8 Entry Level Data Collection Jobs – Field Worker – Interviewer – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit


Job Title:    Field Worker – Interviewer (8
Entry Level Job Positions)

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

Duty Station:  Entebbe,

Position Code:
FWI -1020

Reports to:
Health Economist


About US:

The Medical Research
Council (MRC UK) is an internationally recognisedcentre 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


About the study:

The Thanzi la Onse
(Health of All) research programme, an international partnership between
researchers in Uganda, Malawi and the UK, funded by the UK Research and
Innovation GlobalvChallenges Research Fund, aims to improve population health
and reduce health inequality in Malawi, Uganda and other countries in Southern
and East Africa. Methods of health technology assessment (HTA) and economic
evaluation are being used to inform a range of resource allocation decisions
relating to health. However, there is no EQ-5D (3L or 5L) value set available
for any of these countries. Health economics and clinical research conducted in
this region using the EQ-5D-3L have to use value sets derived in other
countries, for example the Zimbabwean EQ-5D-3L value set. To date, there is
only one published EQ-5D-5L value set in Africa – the – the Ethiopian value
set, so most studies using EQ-5D-5L have to rely on the preferences of the
Ethiopian setting or in another continent. The EQ-5D reflects the social
preferences of the population and this is expected to differ between countries.
Therefore, the local EQ-5D value set is preferred to support decision making.
As one important component in the health economics theme within the Thanzi la
Onse programme, we aim to develop the EQ-5D-5L value set for Uganda. It


Job Summary: The
field worker -interviewers will carry out interviews with identified members of
the public recruited for the study, and be responsible for the quality of these


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

face-to-face interviews with the participants

a high standard of interview data quality

Keep all
collected information confidential, and raise any issue arising with the PI

the project intervention team, as guided by the health economist


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold an undergraduate degree in economics, social sciences, accounting,
or medical sciences

currently pursuing their masters are encouraged to apply

At least
one year of experience as an interviewer in a medical or academic setting

working as a community liaison or study recruiter for medical research

working on economic evaluation, Quality of Life, and research on inequality is
an added advantage

working with the Unit is an added advantage

knowledge of the Ugandan Health System

of EQ5D and/or Quality of Life measures is an added advantage

on health inequality is an added advantage

report-writing skills

interviewing skills

Written and spoken Luganda and English


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

Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.


Deadline: 23rdOctober 2020


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