Fresher Study Nurse NGO Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:    Study Nurse (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening.


About USAID Project:

The University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the five- year USAID funded project ( The Defeat TB project). The purpose of this project is to support the government of Uganda’s TB control program to increase TB case detection and improve treatment outcomes through health system strengthening, with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda. The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) has partnered with the University Research Co. LLC (URC) on this project to provide technical support for Operations Research and  to contribute to capacity building for healthcare workers in private health facilities in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono.


Job Summary:  The main purpose for this vacancy will be to recruit MDR-TB patients, monitor patient safety, report adverse events and support data collect processes for the study entitled “Developing a Community Based DOT Model for the Management of Multi-Drug Resistant TB in Uganda (CBDOTs) protocol”. In this study a community-based model of care for MDR-TB patients will be rolled out where directly observed therapy (DOT) will be provided at home with the support of a community health worker. The successful participant will be expected to carry out patient interviews using a standardized data collection tool both electronic and hard copy and to perform level 1 QA/QC on the data collected prior to submission for further analysis.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in study site entry visits and engage with management at the respective regional referral hospitals to ensure seamless study implementation. These include but not limited to patient enrollment, data collection and entry, patient follow-up and
  • Recruit and enroll study patients according to the eligibility criteria laid out in the protocol. Ensure that all enrolment procedures are completed
  • Obtain written informed consent for those eligible and are willing to participate in the study
  • Administer all study procedures to patients recruited into the study
  • Patient safety monitoring for any adverse events, offer care and referral as needed.
  • Ensure that all data collected is accurate and complete
  • Perform level one quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) to ensure all fields in the questionnaire complete and accurate
  • Identify community health workers and empower them to support daily DOT in the patients home
  • Offer technical support to the community health workers as need arises
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by your supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a diploma or bachelor’s in nursing and related field
  • Ability to speak the area local languages in the Bunyoro region specifically Runyoro and Swahili
  • Experience working in refugee settings
  • Experience working in an MDR-TB (multi-resistant TB) setting
  • Experience working with electronic health management information systems, data entry and data quality QA/QC procedures
  • Able to work independently and as a team while at the regional referral hospital
  • Experience working in a research setting will be an added advantage


How to Apply:

IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send an application letter and  their CVs which should include certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact at the link below.


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Key Notes:

  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


The Senior Human Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus;

College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,

P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda


Deadline : 24th June 2021


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