2 Fresher Field Worker – IVAC UK NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

 

Job Title:    Field Worker – IVAC (2
Fresher Jobs)

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

Duty Station:  Masaka, Uganda

Reports to: Survey Coordinator

Position Code: FW IVAC-0321

 

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:  This
position is for a field worker in a study titled “Optimising DTP-containing
vaccine infant immunization schedules in UGANDA”. The jobholder will
participate in mobilization of the community and potential study participants
and raise awareness about the study. He/she will also conduct physical or
telephonic follow up for enrolled participants to ensure that they adhere to
their study visit schedules.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in training and retraining
    of study protocols and standard operating procedures;
  • Contribute to effective mobilisation of
    the target study population to come to study hubs for screening/enrolment
    and provide feedback to communities on study progress;
  • Develops or assists in the development
    of interview schedules; contacts potential subjects to introduce and
    explain study objectives and protocol, and to arrange interviews, either
    in person or by telephone;
  • Obtain detailed contact information of
    participants to ease future tracing and follow up those who miss scheduled
    visits;
  • Help in the timely collection and
    transportation of samples from vaccination hubs to the MUL – Masaka site
    lab;
  • Ensure full understanding of objectives,
    procedures, risks and benefits of participation by volunteers;
  • Assist in generating appointment
    schedules for volunteers;
  • Obtain consent from potential volunteers
    to visit vaccination hubs and agree on how they would like to be contacted
    in future;
  • Ensure proper documentation and
    adherence to the study protocol;
  • Attend project and site meetings aimed
    at improving the conduct of the study;
  • Carefully collect and respond to any
    concerns arising from the community pertaining to research conducted by
    the unit and pass on more complex ones to colleagues who can address them;
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned from time to time by the supervisor(s); and,
  • Reimburse participants during the study.

 


Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s
    degree in a non-health related course or a diploma in a health related
    course;
  • Certificate in health education/health
    promotion, GCP, counselling, research methods is an added advantage;
  • Experience in community mobilisation and
    interviewing preferably in a medical research setting;
  • Experience in data collection and or
    entry;
  • Experience riding motorcycles with class
    A riding permit;
  • Transcription experience is desired;
  • Good data analysis skills;
  • Good command of both English and
    Luganda;
  • Working knowledge of using GPS and Arch
    GIS;
  • 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. Combine all your application documentation i.e.
cover letter, CV & academic documents into one PDF document. 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. Only online applications will
be accepted.

 

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: 2nd
April 2021 by 5:00pm

 

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