Field Worker – Community Mobiliser NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
Duty Station: Uganda
Position Code: FWCM
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
Job Summary:  The Field Worker – Community Mobiliser will
mainly coordinate community mobilization activities and plan strategies for
improving uptake of study activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
community profiles to identify key community resource persons in each village.
community meetings with key leaders and resource persons.
and distribute study adverts (leaflets, posters brochures in local language to
the community).
community gatherings to disseminate study information (churches, mosques,
markets, ceremonial parties).
recruitment strategies to improve uptake of the study.
the tracking/scheduling of volunteers’ data base.
in generating appointment schedules for volunteers.
defaulter and provide timely feed back to the team.
consent/assent from volunteers.

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 community mobilisation and sensitization.
in mobilisation and community engagement for research.
riding motorcycles with class A riding Permit.
command of both English and Luganda.
knowledge of using GPS and Arch GIS.
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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