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8 Research Assistants Job at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
8 Research Assistants

Jobs at:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Deadline of this Job:
June 29th. 2017

Duty Station:
Mbarara with frequent travel to study site located in south west Uganda

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Job details:
Background:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 19 countries and at over 5,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000, nine out of f0 work in the field. The Foundations global mission is to implement HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.
Post: 8 Research Assistants
Department: Research and Evaluation
Location: Mbarara with frequent travel to study site located in south west Uganda
Reports to: Study Coordinator
Duration: 8 months
Job Summary:
The Research Assistant will be supervised by the Study Coordinator. The Incumbent will work closely with the Study Coordinator and the SOAR Uganda team on IPAC study. He/she collects and processes research data in support of the IPAC study. He/she arranges and conducts field interviews as appropriate to the study, and records research data in accordance with specified protocol and procedures at the study sites.
Core Duties and Responsibilities
Travel to field sites to collect and record data as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study. Work closely with health care workers at the sites to identity potential study participants, assess eligibility and recruit them. Conduct informed consent processes with potential participants according to the study procedures. Develop interview schedules; identify potential subjects, arrange and conduct interviews in accordance with predetermined interview protocol, data collection procedures, and documentation standards. As appropriate to the specified position, code and verify data in accordance with the IPAC standard operating procedures, and enter data into the data collection paper tools. Ensure that data collected are accurate, complete. properly handled and stored in accordance with study SOPs and confidentiality stipulations. Obtains study informed consent and enrolls study participants. Conducts research interviews and enters study data into the electronic data capture system. Complies with protocols, ethics and regulations and adheres to good research practices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A degree in Statistics, Population Studies Demography, Epidemiology and other related disciplines, including Social Sciences and Public Health. Prior experience in conducting research i.e. data collection and recording and conducting interviews Knowledge of MOH facility data collection registers and HMIS tools. Knowledge of and prior training in protection of human subjects in research and ethics regulations to ensure compliance with all local and international requirements, Ability to understand and apply specified field and/or laboratory research procedures and protocols. Excellent in speaking, reading and writing the following languages: English and Runyakitara. Able to work in south west Uganda
Job application procedure
Please send cover letter and CV to: Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Plot 15 Kitante Close, Kampala, P.0. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
Application should be sent UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org  . Deadline for submission of applications is June 29th. 2017.
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