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MUWRP is looking for professionals in the following  field.



Position Title: Phlebotomist

Position Summary: This person is the primary POC for laboratory results and related issues as well the primary person for handling all research related blood samples.

Position Location: Mukono

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. To support the research team to draw blood from research participants per protocol.

2. Explain to participants what is being done and to help alleviate stress and anxiety regarding blood tests.

3. To perform basic data entry and maintain laboratory related documentation

4. Responsible for receiving and filing laboratory results.

5. Responsible for preparing samples and related documentation for shipment to appropriate labs.

6. Maintain standard operating, safety and infection control procedures.

Required Education and Knowledge:
1. Diploma in laboratory services or related field.
2. Experience working in a research setting is a plus but not a prerequisite.
3. Outstanding technical writing skills and understanding of medical terminology/research.
4. Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
5. Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions.
6. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
7. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
8. Ability to understand and follow basic scientific research protocol and procedure.

Essential Skills:
1. Highly proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), email, internet.
2. Possess excellent customer service skills.
3. Must be well organized and a self-starter.
4. Must be willing to work beyond the official work hours whenever so needed
5. Must be trainable.
Supervisory Controls:

The candidate will report to the Study Coordinator

Physical Ability:

Ability to professionally communicate in writing and verbally or other means deemed appropriate. The incumbent should have ability to travel to and from work and the Project’s collaborative sites in if necessary.


Interested candidates should download and fill application forms from, and submit them with their Application letter, Photocopies of academic qualifications and Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees. The position number and the location should be clearly stated in the application and sent to:

The Human Resource & Administration Manager
Makerere University Walter Reed Project
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala.
The closing date for receiving applications is 18th September 2017.




The incumbent will serve as Program Manager under the immediate supervision of MUWRP Executive Director. The Program Manager will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the JMEDICC program including management of program personnel, budget and resources, as well as close coordination with the JMEDICC Senior Technical Advisor, study clinical lead, study coordinator, Uganda organizations, and international partners to ensure all components are successfully completed. This position is will be based in Kampala but requires one to be positioned initially at Fort Portal to oversee the establishment of the program at the Fort Portal Regional Referral hospital with frequent travel to Kampala as required. The incumbent will work under MUWRP guidelines and policies.


Clinical Research Management:
1. Oversee all MUWRP’s JMEDICC operations including protocol and SOP development, training and implementation of protocols from
patient enrollment to successful data capture.
2. Develop and drive program plans keeping MUWRP and JMEDICC leadership informed of progress.
3. Ensure standards of ICH/GCP, GCLP are practiced and SOPs are followed
4. Ensure all Ugandan and USG regulations are followed.
5. Act as a liaison between MUWRP and other agencies involved in JMEDICC activities locally and internationally.
6. Provide leadership and overall supervision of the research study operations.
7. Manage all site operations including management of program staff, performance, renovations, logistics, supplies and equipment, security and personnel issues in conjunction with the study coordinator and relevant MUWRP departments.
8. Identify training needs and foster a productive team environment
9. Work closely with MUWRP administration to develop, execute and manage program budgets.
10. Prepare program presentations and reports as required

11. Build strong relationships with primary implementing partners in Uganda and Government of Uganda and other in-country
12. Maintain good relationships and open communication with U.S. counterparts.
13. Function independently, but escalate items as needed for higher level visibility, input, or action.
14. Complete other tasks as needed.
15. Provide systematic reports to review progress of activities to inform MUWRP and JMEDICC management


a. 5 years post MBchB or post a first degree in other health related profession
b. 3-5 years post MPH or MSC degree
c. 3-5 years’ experience in project planning and management

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Demonstrated ability to implement high quality clinical research studies.
• Demonstrated experience managing in-country partners, stakeholder relationships, and team of technical and administrative staff.
• Ability to facilitate discussions of complicated, multi-faceted issues and clearly communicate the decisions, implications, and actions in easy to understand ways.
• Ability to build mutual respect and cooperative relationships with highly skilled partners, such as physicians and scientists.
• Ability to inspire action from groups or individuals not in direct chain of command. Ability to excel in fast-paced, changing, and challenging environments and to quickly adapt to new technology and tools.
• Ability to multi-task and respond creatively to trends, challenges and changes in the field.
• Strong written and oral communication.
• Solid organizational and analytical skills, highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated.
• Outstanding MS Office skills.
• Ability to travel as required to Kampala and other sites as needed on a regular basis.

Physical Ability

The ability to travel frequently between Fort Portal and Kampala and other locations as needed.

Supervisory Controls:

The candidate will report to the Executive Director

Interested candidates should download application forms from, website, fill and submit them together with their Application letter, Photocopies of academic qualifications and Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees and send to:

The HR &Administration Manager
Makerere University Walter Reed Project
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.
P. O. Box 16524 Kampala.
Not later than 18th September 2017
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interested candidates should complete a MUWRP Application form
Please download from here:

Submit Application Form, Application letter and Photocopies of academic qualifications and Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees to:

The Human Resource & Administration Manager

Makerere University Walter Reed Project

Plot 42 Nakasero Road.

P.O. Box 16524 Kampala.