Job Title: 20 Research Assistants

Organization:  Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Duration: One Month

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Mobilizing prospective research participants and sensitize them about the objectives of the Mental Health Integration study in Uganda (MHIS-U) 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, In depth Interviews 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 mental health.
  • Proven experience and skills in conducting high quality qualitative and quantitative interviews through focus group discussions, key informant interview, and In-depth interviews. A practical demonstration of this experience will be required.
  • Ability to undertake data collection using digital equipment is a must.
  • Training in Human research subjects Education and research ethics (GCP) is required.
  • Proficiency in English and local language of the respective study region (Juba Arabic/Madi for Adjumani; Luganda for Butambala; Runyankore for Bushenyi and Akusabiny for Kapchorwa).
  • 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.

How to apply

Interested candidates 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: 12th April, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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