Apply for the Jobs of Female Research Assistant at Rakai Health Sciences Program

Apply for the Jobs of Female Research Assistant at Rakai Health Sciences Program

Job Title:   Female Research Assistant

Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute – Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct high quality data collection using ethically sound techniques;
  • Take part in ongoing mobilization and sensitization about research activities within the study communities;
  • Work in liaison with the team leaders and community mobilizers to identify research participants and to schedule with them when and where to hold interviews;
  • Conduct all data collection, timely transcription and handling using appropriate and ethically sound research techniques and according to the developed research protocols and standard operating procedures;
  • Carrying out Census at household level;
  • Administer study consent to study participants;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The Research Assistant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration or Education from a reputable institution.
  • Two or more years’ working experience in a reputable health research organization as a research assistant.
  • Past experience doing qualitative research related work.
  • Certificates in Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Protection, as an added advantage but not a requirement.
  • Willingness to reside in Rakai district.
  • Fluency in Luganda.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

How to Apply for the job: 

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:

The Human Resource Manager Rakai Health Sciences Program,

P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai, Uganda


Send by E-mail to:

Deadline: Friday, 28th November, 2014

Click here to see more jobs available

Loading spinner

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

7 + = 10

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.