Job Title: Social Science Research Assistant

Organization: Uganda Virus Research Institute

Duty Station: Uganda


Job Summary:

Based at the UVRI, VAnguard will initiate a new multidisciplinary Group comprising the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), East African partners at the forefront of building vaccine research capacity in the region: UVRI and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Wellcome Trust Research Programme.


Roles and Responsibilities:

• Carry out in-depth qualitative interviews with key informants
• Transcribe interviews and other study documents as required Code interviews as per study protocol/ interview coding matrix
• Carry out field activities
• Manage consenting processes and the reimbursements of study participants including accountability
• Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor


Minimum Qualifications for this job:

• Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Sociology or a relevant subject area
• Short courses on research methods and GCP training are an added advantage
• Relevant experience in conducting qualitative research experience in research based institution or an international
• organisation Experience in design of qualitative research tools, data collection, handling and reporting
• Experience with transcribing and coding transcripts in NVIVO or other qualitative research software
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

Application Instructions

Qualifying applicants should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic documents and names, email addresses and telephone contact details of two (2) professional referees as a single PDF, by e-mail to:

The anticipated startdate for the position is 1st November 2022 and the appointees will be based at UVRI, Entebbe. Further information may be obtained from the VAnguard Administrator (Raymond Muganyizi, or VAnguard Project Manager (Victoria Bukirwa,

Closing Date: September 22nd 2022 at 5:00 pm.

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