Research Assistants Job – Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Job Title: Research Assistants (15 Fresher Data Collection Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Team leader


About US:

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH) received funding from the US Mission for one (1) year to support the Strengthening of Makerere University’s Research, Grant Writing and Publication Capacity.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out data collection in accordance with the study protocol
  • Answer questions that the respondents may ask during the course of data collection
  • Ensure prompt submission of data to the server
  • Participate in data validation to ensure that quality data is collected
  • Transcribe qualitative research interviews and participate in qualitative data analysis where applicable
  • Provide daily updates on field work including interviews completed and any other important information on field data collection
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Team Leader


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences such as Environmental Health, Public Health, and Nursing, OR Humanities or Social sciences, Quantitative Economics
  • Must have a certificate of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) or Human Subjects Research
  • Previous experience in working with key populations is desirable
  • Experience in both qualitative and quantitative data collection is mandatory
  • Prior experience in using mobile data collection applications (ODK, Kobo collect or Survey Monkey)
  • Prior experience in collecting qualitative and quantitative data
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to follow study specific procedures and guidelines reliably
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and observe deadlines
  • Proficiency in English and at least one of the local languages (Acholi, Lusoga, Langi, Luganda, Ateso (both spoken and written)


Terms of service: This is a short-term position of four weeks


How to Apply:

All Interested persons should send on email their applications, scanned copies of their academic documents with a current Curriculum Vitae (C.V) (addressed to the Dean School of Public Health) to, indicating the language of preference, two referees and their active (24hour) phone contacts.


Deadline: 11th November 2022 at 17:00 pm

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