Fresher Research Nurse (KS and Cervical Cancer Studies) NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)


Job Title:  Research Nurse (KS and Cervical Cancer Studies)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:  Kampala, 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.


Job Summary: The Research study nurse will participate in the identification of suitable research participants for the study, the consent process, questionnaire administration, physical examination, biological sample collection (e.g., phlebotomy and skin biopsy), sample transportation and maintenance of study logs.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Screen potential participants for eligibility.
  • Provide general nursing care to potential participants and study participants.
  • Provide study information to potential subjects prior to, during the consent process, and through study participation.
  • Travel to various clinics to recruit study participants
  • Administer questionnaires to all consented participants
  • Perform study procedures that including photographic documentation, collecting and processing biological specimens for instance skin punch biopsy, saliva, blood, and blood draws, completion of study logs and data entry.
  • Maintain proper study documentation and participate in review of study questionnaires
  • Participate in all the project calls and communication.
  • Provide periodic reports on study progress to the study coordinator
  • Perform any other study-related duties assigned by Study Coordinators or Principal Investigators.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold Nursing degree or diploma (registered) from a recognized education institution
  • Current Nursing Practicing License
  • GCP training and research experience will be an added advantage.
  • One year of work experience in a public health facility setting
  • Up to date registration with Uganda Nurses’ and Midwives Council.
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills and ability to communicate with potential participants in local languages
  • Demonstrable knowledge and skills in nursing procedures and practices including pediatric phlebotomy.
  • Good counseling skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and Ability to be a good team player
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize, schedule and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Competence in the use of standard MS Office software


How to Apply:

All Interested Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should send their CVs, including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact


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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: 25th July 2021


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