Locum Academic Psychologist/ Social Scientist Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:      Locum Academic Psychologist/ Social
Scientist

Organisation:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:
Kampala with travel to West Nile region and Kalangala District, Uganda

Reports to: Principal
Investigator Manager

Vacancy Code:
LAPSSX001

About US:

The Infectious
Diseases Institute, established within Makerere University, is a Ugandan
not-for-profit organization which aims to strengthen health systems in Africa,
with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases; through research and capacity
development.

Job Summary:  The Locum Academic Psychologist/ Social
Scientist Will be required to provide both academic and practical psychology /
social science support to Ugandan Academy of Health Innovation for research and
implementation of behavioural change interventions using new technologies
including tools for COVID and Ebola support and support human centred design of
new technologies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Be able to work in a multidisciplinary
research study

·       To adapt health information tips from WHO/
MoH of Uganda into health information for Health studies

·       Support community information dissemination,
community surveillance and encourage health seeking behavior

·       To work on analysis of FGD and IDI with the
Academy social science team

·       Engage with local communities in the local
languages

·       Provide psychological support to distressed
members of the community if necessary with support from Clinical psychologist

·       Support development of new technologies from
human centred design perspective

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
degree and Masters degree. Either bachelors or Masters must be in a psychology
related subject.

·       At least two years work experience

·       Experience of working in both clinical
setting and academic is an added advantage

·       Ability to communicate with community in at
least one local language (Luganda,

Lugbara, Swahilli) an advantage

·       Knowledge and understanding of health related
infectious diseases such as Ebola/

HIV / COVID

·       Knowledge of good communication skills

·       Ability to work in unsupervised environment

·       Ability to fully participate in a team

·       Experience writing research articles with at
least one publication/ conference presentation

·       Knowledge of Microsoft packages such as word
and excel essential. Experience with

Nvivo software an advantage

How to Apply:

All Candidates that
meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions
should send their CVs, including details of email address, 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 

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

Deadline:  1st
May 2020

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