Fresher Research Assistant Job Opportunities – CAMTech Uganda

Job Title:        Research
Organisation: CAMTech
Duty Station: 
Mbarara, Uganda
About US:
Mbarara University
of Science and Technology (MUST), and the Consortium for Affordable Medical
Technologies (CAMTech) have demonstrated capacity to ideate, innovate and
co-create solutions with potential to improve health outcomes around the
Job Summary:  The Research Assistant will actively engage in
research methods training conducted by study team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Engage in research methods training conducted by study team.
  • Provide a link between researchers and people in target study site.
  • Liaise with study site personnel to identify and approach study
    participants and obtain informed consent.
  • Conduct interviews with study participants.
  • Prepare timely field notes of observations in English.
  • Maintain project tracking systems, including data collection,
    financial tracking, and other actions.
  • Participate in data collection.
  • Participate in data entry and data quality assurance practices.
  • Transmit data and tracking information to team on a regular basis.
  • Maintain frequent communication with study coordinators and study
  • Participate in quality improvement work in health facilities
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Research Assistant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing or
  • Extensive knowledge of research methods and ethical procedures.
  • Experience with newborn resuscitation
  • Experience with quantitative and Qualitative data collection
  • Experience working with people of different nationalities and
  • Strong computer literacy skills including typing, Microsoft Excel,
    and Microsoft word.
  • Work experience in rural communities.
  • Must have a good work ethic, respectful of colleagues and work with
    both the high and lowly.
  • Ability to work outside one’s comfort zone
  • Flexible in all he or she does
  • Must be willing to work extended working hours in different
    countries where needed.
  • Willingness to fast build training skills where needed.
NB: This is a
one year position with potential for renewal.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters
with  detailed CVs and academic transcript(s) attached, naming at
least three professional references, should be addressed to The Human Resource
Manager MUST Grants Office P.O. Box 1410 Mbarara or hand delivered to the
Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, former MJAP building. 
Deadline: 11th December 2018
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