20 No Experience Research Assistant Job Opportunities – Resilience Innovation Labs (RILab)

Organisation: Resilience
Innovation Labs (RILab)
Funding Source: USAlD’s Center for Digital Development (CDD)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Field
Team Supervisor
About US:
ResilientAfrica
Network (RAN) with funding from USAlD’s Center for Digital Development (CDD) is
conducting a study that aims at providing a better understanding of the role
that digital identification systems play in development. The study will explore
the costs, socio- economic benefits and challenges of digital identification
systems within Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. It targets the investors in the Digital
lD systems, secondary beneficiaries of the Digital IDs and ID holders. The
study will critically look at the National ID system and the Public Service
Registration System.
Job Summary:  The Research Assistants will be field based in
the 4 regions of Uganda (Central, Eastern, Western and Northern Uganda). The
successful candidates will be reporting to the Field Team Supervisors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • To conduct Key Informant interviews, Focus Group Discussions and
    In-depth interviews with selected respondents from government ministries,
    district local governments, banks, telecom companies among other agencies
  • Administer informed consent, conduct and complete interviews in
    accordance with the study protocol, and answer questions that the respondents
    may ask before or during the course of data collection
  • Provide Team Leader/Supervisor with updates from the day including
    agencies visited, interviews completed, and any other important
    information about the assignment.
  • Be responsible for data collection and data management processes
    including validation to ensure quality data
  • Work with RAN and Supervisors to schedule and follow up on
    interviews
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the team leaders

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the USAID Research Assistant jobs must hold
    Bachelor’s degrees in humanities, public health, statistics and any other
    related disciplines
  • Prior experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection
    methods
  • Proficiency (both spoken and written) in English and at least one of
    the following languages
  • (Ateso, Karamajong, Luo, Swahili, Runyankole, Rukiga, Runyoro,
    Rutoro, Lugisu)
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to spend an extended period of time in rural areas and away
    from home
  • Ability to work under stringent deadlines and independently with
    minimal supervision
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons should send their applications with a typed
cover letter, current CV with 2 referees and copies of academic certificates
addressed to: The Director Eastern Africa RILab, Makerere University School of
Public Health-Resilient Africa Network, Plot 28 Upper Kololo Terrace, P.O Box
7072, Kampala, Uganda. OR email to info@ranlab.org
Deadline: 20th August 2018
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