15 No Experience Data Collection Jobs – Quantitative Field Worker Interviewer – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Team
Position Code:
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 Quantitative Field Worker Interviewer
will conduct interviews, capture quality data and support the implementation of
the Contexts of Violence in Adolescence Cohort Study (CoVAC)
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Follow all protocol and procedure for the CoVAC study
  • Collect quality data using the CoVAC survey tools, interview and
    discussion guides (as instructed) in different schools and communities
    based in Luwero district and other Ugandan districts, as directed senior
    members of research team.
  • Conduct child, adolescent and family member tracing activities in
    communities and schools.
  • Liaise with and maintain positive collaboration with school and
    community stakeholders to undertake the research.
  • Communicate progress and issues to supervisors in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the colleagues working in data management,
    community liaisons’ office, child protection, vehicle drivers, as
  • Adhere to all quality and ethical guidelines, including all child
    protection procedures.
  • Maintain written records of field activities, summarise, and
    organize data as instructed by senior members of research team.
  • Actively participate in all debriefs and group processes.
  • Perform any other relevant task assigned by the supervisor to
    support the implementation of the CoVAC study.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK /
    UVRI Quantitative Field Worker Interviewer job placement must hold an
    A’ Level / Uganda Advanced certificate in Education.
  • Diploma or a bachelor’s degree of in science, sociology or related subject
  • Previous experience in discussing issues of violence, sexuality and
  • Experience of working with children desirable
  • An awareness of child protection issues is desirable
  • Ability to handle child protection issues with sensitivity in line
    with study protocol and legal requirements.
  • Previous experience in conducting surveys
  • Good knowledge and understanding of data quality issues
  • Extensive knowledge of ethical issues working with children and young people
  • Skilled communicator and the
    ability to negotiate and facilitate good working relationships during
    fieldwork and with communities.
  • Fluent in (written and spoken) Luganda and English
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service 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: QFW618. 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: 13th July 2018
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