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Job Title:    Research Assistants (Several Fresher No Experience Data Jobs)

Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:  Study Coordinator

Vacancy Code:  RA-X007


About US:

The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases through Research and Capacity Development”. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening Programmes.


Job Summary:  The Research Assistant will work with the health facilities and the community to ensure that the study is conducted according to the study protocol.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Follow the set study protocol i.e. SOPs, interview guidelines, consent forms and checklists

·        Assess the study participants basing on the inclusion checklist.

·        Obtain informed consent from the study participants.

·        Enroll study participants according to the protocol or stipulated guidelines

·        Maintain participant’s confidentiality and observing all research ethics

·        Conduct participant’s interviews effectively and efficiently

·        Document all observation and fill case report forms

·        Transcribe all audio-recorded interviews

·        Attend study meetings as scheduled.

·        Prepare for the meeting and compile minutes

·        Assist study coordinator in ethics submissions, approvals and renewals

·        Schedule study participant visits

·        Conduct data quality control and assurance reviews

·        Follow up study participants in clinic and community

·        Perform any other study related duties as assigned


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Research Assistant job must hold a University Degree in any of the following, Social work and social administration, Social science or other Science related discipline

·        Medical back ground is an added advantage

·        Basic computer skills and knowledge and familiarity using electronics and equipment for data collection

·        Training in Good Clinical Practice and experience in clinical research

·        Training in counselling

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·        Team player

·        Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

·        Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize, schedule and manage multiple tasks in a fast paced, dynamic environment.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates 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


Key Notes:

·        IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

·        Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.

·        Make sure that your application letter, CV (Not more than 4pages) and certificates are attached as one PDF document.

·        Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

·        Please note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your application will not be considered.

·        Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

·        Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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:  6th December 2020


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