Research & Documentation Officer NGO Jobs – African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)

Job Title:    Research & Documentation Officer

Organization: African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager


About US:

The African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims ( ACTV ) is a Non-Governmental organization in Uganda which commenced operations in 1993 whose mandate includes advocacy against torture and provision of physical and psychological treatment and rehabilitation, social support and legal services to survivors of torture.


Job Summary:   The Research & Documentation Officer will spearhead research, prepare reports and disseminate information and facilitate learning, at ACTV.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Collect and analyze data to analyze the environmental conditions of survivors of torture

  • Foster research on all aspects of pain resulting from torture.
  • Use and develop a range of equations to assist in data gathering and analysis.
  • Conduct research in line with ACTV needs including conducting field research, data collection, validation, analysis and cleaning and preparation of a report.

Prepare and conduct research on torture trends and vulnerable persons.

  • Lead the implementation of research activities within the ACTV, in collaboration with external research and implementation partners.
  • Conduct comprehensive and accurate review of project documents; project briefs, project completion.

Prepare reports of findings.

  • Generate reports on potential areas of program implementation.
  • Carry out research, collect data on the program impact of ACTV and prepare reports for the Manager.

Manage the processing and storage of records and documents; ensure accurate recording and uncomplicated access.

  • Design and implement an effective system of accessing and retrieving records
  • Ensure a proper storage mechanism of all records and documents
  • Provide an efficient and effective method of accurate record keeping.
  • Ensure safe custody of both current & non-current soft & hard copy records in line with the records/archives policy; and implementation of the electronic document management system.

Measure the effectiveness of projects undertaken by ACTV.

  • Support preparation of projects in line with ACTV’s objectives and strategic priorities.
  • Test new projects during development and provide feedback on possible acceptability


Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely completion of research projects
  • Research areas identified
  • Research conducted
  • Research collaborations undertaken
  • Quality and timeliness of Research Reports
  • Access to program information to ACTV staff

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Psychology, Human Rights, Health, Research or any other relevant field.
  • At least three years of relevant work experience in an NGO.
  • Aged between 25 – 35years



  • Research skills
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Computer Skills


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their applications, cover letter and updated CV to these Emails: and


NB: Please quote position title in the subject of the Email


Deadline:  25th February 2024


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Date Posted 2024-02-13
Valid Through 2024-02-25
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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