Fresher Data Collection Jobs – Field Worker – MRC UK /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit


Job Title:   Field

Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC UK)
/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Position Code: FW-820

Reports to: Senior Scientist


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 Worker will support the Project
Leader, Community Liaison Officer and Site Study team to coordinate study
activities required for recruitment, maintaining participant attendance logs,
contact information and tracing participants missing their scheduled visits. In
the initial period, the field worker will support activities of the CoVAB
studies; however, it is anticipated that he/she will take on additional roles
as more CoVAB related projects are implemented.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

To explain study purpose to potential

To assist in participant recruitment;

To administer study information and obtain
informed consent;

When required, will assist clinical staff during
clinical procedures including blood draws, BP measurement, verbal autopsies
among others;

To transport study samples, by motorcycle if
necessary, from clinic/study sites to the appropriate laboratory for timely

To liaise with the Project Leader, Site
Coordinators and the Community Liaison Officer (CLO) to minimize loss to follow
up and plan home visits;

To update contact information, track and trace
participants with missed visits;

To track supplies/consumables for the study

To contribute to data collection and cleaning;

To operate and maintain an adequately serviced
motorcycle in accordance with the national highway code and the MRC/UVRI &
LSHTM fleet regulations.


Key Performance

Smooth participant recruitment process;

Accurate data collection;

An up-to-date participants contact information;

Good retention of participants in the study;

Good interpersonal skills with other team
members, with study participants and collaborators.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Medical Research
Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit Field Worker job placement
should preferably hold a Post-secondary diploma/certificate science field or a
bachelor’s degree in any humanities field;

Certificate in health education/health
promotion, GCP, counselling, research methods are an added advantage;

One year of experience carrying out similar work
in a medical research setting;

Experience in community mobilisation and

Experience in data collection and cleaning;

Experience in mobilisation and community
engagement for research;

Experience riding motorcycles with class A
riding Permit;

Good command of both English and Luganda;

User knowledge in computer applications; and,

Good communication and interpersonal skills.


How to Apply:

Follow the link below to fill a form and submit your
application documentation:


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 shortlisting.


The applications should be addressed to:

The Head of Human Resources,

MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.


Deadline: 28th 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


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