Research Assistants (12) at Makerere University

Makerere University, University Road, Kampala, Uganda


Makerere University is a center of excellence for lung health research at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Our mission is to conduct high quality lung health research that integrates disease prevention, clinical care and training in Sub-Saharan Africa.

About US:

Makerere University, College of Business and Management Sciences, School of Statistics and Planning (SSP) has been funded by Government of Uganda to undertake a project on investigating drug use among motorcyclists (Boda Boda) in Kampala. The project is based at the Department of Population Studies, SSP and is looking for qualified individuals to fill the position of Research Assistant.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit research participants.
  • Administer informed consent and conduct research interviews in line with the research project.
  • Review research tools to ensure completeness and accuracy of the information provided by the research participants.
  • Recommend drug impaired research participants for medical rehabilitation and provide them with the necessary contacts.
  • Perform other duties related to data collection and management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Population Studies, Statistics, Social Sciences, Project Planning and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Work and Social Administration or any other related disciplines.
  • Previous exposure and experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection
  • Proficiency in both English and Luganda
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deliver outputs under minimum supervision
  • Good teamwork attributes
  • Experience with use of tablets for data collection would be an added advantage.

Applying Instructions

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their resume, copy of degree certificate/ transcript together with a cover letter to

[email protected] copy to [email protected] 

or hand deliver them to 

the Secretary,

Department of Population Studies (Mathematics Building Room 106) SSP,

Makerere University.

Uganda, Kampala