Community Outreach officer at Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Job Description

Position Number: MUWRP/02/11/2022

Position Title: Community Outreach officer (1) Position

Position Location: Mukono General Hospital.

Contract Tenure: 6 months with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funding.


Position summary: To promote meaningful and mutually beneficial community participation in MUWRP-Mukono based Research.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Establish and maintain close collaborative links with study communities through meetings with key stakeholders and study participants and working closely with project leaders on providing feedback to stake holders.
  • Conduct meetings with peer leaders of study participants to guide organization’s operations with the study population
  • Develop, implement and evaluate volunteer recruitment strategies and outreach efforts to increase awareness of, and enrolment into clinical research studies
  • Facilitate enrolment of research volunteers into the study.
  • Administer questionnaires to research volunteers
  • Conduct health education to Research Participants
  • Work with the research team to monitor and follow up of study participants for study compliance
  • Identify and bring to the attention of the research team, key barriers to research participant recruitment
  • Conduct behavioral oriented counseling on psycho social issues for research participants
  • Conduct home visits for the research volunteers if needed.
  • Take part in organizing project’s events and commemoration of the HIV international days
  • Engage in public relation activities within and out of the organization
  • Facilitate CAB functions.

Required Education and Knowledge and experience:

  • At least a higher Diploma in Adult and community education, social science, Journalism, Mass communication or related field.
  • Sound knowledge of how to engage communities in research and understanding factors that facilitate community participation.
  • Experience in Health communication, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Use of media technology, preparing IEC materials.
  • Ability to work outside regular work hours.
  • Experience working in a research environment and recruiting of diverse study population is an added advantage 

Supervisory Controls:

The candidate will report to the Community Outreach Coordinator.

Physical ability: The ability to travel within the work site and field stations.

How to Apply:

  • Apply directly to job openings in MUWRP’s career portal below.  Open Job Description and ClickApply Now.
  • Please note that only applications received through the MUWRP career portal will be considered.
  • Incomplete applications  will not be considered.
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