8 Fresher US NIH Data Collection Vacancies – Research Counselor at MU-JHU Care Ltd (MUJHU)

Organisation: MU-JHU Care Ltd (MUJHU)
Funding Source: US National Institute of Health (NIH)
Duty Station: Kampala and Mityana, Uganda
Reports to: Study Coordinator
About US:
MU-JHU Care Ltd (MUJHU) is a
registered Ugandan non-governmental organization dedicated to providing
services and conducting research on HIV/AIDS care and prevention related to
mother-to-child transmission of HIV. MUJHU is implementing a US National
Institute of Health (NIH)-funded study entitled “Using Enhanced Peer Group
Strategies to Support Prevention of Mother To Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT)
Option B+ in Uganda” planned to take place in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, and
Mityana Hospital, Mityana District.
Job Summary:  The
Research Counselor will support the Study Coordinator by undertaking field
visits to the community in the study recruitment.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Assist
    in the review of study documents including standard operating procedures
    (SOPs) and source documents
  • Field
    test, review and administer study instruments such as Focus group
    discussion (FGD) guides, Key Informant Interview (KII) Guides, behavioral
    questionnaires, interview aids, Informed Consent (IC) material and any
    other tool to be used for the study intervention and data collection
    according to the study protocol and study SOPs.
  • Offer
    oversight and closely work with the peer support team to implement the
    study intervention including, providing psychosocial support and
    counseling for the study participants’ health care, ARV adherence and
    treatment through the current and subsequent pregnancies; community ARV
    drug distribution and accountability as well as supporting training and
    participating in Income Generating Activities.
  • Collect
    data from participants at screening, enrollment and follow-up visits
    according to the study protocol and study SOPs.
  • Participate
    in Quality Control (QC) review of study source documents
  • Take
    part in tracking of study participants to ensure that study visits are
    conducted in a timely manner according to the study protocol.
  • Participate
    in staff training on study protocol and SOPs
  • Actively
    communicate and report to the study coordinator any serious adverse events
    and protocol deviations.
  • Participate
    in regular meetings with the study team under the guidance of the study
    coordinator to discuss and document study progress
  • Offer
    the study coordinator with study update as requested to compile reports on
    a regular basis
  • Participate
    in compiling and writing study reports
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the Study Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicants for the Research Counselor jobs should hold a medical
    background in nursing or midwifery or any other relevant field
  • Hold
    a Diploma or Bachelor degree in Social Sciences and Social Administration
    or equivalent
  • Possession
    of an HIV/AIDS counseling certificate
  • At
    least two years’ experience in HIV/AIDS counseling preferably in a
    clinical and/or behavioral research team work or equivalent
  • Ability
    to work independently and multi-task.
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, email,
    web searching
  • Ability
    to speak, read and write English and Luganda fluently
  • Past
    experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and report
    writing is desired
How to Apply: 
All candidates with the
relevant qualifications and experience are encouraged to send a detailed CV
demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and
addresses of three (3) referees, copies of academic certificates and
testimonials, including daytime telephone contact wither by post or hand
delivery to the following address;
The Human Resources Manager,
MU-JHU Care Ltd, Upper Mulago Hill Road, P. O. Box 23491, Kampala, Uganda. 
Email to: mmayiga@mujhu.org
NB: Only short listed applicants will be
contacted.
Deadline: 19th June 2015 by
5:00pm

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