10 Fresher Data Job Careers – Research Assistants at Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)



Organisation: Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Koome and Buvuma Islands, Uganda
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Position Number: MUWRP – 003

About US:
The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit HIV research program that was established in 2002 as a result of a memorandum of understanding between Makerere University and The Henry M. Jackson foundation for Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. of USA (HJF). The primary purpose of MUWRP is to develop, evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate disease threats of public health importance to Uganda. Activities include; vaccine development and building of vaccine testing capability in Uganda, conducting of epidemiological and basic research and provision of HIV Treatment, care and support in Kayunga, Mukono and Buvuma Districts.

Job Summary: The Research Assistant will support the Makerere University Walter Reed Project Principal Investigator in the field data collection for various IE studies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Responsible for interviewing and collecting data form participants in the field using study tools
·         Provide pre and post-test HIV counselling for the study participants
·         Appropriately refer participants with any positive result from the test that will be performed during the study.
·         Follow up of the study participants in the community at the required follow up period.
·         Maintenance and safety of the study materials and equipment
·         Work closely with the field supervisor to generate daily study reports
·         Understand, adhere and promote to MUWRP-PEPFAR compliance standards as they appear in the HR policy manual, Code of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest Policy.
·         Perform any other responsibilities as assigned by the field supervisor, study coordinator or principal investigator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidates for the Research Assistant Careers should be enrolled nurses or a hold a diploma in social works and administration.
·         Prior experience in field research is desired
·         Prior experience in data collection and data quality control
·         Additional training in Good clinical practice would an advantage
·         Have training and experience in counselling skills.
·         Good computer skills and comfortable in using word, excel and power point
·         The applicants must be hard working and good team players
·         Good leadership and communication skills
·         Previous experience working with HIV research institution
·         Fluent in spoken Luganda, and spoken and written English

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should download the application form, download here, attach it together with application letters, CVs, Photocopies of academic qualifications and three professional referees. The position number (Check top of advert) and preferred location should clearly be stated in the application letter.

Please send applications to:

The Human Resources and Administration Manager
Makerere University Walter Reed Project
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 18th January 2016


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