2 Fresher Data Collection Jobs – Field Worker/ Interviewer at MRC UK / UVRI

Organisation: Medical Research Council UK (MRC/UVRI)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
About MRC:
Established in 1988, the
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS is an internationally recognized center
of excellence for research on HIV infection and related diseases, 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 Unit’s head offices are located at the
Uganda Virus Research Institute- Entebbe Campus, and the main research
activities in Masaka, Kalungu, Kampala and Wakiso districts, including the
peri-urban areas of Entebbe.
About IAVI Research Project:
MRC is conducting a 12 months
study to evaluate the role of biometric fingerprinting technology in enhancing
study retention and estimating community level HIV incidence among mobile
individuals. The study will be implemented through repeated census and
community HIV testing linked to unique finger print identifiers. The study is
funded by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI).
Job Summary:  The Field
Worker / Interviewer will be in charge of collecting accurate data under
standard ethical procedures for field studies and participate in community
mobilisation.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    full understanding of objectives, procedures, risks and benefits of
    participation by volunteers.
  • Significantly
    contribute to effective mobilization of the study population and provide
    feedback to communities on study results.
  • Provide
    study information and confirm consent is obtained for the study
  • Obtain
    informed consent, if not already obtained
  • Actively
    facilitate group education sessions about study requirements
  • The
    Interviewer will administer study questionnaire/other study tools (as may
    be required) to the study participants
  • Scan
    participants’ fingerprints and securely store in a database.
  • Update
    study village maps using GPS annually to document changes over time and
    feed data into census and survey data bases.
  • Resolve
    queries whenever there is need to do so.
  • Transcribe
    and translate data from selected studies, as may be required by the
    Project leader
  • The
    Field Worker will complete laboratory requisition forms and obtain laboratory
    samples from participants according to protocol specifications, as may be
    required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    Field Worker/Interviewer should hold a diploma in related field from a
    recognizable institution. Possession of a Degree in a related field will
    be desirable.
  • A
    minimum of three or more years’ experience in data collection and/or data
    entry, familiar with use of GPS and drawing maps and using fingerprint
    scanners.
  • Prior
    experience in community engagement is an added advantage.
  • Working
    knowledge and use of the Local language of study area (Luganda), computer
    skills, communication skills, motorbike riding, Use of GPS, Arch GIS
  • Data
    management courses are desired
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send
their application letters, detailed curriculum vitae including names, email
addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees and copies of
relevant academic qualifications via E-mail to: recruitment@mrcuganda.org.
Please note the following;
  • Academic
    documents will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions
  • Quote
    the Position Title in the subject line of the email
  • No
    hand delivery applications will be accepted
  • Only
    shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews
Deadline: Friday, 26th June,
2015

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