6 Project Team Leader UK NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

 

Job Title:    Project Team Leaders (6 Job
Opportunities)

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

Duty Station:  Entebbe,
Uganda

Reports to: Study
Coordinator

Position Code: PTL
-321

 

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 Project Team Leaders will work with the
PI, study coordinator and other project staff on the MENISCUS (Menstrual health
interventions, schooling and mental health symptoms among Ugandan students)
study. This school-based cluster-randomized trial will evaluate the
effectiveness of a menstrual health intervention on a range of health,
educational and wellbeing outcomes among students attending 54 Ugandan
secondary schools. The trial will be conducted in Wakiso and Kalungu districts.
The job holder will report directly to the study coordinator, and will have
responsibility for preparing for field activities and managing a team of 3
research assistants, and additional 6 fieldworkers to covering 9 schools for
trial activities.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Work
with the study co-ordinator and other project team leads to ensure smooth
day-to- day activities of running the trial and ensure collection of quality
data;

·       
Co-ordinate
and supervise a team of 3 research assistants (RAs) and 6 fieldworkers,

·       
participating
in staff training, to ensure that staff are correctly carrying out their
duties;

·       
Organising,
implementing and analyzing the qualitative research components of the study
with the RAs, including in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with
study participants and stakeholders;

·       
Lead the
trial parental consent and student assent process for 9 schools, with the RAs
and fieldworkers;

·       
Organise
and implement the administration of baseline and end line survey in 9 schools,
with the RAs and fieldworkers;

·       
Liaise
with the trial administrator regarding visits to schools from study staff;

·       
Participate
in the Trial Co-ordination team meetings;

·       
Assist
in preparations for, and participate in, the stakeholder meetings;

·       
Assist
in ensuring timely procurement of study materials (pads, cups, analgesics, WASH
materials, diaries);

·       
Contribute
to the preparation of study questionnaires and other tools;

·       
Liaise
with the data manager to ensure correct completion of study forms;

·       
Where
appropriate, liaise with the implementing partner (WoMena Uganda) to ensure
that the intervention is implemented according to protocol;

·       
Ensure
that the study procedures are done according to the study protocol and
regulatory requirements;

·       
Managing
field based project equipment, materials and data;

·       
Perform
any other duties as may be assigned by Study Co-ordinator;

·       
Assist
in preparation of dissemination activities; and,

·       
Contribute
to study reports and publications.

Financial
Management:
Delegate authority
for management of imprest for field based activities (up to 500,000/=).

People Management: Manage and coordinate three research
assistants and six field workers.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social sciences or related;

·       
At least
three years’ experience in conducting fieldwork including data collection from
participants;

·       
Minimum
of one year coordinating fieldwork;

·       
Experience
in qualitative data analysis of interviews;

·       
Experience
delivering and collecting informed consent from study participants;

·       
Knowledge
of Microsoft office;

·       
Knowledge
in transcription, coding and thematic content analysis;

·       
Excellent
management skills;

·       
Good
communication skills;

·       
Interest
in adolescent health; and,

·       
Interest
in health research.

 

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: 26th March 2021 by 5:00pm

 

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