6 No Experience Data Jobs – Research Assistants – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

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Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa,
with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity
development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab) and Outreach.

About USAID Project:

The University
Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in
Uganda since 2005, is implementing the five- year USAID funded project ( The
Defeat TB project). The purpose of this project is to support the government of
Uganda’s TB control program to increase TB case detection and improve treatment
outcomes through health system strengthening, with the aim of ending the TB
epidemic in Uganda. The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) has partnered with
the University Research Co. LLC (URC) on this project to provide technical
support for Operations Research and to contribute to capacity building for
healthcare workers in private health facilities in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono.

USAID/ Defeat TB project
together with IDI plan to carry out a study title “Developing a community based
directly observed therapy (DOT) model for the management of multi drug
resistant TB in Uganda”.

 Job Summary:  The Research Assistants will primarily collect
data for the study entitled “Developing a Community Based DOT Model for the
Management of Multi-Drug Resistant TB in Uganda (CBDOTs) protocol”. Successful
participants will be expected to carry out patient interviews using visual
illustrations and to perform level 1 QA/QC on the data collected prior to
submission for further analysis

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in a two-day protocol training workshop.
  • Engage with management at the respective regional referral hospitals
    and ward in charges through an entry meeting to ensure that a seamless
    data collection process is carried out
  • Recruit study patients according to the eligibility criteria laid
    out in the protocol.
  • Obtain written informed consent for those eligible and are willing
    to participate in the study
  • Administer all study procedures to patients recruited into the
  • Fully document all patient responses on the data collection tool
    including statement that may be made verbatim
  • Perform level one quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) to ensure
    all fields in the questionnaire complete and accurate

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Social Sciences or a related field.
  • We plan to carry out data collection across 5 regions in Uganda
    (Arua, Lira, Mbale, Hoima and Mulago). In addition to speaking English,
    successful participants should be able to speak additional languages from
    the regions where they will be deployed.
    • Arua – Madi and Lugbara (1 RA)
    • Lira- Acholi and Langi (1 RA)
    • Mulago- English and Luganda should suffice (2 RAs)
    • Hoima- Runyoro (1 RA)
    • Mbale- Gishu (1RA)
  • Previous experience collecting qualitative data and quantitative
  • Able to work independently while at the referral hospital
  • Experience working with patients with TB or MDR TB will be an added

How to Apply:

IDI will offer a
competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that
know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the
above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email
address (if any), present position, current remuneration,
Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone
contact to the stipulated email address (Email your application and CV to
hr@idi.co.ug and let’s save the environment).

Address to:

The Senior Human
Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus; College of
Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda

Key Notes:

  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a
    recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have
    worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are
    attached as one document
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 25th June 2019  

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