4 Research Fellow USAID Project Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Fellow (4 Job Vacancies)
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Operations Research Advisor
Vacancy Code:
About US:
The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa,
with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity
development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab) and Outreach.
About USAID Project:
The University
Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in
Uganda since 2005, is implementing the five- year USAID funded project (The
Defeat TB project). The purpose of this project is to support the government of
Uganda’s TB control program to increase TB case detection and improve treatment
outcomes through health system strengthening, with the aim of ending the TB
epidemic in Uganda. The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) has partnered with
the University Research Co. LLC (URC) on this project to provide technical support
for Operations Research. USAID/ Defeat TB project together with IDI plan to
carry out analyses of routinely collected data in order to evaluate the effect
of project interventions on TB case detection and treatment outcomes.
Job Summary:  The Research Fellow will abstract, clean and
contribute to the analysis and write up of routinely collected data at health
facilities supported by the USAID Defeat TB project in Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono
and in regional referral hospitals across the country in accordance with the
approved protocol. Each successful participant will be expected to start their
fellowship in October 2019. By the end of the six months’ fellowship, each
research fellow is expected to produce at least one high quality abstract and
at one draft manuscript by the end of their fellowship..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participate in a two-day protocol training workshop.
  • Engage with management at the respective regional referral hospitals
    and ward in charges through an entry meeting to ensure that seamless data
    collection processes are carried out
  • Abstract data using approved data abstraction tools.
  • Perform data cleaning and first level data analyses.
  • Work with project statistician to complete data analysis for their
    allocated research question
  • Complete and submit an abstract to a national or international
  • Complete Draft 1 of the manuscript by the end of their fellowship

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Basic degree in health
    sciences including medical or allied sciences e.g. medicine, nursing, or
    laboratory science.
  • Masters’ degree research related discipline e.g. public health,
    epidemiology and health services research.
  • Experience collecting qualitative data and quantitative data
  • Recent training in Good Clinical Practice
  • Previous experience with scientific writing demonstrated by having
    submitted an abstract to a national or international conference.
  • Ability to work with data analysis software e.g. SPSS or STATA
How to Apply:
IDI will offer a
competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that
know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the
above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email
address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials
and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated
email address (Email your application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug and let’s save the
Address to:
The Senior Human
Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, 
Makerere University
Main Campus; College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda
Key Notes:
  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and
    does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the
    recruitment process
  • Internal candidates who meet the
    required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least
    one year will be given priority.
  • Make sure that your application letter,
    CV and certificates are attached as one document
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject
    for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to
    automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 20th September 2019  
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