Research Assistant (20 Positions) NGO Careers at IDI Makerere (PACT-Karamoja)

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General Summary

Program for Accelerated Control of Tuberculosis in Karamoja (PACT-Karamoja) is a five-year USAID funded project (2020 – 2025) that aims to increase TB case detection and treatment success rates  through health system strengthening in all districts of North Eastern sub-region of Uganda. In collaboration with key stakeholders in the region, PACT-Karamoja project will provide technical assistance to district health teams to deliver high impact and innovative interventions that are in line with current national and global TB guidelines in  Karamoja  region. PACT-Karamoja will focus on regional and district structures for the management of drug susceptible TB, drug resistant TB and TB preventive services in the districts of Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Karenga, Kotido, Moroto, Nabilatuk, Nakapiripirit  and Napak.

JOB PURPOSE:

The research assistant will work closely with the Operations Research Team to collect and enter data for the PACT-Karamoja KAP Survey. The KAP Survey will be carried out in selected households in four districts namely Amudat, Moroto, Kotido and Abim.  S/he will interview community members using a designated questionnaire. S/he will also conduct focus group discussions in selected locations in the four districts.  All data collected during the survey will be entered all collected data into an electronic data collection tool designed in Epidata.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in abstracting data from TB HMIS tools
  • Participate in conducting interviews with district and health facility staff
  • Participate in entering data into an electronic data interface designed in Epidata.
  • Participate in data cleaning to ensure that all data entered is ready for data analysis

Person Specification

  • A Diploma in a health related discipline e.g. Laboratory Science, Nursing, Public Health, Environmental Health, Monitoring and Evaluation from a recognized institution
  • Applicant MUST reside in one of the four districts (Moroto, Kotido, Amudat and Abim)
  • Applicant MUST be fluent in the languages spoken in the region (Ngakarimojong, Pokot or Swahili)
  • Applicant MUST be able to use electronic tools for data collection
  • Previous experience with data collection at district, health facility or community level particularly with the use of Ministry of Health HMIS tools is an added advantage

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