8 Fresher Research Assistant Job Opportunities – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)


Job Title:    Research Assistants Group 1
(8 Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Duty Station:  Kalisizo,


About US:

Rakai Health
Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio – medical research and service
delivery organization. RHSP strives to improve the quality of life of the local
population through a combination of community-based research, curative services,
and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central Uganda.


Job Summary:  The research assistant shall participate in
health education of study participants, data collection, documentation,
informed consent process, pre- and post-test HIV counseling, and ensure that
high quality data produced in a timely manner from participants of the Rakai
Community Cohort Study and/or related studies


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

potential study participants for enrolment into the study.

the informed consent process.

household census forms, survey questionnaires, and/or Geographic Information
System data according to study protocols .

for validity/consistency of the information collected, as well as collecting and
validating information (during survey) that was not readily available at the
time of census for reasons such as absence of a household member.

regular contact with the team leader and interviewers for purposes of
continuous guidance to the team on matters pertaining to data quality.

in regular peer-mentorship.

the study coordination office, data, and quality control team(s) in a timely
manner when there are challenges relating to ambiguity of forms, questions, or
electronic data capture systems.

pre- & post-test HIV counseling for community members whenever applicable

health education and mobilization of participating communities.

and documenting errors and cause the interviewers/Team Leaders to correct the
identified errors preferably the same day.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Social Sciences.

in HIV/AIDS Counselling.

minimum of two years’ experience working in a research setting.

with relevant body.

use skills, especially Microsoft Office.

to interact productively and work in a team environment.

innovative, and capable of meeting deadlines.

to travel and provide care services at selected health facilities and

to work and live in rural areas is required.

to ride a motorcycle with a valid permit is a MUST.


How to Apply:

All interested
candidates possessing the above attributes can send their; applications
including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees, and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates in One document (PDF/ Word), addressed to the HR
Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of
the email. Only online applications will be considered.


Deadline: Friday 27th November 2020 by 5:00pm


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program.
Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.


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