2 Fresher Research Assistant NGO Job Opportunities – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: 
Head of Epidemiology and Clinical Studies
About US:
Rakai Health
Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery
organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population
through a combination of community based research, curative services and
prevention strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is
based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai
Job Summary:   The Research Assistant will participate in
health education of study participants, data collection, documentation,
informed consent process pre and post HIV test counseling and to ensure that
high quality data produced in a timely manner.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Proper identification of households and study participants as per
  • Asking questions, probing and recording responses in a manner that
    does not contradict the protocol
  • Answering questions that the respondents may ask before, during and
    after the interviews.
  • Reading and explaining the consent form to the study participant.
  • Ensuring availability of supplies and logistic enough to perform the
    day’s task (Self And Team Preparation).
  • Respectful handling of and dealing with study participants and other
    community members and confidential handling participant data and RHSP
  • Completing household census forms and survey questionnaires and/or
    forms/GIS data in accordance with protocol and checking for
    validity/consistency of the information collected, as well as collecting
    and validating information (during survey) that was not readily available
    at the time of census for reasons such as absence of a household member.
  • Maintaining regular contact with the team leader and editor and
    handing over completed census and survey forms to the field editor or team
    leader as soon as they are ready.
  • Notify participants to come for research activities. This includes
    riding a motorbike to households inviting persons to come to the study

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should a Diploma or Degree in Humanities or
  • Possess a valid riding permit (with practical skill of riding a
  • Working experience of at least 1 year in a reputable health
  • Experience in human subject’s research (added advantage)
  • Willingness to reside in Rakai / Kyotera districts.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Fluent in Luganda.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to use a Computer.
  • Should be familiar with locations within Rakai and Kyotera district
How to Apply:
All qualified
applicants should send their application letters, valid academic documents and
detailed resume (C.V) with three recognizable referees in one pdf file to:
The Human Resource
Rakai Health
Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279,
Send by E-Mail to:
Deadline: 3rd August 2018 by 5:00pm
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