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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Data Officers, Nurse Counsellors, Administrative Assistant, Screening Officers and Janitors

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Vacancy Details

Makerere University School of Public Health is implementing the Crane Survey – Integrated bio-behavioural HIV-related surveillance for key and priority populations in Uganda (IBBS) project, designed to estimate the burden and monitor trends of HIV disease, sexually transmitted infections, and service uptake, including HIV treatment and STI treatment service, risk behaviours as well as population sizes (PSE) to support decision-making on successful service delivery models for key and select priority populations. . The project is to be implemented in 12 districts across Uganda (Kampala, Mbale, Tororo, Busia, Jinja, Masaka, Buvuma, Gulu, Lira, Arua, Fort portal and Mbarara).

The Crane Survey desires to recruit dedicated personnel to join the team for this roll-out in the 12 districts across the country, starting October 2021. This recruitment aims to fill existing human resource gaps in the Central (Masaka) and Eastern region districts (Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, and Busia).

Position Title: Data Officer [ Masaka, Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, Busia]

No of positions: 5

Makerere University School of Public Health P. O. Box 7072 Kampala 

Reports to:  Surveillance Officer

Job Summary

Coordinate and supervise all activities of the data management department

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Surveillance Officer
  • Coordinate and supervise all activities of the data management department
  • Responsible for data collection, management, and reporting.
  • Contribute to the designing and implementation data collection tools, and integrity algorithms for all Crane Survey activities.
  • Develop analysis programs to evaluate and improve the validity, accuracy and timeliness of data collection using specific software (SAS/SQL/SPSS/STATA/ EXCEL)
  • Provide support in maintaining the IT infrastructure.
  • Responsible for providing training to respondents and other IT personnel in the use of interviewing software for capturing data.
  • Responsible for any other duty as needed within your scope of work.

Education Qualifications

    • At least Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems,

Experience, skills, and other requirements

The potential candidate should possess the following requirements:

    • Excellent IT skills
    • Excellent programming skills with visual studio, SQL, Excel
    • Experience in Applications Development
    • Data base programing and ability to visualize data in Power BI or excel
    • Sound knowledge of data management, quality control and data analysis
    • Good organizational skills
    • Self-driven and team player
    • Ability to speak Luganda, Lusoga, Gishu, Japhadola, Ateso and Samya fluently

Period of contract: 06 months

Data Officers Application link:

https://forms.gle/2zARrQTvmpazn86K9

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Position Title: Nurse Counsellor [ Masaka, Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, Busia]

No of positions: 10

Reports to: Surveillance Officer 

Job Summary

Coordinate and supervise activities of the nurse counselling department

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Surveillance Officer
  • Coordinate and supervise activities of the nurse counselling department.
  • Ensure that nurse counsellors’ rooms have all required supplies in sufficient quantities.
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Conducting quantitative structured interviews using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)
  • Conducting qualitative semi-structured interviews in collaboration with Behavioural Scientists and other investigators
  • Providing routine HIV and STI counselling and provision of results
  • Provide treatment of STI in accordance to accepted policy
  • Collects biological specimens as dictated by the protocol
  • Assists in the practical aspects of the survey conduct including clinic flow and patient assistance
  • Participates in the management of filing system of participant records and results
  • The Nurse Counsellor shall be responsible for any other duty as may be assigned by the Project manager and/or Principal Investigator.

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Nursing Science or diploma, Registered or Comprehensive nurse

Experience, skills, and other requirements

  • Excellent in drawing and processing of blood samples
  • Certificate in HIV counselling from recognized institute
  • At least one year working experience
  • Computer literate
  • Administrative and good organizational skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-driven and team player
  • Ability to speak Luganda, Lusoga, Gishu, Japhadola, Ateso and Samya fluently

Nurse Counsellors Application link:

https://forms.gle/wj8jbfWpMXwzfrH97

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Position Title: Administrative Assistant [Kampala]

No of Positions: 1

Reports to: Surveillance Officer 

Job Summary

Coordinate and supervise all activities of the Screening department

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Surveillance Officer
  • Provides project administrative and secretarial support
  • Supports upcountry IBBS sites
  • Develops and maintains a filing system for the project records
  • Handles communications – receiving, storing, retrieving, dispatching, organizing documents, and other correspondences
  • Provides basic information to callers and visitors
  • Performs reception procedures in accordance to established standard operating procedures
  • Coordinates meetings, visits, and writes minutes
  • Tracks expenditures and organizes payments, working closely with the CoAg financial management partners.
  • Coordinates and manages all logistical needs of the project
  • Carry out procurement related procedures
  • Manages petty cash IMPREST
  • Manages Crane Survey stock and assets inventory
  • Supervise support staffs
  • Responsible for any other duty as needed within his/her scope of work as determined by the Project Manager.

