8 Fresher Research Assistant Job Opportunities – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

 

Job Title:    Research Assistants Group 1
(8 Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Duty Station:  Kalisizo,
Uganda

 

About US:

Rakai Health
Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio – medical research and service
delivery organization. RHSP strives to improve the quality of life of the local
population through a combination of community-based research, curative services,
and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central Uganda.

 

Job Summary:  The research assistant shall participate in
health education of study participants, data collection, documentation,
informed consent process, pre- and post-test HIV counseling, and ensure that
high quality data produced in a timely manner from participants of the Rakai
Community Cohort Study and/or related studies

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Tracking
potential study participants for enrolment into the study.

·       
Administering
the informed consent process.

·       
Completing
household census forms, survey questionnaires, and/or Geographic Information
System data according to study protocols .

·       
Checking
for validity/consistency of the information collected, as well as collecting and
validating information (during survey) that was not readily available at the
time of census for reasons such as absence of a household member.

·       
Maintaining
regular contact with the team leader and interviewers for purposes of
continuous guidance to the team on matters pertaining to data quality.

·       
Participating
in regular peer-mentorship.

·       
Updating
the study coordination office, data, and quality control team(s) in a timely
manner when there are challenges relating to ambiguity of forms, questions, or
electronic data capture systems.

·       
Performing
pre- & post-test HIV counseling for community members whenever applicable

·       
Conduct
health education and mobilization of participating communities.

·       
Identifying
and documenting errors and cause the interviewers/Team Leaders to correct the
identified errors preferably the same day.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Social Sciences.

·       
Certificate
in HIV/AIDS Counselling.

·       
A
minimum of two years’ experience working in a research setting.

·       
Registration
with relevant body.

·       
Computer
use skills, especially Microsoft Office.

·       
Ability
to interact productively and work in a team environment.

·       
Self-motivated,
innovative, and capable of meeting deadlines.

·       
Willingness
to travel and provide care services at selected health facilities and
outreaches.

·       
Willingness
to work and live in rural areas is required.

·       
Ability
to ride a motorcycle with a valid permit is a MUST.

 

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates possessing the above attributes can send their; applications
including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees, and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates in One document (PDF/ Word), addressed to the HR
Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of
the email. Only online applications will be considered.

 

Deadline: Friday 27th November 2020 by 5:00pm

 

NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program.
Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

 

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