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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Resident Enumerators (26)

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Vacancy Details

Makerere University School of Public Health is implementing the Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) project, designed to generate data to address key programmatic and policy related issues, with a focus on family planning. The project will conduct a panel survey in 141 Enumeration areas (EAs) across the country as part of its phase 2 activities.

PMA desires to recruit experienced and dedicated Female Resident Enumerators to join the team for this phase 2 data collection, starting September 2021. This recruitment aims to fill existing human resource gaps in EAs located in South Buganda (05), North Buganda (02), Ankole (02), Acholi (01), Lango (02), Teso (01), Karamoja (01), Bunyoro (04), Tooro (04), Elgon (02) and Kampala (02) regions.

Key responsibilities

  • Fully attend the training of Resident Enumerators and pretest activities prior to data collection at an assigned EA.
  • Conduct mapping and listing of households in the sampled EA.
  • Perform field data collection activities including administering of informed consent, completing interviews in accordance with the study protocol.
  • Provide correct responses to the questions about the study protocol or refer to the supervisor before or during the course of data collection activities.
  • Collect data and participate in data management processes including validation to ensure quality.
  • Work with local leadership to ensure successful implementation of project activities in the assigned EA.
  • Adhere to COVID19 infection prevention and control measures as articulated in the study COVID19 risk mitigation plan and as guided by Ministry of Health.
  • Any other duties assigned through the supervisors.

Education Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree.

Candidates without a degree but have demonstrated experience in collecting data for at least 2 major surveys in the last 5 years using Mobile Assisted Data collection applications like Open Data Kit, Hoji, Kobo collect, REDCAP and Survey CTO can apply.

Experience, skills and other requirements

  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English and the local language of communication in the selected study location.
  • Experience conducting data collection activities (face to face interviews or virtual) using Mobile Assisted data collection applications such as ODK, Hoji, REDCAP, Survey CTO, among others.
  • Experience conducting Mapping and listing of Households
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to follow study specific procedures and guidelines reliably
  • Ability to spend an extended period of time in the field
  • Willing to reside in the study district for the entire data collection period
  • Ability to work under stringent deadlines and independently with minimal supervision
  • Possession of a Certificate in Human Subjects Protection
  • Prior data collection experience in the selected region is desired

Period of contract: Short term (Approximately 2 months).

Important Note: Recruitment of Resident Enumerators will mainly be based on the above mentioned study regions. Candidates should indicate their most suitable regions of interest as they apply for this position.

How to apply: Interested persons should send their application and updated curriculum vitae (CVs) to the link below stating two referees and their contacts.

Application link:

Applications should be addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, not later than Friday, August 13 2021, 2.00 pm.

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview

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