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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

2 Community Social Worker Jobs at Epicentre - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Community Social Worker 

Jobs at:
Epicentre 

Deadline of this Job:
18th February, 2019, at 5:30pm  

Duty Station:
Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre , Uganda , East Africa , 256 
 

Summary
Date Posted: 4th February 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: Ush


JOB DETAILS:
In 1995, Epicentre created a permanent research center in Uganda to support MSF projects in the region. The primary role of Epicentre in Mbarara is to conduct clinical research following Good Clinical Practice (GCP) requirements on critical public health burdens in Uganda and Africa. To reach this objective, Epicentre collaborates closely with the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). A full-time experienced research team is based at the Epicentre Mbarara Research Center. The Mbarara research center is located in Mbarara Municipality, 300 km South-West to Kampala. The main health facility is Mbarara National Referral Hospital which is also a teaching hospital for the MUST. This is the referral hospital for the Western region of Uganda with a capacity of 240 beds. The research center is structured into several departments: administration, logistics, laboratory, data management.
COMMUNITY SOCIAL WORKER (2 POSITIONS)
Location: MSF/Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre in (EMHC) Uganda.
Reports to: The Principal Investigator (Pl) of the study he/she will be involved in.
Duration: 1 year, renewable Stan Date: ASAP
General responsibilities [not exhaustive)
• Conduct communication activities following the study communication strategy
• Inform target population about MSF, Epicentre and the activities they conduct; Acting as a representative of Epicentre in the community
• Under the guide of the Supervisor, assess the impact of activities (questionnaires, interviews and observations to understand community beliefs and behaviors).
• Report to the supervisor: activities, problems met, strengths and constraints.
• Mobilize participants for enrolment and follow up visits
Qualification:
• Minimum of a Diploma in social work, social Communication teaching.
• Previous experience in teaching, nursing or social work, community mobilization is preferred.
• Proficiency in written and spoken English and Runyankole languages.
• Competencies: teamwork, flexibility, commitment and service.


Job application procedure
Interested candidates are invited to hand deliver their application package (CV, application letter and copies of their academic and work certificate to ‘ The Resources Manager MSF/Epicentre Mbarara Research Base P.0.Box1955,Mbarara Or by email: send all your documents as one pdf or doc file indicating your name position applied for e.g Naanda Watu_Community Social Worker to: epi-ug-rec@epicentre.msf.org ‘Applications must be submitted not later than 18th February, 2019, at 5:30pm, only shortlisted candidates Will be contacted.