20 February 2017

Fresher Statistical Assistant Job Careers - Uganda Road Fund (URF)



Job Title:     Statistical Assistant
Organization: Uganda Road Fund (URF)
Project: 2017 Road User Satisfaction Survey (RUSS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: M&E Officer, Statistics

About Us:
Uganda Road Fund (URF) is a body corporate established by the Uganda Road Fund Act 2008, to finance routine and periodic maintenance of public roads.

Job Summary: The Statistical Assistant for the Road User Satisfaction Survey (RUSS) will support the design and pretest of survey instruments; selection of the RUSS sample; preparation of field teams for field work, management of field returns and undertaking data processing and basic analyses.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Tasked with updating the RUSS sampling frame;
  • In charge of undertaking sample selection following established procedures;
  • Designing and pretesting the mobile data collection application for the RUSS;
  • Undertaking data processing and preliminary analyses; and
  • Supporting the training and supervision of field teams;
  • Tasked with receiving and collating data from field teams;
  • Responsible for the documentation of statistical procedures and processes at the different stages of the survey.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Road Fund Statistical Assistant career placement must hold an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics or Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from an officially recognized University. Post Graduate qualifications in Statistics, Computer Science/IT, or Information Systems are an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years of progressive experience undertaking data management for large surveys
  • Previous experience or knowledge in design and use of mobile data collection applications preferably Open Data Kit (ODK) or Kobo Toolbox;
  • Experience in use of statistical packages such as SPSS and Stata; and
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks;
  • Ability to work under pressure in order to meet tight deadlines; and
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision;

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications accompanied by;
  • A capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post and illustrated personal experience
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae showing experience and positions held
  • Current Salary
  • Three professional referees including phone and E-mail contacts
  • Copies of testimonials
  • Postal Addresses, daytime telephone contacts and E-mail address of applicant

The complete application package should be sent in hardcopy to:

The Executive Director,
Uganda Road Fund,
5th Floor TWED Towers, Plot 10 Kafu Road, Nakasero,
P.O. Box 7501, Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: 3rd March, 2017


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