2 Entry Level Data Jobs – Field Research Assistants – Epicentre

Organisation: Epicentre
Duty Station: Kanungu
and Rakai District, Uganda
Reports to: Project
About US:
In 1995, Epicentre
created a permanent research centre in Uganda to support MSF projects in the
region. The primary role of Epicentre in Mbarara is to conduct clinical
research following Good Clinical Practice (GCP) requirements on critical public
health burdens in Uganda and Africa. To reach this objective, Epicentre
collaborates closely with the Mbarara University of Science and Technology
(MUST). A full-time experienced research team is based at the Epicentre Mbarara
Research Centre. The Mbarara research centre is located in Mbarara
Municipality, 300 km South-West to Kampala.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Preparing health
facilities and participating in the implementation of the qualitative
  • Knowledge Attitude Perception (KAP) assessments in both Observation
    and intervention phase
  • Observations in both Observation and intervention phase
  • Individual and Key Informant Interviews in both Observation and
    intervention phase
  • Collect aggregated data and Conduct exhaustiveness checks
Preparing and
coordinating the implementation of the intervention in the different health
facilities of the district
  • Participation in the training of the health facility staff
  • Supervision of the respect of the study procedures and data
    collection by the health facility staff
  • Participation in the district implementation and country
    coordination team meetings
  • Participation in the clinical Mentoring in Intervention Phase
  • Oversee the patients and samples referral

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold some basic training in a health
    sciences, (Bachelors/ Diploma in Community Health, Public Health Nurses,
    Health promotion, Health research, training in nursing, biomedical
    sciences) or a related discipline.
  • Preferable previous experience in qualitative research data
    collection and conducting surveys /interviews in resource constrained settings
    is added advantage.
  • Languages: Fluent
    in English and local languages (Luganda and Runyakitara), spoken and
    written. Knowledge of local communities in Rakai and Kanungu district is
    desirable, able to contribute positively to a discussion, reporting, meeting
    organisation, etc.
  • Competencies: Good
    interpersonal relationship, ability to work independently, availability to
    travel frequently to site and report writing skills.
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates are invited to hand deliver their application package (CV,
application letter and copies of their academic and work certificate to:
The Resources
Manager, MSF/Epicentre Mbarara Research Base, P.O. Box 1955, Mbarara Or by
email: send all your documents as one pdf or doc file indicating your name position
applied for e.g Naanda Watu_ Study Doctor to: epi-ug-rec@epicentre.msf.org
Deadline: 28th July 2019 by 5:30pm
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