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Social Research Officer Job Careers - Q-Sourcing Limited

Job Title:         Social Research Officer
Organization: Q-Sourcing Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Q-Sourcing Limited is a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Get instructions from your client about the nature of the research to be carried out
  • Use an appropriate and creative methodology to design and manage a research project which may involve the use of quantitative and or qualitative methods and may include both pilot and development work
  • Design questionnaires
  • Apply a range of research techniques to gather relevant information, including document analysis, surveys, case studies and interviews (face to face, telephone and online)
  • Develop and test theories
  • Prepare, present and disseminate results, for example as a verbal presentation and in a written report
  • Work closely with and direct social research field interviewers to gather information
  • Carry out information and data retrieval searches using electronic databases
  • Keenly analyze and evaluate research and interpret data making sure that the issues are identified
  • Gather information by directing or carrying out field work
  • Offer research-based briefings and advise, which may involve writing action plans
  • Guide external bodies on social policy. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Social Research Officer vacancy should hold a Degree in Social Sciences (Key subjects -Business studies, Geography, Mathematics, Psychology, statistics, Social Policy, Sociology or Politics)
  • Previous experience of participating in research projects such as  Crime, education, gender, environment, health care, poverty, social services, transport, unemployment and population structure and migration
  • Prior exposure and experience in managing a research project and report writing
  • Previous experience in carrying out qualitative and quantitative Research and developing quantitative questionnaires and qualitative discussion guides
  • Use of electronic databases
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques and computer based programs
  • Knowledge of research methods/techniques (Interviews, observation, focus groups, and survey questions)
  • Numeracy and confidence in using statistical techniques and computer-based programs
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, team working and communication skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Project management skills
  • Flexible approach to be able to work on several different research projects at the same time
  • Organizational skills, including time management and the ability to work under pressure and deadlines 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested are encouraged to send their cover letters and updated CVs including three referees (two of whom should have been direct supervisors) to our e-mail to:

Address all your applications to:

Human Resources Office,
Q-Sourcing Limited (U),
Plot 14/16 Semawata Road, Ntinda
P.O. Box 12883, Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda

Note: Please kindly mark your application as "Application _Social Research Officer” In the subject line of your email.

Deadline: 7th July 2016 by 5:00PM

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