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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Qualitative Researcher Job at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Qualitative Researcher

Jobs at:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Deadline of this Job:
15th June 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
The Ugandan Academy for Health Innovation and Impact (The Academy) is a project within IDI whose mission is to improve health outcomes through innovations in clinical care, capacity building, systems strengthening and research, which inform policy and practice, with a strong emphasis on HIV and TB. The Ugandan Academy of Health Innovation and Impact wishes to recruit motivated and competent candidates for the following positions;
Job Title: Qualitative Researcher (Code QRX01)
Duration: 6 months (1st July 2018- 31st November2018)
Reports to: Post-Doctoral Social Scientist
Work Station: Mckinnell Knowledge centre-
Job Summary
The Qualitative researcher will be required to oversee the data collection process and conduct qualitative data analysis. They will be required to prepare progress reports on the study. They will also be required to give feedback about the both field work which will include interviews and contribute to revisions of instruments used in data collection.
Major roles and responsibilities
  • Collect data for qualitative studies; including organising Focus Group Discussions and conducting in-depth interviews
  • Periodically organize and participate in debrief sessions with the research team on data collection (e.g. interviews, FGDs and observations) that have been conducted.
  • Play a critical role in conducting transcription, data analysis, including giving timely substantive and methodological feedback on both field notes and interviews as well as contributing to revisions of instruments to reflect emerging findings.
  • Analyse qualitative data (e.g. observations, in-depth/key informant interviews; FGDs and field notes).
  • Play a critical role in the development, writing, submission and revision of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Assist as needed with other project activities e.g. preparation of reports on research, preparation of progress reports for IRB reviews and for NIH etc.
Person specifications
  • A Masters’ Degree level training in social sciences.
  • Experience in Qualitative research.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Past experience in electronic data collection
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
Job application procedure
IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position should send their CVs, which should include details of email address, current position and remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 15th June 2018. (Email your application and CV to  and let’s save the environment).

Key Notes:
  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Senior Human Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda