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Yumbe, Uganda



October 17, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The International Rescue Committee provides vital support to Ugandans who are rebuilding from decades of war while hosting a growing influx of refugees from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee ( is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala.

Job Title

Research Assistants job at International Rescue Committee

Job Description

Support the mystery clients to correctly complete the mystery client survey form immediately.

Duties and Responsibilities


Data collection Support

  • Support the mystery clients to correctly complete the mystery client survey form immediately.

  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of study participants and of the data collected.

  • Support in the preparation of logistics and other requirements for data collection.

  • Attend the weekly debriefs with the research team to monitor progress

  • Compile weekly reports to the senior project officer.

  • Conduct in-depth interviews with mystery clients to determine their experience being mystery clients.

  • Transcribe the recorded interviews without changing meaning.

  • Assist in collecting data, ensuring data accuracy and completeness.

  • Ensuring that completed questionnaires are uploaded to the online server.

  • Keeping safe custody of all study properties and ensuring that the tablets are well charged before the field and are well protected.

  • Prepare and share weekly reports and summaries with the Senior Project Officer.

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request reasonable accommodation.

Standards for Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Qualifications and Competencies


  • University degree/diploma in social sciences, or related area of study

  • At least 3 years’ relevant work experience, with data collection

  • Proficient with computer technology and Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word, and commcare data collection software

  • Strong oral and written communication skill

  • Strong organizational, and interpersonal skil

  • Fluency in English, Kakwa, Aringa is a must.

  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision while being a strong team player.

How to Apply

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