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Makerere University - School of Public Health

Makerere University - School of Public Health



DEADLINE: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 12:00:00 AM







Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in collaboration with The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO) Uganda funded by the Global Fund is implementing a repeat survey of the HIV, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence status of AGYW aged 10-24 years in selected regions of the country in16 priority districts. The objective of the study is to evaluate if the interventions for AGYW have created changes in the desired impact in terms of behavioural and bio marker indicators. We will also do an Impact evaluation to assess the impact of the AGYWHIV prevention interventions to compare changes in the selected behavioural and biomarker indicator and document the extent to which changes are due to the AGYW HIV prevention interventions implemented in those districts.

Findings from this study will inform continued implementation of AGYW interventions in Uganda and generate data necessary to assess trends in risk behaviours and the sero-prevalence of HIV and syphilis among AGYW; provide an update on the current status of implementation of the AGYW project; show whether there is value for money based on activities implemented so far and show whether or not AGYW interventions have created the desired changes.

This study will use both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and will be conducted in 14 districts in purposively selected regions of Uganda. The districts are Kisoro in South Western Uganda, Tororo, Busia, Jinja, Bukwo, Mbale, Bugiri in Eastern Uganda, Nakasongola, Kalangala, Buikwe in Central Uganda, Hoima in Western Uganda, Amolatar and Otuke in Northern Uganda. We therefore seek to recruit a team of Research assistants, Nurse Counsellors and Laboratory technologists to conduct the data collection activities.

Job Title: Study Coordinator

Reports to: Principal Investigator

Key responsibilities

• Coordinate the overall implementation of the repeat AGYW repeat survey and the Impact Evaluation of the Global Fund-supported AGYW Project

• Draw schedules for the consultants to conduct field support supervisory visits

• Organize the writing of SOPs (if required)

• Together with the PI, contact and coordinate with local authorities within each district

• Ensure that quality assurance for all processes is implemented according to the protocol

• Requisition for research funds from the Finance Management Unit; supervise the cash flow and funds distribution and ensure that all funds are properly accounted for

• Provide any logistical support for the field teams

• Participate in the training of interviewers and team leaders

• Participate in the writing of the main research report and presentation of findings to TASO, MakSPH and other stakeholders

• Participate in the preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.

Knowledge, skills and competences

• Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Development Studies or an equivalent degree

• At least 3 years’ working experience in coordinating surveys and project evaluation activities

• Good communication skills

• Ability to work well in a team

• Willingness to work in fast-paced and occasionally demanding environment

• Willingness to move to the field to supervise and coordinate activities

• Possession of a Certificate in Good Clinical Practice and/or Human Subjects Protection is an added advantage.






Period of contract: Short term (not more than one month).

Note: Recruitment of Research Assistants will be based on the above-mentioned study regions. Candidates should indicate their region of preference in relation to the language that they are fluent in as they apply for this position. For all the positions above knowledge and skills in electronic data collection is must.

How to apply: Interested persons should send their updated CVs stating one referee and their contacts to the Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health at not later than Monday, May 8th 2023, and 5.00 pm. Please indicate the study name AGYW3 and your name in the subject part of your email.

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


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