Clinical Psychologist (NGO Careers) at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

General Summary

The DMID study is a one-year project that is aiming at recruiting children who are diagnosed with severe malaria according to standardized World Health Organization (WHO) criteria to evaluate exposure-Response of IV Artesunate. In order to successfully, implement the study, IDI is looking for a competent and experienced individual to fill the position below:

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in study trainings including protocol trainings and any other study related trainings.
  • Participate in patient enrolment activities
  • Participate in acquiring Informed Consent from participants
  • Carry of neurodevelopment assessment for the participants enrolled in the study using the MDAT assessment tool
  • Participate in completing CRFs
  • Participate in conducting interviews
  • Participate in participant follow-up activities
  • Participate in study site entry visits, offer technical support to the community health worker and Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Person Specification

Education Requirements

  • A Degree in Clinical Psychology or a related field from a recognised institution
  • Knowledge and training in Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects research is required.

Required experience and skills 

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a clinical research setting.
  • Excellent knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and Human Subject Protection
  • Ability to speak any of the following local languages; Luganda, Adhola, Langi, Kiswahili, Lugbara, Ateso and Gishu.
  • Experience in conducting neuro development assessments using the MDAT tool
  • Good command of the Microsoft package
  • Experience in collecting qualitative data
  • Able to work independently and as a team
  • Experience in working with children

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