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6 Job Opportunnities at Mama na Mtoto Project CUHAS - Bugando, Mwanza

Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Friday, April 20, 2018

6 Research Assistants Job Opportunnities at Mama na Mtoto Project CUHAS - Bugando, Mwanza
Overall Description: 
Mama na Mtoto Project is implemented by Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS) University of Calgary, Canadian Pediatric Society, Save The Mothers, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) Agriteam in collaboration with Mwanza Region and District Health Teams. Mama na Mtoto Research project is now implementing its Equity study in Misungwi and Kwimba districts, Mwanza Region titled, “A STUDY ON BARRIERS AND ENABLERS AFFECTING GENDER, EQUITY, AND SCALE-UP IN LAKE ZONE (2017- 2020)”.

This Research initiative is being supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Terms of Reference 
CUHAS is planning to conduct qualitative data collection by conducting Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Key informant Interviews (KIIs) in Misungwi and Kwimba districts.

The project is seeking six Qualified Research Assistants to join the Research team for data collection in June and July 2018. Hiring process will consist of personal Interview with a selection committee and reference checks.

Eligible candidates will be invited for pre-data collection training beginning in May. Individuals will not be considered for hiring until they have completed the listed training.

Research Assistants will collect data through Interviews and Focus groups and record the interview with provided devices. They will be reporting daily to Supervisors and Research Teams.  Qualifications:  

A candidate should have at minimum, the following:
Education background:
 Diploma or Degree in social sciences or Health related courses
 Knowledge about research project management, data collection and gender equity and equality
  Excellent social skills are highly desirable as this person will be interacting with the different groups in a Community.
 Demonstrated accurate and efficient data entry as well as an ability check for data errors, inconsistent information or out of range values considered an asset.

Other qualifications 
 Experience in qualitative data collection in terms of conducting FGDs and KIIs and  data management
 Prior experience in conducting transcription and translation of collected data is of paramount importance.
 Fluency (written and spoken) in Swahili and English. Fluency in Sukuma language is a MUST.
 Ability to work and communicate with different types of people and Excellent communication skills and an ability to listen
 Ability to read and absorb information, and identify interesting and important issues related to research topic.
  Field note taking; ability to fast writing and good hand writing.
 Punctual, committed and responsible person for the research project with, excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
 Flexible person and Cultural respective
 Ensures quality, timely collection and reporting of data to achieve research timeline goals.

Additional Information: 
How to apply: Interested candidates should send their applications by email to: victoriadaffi@yahoo.com AND copy magonzadm@gmail.com  OR hand in their application in the MnM office CUHAS Complex with an envelope titled ‘Application for MnM Research Assistant.

Please ensure your cover letter (hand written) and CV directly addresses each of the above qualifications. Note that, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing date is 22nd April, 2018.

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