Fresher Social & Behavioral Sciences / Qualitative Research Officer NGO Jobs – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

 

Job Title:    Social & Behavioral
Sciences / Qualitative Research Officer

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Duty Station:  Uganda

 

About US:

Rakai Health
Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio – medical research and service
delivery organization. RHSP strives to improve the quality of life of the local
population through a combination of community-based research, curative
services, and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central Uganda.

 

Job Summary:  The Social & Behavioral Sciences /
Qualitative Research Officer 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 research
participants’ 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 (QR) and other RHSP research activities within the
study communities.

·       
To
ensure that all research instruments are prepared and taken to the field.

·       
To work
with the team leader 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
maintain regular contact with the team leader and to pass on completed
transcripts and other forms to him/her.

·       
To bring
to the attention of the team leader any problems that are encountered in the
field.

·       
Participate
in developing, preparing and /or fine tuning the instruments for field work.

·       
Participate
in training for new and ongoing qualitative research studies.

·       
Participating
in qualitative research data analysis.

·       
To keep
proper custody of program property like computers, laptops, recorders, etc.

·       
To
attend to any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor from time to
time.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a University Degree in Humanities and Education.

·       
At least
one year of experience in medical research using qualitative research methods
in a reputable organization.

·       
Proficiency
in the use of computers

·       
Fluent
in speaking, reading, and writing Luganda and English.

·       
Good
presentation and report writing skills.

·       
Ability
to work in a busy environment under minimal/ no supervision.

·       
Ability
to ride a motorcycle is a MUST and valid riding permit.

 

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 (in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to
the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject
line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

 

Deadline: 3rd February 2020 by 5:00pm

 

NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program.
Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

 

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