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in management science, business administration, social work, and social administration

Experience, skills, and other requirements

  • Office and secretarial management skills and administration
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Outstanding People skills
  • Ability to speak Luganda, Lusoga, Gishu, Japhadola, Ateso and Samya fluently

Period of contract: 12 months

Administrative Assistant Application link:

https://forms.gle/eH27xDrud7mRKS7j7

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Position Title: Screening Officer [ Masaka, Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, Busia]

No of Positions: 10

Reports to: Surveillance Officer 

Job Summary

Coordinate and supervise all activities of the Screening department

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report to the Surveillance Officer or designate
  • Coordinate and supervise all activities of the Screening department
  • Ensure that Screening officer’s offices have all required supplies in sufficient quantities.
  • Screen potential participants and assess eligibility criteria by asking screening questions to ensure that a participant is a member of the study population
  • Ensure proper registration of survey participants; request participant to have fingerprints scanned and assist him/her in capturing the right fingerprint image 
  • Screening Officers will clarify the survey, respond to questions, and obtain consent from participants 
  • May also conduct interviews (CAPI) with participants
  • Ensure that participants are screened on a first come, first served basis
  • Issues survey coupons, make appointments and keep logs
  • Explain the RDS peer recruitment/referral process to participants
  • Labels coupons with the correct RDS numbers (coupon and participants IDs)
  • Ensures that the WinMARP database is working correctly
  • Ensures that a participant has completed all the steps of the study (this is done easily by looking at the procedure process checklist
  • Manage payments of primary and secondary incentives to participants
  • Responsible for any other survey-related tasks as may be assigned

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in social work and social administration, education, or its equivalent
  • Basic background on accounting and management of finance.

Experience, skills, and other requirements

  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to speak Luganda, Lusoga, Gishu, Japhadola, Ateso and Samya fluently
  • Must possess outstanding people skills
  • Work experience in a research setting

Period of contract: 06 months

Screening Officers Application link:

https://forms.gle/tkLSdvyqBExMFaJVA

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Position Title: Janitor [ Masaka, Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, Busia]

No. of positions: 5

Reports to: Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

Always ensuring general cleanliness of the office premises

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report to the Administrative Services Manager under the Project Manager
  • Clean office floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them.
  • Clean office partition boards and glass with proper cleaning material as directed by the supervisor.
  • Maintain high level of hygiene in rest rooms by cleaning and disinfecting sinks, countertops, toilets, mirrors, and floors. Bathroom supplies should be replenished regularly.
  • Ensure cleanliness of towels and rugs
  • Ensure cleanliness in the pantry/kitchen by cleaning and disinfecting sinks, countertops, tables, chairs, refrigerators, and cupboards.
  • Dusting furniture, equipment, machines, and walls
  • Collecting trash from wastebaskets and any other materials to be disposed of and put them at an agreed location where the disposing firm can pick them.
  • Responsible for any other duty as shall be needed.

Education Qualifications

Completed UCE O Level certificate.

Experience, skills, and other requirements

  • Outstanding People skills
  • Ability to speak Luganda, Lusoga, Gishu, Japhadola, Ateso and Samya fluently

Period of contract: 06 months

Janitors Application link:

https://forms.gle/xfMfBJZLNzcxrK146

How to apply: Interested persons should send their applications with current CV, stating two referees and their contacts through the links below, to the Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, not later than September 14, 2021, 5PM

Note: Recruitment will be based on the above-mentioned study districts. Candidates should indicate their district of interest as they apply for this position.

Deadline for application: Wednesday, September 14, 2021, 5.00 pm. 

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

 

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