Rakai Health Sciences Program HIV Care and Treatment Officer Jobs in Uganda

Rakai Health Sciences Program HIV Care and Treatment Officer Jobs in Uganda

General Position Summary

The Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Assistant works directly with the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Rakai Health Sciences Program.

On a day-to-day basis, he/she participates in the department’s main activities which include participant’s mobilization and sensitization, participants’ recruitment and interviewing and data management.

Essential Job Functions

  • To participate in ongoing mobilization, participant recruitment and sensitization about qualitative research and other RHSP research activities within the study communities.
  • To work with the team leader, supervisor and community mobilizers to identify key informants and FGD participants and to schedule with them when and where to hold interviews and discussions.
  • To conduct all data collection, timely transcription and data handling using appropriate and ethically sound qualitative research techniques and according to the developed research protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • To bring to the attention of the team leader any problems that are encountered in the field.
  • To maintain regular contact with the team leader and to pass on completed transcripts and other forms to him/her.
  • To review the monitoring sheet from the supervisor and to make corrections on the script or/and to discuss with him/her any problems identified in his/her work. This may necessitate revisiting the
    key informant.
  • To participate in developing, preparing and /or fine tuning the instruments for field work.
  • To participate in training for new and ongoing qualitative research studies.
  • To participate in qualitative research data analysis.
  • To attend to any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor from time to time.

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • The ideal applicant should have minimum qualification of a bachelor’s degree in SWSA, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education, Adult and Community Education,
  • At least one years’ experience in medical research using Qualitative Research methods
  • Computer Knowledge and skills
  • Good presentation and report writing skills
  • Communication skills and ability to speak the local languages.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision

    How to apply:


    All interested Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the HR Manager to This email address is being protected from spambots.

    You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kindly indicate the Job title under subject of the mail. Only Online applications will be considered.

    Deadline for Submission: Close of business by 5:00pm, Tuesday, 31st December 2019 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

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