8 Data Collection Jobs – Research Assistants – Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH)

 

Job Title:    Research Assistants (8 Data Collection Jobs)

Organization:  Makerere
University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Duty Station:  Kabale,
Hoima, Masaka, Luwero, Busia, Soroti, Gulu and Kotido, Uganda

Reports to:
Study Principal Investigator

 

About US:

Makerere University
School of Public Health is one of the schools that comprise the Makerere
University College of Health Sciences, a constituent college of Makerere
University, Uganda’s oldest and largest public university.

 

Job Summary:  The research assistants will be chiefly
responsible for Data collection and associated activities. Makerere University
College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH) received funding
from the World Bank to coordinate the Operations Research Program on
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) in Uganda
for a period of one (1) year. RMNCAH now seeks to recruit 8 Research Assistants
to support data collection and transcription for a period of 20 days.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Participate
in pretesting and updating of tools

·        
Administer
informed consent and conduct interviews in line with the research project.

·        
Verbatim
note-taking and audio recording of interviews

·        
Ensure
completeness and accuracy of the information provided by the research
participants.

·        
follow
up with subjects to resolve problems or clarify data collected

·        
Transcribing
interviews

·        
Uploading
audio and transcribed interviews

·        
Perform
other duties related to data collection and management.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a Degree or its equivalent in social sciences, public
health and other related disciplines.

·        
Five (5)
years’ experience in data collection using qualitative and quantitative methods
(at least five studies using each method).

·        
Experience
in verbatim notetaking and audio recording

·        
Experience
in transcribing.

·        
Language
proficiency in English and one of the following languages:

        
Runyankore/Rukiga

        
Runyoro

        
Luganda

        
Lusamia

        
Ateso

        
Acholi

        
Ngakaramojong

·        
Prior
research experience in reproductive health

 

Skills

·        
Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills

·        
Good
teamwork attributes

·        
Attention
to detail

·        
Good
time manager

·        
Ability
to deliver outputs under minimum supervision

·        
Must be
ethical in conducting research.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications, updated CVs stating two referees and their
contacts to:

 

The Dean,

Makerere University
School of Public Health,

P.O. Box 7072, Kampala Uganda.

Candidates may
submit electronic versions of their application online,Click Here

 

Deadline: 9th November 2020 by 5.00 pm.

 

NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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