Fresher Social & Behavioral Sciences / Qualitative Research Officer NGO Jobs – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)


Job Title:    Social & Behavioral
Sciences / Qualitative Research Officer

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

Rakai Health
Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio – medical research and service
delivery organization. RHSP strives to improve the quality of life of the local
population through a combination of community-based research, curative
services, and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central Uganda.


Job Summary:  The Social & Behavioral Sciences /
Qualitative Research Officer works directly with the department of Social and
Behavioral Sciences of Rakai Health Sciences Program. On a day-to-day basis,
he/she participates in the department’s main activities which include research
participants’ mobilization and sensitization, participants’ recruitment and
interviewing and data management.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

participate in ongoing mobilization, participant recruitment and sensitization
about Qualitative Research (QR) and other RHSP research activities within the
study communities.

ensure that all research instruments are prepared and taken to the field.

To work
with the team leader and community mobilizers to identify key informants and
FGD participants and to schedule with them when and where to hold interviews
and discussions.

conduct all data collection, timely transcription and data handling using
appropriate and ethically sound qualitative research techniques and according
to the developed research protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

maintain regular contact with the team leader and to pass on completed
transcripts and other forms to him/her.

To bring
to the attention of the team leader any problems that are encountered in the

in developing, preparing and /or fine tuning the instruments for field work.

in training for new and ongoing qualitative research studies.

in qualitative research data analysis.

To keep
proper custody of program property like computers, laptops, recorders, etc.

attend to any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor from time to


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a University Degree in Humanities and Education.

At least
one year of experience in medical research using qualitative research methods
in a reputable organization.

in the use of computers

in speaking, reading, and writing Luganda and English.

presentation and report writing skills.

to work in a busy environment under minimal/ no supervision.

to ride a motorcycle is a MUST and valid riding permit.


How to Apply:

All interested
Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications
including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of
academic qualifications/certificates (in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to
the HR Manager to Kindly indicate the job title in the subject
line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.


Deadline: 3rd February 2020 by 5:00pm


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program.
Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.


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