Jobs in Uganda - Health Economist Job at MRCUVAI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Health Economist Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 04 June 2021

Hiring Organization: MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Job Details:

The Unit is an internationally recognized center of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research, social behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts.
The Unit is now seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to fill the following position:

Role Position: Health Economist (01 position)
Reporting to: Head of Program
Duty Station: Entebbe
Application Link: https://redcap.link/Health_Economist_OMWANA


Operationalizing Kangaroo Mother care before stabilization amongst low birth Weight Neonates in Africa). The intervention is evaluated through a multisite randomized controlled trial: an intervention arm is allocated to receive KMC and a control arm is allocated to receive 'standard' care
For detailed job descriptions and procedure for application, please follow the application link per position.

For future employment opportunities, please visit; http://www.mrcuganda.org/jobs

The position will provide statistical support to the GPC, Well Being of Older People (WOPS), the GPC COVID19 surveillance study among others studies. He/she will be tasked with estimation of HIV incidence and prevalence trends in the GPC and analysis of other aspects of GPC and related studies. He/she will lead the statistical aspects of the design, conduct and analysis of epidemiological research studies including but not limited to clinical trials and observational studies. He/she will provide statistical input during application for funding and preparation of scientific manuscripts for publications. Participate in the training of epidemiological and/or statistical courses in the Unit.

Application procedure

Job application procedure
The applications should be addressed to:
The Head of Human Resources.
MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit.
P.O. Box, 49,
Entebbe, Uganda.
Deadline for applications is 4th June 2021, 5:00pm.

Only online applications through the link provided will be accepted. You will receive a notification in your email if your application has been successfully received. In the event you are selected as the best candidate for the job, it will be a requirement to present certified copies of academic documents prior to contracting.
The post-holder will be working on a full economic evaluation of an intervention aimed at reducing neonatal mortality in Uganda (OMWANA:

Date Posted: 2021-05-26

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