3 Fresher Data Collection Jobs – Qualitative Research Assistant – FHI 360

Job Title:   Qualitative Research Assistant (3 Fresher Data Collection Jobs)

Organisation: FHI 360

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

FHI 360 is an international non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.


Job Summary:  The research assistants will be primarily responsible for conducting and transcribing in-depth interviews and key informant interviews. They will have direct contact with respondents and have a great bearing on the quality of data collected and ultimately on the quality of data output.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fieldwork preparation duties
  • Attend a one-day training workshop for research assistants. Receive data collection tools (questionnaires).
  • Conduct piloting of the data collection tools.
  • Fieldwork and data collection
  • Perform day-to-day data collection activities: seek consent from eligible participants and conduct in-depth interviews and key informant interviews in the field.
  • Respond to questions the participants may have about the assessment.
  • Share field notes and have brief discussions with the supervisor at the end of each day to discuss any challenges, solutions, and experiences.
  • Comply with the requirements necessary for conducting successful interviews using qualitative methods.
  • Ensure confidentiality of data collected and study information.
  • After field visits
  • Ensure that all data captured is always kept secure
  • Submit audio records of each interview to the supervisor.
  • Submit all participants’ consent forms to the supervisor.
  • Write a field report.
  • Transcribe the interviews conducted

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Nursing, and Midwifery or similar qualification.
  • A certificate in Research Ethics will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience with qualitative data collection on maternal, and newborn health, family planning, and immunization with a reputable research organization.
  • At least two years of relevant working experience as a health research assistant
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to produce informative and appropriate written transcriptions.
  • Ability to work independently as well as an effective team player.
  • Ability to speak native languages in the area (English and Luganda).


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications (CV and cover letter) by email to: uganda.procurement@fhi360.org


Please indicate the title of the position in the e-mail subject line.


Deadline: 26th July 2023.


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Date Posted 2023-07-22
Valid Through 2023-07-26
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization FHI 360
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala, 0256, Uganda

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