4 Fresher Nursing Officer Job Positions – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: 
Iganga, Uganda
Reports to: Project
leader and Site Pediatrician
Position Code: NO719
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.
About the Study:
The OMWaNA study is
a partnership between the (MRC/UVRI), the London School of Hygiene &
Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Makerere University. It is a randomized
controlled trial (RCT) whose primary aim is to examine the impact of Kangaroo
mother care (KMC) initiated before stabilisation on mortality within 7 days
relative to standard care amongst neonates <2000g. The study will be
conducted in four sites in Uganda: Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, Masaka
Regional Referral Hospital, Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital and Iganga
District Hospital.
Job Summary:  The Nursing Officer will be responsible for
the active screening, recruitment randomization and follow-up care of neonates
recruited into the OMWANA study according to the study standard operating
procedures. The nursing officer will also contribute to data collection and
entry. In addition, he/she will provide care for study participants and when
possible other patients within the neonatal unit as a member of the neonatal
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • To provide study information and health education to patients/ study
  • To screen infants for study eligibility
  • To obtain informed written consent from study participants
  • To administer and record research related interviews, questionnaires
    and/or checklists
  • To ensure optimal recruitment and retention of study participants
  • To provide nursing care and support for participating mothers and
    neonates following study guidelines
  • To support physiological monitoring of infants including heat rate,
    oxygen saturations, temperature and blood sugars
  • To write referrals for patients/ study participants as and when
  • To draw blood samples from patients/study participants as
  • To provide technical guidance to site health workers and
    non-clinical co-interviewers during study visits
  • To participate in training and organizing site meetings
  • To facilitate health worker trainings
  • To track and order supplies/consumables
  • To ensure accurate record of data before leaving the site
  • To work as part of the study site hospital neonatal team in caring for admitted neonates
  • To communicate any adverse events to the study investigators in a
    timely manner

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Medical Research Council
    (MRC) UK / UVRI) Nursing Officer job must hold a Diploma in
    nursing & midwifery.
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing & midwifery from a recognised
    institution is an added advantage.
  • One year of experience in clinical practice.
  • One year of experience in a research setting working on clinical
  • Experience in newborn care and particularly care of the sick and
    small newborn is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience of implementing research study protocols.
  • Understanding of ICH/GCP for human research.
  • Certification in ICH/GCP for human research is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda or Lusoga.

  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation
How to Apply:
Fill an online form
accordingly by following the link below and there after submit your application
documents to the e-mail below:
Click Here. Filling the
form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of
integrity while filling the form is required and will be considered during
Please email your
application to recruitment@mrcuganda.org.
Applications should include academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime
telephone contact and three traceable professional references. Combine all
application documentation into one PDF document.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.
This position is open to Ugandan nationals only.
Your cover letter
should demonstrate the following;
  • Communication skills,
  • Effective teamwork,
  • Organisational skills,
  • Ability to initiate and support public engagement including but not
    limited to health talks
  • Computer literacy / competence
Please quote the following
position code in the subject line of the email: NO719
The applications
should be addressed to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager,
Uganda Research Unit,
P.O. Box, 49
Entebbe, Uganda
Deadline: 26th July 2019 by 5:00om
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