Research Assistants (40 Positions)
Closing Date: March 1, 2024

Department: Research & MEL
Job Category: Research
Job Type: Short term
Job Location: Various locations
Report To: Research & MEL

The Luigi Giussani Foundation (LGF) is an indigenous organization dedicated to making a positive impact, focusing on addressing educational challenges in Uganda through research and capacity building. For the last 17 years, LGF has been actively engaged in these efforts. Currently, on behalf of Plan International Uganda, LGF is conducting an endline study for the LEGO Foundation Playful Futures project. As part of this endeavor, LGF is seeking to recruit Research Assistants in the districts of Kamuli, Buyende, Tororo, Nebbi, Alebtong, and Lira on a short-term basis.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in a 10-day training session at a designated central location
  • Assist in the pre-testing of study instruments and preparation for fieldwork
  • Conduct endline data collection, including surveys for children aged 3-6 years, teachers, mentors, parents, and community leaders; interviews; and focus group discussions
  • Utilize Kobo Collect for data capture and ensure accurate uploads to the online server
  • Maintain thorough documentation throughout the entire exercise
  • Engage in reflection sessions during the data collection period
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Relevant Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Diploma in Education OR a bachelor’s degree qualification in other fields
  • Proficiency in English and one local language spoken in the target districts:
    • Kamuli: Lusoga
    • Buyende: Lusoga
    • Tororo: Japadhola
    • Nebbi: Alur
    • Alebtong: Leblango
    • Lira: Leblango
  • Prior experience in research, particularly data collection involving children and parents
  • Familiarity with ethical guidelines for research is an added advantage
  • Experience using mobile data collection applications and comfort with smartphones/tablets is beneficial
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit their applications along with relevant academic documents to the Human Resource Manager, LGF, Luzira Kampala via email hr@lgfug.org (as one attachment) no later than 11:59 pm on March 1, 2024.

NOTE: Research Assistants must be current residents of the mentioned districts.

 

 



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