Social Science Research Assistant job at Medical research council

Medical research council

Social Science Research Assistant job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2023 - 2024

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 21 April 2023

Hiring Organization: Medical research council

Job Details:

Job Purpose:
The position holder is to collect and transcribe qualitative data from recent Ebola survivors,
their family members, those suspected to have been suffering from the disease, community
members, volunteers and health workers in Mubende district.

Roles & Responsibilities
• Recruit participants;
• Schedule and conduct qualitative interviews;
• Summarize interviews;
• Transcribe audio interviews in a timely manner;
• Code/conduct preliminary analysis of data, as necessary;
• Maintain accurate records of interviews and their voice recordings, safeguarding the confidentiality of participants;
• Ensure audio recordings of interviews and their corresponding transcripts are promptly forwarded to the Supervisor, and in a manner consistent with the Unit data management protocols;
• Through email, ensure the Supervisor is updated on developments in the field in a timely manner;
• Attend regular project meetings;
• Prepare periodic progress reports for the Supervisor; and,
• Execute other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by Supervisor.

Person Specification
• Bachelor’s degree in community psychology;
• Should possess training in social science research methods, especially data collection and analysis;
• Should have training in the use of NVivo Software for qualitative data management/analysis;
• Certification in Good Clinical Practice or Research Ethics;
• Should possess experience in qualitative data collection, transcription and analysis;
• Should possess knowledge in qualitative data collection, transcription, analysis; and,
• Knowledge and work experience in mental health.

Application procedure

Follow the link below to fill a form and submit your application documentation: 
Filling the form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity while
filling the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting.
Combine all your application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & certified copies of academic documents into one PDF document. Deadline for application is 21st April 2023, 5:00 pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow the application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification. Only online applications through the link provided will be accepted. You will receive a notification in your email if your application and documentation have been successfully received.

N.B: You will be required to present certified copies of your academic documentation before
The applications should be addressed to:
The Head of Human Resources,
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit,
P.O. Box, 49, Entebbe,

Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing
date of the advert. Any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification.
By submitting your personal information, you consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda
Research Unit holding and using it in accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure.

The Unit reserves the right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding
institutions to authenticate their validity.

Date Posted: 2023-04-18


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