2 Fresher Data Collection Jobs – Field Worker – Interviewer – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Wakiso
and Mpigi, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Position Code: FWI-1118
About US:
The MRC/UVRI Uganda
Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from
the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the
research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired
Immunodeficiency. The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS related
research. It conducts large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies,
clinical trials, virological and immunological research and behavioural
studies, and has generated a wealth of research results that have been used to
inform policy and practice that have led to a large number of scientific
publications in peer reviewed journals over time.
Job Summary:  The Field Worker – Interviewer will assist the
Project Leader and Site Study team to coordinate study activities required for
site set-up, recruitment, maintaining participant attendance logs, contact
information and tracing participants missing their scheduled visits.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will set up study sites
  • To explain study purpose to potential participants
  • To assist in participant recruitment
  • To administer study information and obtain informed consent
  • To assist clinical staff during clinical procedures including blood
    draws, BP measurement etc.
  • To transport study samples, by motorcycle if necessary, from
    clinic/study sites to the appropriate laboratory for timely processing
  • To liaise with the Project Leader, Site Coordinators and to minimize
    loss to follow up and plan home visits
  • To update contact information, track and trace participants with            missed visits
  • To track supplies/consumables for the study sites
  • To contribute to data collection and cleaning
  • To operate and maintain an adequately serviced motorcycle in
    accordance with the national highway code and the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM
    fleet regulations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK /
    UVRI) Field Worker – Interviewer job placement must hold a post-secondary
    diploma/certificate in science field or humanities with relevant
    experience. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in addition to above
    qualifications is desirable
  • Human subject training e.g. GCP is an added advantage
  • One or more years work experience in a medical/clinical research
  • Experience in conducting research in a field setting
  • Experience in community mobilization and interviewing
  • Knowledge of research study protocols and practices
  • Possess a valid motorcycle riding licence or willingness to obtain
  • Ability to listen, understand, speak and write Luganda
  • Ability to listen, understand, speak and write English
  • Basic computer literacy is desirable but not necessary
Core Competencies:
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility
  • Service Orientation

How to Apply:
The candidates
should send their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email
addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of
academic qualifications should be e-mailed to recruitment@mrcuganda.org.
NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
FWI-1118. Please also fill the following online form accordingly after
submitting the application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here
Address to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager
Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing
institutions. Please note that the Unit became part of the London School
of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine effective 1st February 2018.
Deadline: 30th November 2018
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