14 Fresher NGO Data Collection Jobs – Field Researchers at Trocaire

Organisation: Trocaire
Duty Station: Anaka (1 Job) in
Nwoya, Paimol (2 Jobs) in Agago, Paicho (3 Jobs) in Gulu; Orom (4 Jobs)  in Kitgum; Madi Opei (5 Jobs) in Lamwo; Lapul (6
Jobs) in Pader; and  Atiak (7 Jobs)  in Amuru, Uganda
Reports to: Research
Co-ordinator, Trócaire Gulu Sub-Office
About Trócaire:
Trócaire is an
Irish development organisation that works through local partners to implement
programmes in the organisation’s priority areas of Building Sustainable
Livelihoods, Governance & Human Rights and Gender. Trócaire’s programmes in
Uganda are managed by a small country team based in the office in Kampala with
regular travel to Northern Uganda.
About DGF Project:
The Trócaire
Uganda office recently secured a grant from the Democratic Governance Facility
(DGF) to implement a 12 month research project Piloting the Protection of
Rights to Customary Land in Acholi. The project will be implemented in
partnership with the Joint Acholi Sub Region Leaders Forum (JASLF) who will
provide technical guidance and support to the project through the Technical
Committee and the JASLF Secretariat. The goal of the project is: “To strengthen
the security of customary and communal land tenure in Acholiland through
piloting new approaches based on research, consultation and advocacy”. The
project will research how Acholi customary and communal land is controlled,
managed and administered, by and for whom, in all its varieties; will
investigate legal mechanisms to secure customary land rights; and will create
awareness of the findings and implications of the research throughout
Job Summary: The Field
Researchers will take part in an intensive tailored-training, field test the
research tools and will thereafter participate in and conduct in-depth data
collection in the field. The applicants will work closely and liaise with local
leaderships at the respective Clan locations to which they are assigned. They
will be expected to pull together lucid evidence-based research data and
produce a coherent and objective field report. In addition, the Field
Researchers will continuously inform the Research Coordinator on emerging
issues at the research sites for additional action.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Actively participate in residential methodological
Ensure that emerging research issues that demands
critical actions are notified to the Research coordinator for appropriate
response and/or action.
Ensure that they work within the stipulated field
budgetary provisions.
On the outset, create a positive rapport with the
communities at the assigned site so that they are on board with the research
and able to fully participate in the process.
Ensure that data gathering, analysis and reporting
is gender sensitive and participatory.
Keep a keen eye in observing pertinent developments
and activities in the field that resonate with the research objectives and
record them appropriately.
The incumbent will record and analyze both
quantitative and the qualitative data in an objective manner and write succinct
evidence based reports
Work in liaison with and collaborate with all
stakeholders in the field including the respective district, sub-county, parish
and village leadership; cultural leadership with their local structures;
special interest groups; CSOs; Elders and opinion leaders.
Take part in the mid-course review workshops.
Make a presentation of the respective finding in the
final Researcher’s Conference.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The applicants must hold a good University degree
and/or proven strong research experience
At least proven field research experience(s).
Prior exposure and experience in conducting
open-ended interviews and other data collection methods.
Language proficiency i.e. Mastery of the local Luo
language and ability to fluently translate Luo to English and vice versa.
Working knowledge of gender issues
Knowledge and understanding of the Northern Uganda
Conflict sensitivity
Strong participatory research skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong inter-personal relationship acumens including
ability to plan, organize and collect data from the field.
Ability to think clearly and communicate
Excellent report-writing skills
Computer literacy and familiarity with word
processing, spreadsheet and database software
Cultural adaptability
Ability and willingness to travel and stay in a
rural setting.
Culturally accountable
How to Apply:  
All applicants
are encouraged to send their application letters specifying the location they
may be assigned to (Check Beginning of Advert) , motivation statement for the
assignment and a comprehensive current CV to be delivered either:
By e-mail to:
Hand Deliver to:
Trocaire Gulu
Sub-Office (same premises with CARE)
Plot 7, Ogwok
Ayara Road (opposite eastern gate of Pece Stadium)
Deadline: 6th November 2015
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