Entry Level Health Economics Research Assistant NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Job Title:       Health
Economics Research Assistant

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 

Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: Health

Position Code: HERA719

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.

About the Study:

The Mental Health
Section of the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit is undertaking a study
to develop and evaluate at clinical trial a model for the integration of
depression management in adult HIV care in Uganda. As part of this study, an
economic evaluation will be undertaken alongside the trial to estimate the
incremental cost-effectiveness of the HIV+D intervention in three districts in
Uganda from a societal perspective. The economic evaluation will be led by
Professor Anna Vassall and Dr Yoko Laurence of the LSHTM. The objectives of the
costing component of the economic evaluation are:

  • To compare the provider costs of routine HIV care and HIV+D for
    people with depression
  • To assess the costs incurred by people in HIV care with depression
  • To estimate productivity losses due to depression while in HIV care

Job Summary:  The jobholder will be tasked with the
collection of economic data on the development and delivery of the Enhanced
Usual Care (EUC) and Collaborative Stepped Care (CSC) interventions, as well as
assisting in the collection of patient household consumption data,
out-of-pocket costs and household productivity losses during the period of HIV
and depression care in the trial.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  •  Collect data on quantity and
    cost of the resources required for people in HIV care with depression in a
    sample of the 40 EUC and CSC facilities included in the trial
  • Together with the Health Economist, pilot the questionnaire
  • Administer the tested questionnaire to patients and possibly their
    caregivers in the trial at baseline, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months
  • Enter, manage and store the collected economic costing data
  • Support the project implementation team as guided by the health
    economist and project leader
  • Subject to demonstrated performance and interest, the RA shall be
    invited for the last year of the data collection to generate the initial
    descriptive analysis from the data collected.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Medical Research Council
    (MRC) UK / UVRI) Health Economics Research Assistant job must
    hold a Diploma level qualification in economics or accounting with
    knowledge of the medical field or a diploma level health-related
    qualification with knowledge of economics or accounting.
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Having a degree or diploma attained should have a large quantitative
    component e.g. economics, mathematics, statistic, epidemiology, accounting
    among others will be an added advantage.
  • At least one year of experience working in medical research
  • Experience working on economic costing and evaluation projects and
    with health facilities is an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of data management or analysis software like
    Access, STATA among others

How to Apply:

Fill an online form
accordingly by following the link below and there after submit your application
documents to the e-mail below:

Click Here. Filling the
form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of
integrity while filling the form is required and will be considered during

Please email your
application to recruitment@mrcuganda.org.
Applications should include academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime
telephone contact and three traceable professional references. Combine all
application documentation into one PDF document.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.
This position is open to Ugandan nationals only.

Please quote the
following position code in the subject line of the email: Health Economics
Research Assistant: HERA719

The applications
should be addressed to:

The Human Resource
and Administration Manager,

Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49
Entebbe, Uganda

Deadline: 26th July 2019 by 5:00om

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