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8 Entry Level Data Collection Jobs - Field Worker - Interviewer - Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

 

Job Title:    Field Worker - Interviewer (8 Entry Level Job Positions)

Organization:  Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda

Position Code: FWI -1020

Reports to: Health Economist

 

About US:

The Medical Research Council (MRC UK) is an internationally recognisedcentre of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts.

 

About the study:

The Thanzi la Onse (Health of All) research programme, an international partnership between researchers in Uganda, Malawi and the UK, funded by the UK Research and Innovation GlobalvChallenges Research Fund, aims to improve population health and reduce health inequality in Malawi, Uganda and other countries in Southern and East Africa. Methods of health technology assessment (HTA) and economic evaluation are being used to inform a range of resource allocation decisions relating to health. However, there is no EQ-5D (3L or 5L) value set available for any of these countries. Health economics and clinical research conducted in this region using the EQ-5D-3L have to use value sets derived in other countries, for example the Zimbabwean EQ-5D-3L value set. To date, there is only one published EQ-5D-5L value set in Africa - the - the Ethiopian value set, so most studies using EQ-5D-5L have to rely on the preferences of the Ethiopian setting or in another continent. The EQ-5D reflects the social preferences of the population and this is expected to differ between countries. Therefore, the local EQ-5D value set is preferred to support decision making. As one important component in the health economics theme within the Thanzi la Onse programme, we aim to develop the EQ-5D-5L value set for Uganda. It

 

Job Summary: The field worker -interviewers will carry out interviews with identified members of the public recruited for the study, and be responsible for the quality of these interviews.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·         Conduct face-to-face interviews with the participants

·         Maintain a high standard of interview data quality

·         Keep all collected information confidential, and raise any issue arising with the PI

·         Support the project intervention team, as guided by the health economist

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·         The applicant must hold an undergraduate degree in economics, social sciences, accounting, or medical sciences

·         Students currently pursuing their masters are encouraged to apply

·         At least one year of experience as an interviewer in a medical or academic setting

·         Experience working as a community liaison or study recruiter for medical research

·         Experience working on economic evaluation, Quality of Life, and research on inequality is an added advantage

·         Experience working with the Unit is an added advantage

·         Good knowledge of the Ugandan Health System

·         Knowledge of EQ5D and/or Quality of Life measures is an added advantage

·         Knowledge on health inequality is an added advantage

·         Good report-writing skills

·         Good interviewing skills

·         Good Written and spoken Luganda and English

 

How to Apply:

Follow the link below to fill a form and submit your application documentation:

 

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 shortlisting.

 

The applications should be addressed to:

The Head of Human Resources,

MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.

 

Deadline: 23rdOctober 2020

 

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