Build Research Assistant (2 Fresher Positions)

Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About the International Rescue Committee (IRC): The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, assisting people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with individuals forced to flee from war, conflict, and disaster, as well as the host communities supporting them. Operating in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, the IRC strives to improve outcomes in health, safety, economic well-being, education, and empowerment.

Job Summary: The IRC is recruiting 2 Research Assistants to support the implementation of Wave 2 RCT activities for the 30M+ euro five-year, multi-stakeholder urban livelihoods programs in Kampala. The Research Assistants will collaborate closely with the Re: Build Research Officer, playing a vital role in supporting the Wave 2 Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) activities. This position is part of the Re: BUiLD Country program team, involving collaboration with the Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) and Research and Innovation (R&I) Units. Reporting directly to the Research Officer, the Research Assistants will contribute to the success of the research team by providing essential support to RCT activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Research Assistants will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following roles:

  • Participate in training on RCT methodologies.
  • Client mobilization, registration, and recruitment.
  • Conduct client information sessions, onboarding, and monitoring.
  • Maintain communication with RCT clients, attending to their inquiries.
  • Data collection.
  • Conduct business verification and spot checks.
  • Ensure compliance with organizational performance standards, code of conduct, and safeguarding policy.
  • Adhere to confidentiality procedures and policies when collecting, storing, and sharing data.
  • Report writing.
  • Keep the supervisor informed of all outputs, feedback, and issues arising from project activities.
  • Interact with Principal Investigators.
  • Provide translation and transcription services as required by the research team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and agreed upon with the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Degree or Diploma in Education, International Development, Anthropology, Sociology, Linguistics, Community Development, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.
  • One year of research experience, specifically implementing research activities in Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs).
  • Experience working with refugee communities in urban settings.
  • Proficiency in managing data collection and knowledge of open-source tools such as ODK Collect, KoBo Toolbox, Survey CTO, or CommCare platforms.
  • Excellent people skills with an approachable personality and patience to connect with clients and address their unique needs.
  • Strong communication and report-writing skills.
  • Flexibility in adapting to changing work demands and expectations.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a multicultural team.
  • Computer skills, especially in Ms. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Language skills: Proficiency in English and any of the following languages (Luganda, Swahili).

How to Apply: All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online using the provided link:

Apply Here

Application Deadline: 9th April 2024

Please ensure to submit your application before the deadline. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further selection processes. The IRC is committed to diversity and inclusion, and qualified individuals of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



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