Data Supervisor (3 Positions)

PATH  a  Washington  non-profit  corporation  is  partnering  with  Makerere  University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in Uganda to implement a prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of Sayana Press in Uganda after a 4 year pilot phase that was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.  This  evaluation  will  build  the  evidence  base  for  global  decision- making about whether and how to include Sayana Press in family planning programs in the future and will also inform scale up on Sayana Press in Uganda. The evaluation will include use of tablets to administer structure face to face interview within a health facility.

MakSPH  therefore  seeks  to  hire  suitable  candidates  for  the  positions  of  Dat a supervisor  who will be based in three regions (Central, Eastern and Northern) supervising data collection in  6 districts of B u s i a ,  M a y u g e , Mubende, Kayunga, Gulu  and  Oyam.   The   successful   candidates   will  be  reporting  to  the  Project Coordinator/ Co-Principal Inverstigator.

Position description

The overall duty of the data supervisor will be to ensure that field research assistants follow the study operating procedure in data collection.  Specifically data supervisors will be required to perform the following task;

  • Work closely  with  resident  Village  health  team  members   and  research assistants
  • Receive electronic data from research assistants
  • Review electronic data and then discuss with the relevant research assistants in case of some data queries.
  • Receives data queries from the study coordinator and  handle them together with the respected research assistants
  • Supervises field  data  collection  and  management  activities  following  the evaluation protocol including consent process and confidentiality requirements.
  • Uploads all the data from that specific region.
  • Secure storage of data according to study protocol procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of data
  • Keep the tablet safe and secure
  • Reports to the study coordinator  any issues that may affect the study
  • Provides t h e  c o o r d i n a t o r       with d a i l y  u p d a t e s  i n c l u d i n g  c l i e n t recruited,  interviews  completed,  and any other  important  information  about assigned clients from that region.
  • Participate on study team meetings throughout the study period.
  • Maybe asked in data collection as needed
  • Execute any other duties assigned by the coordinator and the study investigators

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s  degree   in   Humanities,    public   health,   Nursing,   statistics, information technology and any other related discipline

Other requirements

  • Prior knowledge in data collection and management
  • MUST possess a personal laptop computer
  • Proficiency (both spoken and written) in English.
  • Knowledgeable about   common local languages spoken in that region.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to follow study specific procedures and guidelines reliably.
  • Ability to spend an extended period of time in rural areas and away from home
  • Willing to reside in the region  for the entire study period
  • Willing to make regular trips to health facilities in the survey districts
  • Ability  to    work    under    stringent    deadlines    and    independently    with minimal supervision

How to apply: Interested persons should send their applications with a typed cover letter, current CV with 2 referees and their contacts; and copies of academic certificates addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health (Room 215), New Mulago Hospital Complex, P. O Box 7072, and Kampala Uganda not later than Friday

20th November 2015. Indicate on the envelop the j o b a p p l i e d f o r a n d preferred

r e g i o n     to  work  in  during  this  survey;  o n l y  short  listed  candidates  will  be contacted.

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Job Advertisement for Research Assistant (12 Positions)

PATH  a  Washington  non-profit  corporation  is  partnering  with  Makerere  University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in Uganda to implement a prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of Sayana Press in Uganda after a 4 year pilot phase that was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.  This  evaluation  will  build  the  evidence  base  for  global  decision- making about whether and how to include Sayana Press in family planning programs in the future and will also inform scale up on Sayana Press in Uganda. The evaluation will include use of tablets to administer structure face to face interview within a health facility.

MakSPH  therefore  seeks  to  hire  suitable   female  candidates  for  the  positions  of Research  Assistants  who  will  be  based  in  the  6  districts  of  B u s i a ,  M a y u g e , Mubende, Kayunga, Gulu and Oyam. The successful candidates will be reporting to the Project Coordinator/ data supervisor.

Position description

The overall duty of the research assistant will be to ensure that data is collected appropriately and submitted electronically to supervisor promptly. Specifically research assistants will be required to perform the following task;

  • Work closely with resident Village health team members
  • Receive clients from the Village health teams
  • Perform field data collection and management activities following the evaluation protocol including consent process and confidentiality requirements.
  • Review  data before uploading and proceeding with another interview
  • Secure storage of data according to study protocol procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of data
  • Keep the tablet safe and secure
  • Reports to the immediate supervisor any issues that affect the study
  • Provide t h e  s u p e r v i s o r     with  daily  updates  including  client recruited, interviews completed, and any other important information about assigned clients
  • Participate on study team meetings throughout the study period.
  • Execute any other duties assigned by the coordinator and the study investigators

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, public health, Nursing, statistics and any other related discipline

Other requirements

  • Prior experience in face to face interviews
  • Proficiency (both  spoken  and  written)  in  English  and  a  common  local language spoken in that district
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to

follow study specific procedures and guidelines reliably.

