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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

60 Research Assistants Jobs at National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
60 Research Assistants 

Jobs at:
National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) 

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 11h January 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 256 

Date Posted: 5th January 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: Ush

JOB DETAILS: Background: NUDIPU and Makerere University, Department of Social Work and Social Administration are conducting a research on “Living Conditions of Persons with Disabilities in Uganda”. Overall, the project is coordinated by SINTEF, a Nowegian agency with funding from Atlas Alliance/NORAD and the work will be done in accordance with the SINTEF project documents. Data collection is planned to take place in early 2019, and because of this, we are seeking the services of Research Assistants.
Job description: Research Assistants
Location: Regions: Busoga, Bukedi, Bugisu, Teso, Karamoja, Lango, Acholi, West Nile, Bunyoro, Tooro, Kigezi and Ankole.
(Applicants should indicate preferred region and language proficiency)
Number of positions: 60
Reporting relations:
The research Assistant will report to Supervisors for the Living conditions study
Job summary
Core duties and responsibilities
• Participate in a training on the study protocol, data collection and ethical procedures
• Participate in pilot study
• Travel to selected study enumeration areas for the entire study data collection duration
• Identify potential households , assess eligibility and recruit household members
• Conduct informed consent processes with potential participants according to the study procedures
• Develop interview schedules; arrange and conduct interviews in accordance with pre-determined interview guidelines, data collection procedures, tools and documentation standards
• As appropriate to the specified position, code and verify data in accordance with the study data management standard operating procedures (SOPs), and enter data into the data collection electronic tools
• Ensure that data collected are accurate, complete, properly handled and stored in accordance with study SOPs and confidentiality stipulations
• After data collection, a RA should write a brief report on the field exercise where he/she was deployed and submit to the immediate supervisor
• Take responsibility of all the research tools and equipment entrusted to him/her during the data collection
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Required qualifications and Job experience
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field
• Prior experience in research methods
• Experience in data collection
• Knowledge of disability issues is an added advantage
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required
• Skills in identifying and recruiting research subjects
• Interviewing and electronic data collection skills
• Ability to understand and apply specified field research procedures and protocols
• Ability to work in a team (good team player) and independently
• Excellent communication skills
• Able to work long hours
• Able to work in any part of the country
Job application procedure
The applicants should submit their capability statements, CV and two professional referees addressed to Executive Director, NUDIPU P.0. Box 8567 Kampala not later than 11h January 2018