Research Assistant Intern at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) (Deadline: 10th June,2022)

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Research Assistant at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) (Deadline: 10th June,2022)

🏘️ About the Organization 

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

📋 Internship Description Details

Internship Position Title : Research Assistant
Number of Internship Positions 1
Internship Positing Date: 20th May,2022
Internship Closing Date : 10th June,2022

💼 Internship Specification

Research Assistant/Intern


Research Assistant

University of Global Health Equity is on a mission to radically change the way health care is delivered around the world. UGHE is a new university based in Rwanda that is building the next generation of global health professionals—doctors, nurses, researchers, and public health and policy experts—into leaders and change makers who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all.


Title: Research Assistant

Reports to: Chair, Educational Development and Quality Center (EDQC)

Location: UGHE’s campus in Butaro with occasional travel to Kigali as needed

Role Purpose: The purpose of this short-term position is to support the EDQC’s pandemic resiliency research at UGHE.

Timeframe: Fixed-term, deliverable based contract for a maximum of 4 months.

This research project will assess the resiliency of the teaching-learning system embedded within the UGHE’s School of Medicine (SOM) and its Education Development and Quality Centre (EDQC), using mixed methods to gather data across multiple stakeholders. The Research Assistant will support the research team in data collection and analysis as well as general coordination and logistical support.


Data collection and research support

  • Create, organize and conduct surveys using Microsoft surveys for online administration
  • Prepare and send invitations for focus group discussions to respective persons, schedule focus groups and support the process
  • Collect data from school schedules, records and reports, Ministry of Health records/reports
  • Transcribe information from surveys and focus group discussions
  • Manage, monitor, clean, and ensure quality of data obtained
  • Conduct statistical and qualitative analyses on the final dataset
  • Organize and support research workshop
  • Attend weekly team meetings and provide timely progress updates
  • Collate and prepare draft of reports
  • Other duties as assigned related to the research study


  • Undergraduate degree or higher in a relevant discipline (e.g. global health, research, education)
  • Previous experience with research, data collection and analysis
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong analytical and qualitative, and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail; proficiency with SPSS statistical software preferred
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with a strong ability to prioritize
  • Able to work independently and successfully navigate complex situations in a fast-paced environment
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and ability to effectively liaise with university leadership and study participants

UGHE is an equal opportunity employer 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 – as well as our students, contractors, staff and visitors to our campus are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHE’s policy. UGHE will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, harassment, sexual harassment and any form of systemic abuse or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.  By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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