3 Data Management Jobs – Field Supervisor – Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Job Title:   Field Supervisor (3 Data Management Jobs)   

Organisation: Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Duty Station:  Mukono, Buyende and Mbale, Uganda

Reports to: Study Coordinator


About US:

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH) in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH), under the USAID’s funded Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S) project will conduct a study titled “An exploratory, mixed-method study of family planning self-care in Nepal, Niger, and Uganda” (Self-care acceptability Study). The rational is that; as countries move towards achieving universal health coverage for Family planning (FP), there is a need to understand the perceptions, behaviors and preferences related to FP self-care and how it may be leveraged to meet FP goals in Nepal, Niger and Uganda. This information will advance understanding of commonalities and differences related to FP self-care in these different contexts. Study findings are also expected to support the thinking around measurement of FP self-care at both the country and global levels, which will help track progress in implementing FP self-care policies and programs.


Job Summary:  The Field Supervisors will be working together with Study Coordinator and Investigators to supervise and support field data collection activities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the training of research assistants
  • Supervise mapping and listing of selected enumeration areas
  • Ensure safe custody of the collected data.
  • Ensure that the research assistants collect quality data by following agreed data quality checks.
  • Oversee data collected from the field by the research assistants
  • Ensure that the collected data are saved in the designed databases on the project server.
  • Hold daily debrief meetings with the research assistants to evaluate the day’s activities and plan for the next day
  • Prepare and submit daily field reports to the Project Coordinator
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Investigators or study coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree. Possession of a Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Having worked in at least 2 research projects as a supervisor or similar role.
  • Hold a valid certificate in Good Clinical Practice or Human Subject Research.
  • Three years of experience in collecting quantitative or/and qualitative health research. Experience in costing studies is an added advantage.
  • Having experience in Mapping and listing
  • Experience in Electronic Data Collection using software like Open Data Kit.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Must be willing to work beyond official working hours in the field
  • Ability to lead and to work well in a team
  • Willingness to work in fast-paced and occasionally demanding environment
  • Ability to fluently speak and read Luganda, Lusoga or Lumasaba


How to Apply:

All interested persons should send their application and updated curriculum vitae (CV) to the link below stating two referees and their contacts.  Applications should be addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health


Field supervisor application link:  Click Here


NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


Deadline:  4th March 2022 by 5:00pm


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