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Monday, May 13, 2019

6 Research Assistants Job at Rakai Health Sciences Program - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
6 Research Assistants [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Science , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: Rakai Health Sciences Program

Deadline of this Job:
24th May 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , KALISIZO , East Africa

Date Posted: 11th May 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community-based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the district of Rakai, South Western Uganda.
The research assistant shall participate in health education of study participants, data collection, documentation, informed consent process pre- and post-HIV test counseling and to ensure that high quality data produced in a timely manner..

• Proper identification of households and study participants as per training/PROTOCOL
• Asking questions, probing and recording responses in a manner that does not contradict the protocol
• Answering questions that the respondents may ask before, during and after the interviews.
• Reading and explaining the consent form to the study participant.
• Ensuring availability of supplies and logistic enough to perform the day’s task (SELF AND TEAM PREPARATION).
• Respectful handling of and dealing with study participants and other community members and confidential handling participant data and RHSP information
• Completing household census forms and survey questionnaires and/or forms/GIS data in accordance with protocol and checking for validity/consistency of the information collected, as well as collecting and validating information (during survey) that was not readily available at the time of census for reasons such as absence of a household member.
• Maintaining regular contact with the team leader and editor and handing over completed census and survey forms to the field editor or team leader as soon as they are ready.
• Collecting, labeling and temporary storage of biological specimens and handing them over to the field laboratory contact person as soon as they have been collected; and ensuring sterility of equipment used for specimen collection as well as ensuring proper bio-hazard disposal.
• Perform clinical duties which may include provision of care and treatment to patients at the mobile clinics, phlebotomy and taking of vital measurements including blood pressure.

• The successful candidate should have a Diploma in Comprehensive Registered Nursing/ Diploma in Education/social work from a reputable institution.
• Working experience of at least 1 year in a reputable health organization Experience in human subject’s research (added advantage)
• Willingness to reside in Rakai / Kyotera districts.
• Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Fluent in Luganda.
• Ability to work under minimum supervision.
• Valid riding permit
• Ability to use a computer
• Experience in human subject’s research /Certificate in counselling from TASO or Ministry of Health is an added advantage.

Job Qualifications: Not Specified

Job Education Requirements: Diploma

Job Experience Requirements: 1 year

Job application procedure
All interested Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the HR Manager to . Kindly indicate the Job title under subject of the mail. Only Online applications will be considered Deadline for Submission: Close of business by 5:00pm, Friday, 24th May 2019 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbing and canvassing will lead to disqualification

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