Rakai Health Sciences Program Research Assistants Jobs in Uganda

Rakai Health Sciences Program Research Assistants Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary

  • The research assistant shall participate in health education of study participants, data collection, documentation, informed consent process pre- and post-test HIV counseling and to ensure that high quality data produced in a timely manner from participants of the Rakai Community Cohort Study and/or related studies.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Tracking potential study participants for enrolment into the study

    • Administering the informed consent process

    • Completing household census forms and survey questionnaires, and/or Geographic Information System data according to study protocols

    • Checking for validity/consistency of the information collected, as well as collecting and validating information (during survey) that was not readily available at the time of census for reasons such as absence of a household member.

    • Maintaining regular contact with the team leader and interviewers for purposes of continuous guidance to the team on matters pertaining to data quality.

    • Participating in regular peer-mentorship

    • Updating the coordination office, data, and quality control team(s) in a timely manner when there are challenges relating to ambiguity of forms, questions, or electronic data capture systems.

    • Collect, label, temporarily store biological specimens in the field; and transport /hand them over to the field laboratory contact person as soon as possible; and ensuring sterility of equipment used for specimen collection as well as ensuring proper bio-hazard disposal.

    • Performing pre- & post-test HIV counseling for community members whenever applicable

    • Conduct health education and mobilization of participating communities

    • Identifying and documenting errors and cause the interviewers/Team Leaders to correct the identified errors preferably the same day.

    • Performing and recording vital measurements, and other relevant clinical examinations.

    Knowledge and Skills

    Academic qualifications: Diploma in Education, Clinical Medicine, Nursing or Registered Comprehensive Nurse

    • Certificate in HIV / AIDS Counselling

    • Registration with Allied Health Professional Councils or with a relevant professional body.

    • Certificate in Human subject or GCP implementation or equivalent professional development trainings.

    • Working experience: At least 2 years’ experience working in a research setting.

    • Computer use skills, especially Microsoft Office

    • Ability to interact productively and work in a team environment

    • Self-motivated, innovative, and capable of meeting deadlines.

    • Willingness to travel and provide care services at selected health facilities and outreaches

    • Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required

    • Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid permit is an added advantage.

    How to Apply

  • All interested candidates possessing the above attributes can send their; applications including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees, and copies of academic qualifications/certificates in One document (PDF/ Word), addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org .

  • Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email.

  • Only online applications will be considered. Deadline for Submission: Friday 27th November 2020 by 5:00pm.

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

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