Research Associate – The Share Trust

September 20, 2023

Job Title: Research Associate

Organization: The Share Trust

Job Location: Kampala


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Research Support: Assist in conducting literature reviews, gathering relevant research materials, and synthesizing information.
  • Data Collection and Analysis: Collaborate in collecting and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data including through stakeholder consultations, using appropriate research methodologies and tools.
  • Report Writing: Draft and refine research reports, and publications, ensuring clarity, coherence, and adherence to research objectives and findings.
  • Project Coordination: Assist in project management tasks, including organizing meetings, managing timelines, and coordinating with team members to ensure the smooth execution of research projects.
  • Quality Assurance: Review and verify the accuracy of research data, analysis, and findings to ensure high-quality outputs.
  • Communication: Effectively communicate research findings, insights, and recommendations to both internal team members and external stakeholders through presentations, reports, and other mediums.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including researchers, analysts, and project managers, to contribute to a holistic understanding of SHGs, coalitions of local and national actors; and their societal impact.
  • Expertise Development: Stay current with the latest developments in the field of Self Help Groups, community empowerment, and related areas to enhance the depth and breadth of research contributions.
  • Database Management: Work closely with the Communications Lead to maintain our website’s SHG database up to date with the latest research.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Social Sciences, Development Studies, Economics, or related disciplines.
  • Proven experience (3+ years) in research, preferably with a focus on community development, or related areas. Experience in report writing, data analysis, and project coordination is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, development of data collection tools and experience with stakeholder consultations.
  • Experience with SHGs, their structure, functioning, and impact on community development is a plus.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, use of data analysis software, and ability to interpret complex data sets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey research findings to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to producing accurate and high-quality research outputs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary, multicultural team and manage multiple tasks in a dynamic research environment.
  • A self-motivated and proactive approach to problem-solving, research, and project management.


How To Apply:

Interested applicants should send your cover letter and resume to with “Research Associate” in the subject line.


Deadline: October 1st, 2023

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