MRC Health Economist Research Assistant Jobs in Uganda

MRC Health Economist Research Assistant Jobs in Uganda

The Unit 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 Purpose:

Collection of economic data on the development and delivery of the Enhanced Usual Care (EUC) and Collaborative Stepped Care (CSC) interventions, as well as assisting in the collection of patient household consumption data, out-of-pocket costs and household productivity losses during the period of HIV and depression care in the trial.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Collect data on quantity and cost of the resources required for people in HIV care with
    depression in a sample of the 40 EUC and CSC facilities included in the trial
  • Together with the Health Economist, pilot the questionnaire
  • Administer the tested questionnaire to patients and possibly their caregivers in the trial at baseline, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months
  • Enter, manage and store the collected economic costing data
  • Support the project implementation team as guided by the health economist and project
  • Subject to demonstrated performance and interest, the RA shall be invited for the last
    year of the data collection to generate the initial descriptive analysis from the data

    Person Specification
  • Diploma level qualification in economics or accounting with knowledge of
    the medical field
    or a diploma level health-related qualification with knowledge of economics or accounting.
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Having a degree or diploma attained should have a large quantitative component e.g.
    economics, mathematics, statistic, epidemiology, accounting among others will be an
    added advantage.
  • At least one years’ experience working in medical research
  • Experience working on economic costing and evaluation projects and with health facilities
    is an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of data management or analysis software like Access, STATA among

    How to Apply
  • Fill an online form accordingly by following the link below and there after submit your
    application documents to the e-mail below:
  • 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.
  • Please email your application to
  • Applications should include
    academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable
    professional references.
  • Combine all application documentation into one PDF document.
  • Deadline is Friday 26th July 2019, 5:00pm.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
  • Note that academic qualifications
    will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.
  • This position is open to Ugandan
    nationals only.
  • NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
  • Health Economics Research Assistant: HERA719
  • The applications should be addressed to:
  • The Human Resource and Administration Manager
  • MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
  • P.O.Box, 49
  • Entebbe, Uganda
  • For more information and job application details, see; MRC Health Economist Research Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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