Social Science Research Assistant NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit


Job Title:    Social Science Research

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

Duty Station:  Entebbe,

Position Code: SSRAE

Reports to: Project


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


Job Summary:  The Social Science Research Assistant will
mainly provide support to the social science team under the supervision of the designated
Project team leader and/or project leader.


Key Duties and

Contribute to study design and implementation. This
includes taking an active part in

testing, piloting and undertaking design of research tools and associated

Undertake mobilization for studies;

Undertake data collection in consultation with the
Project team leader and Project leader, as appropriate;

Contribute to management of data, including the
checking of data, logging and data entry and archiving of scripts (where

Undertake data analysis in consultation with the
Project team leader and Project leader;

Contribute to the preparation of manuscripts for
publication and presentations of study
data for conferences and workshops. This includes actively participating
in the writing of manuscripts/presentations;

Participate in the dissemination of results at the
local and national level, including to study participants; and,

Work in close collaboration with external
researchers/staff from other programmes, as
may be appropriate.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a B
achelor’s degree in Social sciences or related;

Certificate in health education/health promotion,
GCP, counselling, research methods are an added advantage;

At least three years’ experience in a clinical
setting, preferably
including experience in social and behavioural science research and

Prior interviewing and facilitation experience;

Good verbal and written communication skills;

Good command of both English and Luganda; and,

Proficiency in computer use (MS word, Excel, Access,


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

Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.


Deadline: 2nd December 2020


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