Centre for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT) is an equal opportunity employer, which means that we are committed to providing equality of opportunity in employment to all persons.

CEFROHT seeks to recruit research assistants who will conduct the interviews for period of one month

Number of research assistant 10 RAs for one month
Report to: Study Principal Investigator
Location: Rakai, Nakasongola, Mbarara, Bushenyi, Gulu, Kitgum, Mbale, Bukwo, Adjumani, and Arua districts
Job Purpose The research assistants are primarily responsible for collecting field data and transcribing their interviews. They will have direct contact with respondents and have a great bearing on the quality of data collected and ultimately on the quality of data output.
Responsibilities The position holders shall be responsible for;

Fieldwork preparation duties

  • Attend a three days training workshop for research assistants
  •  Receive data collection tools (questionnaires) and equipment.
  • Conduct piloting of the data collection tools.

Fieldwork and data collection

  • Schedule time(s) with participants to complete the assessment tools
  •  Respond to questions the participants may have about the assessment
  •  Perform day-to-day data collection activities: travels to districts, health facilities, and key personnel offices to collect data
  • Review and edit data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information
  • Receive data queries from the Data Manager and resolve them or clarify data collected if needed
  • Report/send summary data collected to the Principal Investigator at the end of each day
  • Comply with the requirements necessary for conducting a successful participant interview.
  • Conduct Key Informant Interviews and Focus Group Discussions

After field visits

  •  Ensure that all questionnaires are complete, and all data captured is kept secure at all times
  • Attend daily meetings with the Principal Investigators after fieldwork to discuss any challenges, solutions, and experiences.
  • Transcribe the interviews that they have collected

Financial Accountability

  •  Keep all participant signature forms and a detailed account of spending while in the field(where applicable).
Required qualification
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Law or equivalent
  2. A certificate or training in qualitative and/or quantitative research is an added advantage
  3. Previous experience with data collection and qualitative transcribing will be an added advantage
  4. Minimum of two (02) years relevant working experience as a research assistant or related position
  5. Previous experience with human rights related study is an added advantage
  1. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
  2. Computer literate
  3. Ability to produce concise, informative, and appropriate written documentation
  4. Ability to work independently as well as an effective team player
  5. Experience working in rural settings for extended periods of time
  6. Ability to speak native languages in the area  (Luganda,  Runyankole,  Acholi, Lugbara, Madi, and Gishu English).

How to apply:

Interested persons should send their application and updated CV stating at least two referees and their contacts to:

The Executive Director, Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT), Plot 652 Jorina House, Gayaza-Kalagi Road. P.O. Box 16617, Wandegeya, Kampala – Uganda. Candidates may submit electronic versions of their application to and Deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, October 02nd, 2020 by 5.00 pm.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.