Research Assistant at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) (Due Date: 18th May,2022)

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Research Assistant at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) (Due Date: 18th May,2022)

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University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

šŸ“‹ Job Description Details

Job Position Title : Research Assistant
Number of Job Positions: 1
Job Positing Date: 04th May,2022
Job Closing Date : 18th May,2022


Title:Ā Research Assistant

Report to:Ā Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Coordinator (NECDC)

Location:Ā Kigali, Rwanda; and as required with field trips to Butaro
Job type:Ā Full time

Timeframe:Ā 5 years.

Role Purpose:Ā UGHE is seeking a Research Assistant to contribute to a range of research projects aimed lead evidence generation to help address knowledge gaps in the INECD projectā€™s Theory of ChangeĀ (ToC)Ā and enhance evidence of what works in Rwanda.


  • Work on technical research projects, supporting the design of the instruments and research designs, conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis, and keeping theĀ PrincipalĀ Investigator (PI) and Research Coordinator updated and progress.
  • To collect data, manage, monitor, clean, and ensure the quality of data obtained
  • Serve as the liaison person between the field, the PI, the Research Coordinator, and the UGHE faculty research team.
  • Actively participate in organizing and updating theĀ research relatedĀ meeting
  • Actively participateĀ inĀ both the roundtable seminar and the national workshop.
  • Actively participate in the drafting of progress reports, the (final) findings report
  • Actively contribute to the writing of scientific papers following the analysis of data and validation of findings.
  • Participate in teachingĀ research-relatedĀ topics to UGHE academic programs
  • AndĀ other research dutiesĀ and activities,Ā as assigned by the supervisor or Research Coordinator.


  • Masterā€™s degreeĀ in Public Health, Nutrition, or Statistics,Ā degree related to health science,Ā and 1 year of relevant professional experience.
  • Have a strong interest in researchĀ and community-based health interventions.
  • Outgoing and can easily and professionally interact with NGO actors and academic staff.
  • Apt in reporting professionally can quickly grasp research concepts, and structure your technical approachĀ to a problem.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are self-motivated and can flourish in a fast-paced environment, where timelines can often be unpredictable.
  • Have good written and oral communication skills (in English and Kinyarwanda) andĀ can effectively communicate internally and externally.
  • Proficient inĀ theĀ analysisĀ ofĀ data in SPSS, or similarĀ statistical software.
  • Focused on developing your professional skills and thriving in an innovative and collaborative organization.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with a strong ability to prioritize.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and ability to effectively liaise with university leadership and study participants.


The application should contain:

  • An application cover letter
  • AĀ current CV which includes a description of current research interests

UGHE is an equal opportunityĀ employer,Ā and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment:

At UGHE, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including community members ā€“ as well as our students, contractors, staff and visitors to our campus are treated with dignity and respect and protected fromĀ sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities.Ā A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHEā€™s policy. UGHE will request information from applicantsā€™ previous employers about any findings ofĀ fraud, harassment, sexual harassmentĀ andĀ any form of systemic abuseĀ or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.Ā  By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

šŸŒ How to Apply

Interested candidates should CLICK HEREĀ to send their applications not later thanĀ 18th May 2022.

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