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15 Data Collection Jobs - Research Assistants - Makerere University School of Public Health

Organization: Makerere University School of Public Health
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project’s Study Coordinator

About US:
Makerere University School of Public Health is the recipient of a research grant from the Bloomberg Philanthropies through the CDC Foundation. With this grant, the Trauma, Injury, and Disability team will conduct research titled "Understanding and Preventing Drowning in Uganda.’’ The Drowning and Injury Prevention project aims to improve understanding of the types and circumstances of drowning in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to develop, inform, and implement drowning prevention programs/policies/plans to mitigate drowning risks and save lives. The focus of this initial proposed project is to understand the circumstances of drowning incidences in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Research Assistants will assist in conducting research including data collection, compilation and digitization, under the direction of the Study Coordinator.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist in the development of data collection schedules, contact data collection sites and introduce and explain study objectives.
  • Participate in data management related trainings
  • Participate in the design of data collection tools
  • Travel to field sites to collect and record data as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study.
  • Ensure the completeness and accuracy of all data collected.
  • Handle confidential and sensitive data with integrity
  • Undertake other duties as assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in health/biomedical sciences, computer sciences or social sciences from a recognized university
  • One year of experience in data collection in a reputable research project.
  • Experience in collection of both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong and good communication skills
  • Experience working with diverse sectors.
  • Experience in mobile data collection
  • Competence in use of open data kit (ODK)

How to Apply:
Applications should be addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda. The application must provide names and contacts of two referees, and the applicant’s own phone contacts together with a detailed curriculum vita. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Deadline: 17th August 2018

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