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2 Fresher Data Jobs - Research Assistants - International Rescue Committee (IRC)


Job Title:    Research Assistant (2 Fresher Data Jobs)

Organization:  International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator 


About US:

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.


Job Summary:  The Research Assistant will support the management of the study in the field, including training of CHWs on SEL and overseeing the quantitative data collection process, with responsibilities for organizing interviews, tracking progress, overseeing data checks, and processes for data entry.


The position holder will report to the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator in country, with regular communication to headquarters research staff.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        In collaboration with IRC health staff, selecting the CHWs to participate in the study

·        Facilitating training of the CHWs on SEL and sharing of the messages, including troubleshooting any phone-based messaging

·        Organizing data collection sessions with CHWs and supporting use of any technology by CHWs for data collection

·        Providing feedback to IRC research staff: on the progress of data collection and outstanding interviews, data quality checks, and any problems emerging from the data which need to be addressed in the field

·        Supporting logistical planning for data collection as appropriate in collaboration with health staff

·        Providing feedback on issues and problems related to data collection, and compiling these into to field reports for research staff

·        Ensure safeguards of confidentiality are in place and are upheld by everyone involved in the data collection

·        Sending a weekly update to IRC HQ of the field reports, tracking documents, and data

·        Regular meetings with supervisor to inform of progress and emerging issues, and regular phone check-ins with IRC HQ

·        Additional tasks as required to ensure the smooth implementation of quantitative data collection.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Research Assistant should have experience using electronic data entry platforms

·        Previous survey experience

·        Familiarity with smartphone and tablet operations and applications

·        Fluency in English

·        Good communication skills

·        Detail oriented

·        Experience in MHPSS or Educational content testing or research


Please note: This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 23rd October 2020


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