Fresher Data Jobs – Researcher at Vision Group

Title:         Researcher
Organisation: Vision
Project Name:
Promotion of human rights and enhancing access to justice through media
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Project Coordinator
About US:
Vision Group
incorporated as the New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited
(NVPPCL) seeks to recruit highly motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the
following positions on a contract basis for a project. The project is focused
on improving access to justice for all, through improved accountability of duty
bearers; and an empowered citizenry that ably articulates their rights. The
project concentrates on media activities which help the poor and vulnerable
persons to access justice and create awareness on their rights. The project
envisages amplifying the voices of the voiceless and responsiveness of office
bearers leading to an improved community justice that respects and promotes
human rights. The project will operate over a period of eighteen months.
Job Summary:   The Researcher will mainly participate in the
design, administration and monitoring of project activities; including
analyzing and evaluating collected data and ensuring alignment to project
objectives and within set guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Collect, process and analyze data in line with the project
    objectives and established standards.
  • Ensure accurate records of interviews and safeguard the
    confidentiality of subjects.
  • Travel to field sites to collect and record data and/or samples as
    appropriate to the specific objectives of the study
  • Develop or assist in the development of interview schedules; contact
    potential subjects to introduce and explain study objectives and protocol
    and to arrange interviews, either in person or by telephone
  • Conduct and record face-to-face and/or telephone interviews with
    subjects, in accordance with predetermined interview protocol, data
    collection procedures and documentation standards.
  • Code and verify data in accordance with the study data management
    standard operating procedures.
  • Review and edit data to ensure completeness and accuracy of
    information; follow up with subjects to resolve problems or clarify data
  • Prepare findings for publication and assist in analysis, quality
    control, and data management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics,
    Population Studies, Social Sciences or in a related field from a
    recognized institution.
  • At least two years of relevant working experience in research and
    data management.
  • Proficient in office software applications.
  • Good working knowledge of data storage and analysis systems such as
    SPSS and Access.
  • Research skills;
  • Project management capabilities.
  • Interviewing and data collection skills
  • Ability to understand and apply specified field research procedures.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate and verify data.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Result oriented.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Flexible with the willingness to work long hours.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications and
updated CVs to the:
Chief Human
Resources Officer,
The New Vision
Printing and Publishing Company Ltd.
P.O Box 9815,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 29th March 2019
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