Social Scientist Non-profit Career Jobs – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)


Job Title:        Social Scientist

Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Duty Station: Kampala,


About US:

The Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization.
IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and
Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 300 publications and have impacted
on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over
41 Grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May
2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of Health
Sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of


Job Summary:  The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration
(IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of A SOCIAL
SCIENTIST for a new project called Strengthening the Blood Pressure Care and
Treatment cascade for Ugandans living with HIV-Implementation Strategies to
Save lives (PULESA). This is a Kampala based position.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the implementation of the PULESA qualitative evaluation in
    line with Ugandan/IDRC and U.S./UCSF regulations and standards.
  • Conduct and coordinate qualitative research study activities
    including the recruitment, screening, and data collection for qualitative
    research study participants according to the study protocol and standard
    operating procedures.
  • Adhere to the principles of ethical research according to human
    subjects’ review protocols.
  • Conducting in-depth interviews of study participants and key
    informants at PULESA sites in Uganda.
  • Conducting participant observation at selected PULESA and other
    community settings as needed.
  • Conducting focus group discussions with PULESA participants.
  • Communicate (e.g., Zoom conference calls) with the Study
    Investigators weekly on the overall data collection progress and other
    issues, including preparation of a weekly memo
  • Provide monthly reports on the PULESA qualitative study progress and
    regularly communicate with the Study Investigators at UCSF and IDRC
  • Participate in analysis of qualitative data in conjunction with
    UCSF, IDRC Investigators and the Study Coordinator using qualitative
    research software such as Atlas.ti.
  • Provide supervisory support for the qualitative team during data
    collection, analysis and writing up of findings


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social
    Sciences/Social Work & Social Administration.
  • Masters’ in Public Health, Social Sciences or any Health-related
  • GCP/HSP training is a MUST
  • Experience working on HIV studies/clinical trials research.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of Qualitative Data analysis packages.
  • Fluency in Luganda.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under stringent deadlines and to work independently
  • Excellent attention to detail



How to Apply:

All candidates
should Email their applications to:
addressed to:

The Human Resource
Manager, Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),



  • All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of
    • Current CV with contact details of three work related referees not
    • Typed application letter,
    • Copies of academic transcripts (O’ and A’ level, Bachelors’ and
      Masters’ Degree certificates ONLY)
    • GCP and HSP certificates.
    • Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the
      applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.
  • Applications cannot be amended following submission.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will contacted
  • IDRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process
    neither does it use the services of any recruitment agencies.


Deadline:  18th September 2020


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