IDRC Social Scientist Jobs in Uganda

IDRC Social Scientist Jobs in Uganda

  • The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of A SOCIAL SCIENTIST for a new project called Strengthening the Blood Pressure Care and Treatment cascade for Ugandans living with HIV-Implementation Strategies to Save lives (PULESA). This is a Kampala based position.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the implementation of the PULESA qualitative evaluation in line with
    Ugandan/IDRC and U.S./UCSF regulations and standards.

  • Conduct and coordinate qualitative research study activities including the recruitment,
    screening, and data collection for qualitative research study participants according to
    the study protocol and standard operating procedures.

  • Adhere to the principles of ethical research according to human subjects’ review

  • Conducting in-depth interviews of study participants and key informants at PULESA sites in Uganda.

  • Conducting participant observation at selected PULESA and other community settings as needed.

  • Conducting focus group discussions with PULESA participants.

  • Communicate (e.g., Zoom conference calls) with the Study Investigators weekly on the
    overall data collection progress and other issues, including preparation of a weekly

  • Provide monthly reports on the PULESA qualitative study progress and regularly
    communicate with the Study Investigators at UCSF and IDRC

  • Participate in analysis of qualitative data in conjunction with UCSF, IDRC Investigators
    and the Study Coordinator using qualitative research software such as Atlas.ti.

  • Provide supervisory support for the qualitative team during data collection, analysis and writing up of findings

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences/Social Work & Social Administration.

  • Masters’ in
    Public Health, Social Sciences or any Health-related training.

  • GCP/HSP training is a MUST

  • Experience working on HIV studies/clinical trials research.

  • Excellent report writing skills.

  • Working knowledge of Qualitative Data analysis packages.

  • Fluency in Luganda.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work under stringent deadlines and to work independently

  • Excellent attention to detail

    How to Apply:

  • Applications should be emailed to:


  • The Human Resource Manager, Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),

    This advert can be found on www.idrc-


  • All applications must be delivered on or before 5:00pm, Friday 18th September 2020

    All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of submission:

  • Current CV with contact details of three work related referees not relatives

  • Typed application letter,

  • Copies of academic transcripts (O&A level, Bachelors’ and Masters’ Degree certificates

  • GCP and HSP certificates.

  • Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.

  • Applications cannot be amended following submission.


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