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Thursday, August 30, 2018

2 Counselors Job at Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Counselors 

Jobs at:
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) 

Deadline of this Job:
3rd September 2018 

Duty Station:

Date Posted: 30th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 

About the Company
The headquarters of IDRC are located at 2C Nakasero Hill Road and houses Finance and Administration, Regulatory department, Data Center and the Research Offices. The Molecular laboratory, located at Mulago Hospital Complex serves all of our clinical projects in Uganda by providing confirmatory expert malaria microscopy for studies in Kampala and at our field sites and performing related molecular studies.
The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over 41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of health sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of health.

Job Summary: The Counsellor for the IBIS Health study will be based in South Western Uganda. The IBIS Health study will evaluate the comparative effectiveness and sustainability of innovative incentive strategies, informed directly by theories from behavioural economics and decision psychology, to promote repeat HIV testing among high risk populations, and HIV treatment among HIV-infected adults in rural Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Obtaining informed written and verbal consent from potential study participants
  • Verbally administering questionnaires to participants and recording responses using computer tablets, and providing follow up tracking for participants lost to follow up
  • Offering Pre and Post- test counseling to study participants.
  • Offering result cards to participants and explaining the results.
  • Making sure that participants' cash deposits are well documented and safely kept in safe boxes.
  • Assist in management of supplies and safe custody of organizational equipment in your custody.
  • Assist and distribute incentives to study participants.
Key Result Areas
  • Pre and post-test counselling of study participants
  • Fully completed participants' consents.
  • Participants correctly screened, enrolled and followed up.
  • Accurate and timely completion of study logs.
  • Proper documentation of participants' financial incentives.
  • Maintaining high levels of confidentiality.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) Counsellor job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Counselling, Health Sciences or Humanities or related fields from a recognized institution.
  • Must have prior working experience in a research setting.
  • Must have Evidence of GCP/HSP training
  • Additional training in HIV and related infectious diseases is an added advantage.
  • Integrity and ability to develop a good working relationship with communities.
  • Must have knowledge of research ethics.
  • Excellent knowledge (both oral and written) of Runyankole/ Rukiga languages.

Job application procedure

All candidates should deliver their typed letters of application together with current CV and copies of academic certificates to:
The Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),
P. O Box 7475, Kampala, 2C Nakasero Hill Road
IDRC Tororo Office at the Tororo District Hospital
IDRC Mbarara Office Opposite Lake View Hotel
IDRC Mbale Office on Plot 35 Masaba Road
IDRC Busia Office at Masafu General Hospital
IDRC Fort portal Office Kagote Division, Kabafumu Road
IDRC Jinja Bugembe Office next to Uganda Prisons.
All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of submission:
  • Current CV (Use Word or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed).
  • Typed letters of application (Use Word or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed)
  • The contact details of three work related referees
  • Copies of academic certificates (Use Word or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed):