Fresher Clinical Psychologist/Research Assistant NGO Jobs – Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Organisation: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Duty Station:  Mbarara,
Reports to: Director of Epicentre
About US:
is a non-government 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. Medecins Sans Frontieres and Epicentre are planning to conduct a
study in Mbarara District. The study aims at validating a screening tool for
psychological difficulties in young children aged 6 to 36 months.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Clinical Psychologist/Research Assistant  will read the study protocol and
    documents in order to fully understand its requirements.
  • Actively participate in the translation and
    adaptation of the study tools to the local context.
  • Take part in the implementation of the study
    with the epidemiologist and lead psychiatrist, and to organize and
    supervise all the study activities (including logistics) thereafter.
  • Through interview with their caretakers, to
    ensure the clinical evaluation of about 100 young children in their place
    of residence, in Mbarara district; To report the information collected
    during the interview on the study forms; To discuss some child evaluations
    with a senior psychiatrist and Paediatriciian referent when necessary and
    to refer children in need for appropriate care;.
  • Ensure confidentiality of the data collected
    and the respect of the study participants and communities following
    international ethical standards.
  • Coordinate and supervise the data entry, data
    back-up and investigates possible errors in data entry.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Clinical
    Psychologist/Research Assistant vacancy should hold a Bachelor or higher
    degree in Psychology.
  • At least two years of professional experience
    as a clinical psychologist in Uganda
  • Previous experience in childhood mental
  • Certificates of Ethics and Protections of
    Human Research Participants and/or GCP is a plus
  • Previous experience in an NGO is an added
  • Strong interest in childhood mental health
    and research .
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and
    management skills
  • Fluent in both English and Runyankore
    (written and oral)
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
HR Manager,
Mbarara Research Centre.
O. Box 1956, Mbarara
Deadline:  20th February 2016
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