Several No Experience Data Jobs – Field Assistants – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Assistant (Several No Experience Data Jobs)

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 Project:

IDI has received funding
from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) to conduct research on
antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Malawi and Uganda. The goal of this research
project is to take an interdisciplinary approach to determine the drivers of
transmission of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia
coli and ESBL Klebsiella pneumoniae in Kampala and Hoima districts. To model
the drivers of AMR-transmission, the project will undertake detailed,
longitudinal microbiological surveillance of humans, animals and the
environment to understand the dynamics of ESBL-E. coli and ESBL-K. pneumoniae
and their ecological niche. The laboratory-based work for the project involves
screening of human (blood and faecal), animal (faecal) and environmental specimens
for the target organisms using molecular and phenotypic methods.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Assist the designated Field Officers with:

  • Implementation of study protocols, planning and problem-solving at
    the community surveillance sites in Hoima and Kampala
  • Mobilization of participants and administration of questionnaires
    according to established standard operating procedures
  • Efficient collection of samples and data (human, animal, and
    environment) from the field according to established standard operating
  • Participate in maintenance and documentation of all daily field
    site-specific activities updates during the study
  • Document and submit information about fieldwork progress, activity
    and performance reports to the Field Officers

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Diploma in any of the following:
    social science, veterinarian science, laboratory technologist,
    environmental science or any other related discipline.
  • Any research related and data collection training/course is an added
  • One year of working in data collection field activities
  • Basic computer skills and Knowledge and familiarity in using
    electronics/equipment (e.g., tablets/office equipment) for data
  • Knowledge of the local languages (English, Runyoro-Kitara, Luganda)
    will be an added advantage. Team player and ability to work with limited
    supervisionAbility to work in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated track experience of data collection in any research,
    development organization
  • Experience in community mobilization and community engagement
  • Ability to work for long hours and out of schedule

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
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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