No Experience Research Assistant Non-profit Jobs – Raising Voices

Organisation: Raising Voices
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Raising Voices:
Raising Voices is a non-profit
organization which works to prevent interpersonal violence that happens in the
home, in the communities and within institutions that community members use on
a regular basis. Our work is organized into two departments; prevention of
violence against women (VAW) and prevention of violence against children (VAC).
Job Summary:  The Research Assistant will be engaged in multiple
research partnerships and evaluative studies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Gain
experience with applied research related to the prevention of violence against
women and violence against children
·        
Actively
engage in conceptual discussions around dimensions of quality programming and
develop familiarity with the existing evidence around what works to prevent
violence
·        
Take
part in staff processes aimed at reflecting on research findings and
incorporating insights into programming
·        
Work
within a dynamic team committed to operationalizing the learning strategy at
Raising Voices
·        
Opportunities
for co
authorship
·        
Render
support in the analysis of survey data for multiple evaluation studies
·        
Organize
and code interview and focus
group
data using deductive and inductive approaches
·        
Conduct
systematic literature review for papers in progress
·        
Assist
prepare for a midline assessment in 8 districts of Uganda
·        
Contribute
to writing of findings and creating/editing summaries for different audiences (including
government, communities, children, and global experts).
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree. Possession of a Master’s
degree or PhD candidate preferred
·        
Proficient
understanding qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
·        
Proven
ability to analyze and interpret data in professional settings (beyond
coursework)
·        
The
Research Assistant should have experience and interest in programmatic research
·        
Excellent
writing skills
·        
Motivated,
self
driven and
committed to violence prevention and applied research
·        
Computer
literacy skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, statistical program (STATA/SPSS/SAS)
·        
Experience
conducting literature reviews (MEDLINE, PubMed, Google Scholar), experience
with qualitative data analysis, knowledge of cohort evaluation design.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates
should send their soft copy applications to the following email address:
jobs@raisingvoices.org with the subject line ‘Research Assistantship’ with the
following:
·        
Onepage letter of interest highlighting
relevant skills and describing what you hope to gain from the opportunity.
Please include your availability between May and August 2015.
·        
Short
writing sample that illustrates your ability to analyze and interpret data
·        
Updated
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Deadline: Open until filled
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