13 June 2017

2 Fresher Data Jobs - Research Assistants at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Study Coordinator

About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with various donors.

Job Summary: The Research Assistant will work closely with the Study Coordinator and the SOAR Uganda team on IPAC study. The incumbent collects and processes research data in support of the IPAC study. He/she arranges and conducts field interviews as appropriate to the study, and records research data in accordance with specified protocol and procedures at the study sites.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Travel to field sites to collect and record data as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study.  
  • Work in liaison with health care workers at the sites to identify potential study participants, assess eligibility and recruit them.
  • Carry out informed consent processes with potential participants according to the study procedures.
  • Carries our research interviews and enters study data into the electronic data capture system.
  • Develop interview schedules; identify potential subjects, arrange and conduct interviews in accordance with predetermined interview protocol, data collection procedures, and documentation standards. As appropriate to the specified position, code and verify data in accordance with the IPAC standard operating procedures, and enter data into the data collection paper tools.
  • The Research Assistant will also ensure that data collected are accurate, complete, properly handled and stored in accordance with study SOPs and confidentiality stipulations.
  • Obtains study informed consent and enrolls study participants.
  • Complies with protocols, ethics and regulations and adheres to good research practices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the EGPAF Research Assistant career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Population Studies Demography, Epidemiology and other related disciplines, including Social Sciences and Public Health.
  • Prior experience in conducting research i.e. data collection and recording and conducting interviews
  • Broad knowledge of MOH facility data collection registers and HMIS tools.
  • Knowledge of and prior training in protection of human subjects in research and ethics regulations to ensure compliance with all focal and international requirements.
  • Ability to understand and apply specified field and/or laboratory research procedures and protocols.
  • Excellent in speaking, reading and writing the following languages: English and Runyakitara. Able to work in south west Uganda

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;

The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda

E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org

Deadline: 29th June 2017

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