10 Screening Officers Jobs at Makerere University School of Public Health – Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  14 September 2021
Duty Station:  Kampala
Posted: 07-09-2021
Job Description

Vacancy title:
10 Screening Officers

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Education, and Training , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Makerere University School of Public Health

Deadline of this Job:
14 September 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

About Us
Makerere University School of Public Health is implementing the Crane Survey – Integrated bio-behavioural HIV-related surveillance for key and priority populations in Uganda (IBBS) project, designed to estimate the burden and monitor trends of HIV disease, sexually transmitted infections, and service uptake, including HIV treatment and STI treatment service, risk behaviours as well as population sizes (PSE) to support decision-making on successful service delivery models for key and select priority populations. . The project is to be implemented in 12 districts across Uganda (Kampala, Mbale, Tororo, Busia, Jinja, Masaka, Buvuma, Gulu, Lira, Arua, Fort portal and Mbarara). The Crane Survey desires to recruit dedicated personnel to join the team for this roll-out in the 12 districts across the country, starting October 2021. This recruitment aims to fill existing human resource gaps in the Central (Masaka) and Eastern region districts (Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, and Busia).

Period of contract: 12 months
Position Title: Screening Officer [ Masaka, Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, Busia]
No of Positions: 10
Reports to: Surveillance Officer

Job Summary
Coordinate and supervise all activities of the Screening department

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Report to the Surveillance Officer or designate
• Coordinate and supervise all activities of the Screening department
• Ensure that Screening officer’s offices have all required supplies in sufficient quantities.
• Screen potential participants and assess eligibility criteria by asking screening questions to ensure that a participant is a member of the study population
• Ensure proper registration of survey participants; request participant to have fingerprints scanned and assist him/her in capturing the right fingerprint image
• Screening Officers will clarify the survey, respond to questions, and obtain consent from participants
• May also conduct interviews (CAPI) with participants
• Ensure that participants are screened on a first come, first served basis
• Issues survey coupons, make appointments and keep logs
• Explain the RDS peer recruitment/referral process to participants
• Labels coupons with the correct RDS numbers (coupon and participants IDs)
• Ensures that the WinMARP database is working correctly
• Ensures that a participant has completed all the steps of the study (this is done easily by looking at the procedure process checklist
• Manage payments of primary and secondary incentives to participants
• Responsible for any other survey-related tasks as may be assigned

Education Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or diploma in social work and social administration, education, or its equivalent
• Basic background on accounting and management of finance.

Experience, skills, and other requirements
• Excellent computer skills
• Ability to speak Luganda, Lusoga, Gishu, Japhadola, Ateso and Samya fluently
• Must possess outstanding people skills
• Work experience in a research setting

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Interested persons should send their applications with current CV, stating two referees and their contacts through the links below, to the Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, not later than September 14, 2021, 5PM
Application Link:
Screening Officers Application link: