers, school staff and community
    members are followed up.
  • Work in close collaboration with staff from other programmes and
    external researchers, as may be appropriate

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK /
    UVRI Field Worker – Interviewer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Social sciences
  • Experience in community mobilization and interviewing
  • Knowledge in Interviewing and data analysis
  • Knowledge in Transcription
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office
    applications and in particular with Excel Word and power point
  • Ability to listen, understand and speak and write Luganda and
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
  • Ability to Multi – Task
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 – FWI518. 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
Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49
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: 8th June 2018
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