Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) Hub for Research and Training in Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda) is a research and training platform established with grant support from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The project focuses on air pollution and health, occupational safety and health and climate change research. The Makerere University School of Public Health wants to hire, on contract basis, professionals in the following job positions. 

 

1. Job title: Field Researcher 1 (1position)

Job description

·       Conduct outdoor air pollution monitoring/exposure assessment field research

·       Use of Tablet/smartphones for data collection using REDCap

·       Manage study’s monitoring sites

·       Coordinating hospital data collection with assigned hospital staff

·       Participating in development of research objectives, design, and data collection for environmental health exposure and other related projects.

·       Work closely with research administrator and other GEOHealth team members

·       Collaborate and work harmoniously with GEOHealth Hub and MakSPH/CHS academic and admin support staff

·       Compile field research report periodically and provide timely report to the Project PI

·       Respond to grant calls related to this project

·       Communicate with partners effectively through pertinent modes of communication such as email and regular Skype calls as appropriate.

·       Carry out any other GEOHealth project related tasks as allocated by the supervisor

 

Qualification & required skills

·       BSc in Environmental Health, Environmental engineering or related Health Science fields is preferred

·       At least 2 years of field research experience

·       Experience with environmental health research, specifically monitoring sites/stations

·       Experience with hospital HMIS morbidity and mortality data collection

·       Excellent communication skills and fluency in English and Luganda

·       Computer skills required and familiarity with exposure equipment

·       Statistical software skills and knowledge

·       Female candidates are encouraged to apply

·       Possession of a certificate in protection of human subjects will be a key added advantage. A free course is available online at https://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php

 

2. Job Title: Field Researcher 2 (1position)

Job description

·       Field data collection for a school and community-based Children’s Health Study (CHS)

·       Use of Tablet/smartphones for data collection with REDCap,

·       Conduct lung-function tests for sampled children.

·       Use REDCap software for data management

·       Coordinate data collection with school sites

·       Coordinate data transfer to data manager/research team

·       Participate in research concept development, design, data collection of children’s health study and related projects

·       Respond to grant calls related to this project

·       Work closely with research administrator and other field researchers for effective implementation

·       Collaborate and work harmoniously with GEOHealth Hub and MakSPH/CHS academic and admin support staff

·       Compile field research report periodically and provide timely report to the project PI

·       Communicate with partners effectively through pertinent modes of communication such as email and regular Skype calls as appropriate

·       Carry any other GEOHealth Hub project related tasks as allocated by the supervisor

 

Qualification & required skills:

·       BSc Nursing is preferred, possession of Master of Health Services Research or other post graduate degree in Public Health will be added advantage

·       At least 2 years of field research experience

·       Experience with questionnaire administration (mobile/electronic and manual and use of REDCap an added advantage)

·       Physiological measurement/ lung function test field experience is an asset

·       Excellent communication skills and fluency in English

·       Computer and mobile technology skills as well as electronic medical data records preferred required

·       Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

·       Possession of a certificate in protection of human subjects will be a key added advantage. A free course is available online at https://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php

 

 

3. Job Title: Programmer/ Analyst (1 position)

Job Description

·       Data analysis and manage the data software for all research projects (OAP/time series, IAP, CHS)

·       Work closely with data manager, research administrator, hub manager/administrator and investigators

·       Compile performance periodically and report it to the data manager timely

·       Work in any related assignment pertaining to GEOHealth research activities

·       Communicate with partners effectively through pertinent media of communication such as Email and regular Skype calls as appropriate

 

Qualification & required skills:

·       Msc. in Biostatistics/statistics, information science or in related fields, PhD will be added advantage

·       Experience in Data Analysis of multi-site data and expertise in major data analysis software

·       Extensive experience with multi-country and multi-site research projects, experience with various types of quantitative analysis, strong proficiency in data management and analysis software.  

·       Health research experience

 

The following information applies for all positions

Screening process: Candidates for all positions are expected to go through rigorous recruitment processes based on document review and interview as appropriate.

Duration and condition of Employment: One Year with possibility of extension to another year based on GEOHealth Project need and performance.

How to apply: Qualified applicants should submit their applications with a cover letter specifying position being applied for, Cover letter, CV and credentials (Degree, Transcript, other relevant documents). These should be addressed/submitted to The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, Mulago National Referral Hospital Complex.

NB: Please not only successful candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 1600Hrs, Tuesday, 11th April, 2017.

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