Sustainable Futures in Africa Network Research Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Sustainable Futures in Africa Network Research Assistant Jobs in Uganda

About the Role

  • The research assistant will be responsible for Video capture, photography, documentation, story creation and academic writing in line with SFA guidelines.

    Trainings in

  • participatory methods,

  • audio and video capture,

  • project management will be provided, but the applicant needs strong experience in these areas.

  • This is a part time position, for 11 months (Oct 2020 to Aug 2021).

  • The working schedule will be discussed with potential candidates, and will vary depending on project phases.

  • The candidate will be based at Makerere University and will work closely with a multidisciplinary research team and with the research administrator.


  • Support the development of the hub methodology and the selection of appropriate participatory research methods

  • Build strong collaborative relationships and links with external agencies, stakeholders and communities maximizing the potential for increased partnership working

  • Travel in-country and document the plural and diverse lived experiences of, perspectives on, and responses to, COVID-19 in vulnerable local communities at a community and household level

  • Support the Research Administrator in the maintenance of accurate records of documentation (data), safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary

  • Provide ready access to all data/material for the home institution research team and/or Project team based in the UK (University
    of Glasgow)

  • Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project

  • Meet with the Research Lead and Research Administrator to report on progression and challenges in a timely manner

  • Support the Research Lead with Ethic applications

  • Participate in team meetings, other essential meetings and workshops

    Role’s Requirements

  • Must hold master’s degree from a recognized academic institution.

  • Must have participated in a research project and demonstrate data collection ability.

  • Must demonstrate ability to capture video, photographs, and to document lived experiences.

  • Must demonstrate excellent project management skills (data collection and storage, etc.).

  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Must demonstrate excellent writing skills (for diverse audiences: media, academia, general public, etc.).

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at least 3 reference contacts and daytime contact number to;

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