Job Title: Research Assistant (20 positions)

Reports to: Field Supervisors / Research Coordinator

Duty Station: Kampala Metropolitan Area (Kampala, Mukono, and Wakiso)

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all training, pre-test activities, and pilot surveys.
  • Recruit research participants for the FamilEA survey.
  • Administer informed consent forms to all study participants.
  • Conduct interviews in line with the research project requirements and ethical considerations.
  • Review and submit data for completed interviews for daily cross-checking and verification.
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of the data from the study participants.
  • Safe and responsible handling of all study tools and equipment provided for the interviews.
  • Submit daily field reports/timesheets.
  • Perform other duties related to data collection and management.

Relevant Education Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Demography, Population Studies, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Business Statistics, Sociology, Social Sciences, Records and Archives Management, or any related discipline. Postgraduate training is an added advantage.

Required Experience & Skills:

  • Minimum experience of at least one (1) year of electronic survey data collection using tablets (Redcap, KoboCollect, ODK, or SurveyCTO).
  • Experience working in Kampala Metropolitan Area (Kampala, Mukono, Wakiso).
  • Fluency in Luganda and English (both written and oral).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deliver outputs under minimal supervision.
  • Good teamwork attributes.
  • Ability to adhere to protocols and guidelines for data collection.
  • Desirable: Knowledge of other languages e.g. Lusoga, Runyakitara, and Luo.

How to Apply: Submit one PDF of the following 4 documents (in the order below):

  1. Cover letter (signed)
  2. CV (Maximum 5 pages)
  3. Copy of degree certificate/transcripts
  4. Copy of National ID


  • The PDF must be named as follows: FirstName_LastName_Research Assistant Application
  • Submission email:
  • Submit by midnight of the 18th February 2024.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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