Several Fresher Data Collection Jobs – Research Assistants DHP Study – Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Job Title:  Research Assistants DHP Study (Several Fresher Data Collection Jobs)

Organisation: Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) with support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation established the Digital Health Payment Initiative and Research in Africa DHPI-R) project whose goal is to identify how, and under what circumstances digital worker payments can support effective campaign delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

DHPI-R sub granted Afrislum Uganda and the Centre de Recherche en Reproduction Humaine et en Démographie (CERRHUD), Benin and are conducting a research study “Exploring implementation experiences to adapt Digital payments to Community Health Worker: A case study of Benin and Uganda”.  The purpose of this study is to get information about digital payments so as to formulate a practical way of establishing as the main way of paying frontline workers in Uganda. Findings from this study will inform the design of a prototype system for effective, gender-sensitive, and sustainable digital payment systems for Community Health Workers in resource-constrained settings such as Benin and Uganda.

 

This study will use Qualitative methodology and will be conducted among community health worker, payers of Community Health Workers, manager of a programs paying Community Health Workers, supervisors of programs that use Community Health Workers to do community work and digital service provider.  We therefore seek to recruit a team of Research Assistants with experience in conducting Quantitative research to conduct the data collection activities in Uganda.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform field data collection and management activities, administer informed consent, conduct and complete interviews in accordance with the study protocol
  • Answer questions that the respondents may ask before or during the course of data collection
  • Collect data and participate in data management processes including validation to ensure quality data collection
  • Conduct Key informant interview and in-depth for the study.
  • Transcribe qualitative research interviews and participate in qualitative data analysis, where applicable
  • Provide the Team Leader with daily updates including interviews completed, and any other important information about assigned participants
  • Any other duties assigned by the data collection team leaders or the Principal Investigator





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Statistics, Public Health, or any other related discipline
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English and either Luganda or Runyankore.
  • Prior experience in conducting face to face interviews
  • Prior experience in collecting qualitative data collection methods
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to follow study specific procedures and guidelines reliably.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, under stringent deadlines
  • Possession of a Certificate in Good Conduct OR a letter of recommendation from one reference

 

How to Apply:

All interested persons should send their updated 2 pager CVs stating two referees and their contacts to at recruitmentdhpchws@gmail.com

Please indicate the study name DHP and your name in the subject part of your email. Cover letter, CV and all other attachments in one pdf Document.

 

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 6th December 2023

 

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Date Posted 2023-10-03
Valid Through 2023-12-06
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala, 0256, Uganda