  • Ability to spend an extended period of time in rural areas and away from home
  • Willing to reside in the district for the entire study period
  • Ability  to    work    under    stringent    deadlines    and    independently    with minimal supervision

How to apply: Interested persons should send their applications with a typed cover letter, current CV with 2 referees and their contacts; and copies of academic certificates addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health (Room 215), New Mulago Hospital Complex, P. O Box 7072 Kampala Uganda,  not later than Friday 20th November 2015. Indicate on the envelop  the  j o b  a p p l i e d  f o r  a n d  preferred district  to  work  in  during  this  survey;  o n l y  short  listed  candidates  will  be contacted.

Job Advertisement for Research Assistants (40 Positions)

The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)  seeks to hire suitable candidates for the positions of Research Assistants who will be field based in the 4 districts of Hoima, Bududa, Amuria and Lamwo.

The successful candidates will be reporting to the Field Team Supervisors.

Key Responsibilities
• To participate in household data collection activities
• Properly sample households and enroll study participants as per study protocol
• Administer informed consent, conduct and complete interviews in accordance with the study protocol, and answer questions that the respondents may ask before or during the course of data collection
• Provide Team Leader/supervisor with updates from the day including households visited, interviews completed, and any other important information about assigned households.
• Be responsible for data collection and data management processes including validation to ensure quality data collection quality of data elements/data editing
• Any other duties assigned by the data collection team leaders

Education Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, public health, statistics and any other related discipline
Experience, skills and other requirements
• Prior experience in quantitative data collection methods
• Proficiency  (both spoken and written) in English and at least one of the following languages (Ateso (basic Karamojong), Luo, Swahili, Runyoro/Runyakitara, Lumasaba)
• Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to spend an extended period of time in rural areas and away from home
• Ability to work under stringent deadlines and independently with minimal supervision

How to apply: Interested persons should send their applications with a typed cover letter, indicating the preferred district to work in during this survey; current CV, 2 reference letters from past employers, copies of academic certificates addressed to: The Director Eastern Africa RILab, Makerere University School of Public Health-ResilientAfrica Network, Plot 30 Upper Terrace, Kololo P.O Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda. OR email to info@ranlab.org , not later than Wednesday, 9th September 2015. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and field data collection is expected to commence in the month of September.

Social Science Research Assistant

Research topic: Nodding Disease/Nodding Syndrome

Research Context
The research study titled “An interdisciplinary study contributing to the identification of the cause of nodding syndrome in Cameroon, Tanzania and Uganda” will be conducted in Northern Uganda as a collaboration between the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium (ITM) and Makerere University. Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Africa that is well known for its high standard of education and research. The Institute of Tropical Medicine is internationally recognized as a centre of excellence for education, research and service delivery in the field of tropical medicine, HIV/AIDS as well as, medical anthropology, health policy and management of health services.
This interdisciplinary study will be taking place in Tanzania, Cameroon and Uganda and will have three components, anthropology, epidemiology and entomology. We are looking for a social scientist who wishes to be a research assistant to a PhD candidate conducting the anthropological and epidemiological component of the study in Northern Uganda. The research assistant will be working on an interdisciplinary research project contributing to the identification of the cause of Nodding Syndrome and will be a key person in the data collection of the anthropological component. The research project will collect and analyse data on the socio-demographic, behavioural, environmental and clinical circumstances in which Nodding Syndrome epidemics occur. The outcome of the study combined with the epidemiological and entomological components will eventually contribute to the development of control strategies against Nodding disease.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the PhD candidate to conduct in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, informal conversations and observations in study sites selected in Adjumani, Gulu, Pader and Kitgum districts in Northern Uganda.
  • Translate interviews from Acholi or Madi to English while they are being conducted
  • Transcribe and translate interviews
  • Support PhD candidate in other relevant research tasks.

Profile:

  • A Ugandan citizen
  • Have at least a Bachelors degree in social science and sufficient experience with qualitative research methods (in-depth interviewing and conducting focus group discussions)
  • Have excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English and Acholi/Madi
  • Willing to live in rural areas in Gulu, Kitgum, Pader and Adjumani (expected 3-4 months total reviewed on basis of need)
  • Experience in community work
  • Good communicator and respect and value people and their differences

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work on a groundbreaking interdisciplinary research project to identify the cause of Nodding Syndrome and contribute to potential disease control interventions.
  • A full-time position starting as soon as possible – up to December 2016, depending on need & availability.
  • Appropriate compensation set according to qualifications & experience
  • An intellectually stimulating, international and socially committed environment, with room for personal initiative.

Interested?
For more information about this position or interest in applying, please contact Julia Irani (jirani@itg.be). Applications should include a motivation letter and CV. Please apply before August 10th 2015.

– See more at: http://musph.ac.ug/index.php/abt-us/maksphjobs/395-social-science-research-assistant