Medical Research Council Jobs in Uganda

Job Title:Survey Team Leader

The Medical Research Council / Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) FULL TIME
About this Job:

The Medical Research Council / Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on AIDS based at Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe invites applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill positions available under a new project, the Health Systems and Chronic Diseases Project (HSCDP.) The MRC/UVRI Research Unit on AIDS is a bilateral multi-disciplinary research organisation funded by Medical Research Council (UK), DFID (UK) and other donor organisations. The successful candidates will contribute to a new research project seeking to generate data to inform policy on the care and prevention of chronic diseases (CDs). The main aim of the 1st year or initial phase of this project is to assess the current burden of CDs both at the population level and at the health services level in 2 districts in Uganda.

Position: Survey Team Leader (1) (Senior Medical Officer)

Duration: 1 year

Job purpose: The Survey Team Leader will ensure the smooth running of a population survey and a health facility survey.

Roles & Responsibilities

Liaise with community leaders to plan home visits.
Ensure adequate supply of consumables in the field
Liaise with laboratory to plan re-visits for participants whose lab results require this participant re-visit
Provide on spot treatment during population survey
Interpret lab results and provide treatment where lab results dictate so
Write referrals for participants requiring this
Supervise other team members in the performance of the population survey
Check questionnaires to ensure accurate record of data before leaving the field
Perform interviews for heads of OPD and other health workers
Administer checklist/questionnaire for health facility survey
Provide intellectual input to conduct of the study, analysis of data, interpretation and write up of results.


Education, Skills and Experience needed

MBChB degree.
Post-graduate training in public health or epidemiology is desirable.
3 or more years’ experience working in a research environment
Experience in the public healthcare sector an advantage
Good written and oral communication skills

How to apply:

Terms and conditions: All the above are project jobs. Other terms and conditions for these posts are within the MRC salary scales and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and experience. Successful applicants will serve a 3 months’ probation. Location: All positions will be based in Entebbe Start date: As soon as possible Applications including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae and names plus telephone contact details of two (2) referees should either be addressed to: The Human Resources & Administration Manager MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS Uganda Virus Research Institute P.O. Box 49 Entebbe Or sent by email: Closing date for applications: 8th February 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Deadline: 8th February 2012


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