Fresher Field Worker NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

 

Job Title:    Field Worker

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

Duty Station:  Entebbe,
Wakiso, Uganda

Reports to:
Senior Scientist

Position Code:
FWCOVAB-1220

 

About US:

The Medical Research
Council (MRC UK) is an internationally recognised centre 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.

 

Job Summary:  The Field Worker will support the Project
Leader, Community Liaison Officer and Site Study team to coordinate study
activities required for recruitment, maintaining participant attendance logs,
contact information and tracing participants missing their scheduled visits. In
the initial period, the field worker will support activities of the CoVAB
studies; however, it is anticipated that he/she will take on additional roles
as more CoVAB related projects are implemented.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
To
explain study purpose to potential participants;

·       
To
assist in participant recruitment;

·       
To
administer study information and obtain informed consent;

·       
When
required, will assist clinical staff during clinical procedures including blood
draws, BP measurement, verbal autopsies among others;

·       
To
transport study samples, by motorcycle if necessary, from clinic/study sites to
the appropriate laboratory for timely processing;

·       
To
liaise with the Project Leader, Site Coordinators and the Community Liaison
Officer (CLO) to minimize loss to follow up and plan home visits;

·       
To
update contact information, track and trace participants with missed visits;

·       
To track
supplies/consumables for the study sites;

·       
To
contribute to data collection and cleaning; and,

·       
To
operate and maintain an adequately serviced motorcycle in accordance with the
national highway code and the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM fleet regulations.

 

Key Performance Indicators

·       
Smooth
participant recruitment process;

·       
Accurate
data collection;

·       
An up-to-date
participants contact information;

·       
Good
retention of participants in the study; and,

·       
Good
interpersonal skills with other team members, with study participants and
collaborators.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant
must hold a Post-secondary diploma/certificate science field or a bachelor’s
degree in any humanities field;

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

·       
At least
one year of experience carrying out similar work in a medical research setting;

·       
Experience
with drawing blood.

·       
Experience
in community mobilisation and sensitization;

·       
Experience
in data collection and cleaning;

·       
Experience
in mobilisation and community engagement for research;

·       
Experience
riding motorcycles with class A riding Permit;

·       
Good
command of both English and Luganda;

·       
User
knowledge in computer applications; and,

·       
Good
communication and interpersonal skills.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should 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.

 

Combine all your
application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & academic documents into
one PDF document. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow the
application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic
disqualification. Only online applications will be accepted.

 

The applications
should be addressed to:

The Head of Human
Resources,

MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM
Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.

 

Consider your
application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the
closing date of the advert. Any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to
automatic disqualification. By submitting your personal information, you
consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit holding and using it in
accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure. The Unit reserves the
right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to
authenticate their validity.

 

Deadline: 17th December 2020 by 5:00pm.

 

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