Research Assistants (20 positions) for the FAMILEA project

February 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Department of Population Studies (DPS) at the School of Statistics and Planning (SSP) is conducting a study on “The Remaking of the Family in East Africa (FamilEA)”. The main aim of the study is to map out the shifting family landscape of residents in Kampala Metropolitan (Kampala, Mukono, and Wakiso), including family networks based outside the study area, which is termed the family archipelago. This project will adopt a mixed method (quantitative-qualitative) approach that will extend beyond the household and conjugal family to the extended family and family-like relationships, such as friendships. The project seeks to recruit 20 research assistants.

Position: Research Assistant (20 positions)
Reports to: Field Supervisors / Research Coordinator
Duty Station: Kampala Metropolitan Area (Kampala, Mukono, and Wakiso)

Key duties and responsibilities

  1. Participate in all training, pre-test activities, and pilot surveys.
  2. Recruit research participants for the FamilEA survey.
  3. Administer informed consent forms to all study participants.
  4. Conduct interviews in line with the research project requirements and ethical considerations.
  5. Review and submit data for completed interviews for daily cross-checking and verification.
  6. Ensure completeness and accuracy of the data from the study participants.
  7. Safe and responsible handling of all study tools and equipment provided for the interviews.
  8. Submit daily field reports/timesheets.
  9. Perform other duties related to data collection and management.

Relevant Education Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in Demography, Population Studies, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Business Statistics, Sociology, Social Sciences, Records and Archives Management, or any related discipline. Postgraduate training is an added advantage.

Required Experience & Skills

  1. Minimum experience of at least one (1) year of electronic survey data collection using tablets (Redcap, KoboCollect, ODK or SurveyCTO)
  2. Experience working in Kampala Metropolitan Area (Kampala, Mukono, Wakiso).
  3. Fluency in the following languages: Luganda, and English (both written and oral).
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  5. Ability to deliver outputs under minimal supervision.
  6. Good teamwork attributes.
  7. Ability to adhere to protocols and guidelines for data collection.

Desirable: Knowledge of other languages e.g. Lusoga, Runyakitara, and Luo

How to Apply

Submit one PDF of the following 4 documents (in the order below):

  1. Cover letter (signed)
  2. CV (Maximum 5 pages)
  3. Copy of degree certificate/transcripts
  4. Copy of National ID


  1. The PDF must be named as follows: FirstName_LastName_Research Assistant Application
  2. Submission email:
  3. Submit by midnight of the 18th February 2024.
  4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


February 9
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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