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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Research Assistant

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Vacancy Details


Funder: Wellcome Trust UK


POSITION: Research Assistant

Short term contract

Reports to Study PIs


The school of Public Health  with support from the Wellcome Trust is conducting a study on reimagining malaria control in terms of shared planetary resources and spaces. This research explores the boundaries of consciousness that inform and shape malaria control interventions and policies. In order to facilitate this process, services of a research assistant are sought to support the principal investigator in collecting field data and conducting critical reviews of malarial regulatory instruments.

Summery of responsibilities

  • Participate in study planning and implementation meetings
  • Requisition for equipment, logistics and supplies necessary for field operations
  • Plan, implement, and maintains data collection and analysis systems in support of the research protocol
  • Participate in the field data collection, review
  • Reside in the districts of study implementation
  • Work hand in hand with community and district leadership in the area of study implementation.
  • Conduct field ethnographic interviews, observations and Focus Group Discussions
  • Transcribe field audio recordings
  • Participate in weekly debriefs,
  • Write field reports and submit to PIs
  • Any other duties assigned by the PI

As part of the capacity building, the holder of the position will undergo rigorous training in new ways of conceiving and investigating malaria in the image of shared planetray boundaries.


The ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • A masters training in in Public health, Health services research or its equivalent. 
  • A certificate in good clinical practices or research in human ethics, experienced in human health research activities including special population.
  • Ability and willingness to work beyond the normal working hours.
  • At least 3 years of field experience in conducting qualitative research in health issues.
  • Knowledge of current malaria control strategies, responses and debates
  • A resident of east-centra region (Busoga) is preferred.
  • Aged between 25 – 35 years (the study involves constant movements). Women are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Interested persons should send their application, updated CV stating two referees and their contacts to:

The Principal Investigator, 

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

Candidates must submit electronic applications to

Deadline for submission of applications is 4th Friday, August 2023, at 5.00 pm.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 


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