Data Collection Jobs – Research Assistant – Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) Network


Job Title:    Research Assistant

Organization:  Sustainable Futures in Africa
(SFA) Network

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

The Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) Network is an
interdisciplinary collective that brings together researchers, educators, and
communities of practice that acknowledge the situated and complex nature of
practices and conceptions of sustainability.


Job Summary:  The
Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) Network, in collaboration with Makerere
University, is seeking to fill the position of a Research Assistant  to help implementing a collaborative research
project entitled Whose crisis?: The Global covid-19 crisis from the perspective
of communities in Africa.  More
specifically, the Research assistant will lead the fieldwork activities which
will take place in Alebtong District, Northern Uganda. This project is an
interdisciplinary initiative and project team members are spread across the UK,
Botswana, Malawi, Nigeria, Eswatini and Uganda. The Research Assistant will
have the opportunity to exchange with colleagues from other locations as well
as to build an international network. Click here for more information about the
project. The research assistant will be responsible for Video capture,
photography, documentation, story creation and academic writing in line with
SFA guidelines. Trainings in 1) participatory methods, 2) audio and video
capture, 3) project management will be provided, but the applicant needs strong
experience in these areas.


This is a part time position, for 11 months (Oct 2020 to Aug 2021). The
working schedule will be discussed with potential candidates, and will vary
depending on project phases. The candidate will be based at Makerere University
and will work closely with a multidisciplinary research team and with the
research administrator.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Render support
in the development of the hub methodology and the selection of appropriate
participatory research methods

strong collaborative relationships and links with external agencies,
stakeholders and communities maximizing the potential for increased partnership

in-country and document the plural and diverse lived experiences of,
perspectives on, and responses to, COVID-19 in vulnerable local communities at
a community and household level

the Research Administrator in the maintenance of accurate records of
documentation (data), safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as

ready access to all data/material for the home institution research team and/or
Project team based in the UK (University of Glasgow)

or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project

with the Research Lead and Research Administrator to report on progression and
challenges in a timely manner

the Research Lead with Ethic applications

in team meetings, other essential meetings and workshops


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a master’s degree from a recognized academic institution.

have participated in a research project and demonstrate data collection

demonstrate ability to capture video, photographs, and to document lived

demonstrate excellent project management skills (data collection and storage,

demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.

demonstrate excellent writing skills (for diverse audiences: media, academia,
general public, etc.).


How to Apply:

All candidates should submit their applications by email with at least 3
reference contacts and daytime contact number to;


Please indicate the position in the subject line.


Deadline: 12th October 2020


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