12 Fresher Research Assistant Jobs – Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Organization: Makerere
University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH)
Duty Station: Kisoro,
Kween, Karenga, Uganda
Reports to: Study
Principal Investigator
About US:
Makerere University
College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH) with support from
the World Bank Group is coordinating the Operations Research Program on
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) in Uganda
for a period of one (1) year. RMNCAH seeks to recruit Research Assistants (RAs)
and Research Officers (ROs) to support data collection for the different
Operations research studies.
Job Summary: The
research assistants will be primarily responsible for data collection and
associated activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       Participate in pretesting and updating of
·       Administer informed consent and conduct
interviews in line with the study protocol.
·       Verbatim note-taking and audio recording of
·       Ensure completeness and accuracy of the
information provided by the research participants.
·       Follow up with subjects to resolve problems
or clarify data collected
·       Perform other duties related to data
collection and management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The applicant must hold a Degree or its equivalent
in social sciences, public health and other related disciplines.
·       Experience in data collection using
qualitative techniques (at least three studies).
·       Experience in verbatim notetaking, audio
recording and transcribing.
·       Prior research experience among the Batwa,
Benet and Ik people.
·       Excellent interpersonal and communication
·       Good teamwork attributes
·       Attention to detail
·       Good time manager
·       Ability to deliver outputs under minimum
·       Must be ethical in conducting research.
·       Language proficiency in English and one of
the following languages (preferably with the Batwa, Benet and Ik dialects):
Kifumbira, Kuksabiny, NgaKarimojong
·       Desirable: A Mutwa. Benet or Ik by ethnicity.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons should send their application, academic
transcripts and updated CV stating at least two referees and their contacts to:
The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, P. O. Box 7072, Kampala
Uganda. Please quote the Study Reference Number in your application (on the
envelope for hand delivered applications and in the subject for email
applications). Applications without this the Study Reference Number will not be
Candidates may
submit electronic versions of their application to
Deadline: Thursday, March 26, 2020 by 5.00 pm.
shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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