Research Assistants (13 Fresher Diploma Job Opportunities) – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

 

Job Title:    Research Assistants (13 Fresher
Diploma Job Opportunities)

Organization:  Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Duty Station: 
Uganda

 

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 to 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:

·        
Tracking
potential study participants for enrolment into the study

·        
Administering
the informed consent process

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

·        
Checking
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.

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

·        
Participating
in regular peer-mentorship

·        
Updating
the 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.

·        
Collect,
label, temporarily store biological specimens in the field; and transport /hand
them over to the field laboratory contact person as soon as possible; and
ensuring sterility of equipment used for specimen collection as well as
ensuring proper bio-hazard disposal.

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

·        
Conduct
health education and mobilization of participating communities

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

·        
Performing
and recording vital measurements, and other relevant clinical examinations.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a Diploma in Education, Clinical Medicine, Nursing or
Registered Comprehensive Nurse

·        
Certificate
in HIV / AIDS Counselling

·        
Registration
with Allied Health Professional Councils or with a relevant professional body.

·        
Certificate
in Human subject or GCP implementation or equivalent professional development
trainings.

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

·        
Computer
use skills, especially Microsoft Office

·        
Ability
to interact productively and work in a team environment

·        
Self-motivated,
innovative, and capable of meeting deadlines.

·        
Willingness
to travel and provide care services at selected health facilities and
outreaches

·        
Willingness
to work and live in rural areas is required

·        
Ability
to ride a motorcycle with a valid permit is an added advantage.

 

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. Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to
disqualification.

 

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

 

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