Data Collection Jobs – Field Study Clerk – Census Taker – MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
Duty Station: Uganda
Position Code: SCCT
Reports to: Survey
About US:
The Medical Research
Council (MRC UK) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with
dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines
and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary
approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research,
social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation
studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the
evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development
of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of
strategic transfer agreements between the London School of Hygiene &
Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit
formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. The exciting new partnership will
boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues in Africa and
throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with
established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts.
Job Summary:  The Field Study Clerk – Census Taker will be
tasked with collecting data in the GPC Kyamulibwa demographic survey. The GPC
is a rural based platform for conducting research on both communicable and
non-communicable diseases in adults and children in Kyamulibwa sub county
Kalungu district. The hired individual will collect accurate data under
standard ethical procedures for field studies, participating in mobilization
and awareness raising as required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
study questionnaire/other study tools (as may be required) to study
village maps annually using GPS to document changes over time and feed data
into census and survey data bases.
to effective mobilisation of the study population and provide feedback to
communities on study results.
full understanding of objectives, procedures, risks and benefits of
participation by volunteers
in generating appointment schedules for volunteers
Obtain consent/assent
from volunteers
village recorders
proper documentation and adherence to the study protocol
any other duty assigned by the PI or the survey coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social sciences or related.
in health education/health promotion, GCP, counselling, research methods are an
added advantage.
At least
3 years’ experience carrying out similar work in a medical research setting.
At least
3 years’ experience in data collection and or entry.
in mobilisation and community engagement for research.
riding motorcycles with class A riding Permit.
command of both English and Luganda.
knowledge of using GPS, Arch GIS and drawing maps.
knowledge in computer applications.
communication and interpersonal skills.
How to Apply:
Follow the link
below to fill a form and submit your application documentation:
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 shortlisting.
The applications
should be addressed to:
The Head of Human
Uganda Research Unit,
P.O. Box, 49,
Entebbe, Uganda.
Deadline: 13th August 2020 by 5:00pm.
Consider your
application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the
closing date of the advert. Any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to
automatic disqualification. By submitting your personal information, you
consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit holding and using it in
accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure. The Unit reserves the
right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to
authenticate their validity.
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for interview. This position is open to Ugandan
nationals only. Strictly follow the application procedure as failure to do so
will lead to automatic disqualification.
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