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Locum Academic Psychologist/ Social Scientist Jobs at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Location Isingiro, Uganda
Date Posted April 23, 2020
Category NGO - Non Government Organisations
Job Type Full-time


Deadline of this Job:
01 May 2020

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Isingiro , East Africa

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening.
IDI wishes to recruit motivated and competent individual to fill the vacancy below on a full-time basis for six months, which may be renewable if funding available:
Job Title: Locum Academic Psychologist/ Social Scientist
Vacancy Code : LAPSSX001
Classification : Locum/fulltime
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Duty Station: Kampala with travel to West Nile region and Kalangala District
Salary: Commensurate with training and experience
General Summary:
Will be required to provide both academic and practical psychology / social science support to Ugandan Academy of Health Innovation for research and implementation of behavioural change interventions using new technologies including tools for COVID and Ebola support and support human centred design of new technologies..

Key Responsibilities:
• Be able to work in a multidisciplinary research study
• To adapt health information tips from WHO/ MoH of Uganda into health information for mHealth studies
• Support community information dissemination, community surveillance and encourage health seeking behavior
• To work on analysis of FGD and IDI with the Academy social science team
• Engage with local communities in the local languages
• Provide psychological support to distressed members of the community if necessary
with support from Clinical psychologist
• Support development of new technologies from human centred design perspective

Job Skills: Not Specified

Person specifications:
• Completion of Bachelor’s degree and Masters degree. Either bachelors or Masters
must be in a psychology related subject.
• Minimum of 2 years work experience
• Experience of working in both clinical setting and academic is an added advantage
• Ability to communicate with community in at least one local language (Luganda,
Lugbara, Swahilli) an advantage
• Knowledge and understanding of health related infectious diseases such as Ebola/
• Knowledge of good communication skills
• Ability to work in unsupervised environment
• Ability to fully participate in a team
• Experience writing research articles with at least one publication/ conference
• Knowledge of Microsoft packages such as word and excel essential. Experience with
Nvivo software an advantage

Job Education: Not Specified

Job Experience: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should send their CVs, including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 1st May, 2020. Email your application and CV to  Key Notes:
1. IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
2. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
3. Please note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your application will not be considered.
4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
5. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Senior Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

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