NGO Jobs – Epidemiologist Operational Researcher at Epicentre

Organization: Epicentre
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Director
of Epicentre
About Us:
Epicentre is an International
Non-Governmental Organization created by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in 1987
to help improve the quality of its field interventions. Since 1996, Epicentre
has been a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centre for research in
epidemiology and response to emerging diseases. Epicentre’s work hinges around
three main activity areas: clinical research, field epidemiology and training.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordinate the general management of the project
and of the studies on site, following the procedures, described in the study
protocols and the SOPs.
Take part in the process of obtaining study
approvals from the local Regulatory Authorities and Ethics Committee bodies.
Participate in development and preparation of SOPs
and planning of the project from inception to execution.
Ensure good assessment of the eligibility of the
patients (respect of the inclusion and exclusion criteria) and of the informed
Provide clinical consultations to the patients,
included in the study cohort, in collaboration with the MoH medical team and
ensure coordination and follow up of the patient’s care.
Write a clear research report documenting the full
methods and results and drawing appropriate conclusions supported by the results.
Where appropriate, participate in writing scientific papers.
Perform any other duties as assigned by superiors
Skills and Experience: 
The incumbent must be a Medical doctor with a
Degree (or masters) in Epidemiology or Public Health
Desirable field experience with MSF or other NGOs,
research experience is a plus
Working knowledge of Epi-Info, Stata, SPSS or
analytical package is a plus.
Teamwork, Flexibility, Commitment, Stress
Management, to abide by the Epicentre Staff regulations and to maintain
confidentiality of all the information under her custody.
How to Apply: 
All interested persons should send or
hand-deliver their applications to:
MSF/Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre
P. O. Box 1956, Mbarara, Uganda
E-mail to:
8th June, 2015
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