Fresher Social Work Jobs – Field Technical Assistant at MRC UK

Organisation: The Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus
Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Community
Liaison Officer/ Project Head
The Medical Research Council/
Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS
was established following a request in 1988 from the Uganda Government to the
British Government for collaboration on the research of HIV (Human
Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency). MRC is
contributing knowledge on the revolving epidemic, the evaluation of innovative
health care options, treatment and prevention, and the development of health
policy and practice in Africa and worldwide.

The Field Technical Assistant will render support in volunteer
education, clerical work and patient follow- up in the project.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
In charge of organizing and performing
presentations and attending MRC/UVRI science seminars and scientific
Identify potential study participants for
recruitment into the study
Submit study information to trial participants,
attend to their concerns and facilitate the informed consent process
Maintain up- to-date contact details of patients
in the project
In charge of tracing patients who fail to attend
appointments on time
Render support in maintaining patient registers.
In charge of filing of patients’ records at the
Support in transporting patients for referral
Attending study related meetings
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
Community Liaison Officer/ Project Head
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant should preferably hold a Diploma in
Social Work, Development studies or other related field
Hold a Certificate in Counselling and /or Good
Clinical practice training
A minimum of two or more years’ experience in a
Clinical Research setting
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Fluency in verbal and written English
Possess a valid Motorcycle Riding permit
Computer literacy skills
Fluency in Luganda
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications letters, copies of
academic qualifications and curriculum vitae including names, telephone
contacts and email addresses of two referees should be sent only via e mail to: Please clearly indicate the Position Title in the
subject line of the email.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for interviews
Deadline: 29th May, 2015
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