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Youth Researchers – Restless Development

About Restless Development.

We are living in a time of ‘peak youth’. Half the global population is under 30 and of these young people, 90% live in developing countries. Despite this, traditional approaches to development continue to ignore the power of young people as capable agents of change. At almost every stage in the development process, the knowledge and capacity of young people goes untapped and their power to lead change is weakened. We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being ignored and overlooked.

We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their lives and the lives of people in their communities. Through our innovative programmes and policy work, targeting decision makers globally, we ensure that young people’s voices are heard not only in their local communities but all the way up to world leaders.

Restless Development has been working with young people since 1985 and our work is led by thousands of young people every year. We listen to young people, our work is led by young people, and together we help young people make lasting change in their communities and countries Our programmes are genuinely life-changing, but we can’t do any of this without talented, creative individuals at every level of our organisation.

About the Role.

Restless Development is implementing an exciting project on climate-focusing on investigating the impact of Climate Change on the lives of young people in Karamoja and Jinja areas. Therefore we are looking for young people passionate about climate change and research to be part of this exciting work as young researchers.

As a Young Researcher, you will support the implementation of the project in the areas of Jinja and Karamoja and you will take lead of the entire research cycle i.e. conduct data collection, participate in the analysis of findings and reporting. Below are the specific roles and responsibilities;

  • Attending foundation trainings for both the qualitative and quantitative research
  • Mobilise respondents
  • Carryout data collection as per the agreed upon targets/deliverables
  • Ensure high quality of data collected by cleaning it
  • Carry out transcription of collected data
  • Participate in the analysis workshop
  • Conduct validation exercises
  • Ensure the safety of fellow researchers and the community members

Skills and Experience.

Restless Development invites applications from candiates who are able to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Passionate about research
  • Passionate about climate change
  • Understanding of the local dialects in the areas of operation; Lusoga for Jinja area and Nga’karimojong for Karamoja area is a must.
  • You must be a resident of either Jinja or Karamoja areas
  • Aged between 18-25 years
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Commitment to learning

How to apply.

Interested candidates should download the Terms of Reference for more details, and complete this online application form or you can download the application form and send it to research@restlessdevelopment.org or drop it by our offices in Jinja or Moroto by Tuesday 6th April.

Interviews are scheduled to take place in the week of 3 May – though you will be informed of whether you are moving forward to the interview round in the week of 12 April.

Only successful candidates will be notified. Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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