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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Study Coordinator Job at Makerere University College of Health Sciences - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Study Coordinator [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Education & Training , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Deadline of this Job:
1st November 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed JOB DETAILS:

In 2018, Makerere University College of Health Sciences through the School Public Health (MakSPH) with funding from The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) conducted a study entitled, “Formative Assessment of HIV, Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health Status among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Uganda”, which was referred to as the "AGYW Study”. This study was conducted in 20 districts of Uganda to generate data necessary to inform the design of interventions aimed at reducing AGYW's vulnerability to HIV infection, teenage pregnancy and gender-based violence. MakSPH intends to conduct a repeat survey of adolescent girls and young women's HIV, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence status in 14 districts of Uganda. As part of this survey, we will conduct a mid-term evaluation of the Global Fund-supported AGYW Project that is being implemented by TASO and its sub-grantees so as to collect data on the: 1) current status of implementation of the AGYW Project, 2) fidelity to the implementation plans, 3) challenges experienced so far and 4) mid-course corrections necessary to achieve the project goal in 2021.
Data collection will take place in 14 selected districts divided into ten data collections teams (i.e. Team 1: Buvuma, Buikwe; Team 2: Mubende, Mityana; Team 3: Kayunga, Nakasongola; Team 4: Mayuge, Jinja; Team 5: Tororo, Busia; Team 6: Mbale, Bukwo; and Team 7: Hoima, Buliisa). To strengthen its current staffing position, MakSPH would like to fill the following vacant positions on the study.
1. STUDY COORDINATOR (1 Position) .

Reports to: Principal Investigator
Key responsibilities
• Coordinate the overall implementation of the repeat AGYW repeat survey and the Mid-term Evaluation of the Global Fund-supported AGYW Project
• Draw schedules for the consultants to conduct field support supervisory visits
• Organize the writing of SOPs (if required)
• Together with the PI, contact and coordinate with local authorities within each district
• Ensure that quality assurance for all processes is implemented according to the protocol
• Requisition for research funds from the Finance Management Unit
• Supervise the cash flow and funds distribution and ensure that all funds are properly accounted for
• Provide any logistical support for the field teams
• Participate in the training of interviewers and team leaders
• Participate in the writing of the main research report and presentation of findings to TASO, MakSPH and other stakeholders
• Participate in the preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.

Job Skills:
• Good communication skills
• Ability to work well in a team
• Willingness to work in fast-paced and occasionally demanding environment
• Willingness to move to the field to supervise and coordinate activities
• Possession of a Certificate in Good Clinical Practice and/or Human Subjects Protection is an added advantage.

Minimum qualifications
• Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Development Studies or an equivalent degree
• At least 3 years' working experience in coordinating surveys and project evaluation activities

Job Education Requirements: Master’s degree in Social Sciences

Job Experience Requirements: 3 years

Job application procedure
Interested persons should send their application and updated CVs stating two referees and their contacts to the Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, not later than Friday, November 1, 2019, 5.00 pm. Please submit your application to: indicating the position applied for in the subject line of your email.
Hard-copy applications will not be accepted.
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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