Entry Level Data Jobs – Research Assistant at Bridge International Academies

Job Title:    Research Assistant
Organisation: Bridge
International Academies
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About
US:
Aikan HR Consultants seeks to
recruit for its valuable client, Bridge International Academies, the world’s
largest chain of primary and pre-primary schools bringing world-class education
to the poorest of the poor, democratizing the right to succeed.
Job Summary: The Research Assistant will be responsible
for carrying out research, provide critical analyses, insights, reports and send
data to the rest of the company on socio-economic conditions, competitive
landscapes, academic attainment, plot-specific research and population
density. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Carry
    out individual in-depth household interviews in low-income rural and urban
    communities
  • Conduct
    team field-based exercises to calculate population density using survey
    and GPS equipment
  • Perform
    field-based research into education and financial service providers using
    survey and GPS equipment
  • Administer
    educational learner assessment tools to children aged 3-15
  • Consolidate
    and enter data from surveys and research exercises into Excel at the office
  • Prepare
    and submit research reports based on both quantitative and qualitative
    observations
  • Actively
    participate in the design of new research studies and research tools
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Research Assistant vacancy should hold a Diploma
    or Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Research Methods, Demography,
    Anthropology or other related field.
  • At
    least a year to two years’ experience in conducting field research in a
    fast paced and results-driven organization
  • Past
    exposure and experience of using IT solutions to collect data, e.g. GPS,
    smart phones, applications, excel
  • Prior
    experience working in slums and informal settlements.
  • Fluency
    in written and spoken English required. Fluent knowledge of many other
    local languages.  Preference for:
    Western/Northern Local Languages; Runyakitara, Luo and Lugbara
How
to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send
their applications by clicking on this link.
Please upload
the following in your application; an updated CV / resume (PDF or Word Format)
which should include your contact information and three work related references
and a one page statement describing your suitability for the role should be
included.
Deadline:
31st July 2015

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