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Kampala, Uganda



October 18, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is one of the four Schools under the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, a constituent College of Makerere University. Established, in 1922, Makerere University is one of the oldest Universities in Africa and is currently ranked the 2nd best in research in Africa. It was the first university in East Africa to offer degrees in public health and it remains the leading School of Public Health in the region.

Job Title

10 Qualitative Research Assistants job at Makerere University college of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Job Description

Collect qualitative data and ensure successful implementation of the study.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Specific Responsibilities

  • Participate in orientation trainings for research assistants

  • Pretest data collection tools in selected facilities

  • Select participants for key informant interviews and focus group discussions in accordance to the eligibility criteria stipulated in the protocol

  • Conduct key informant interviews and focus group discussions in selected facilities

  • Transcribe the interview recordings into verbatim transcripts

  • Ensure compliance to all ethical considerations in accordance to the study protocol

  • Update the study team on the progress of qualitative data collection during debrief meetings

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the field supervisor

  • Ability to fluently speak and read any of the local languages: Luganda, Runyakole- Rukiga, Runyoro, Lumasaba, Lusoga, Alur, Acholi and Pokot.

Qualifications and Competencies

Minimum qualifications and experience

  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree from any recognized higher institution of learning

  • Possession of a Masters’ degree and experience in qualitative data analysis is an added advantage

  • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice or/and Human Subjects Protection

  • Ability to fluently speak any of the local languages in the regions/districts specified above.


  • Appointment for Quantitative and Qualitative research assistants is valid for the period of data collection and shall be automatically terminated.


  • Recruitment of Research Assistants will be based on the above -mentioned study districts. Candidates should indicate their Region/district of interest and language as they apply for this position. Applicants should also clearly state their experience with quantitative data collection and data abstraction from HMIS tools.

How to Apply

Interested persons should send their application and updated curriculum vitae (CV) to the links below stating two referees and their contacts not later than 18th October 2023, 5.00 pm. Applications should be addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health.

Qualitative Research Assistant Application link:

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing for any position is highly prohibited.


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