Research Assistant job at UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program


UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program

Research Assistant job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 12 August 2022

Hiring Organization: UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program

Job Details:

Research Assistant

Key responsibilities;

• Moderate Focus Group Discussions (FGD)
• Conduct face-to-face in-depth interviews
• Assist in development of data collection tools, Interview, FGD guides & SOPs
• Transcribe qualitative data in effectively and promptly
• Conduct community meetings, participant observations and Key informant interviews
• Work with social science and data collection teams to agree on a coding framework
• Participate in analysis of coded data
• Support feedback and discussion sessions with communities
• Adhere to the recruitment strategies, and plans, and work closely with community stakeholders in the recruitment of participants.
• Participate in trial-related community engagement activities
• Provide adequate, accurate trial related information at community engagement activities.
• Write prompt periodic reports on the conduct of trial related engagement activities.
• Work with the CEO, to ease dialogue between stakeholders, participants, and study team
• In tandem with the CEO, address trial communities’ concerns, myths, and misconceptions.
• Collect accurate locator data in accordance with participant preferences.
• Participate actively in trial participant retention strategies.
• Participate in data cleaning, reviewing, entry, and quality control procedures in a timely manner.
• Play a part in all project risk management interventions.


Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• A degree in Social Work and Administration, Development studies, and any other related fields.
• Previous experience with qualitative data collection methods- FGDs, KIIs, IDIs.
• Experience working on public health/social science projects with good qualitative data analysis.
• Ability to foster linkages, grass root partnerships and collaborations with relevant stakeholders.
• Be sensitive to the norms, values and community perspectives that could impact across the project life.
• Up to date GCP/HSP certification.
• Eloquence in English and Luganda (written and spoken).
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
• Proficient user of Microsoft Office suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
• Participatory epidemiological methods such as participatory rural assessment.
• Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
• Experience working in fishing communities and human subjects’ research is an added advantage.

Application procedure

Please send a cover letter and CV, with day-time telephone contact numbers and names of two professional referees to:
HR & Administration Manager,
UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program Ltd
P.O Box 49, Entebbe.
Or by email to; - Information@iavi.or.ug 
Closing date: 12th August, 2022
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Date Posted: 2022-08-08

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