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Enumerators for FACT-HIV Study job at Makerere University

About the Organization

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is one of the four Schools under the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, a constituent College of Makerere University. Established, in 1922, Makerere University is one of the oldest Universities in Africa and is currently ranked the 2nd best in research in Africa. It was the first university in East Africa to offer degrees in public health and it remains the leading School of Public Health in the region.

MakSPH conducts research and provides consultation services to the Government of Uganda and various national and international health organizations as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies involved in health.

It has four major departments of

Health Policy, Planning and Management
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Disease Control and Environmental Health
Community Health and Behavioural Sciences.

Job Description

Makerere University is implementing a community-led HIV self-testing program for adolescent girls and young women in Northern Uganda, with support from the Gilead Public Health Research Scholars Program. This project, also called the FACT-HIV Study, aims to evaluate the feasibility of a peer-led HIV self-testing model facilitated by community health workers in Omoro district.
We are looking to recruit dedicated Research Assistants to collect data for the FACT-HIV Study in five selected sub-counties in Omoro district.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Obtain written informed consent from diverse participants, including youth and community leaders.

  • Conduct comprehensive quantitative interviews strictly adhering to the study protocol to ensure consistency and reliability of data.

  • Coordinate and manage study-related activities across various sites, ensuring efficient execution of the project's timelines and goals.

  • Maintain good and professional interactions and relationships with community leaders, healthcare workers, and community members at the study sites.

  • Conduct qualitative interviews and focus group discussions with diverse participants, including youth and community leaders.

  • Accurately transcribe recordings from interviews and discussions, paying close attention to detail.

  • Respond to questions the respondents may ask before or during data collection.

  • Participate in data management processes, including data validation, to ensure the accuracy and quality of collected data.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Principal Investigators (PI) to support the overarching goals of the study.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Candidates must possess a Certificate, Diploma, or Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field. Suitable disciplines include, but are not limited to, Nursing, Midwifery, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, or Medicine with a valid practicing license.

  • Proficiency in English and local languages predominantly spoken in the study sites (Acholi or Lango).

  • Prior experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection, particularly within research projects conducted by tertiary institutions in Uganda.

  • Certification in Good Clinical Practice, Human Subjects Protection, or equivalent ethics training.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and observe deadlines.

Competencies and Skills.

  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in research or direct engagement with persons living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Ability to conduct activities through virtual platforms such as phones, Zoom, and similar technologies.

  • Previous experience and proficiency in using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) tools.

  • Good report writing skills.

How to Apply

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