Positions: 01

Duty Station: Kalisizo

General Position Summary

The Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Officer works directly with the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Rakai Health Sciences Program. On a day-to-day basis, he/she participates in the department’s main activities which include research participants’ mobilization and sensitization, participants’ recruitment and interviewing and data management.

Jobs Responsibilities

  •  To participate in ongoing mobilization, participant recruitment and sensitization about Qualitative Research (QR) and other RHSP research activities within the study communities.
  •  To ensure that all research instruments are prepared and taken to the field.
  •  To work with the team leader and community mobilizers to identify key informants and FGD participants and to schedule with them when and where to hold interviews and discussions.
  •  To conduct all data collection, timely transcription and data handling using appropriate and ethically sound qualitative research techniques and according to the developed research protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  •  To maintain regular contact with the team leader and to pass on completed transcripts and other forms to him/her.
  •  To bring to the attention of the team leader any problems that are encountered in the field.
  •  Participate in developing, preparing and /or fine tuning the instruments for field work.
  •  Participate in training for new and ongoing qualitative research studies.
  •  Participating in qualitative research data analysis.
  •  To keep proper custody of program property like computers, laptops, recorders, etc.
  •  To attend to any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor from time to time.

Knowledge and Experience

  •  A minimum of a University Degree in Humanities and Education.
  •  At least one year’s experience in medical research using qualitative research methods in a reputable organization.
  •  Proficiency in the use of computers
  •  Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing Luganda and English.
  •  Good presentation and report writing skills.
  •  Ability to work in a busy environment under minimal/ no supervision.
  •  Ability to ride a motorcycle is a MUST and valid riding permit.

How to apply:

Applications: All interested Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates ( in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

Deadline for Submission: Wednesday 03 rd February 2020 by 5:00pm Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.