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02 Field Workers at Mission Billion Project, MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit



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Job Listing: Field Worker (2)

Position Type: Full-time

Position Code: FW-0324

Reports to: Social Science Research Assistant

Station: Entebbe

Section: Disability Research Group

Project: Missing Billion

Deadline: March 29, 2024, 5:00 PM

We are seeking two Field Workers to join our team for the Missing Billion project based in Entebbe. The selected candidates will play a vital role in assisting the study teams with data collection, transcription, and monitoring of study activities.

Job Purpose: The Field Workers will be responsible for administering study information, conducting surveys and interviews, transcribing and translating data, coding interview data, following up with research participants, and assisting in organizing dissemination activities.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  1. Consenting study participants:
    • Administer study information to participants and obtain informed consent.
    • Administer survey questions using handheld devices.
    • Conduct in-depth interviews.
    • Transcribe and translate interview data.
    • Code interview data using NVIVO.
    • Follow up on research participants.
    • Assist in organizing dissemination activities.
  2. Service Delivery:
    • Ensure responsive and prompt communication.
    • Proactively resolve issues.
    • Uphold high standards of professionalism.
  3. Financial Management:
    • Pay participants time compensations for interviews and transport refund as per study protocol.
    • Account for expenditures to the research assistant and unit administrative staff.

Person Specification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, community-based rehabilitation, public health, or any relevant field.
  • Training in Good Clinical Practice and/or Human Subjects Protection.
  • Keen interest in disability research.
  • Experience in administering survey questionnaires and conducting in-depth interviews with persons with disabilities.
  • Experience in data transcription, translation, and coding using NVIVO.
  • Experience in engaging/working with persons with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English or Ugandan sign language.
  • Fluent in Luganda and Lusoga is an added advantage.
  • Have a disability as defined by Uganda’s Disability Act.
  • Hardworking, self-driven, and flexible.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent typing skills.


Combine all your application documentation (cover letter, CV, & academic documents) into one PDF document and apply through the provided link by March 29, 2024, 5:00 PM.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Follow the application procedure strictly to avoid automatic disqualification. Only online applications through the provided link will be accepted. You will receive a notification via email if your application is successfully received.

Kindly note that failure to follow the application procedure may result in disqualification. Certified copies of academic documentation and a certificate of good conduct will be required before employment.

Please consider your application unsuccessful if you are 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.

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