Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Job Opportunity At Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)- Research Assistant (5 Fresher Positions)


About US:
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. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.

Job Summary:   The Research Assistant will 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Clinical Medicine,
  • Comprehensive Registered Nursing from a reputable institution.
  • Working experience of at least one 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.

How to Apply:
All qualified applicants should send their application letters, valid academic documents and detailed resume (C.V) with three recognizable referees in one pdf file to:

The Human Resource Manager
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, KALISIZO

Send by E-Mail to: jobs@rhsp.org 

Deadline: 3rd August 2018 by 5:00pm
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