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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

3 Community Educators/ Field Recruiters for HIV Prevention Trial Studies Job at MUJHU CARE LIMITED - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
3 Community Educators/ Field Recruiters for HIV Prevention Trial Studies

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Deadline of this Job:
not later than Monday, 2nd October 2017 by 5.30pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
MUJHU CARE LTD/Makerere University — Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, a Kampala based equal opportunities HIV and TB Research and Service Delivery Organisation with more than 350 employees is seeking for interested‘ committed and reliable professionals with the described qualifications to apply for the following position;
Post: 3 Community Educators/ Field Recruiters for HIV Prevention Trial Studies
Description and purpose:
The successful candidates will be involved in community mobilization participants recruitment, retention and follow up for the HIV Prevention Trials.
The holder of this position will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Community Liaison Officer with guidance from the Community Liaison Officer and will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Development of Communication and Education materials with guidance from the trial Protocol teams as may be required.
  • Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies for a given study including mapping of high risk area/zones.
  • creating working relationships with identified contact persons and community gatekeepers.
  • Conduct study activities including community sensitization about research activities for the studies.
  • Mobilize potential participants who are likely to be retained alter recruitment and enrollment for the studies
  • Conduct pre-screening including prevention of co-enrollment.
  • identification and referral of potential participants to the site clinic.
  • Recruitment and retention or study participants.
  • Participants follow-up
  • Community outreaches/sensitizations.
  • Counseling and education of participants.
  • Participate in any other duties assigned by the relevant authorities.
Required qualifications and profile:
A degree and for at least a Diploma in Social Sciences or related field. A certificate in HIV Counseling will be an added advantage. The applicant should have at least 2 years working experience in a busy health institution or in mobilizing communities/outreaches for health issues or have had skills and experience in mobilization of participants for studies. The desired person must be able and willing to work for long hours including weekends and should possess good communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate should be innovative and MUST be fluent in Luganda.
Job application procedure
Applications with complete C.\/, including 3 referees and their full addresses or contact Tel Nos. copies of academic certificates and testimonials should be hand delivered to : MU-JHU Human Resource Manager, through reception Room 10, MUJHU 1 Building or at:  not later than Monday, 2nd October 2017 by 5.30pm. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.