Vacancies

Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio - medical research and service delivery organization. RHSP strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community-based research, curative services, and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central Uganda.
  • Infection Control & Prevention Technical Lead
    Position: 01
    Duty Station: Kalisizo

    JOB SUMMARY

    The officer shall participate in health education of study participants, data collection, documentation, informed consent process pre and post HIV test counseling and to ensure that high quality data produced in a timely manner.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Coordinate and offer technical oversight for the implementation of IPC activities across Masaka region.
    • Submit quarterly budgets, requisition, and accountabilities for IPC related activities.
    • Participate in CDC, district and facility level engagements related to COVID19 and IPC.
    • Attend virtual and physical meetings relating to the promotion of IPC work and response to COVID19.
    • Oversee reporting of IPC facility assessments and indicators using standard electronic reporting tools.
    • Support districts to include IPC/WASH measures/standards/QI activities in quarterly district performance reviews.
    • Support / oversee rational use of PPE, quantification, and ordering of IPC and WASH supplies within scope of supply chain support provided to districts and facilities.
    • Work with the RHSP logistic system to support limited procurement of PPE and WASH supplies (gap-fill) to ensure compliance with safety measures for staff as they provide care for HIV and TB patients in line with CDC PPE guidance.
    • Support quality improvement (QI) structures to incorporate IPC and WASH within the QI activities at regional, district and site level.
    • Provide support for limited reproduction of IPC IEC materials, SOPs and job aides.
    • Enforce IPC standards at all RHSP premises including at cluster offices.
    • Work with districts to ensure that all PEPFAR-supported facilities have received comprehensive IPC/WASH training and mentorship according to MoH IPC mentorship guidance.
    • Support district utilization of innovative approaches including online training for refreshers and continuing medical education (CMEs) on a routine basis.
    • Ensure that all health facilities have a designated focal point to oversee and monitor IPC activities.
    • Ensure that facility and community-based staff providing HIV and TB services are equipped with PPE appropriate to their job duties (e.g., HIV testing, handling of drugs, etc.), in accordance with available local guidelines for use of PPE & resources.
    • Supervise the implementation of IPC standards at all PEPFAR supported health facilities in the greater Masaka Region.
    • Ensure the implementation of the HCW protection tool Kit at all PEPFAR supported health facilities in the Region.

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

    • Academic qualifications: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.
    • Completion of Internship.
    • Full and active registration with the UMDPC.
    • Additional training in HIV/AIDS care.
    • Working experience: At least 2 years’ experience working in a research setting.
    • Good Clinical, Counseling and Interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to interact productively and work in a team environment.
    • Self-motivated, innovative, and capable of meeting deadlines.
    • Willingness to travel and provide care services at selected health facilities and outreaches.
    • Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required.

    How to apply:

    Applications: All interested candidates possessing the above attributes can send their; applications including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees, and copies of academic qualifications/certificates(IN ONE DOCUMENT Pdf/Word),) addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

    Deadline for Submission: Friday 16 th July 2021 by 5:00pm Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

  • Research Assistant - Nurse
    Position: 04
    Duty Station: Kalisizo

    JOB SUMMARY

    The research assistant shall participate in health education of study participants, data collection, documentation, informed consent process pre and post HIV test counseling and to ensure that high quality data produced in a timely manner.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Ensure all Covid SOPs are in place at the Hub.
    • Perform Covid 19 screening of all participants at the hub.
    • Take vital measurements from all participants at the hub/ fingerprint.
    • Read and explain the consent form to the study participant.
    • Handle and deal with study participants and other community members and confidential handling participant data and RHSP information.
    • Maintain regular contact with the team leader and editor and hand over completed census forms to field editor or team leader as soon as they are ready.
    • Perform phlebotomy to all participants in the team, labeling and temporary storage of biological specimens and handle them over to field laboratory contact person as soon as they have been collected.
    • Notification of study participants.
    • Any other assigned duties in line with your role.

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

    • Certificate in Comprehensive enrolled Nursing or enrolled Nursing form reputable insititution.
    • At least 1 year experience in a reputable health organization.
    • Experience in human subjects research is an added advantage.
    • Must have a practicing license with nursing council.
    • Excellent communication skills required (Both oral & written)
    • Fluent in Luganda.
    • Ability to ride a motorcycle is a MUST (attach riding permit).

    How to apply:

    Applications: All interested candidates possessing the above attributes can send their; applications including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees, and copies of academic qualifications/certificates(IN ONE DOCUMENT Pdf/Word),) addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

    Deadline for Submission: Friday 16 th July 2021 by 5:00pm Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

  • Social & Behavioral Sciences / Qualitative Research Officer (Part time)
    Position: 03
    Duty Station: Kalisizo

    JOB SUMMARY

    The Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Officer works directly with the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Rakai Health Sciences Program. On a day-to-day basis, he/she participates in the department’s main activities which include research participants’ mobilization and sensitization, participants’ recruitment and interviewing and data management.

    Job Responsibilities

    • To participate in ongoing mobilization, participant recruitment and sensitization about Qualitative Research (QR) and other RHSP research activities within the study communities.
    • To ensure that all research instruments are prepared and taken to the field.
    • To work with the team leader and community mobilizers to identify key informants and FGD participants and to schedule with them when and where to hold interviews and discussions.
    • To conduct all data collection, timely transcription and data handling using appropriate and ethically sound qualitative research techniques and according to the developed research protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
    • To maintain regular contact with the team leader and to pass on completed transcripts and other forms to him/her.
    • To bring to the attention of the team leader any problems that are encountered in the field.
    • Participate in developing, preparing and /or fine tuning the instruments for field work.
    • Participate in training for new and ongoing qualitative research studies.
    • Participating in qualitative research data analysis.
    • To keep proper custody of program property like computers, laptops, recorders, etc.
    • To attend to any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor from time to time.

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

    • A minimum of a University Degree in Humanities and Education.
    • At least one year’s experience in medical research using qualitative research methods in a reputable organization.
    • Proficiency in the use of computers
    • Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing Luganda and English.
    • Good presentation and report writing skills.
    • Ability to work in a busy environment under minimal/ no supervision.
    • Ability to ride a motorcycle is a MUST and valid riding permit.

    How to apply:

    Applications: All interested candidates possessing the above attributes can send their; applications including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees, and copies of academic qualifications/certificates(IN ONE DOCUMENT Pdf/Word),) addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

    Deadline for Submission: Friday 16 th July 2021 by 5:00pm Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

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