Job Title: 30 research assistants

Organization:  Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Duty Station: Kampala


About the Stigma and Discrimination Survey

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health with funding from the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) is implementing a study to understand the current state of affairs as far as HIV-related stigma and discrimination is concerned here referred to as the (“Stigma and Discrimination Survey”).

The Study lead team wishes to recruit thirty (30) research assistants to support data collection. The purpose of this advertisement is to request interested persons to apply for the post of research assistants.


Roles and responsibilities

  • Mobilizing prospective research participants and sensitizing them about the Stigma and Discrimination survey especially regarding the study objectives and procedures
  • Enlisting informed consent from research participants before interviews
  • Administering quantitative survey questionnaire on selected respondents
  • Conduct qualitative interviews including focus group discussions and key informant interviews
  • Reimbursing research participants for time compensation and transport refund where necessary and as accounting for any funds advanced for the conduct of field/study related activities
  • Participating in data quality control activities such as; editing questionnaires, review of qualitative interview scripts and attending debriefing meetings from time to time as need might arise
  • Any other field/study related activities as may be assigned by the Study PI and or Study coordinator


Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in humanities and health related disciplines; preferably Social Sciences, Education, Adult and Community Education, Public Health, Health Services research, Development Studies, Community Psychology, and Nursing.
  • At least 2 years of experience in health-related research and especially research related to HIV/AIDS, and TB.
  • Proven experience and skills in conducting high quality qualitative interviews through focus group discussions, key informant interview, and In-depth interviews. A practical demonstration of this experience will be required.
  • Training in Human research subjects Education and research ethics (GCP) is required.
  • Training and experience in HIV/AIDS counselling and psychosocial support is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in English and local language of the respective study region and or district/s of the applicant’s interest.
  • Ability to demonstrate working on short deadlines, adapting to field dynamics and dealing with challenges.
  • Good rapport skills and networking with local district support structures including PLHIV network groups/leaders, health facilities and district health teams among others.
  • Pleasant, social, hardworking, flexible, with a spirit of team work/building.
  • With good interpersonal skills, and high integrity.
  • Self-motivated and able to work under minimum supervision.


How to apply

Interested applicants should submit their application letters, resume, and a support letter from one of the referees to the Dean Makerere University School of Public Health on email;

NOTE: Applicants MUST indicate the region and district of interest in the email subject.

Application deadline: 15th February 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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