4 Entry Level Field Worker Interviewer Non-profit Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Community
Liaison Officer/Site Coordinator
Position Code: NCDFW618
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 support the
Project Leader, Community Liaison Officer and Site Study team to coordinate
study activities required for 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
ICC/MET studies; however, it is anticipated that he/she will take on additional
roles as more NCD related projects are implemented.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Explain study purpose to potential participants
  • To assist in participant recruitment
  • To administer study information and obtain informed consent
  • When required, will assist clinical staff during clinical procedures
    including blood draws, 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 Liaison Officer (CLO) to minimize loss to follow up and plan
    home visits
  • To update contact information, track and trace participants with missed visits
  • To track supplies/consumables for the study sites
  • To contribute to data collection and cleaning
  • To operate and maintain an adequately serviced motorcycle in
    accordance with the national highway code and the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM
    fleet regulations.
  • Smooth participant recruitment process
  • Accurate data collection
  • An up-to-date participants contact information
  • Good retention of participants in the study
  • Good interpersonal skills with other team members, with study
    participants and collaborators

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK /
    UVRI Field Worker Interviewer job placement must hold a
    post-secondary diploma/certificate in any humanities or science field
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in addition to above
    qualifications is an added advantage
  • One year of work experience in a medical/clinical research setting
  • Experience in conducting research in a field setting
  • Experience in community mobilization and interviewing
  • Should be able to
    Listen, speak and write in English and Luganda
  • Should have
    knowledge of research study protocols and practices
  • Should have an
    understanding of ICH/GCP guidelines for human research
  • Should have a valid
    motorcycle riding license or willingness to obtain one
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
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: NCDFW618. 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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