Several Data Collection Jobs – Qualitative Research Officers – Rakai Health Sciences Program

Job Title:            Qualitative Research
Organisation:  Rakai Health Sciences Program
Duty Station:
About us:
Rakai Health Sciences Program
(RHSP) is a collaborative Bio-medical Research and Service delivery
organization founded in 1987, formerly the Rakai Project.
Job Summary: The Social & Behavioral Sciences Research
Assistant works directly with the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
of Rakai Health Sciences Program. On a day-to-day basis, he/she participates in
the department’s main activities which include participant’s mobilization and
sensitization, participants’ recruitment and interviewing and data management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       To participate in ongoing mobilization, participant
recruitment and sensitization about qualitative research and other RHSP
research activities within the study communities.
·       To work with the team leader, supervisor and community
mobilizers to identify key informants and FGD participants and to schedule with
them when and where to hold interviews and discussions.
·       To conduct all data collection, timely transcription
and data handling using appropriate and ethically sound qualitative research
techniques and according to the developed research protocols and Standard
Operating Procedures (SOPs).
·       To bring to the attention of the team leader any
problems that are encountered in the field.
·       To maintain regular contact with the team leader and
to pass on completed transcripts and other forms to him/her.
·       To review the monitoring sheet from the supervisor and
to make corrections on the script or/and to discuss with him/her any problems
identified in his/her work. This may necessitate revisiting the key informant.
·       To participate in developing, preparing and /or fine
tuning the instruments for field work.
·       To participate in training for new and ongoing
qualitative research studies.
·       To participate in qualitative research data analysis.
·       To attend to any other duties as assigned by the
immediate supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant should have minimum qualification
of a bachelor’s degree in SWSA, Social Sciences, Development Studies,
Education, Adult and Community Education,
·       At least one years’ experience in medical research
using Qualitative Research methods
·       Computer Knowledge and skills
·       Good presentation and report writing skills
·       Communication skills and ability to speak the local
·       Ability to work under minimal supervision
How to apply:
All interested Candidates
possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover
letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic
qualifications/certificates addressed to the HR Manager to Kindly
indicate the Job title under subject of the mail. Only Online applications will
be considered.
Only short-listed candidates
will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbying and
canvassing will lead to disqualification.
Deadline: Tuesday,
31st December 2019 by 5:00pm
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