Job Title: Research Assistant (Full-Time)
Duration : 10 months
Reporting to: CCC19 project Principal Investigator (UK), and Co-Investigators and Partner in Rwanda

Main Purpose of Role:
The main purpose of this role is to provide research and administrative support to the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators and Partners of the project Climate Change and COVID-19 (CCC19): Ensuring a Sustainable and Equitable Recovery in Rwanda, with the goal of ensuring its timely completion. This will include a variety of research and administrative roles, including assistance with the literature review, liaising with research participants, data collection and processing, data analysis, social media management, translation, undertaking professional development activities, preparation of final outputs and supporting the organization of end-of-project workshops.

Accountabilities/Responsibilities of the role:
i. Assist in preparatory desk research, including literature review, through independent work under the guidance of the PI, co-Is and partner.
ii. Assist in identifying and liaising with research participants, e.g. arranging phone data and travel for research participants, as needed.
iii. Assist in data collection both remotely and in the field through the administration of surveys, assistance in organizing interviews and focus groups, and training research participants in digital storytelling/photovoice.
iv.  Assist in qualitative and quantitative data analysis under close supervision from research leads, as required.
v. Assist in developing research outputs as stated in the grant proposal, including case study vignettes, a documentary, peer-reviewed journals, policy and research reports, and periodical project progress reports.
vi. Liaise and network internally and externally to exchange information for effective working with research partners and participants throughout the time of appointment.
vii. Assist in organizing research outreach activities and events, including managing the project social media accounts and supporting the organization of the end-of-project workshops.
viii. Solve day-to-day problems as they arise on a routine basis and recognise when a problem should be referred to others.
xv. Commitment to comply with policies, procedures and guidance relating to academic quality and governance, and research integrity, particularly with regard to research ethics and treating participants with respect.
x. Actively participate in the Researcher Training Programme offered by the CCC19 project.
xi. Attend project meetings in a regular manner, as required.iv.
xii. Process qualitative data (transcription, translation, coding) and quantitative data (data entry) following strict guidance from research leads, and upload data to NVivo and SPSS.
xiii. Translate documents and act as an interpreter at monthly project meetings (English-Kinyarwanda).

Expected Criteria
Education & Professional Qualifications:
Essential (E) – An undergraduate degree in Development Studies, Geography, Public Health, or a related field.
Desirable (D) – A Master’s degree in Development Studies, Geography, Public Health, or a related field.
D – A PhD degree (or currently enrolled in a PhD course) in Development Studies, Geography, Public Health, or a related field.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
E – Demonstrable experience with qualitative data processing, management, and analysis, including data transcription and the use of the GSR NVIVO suite and SPSS.
E – Demonstrable experience conducting literature reviews in the field of specialisation.
D – Strong theoretical background in critical public health and climate change adaptation, resilience and vulnerability literatures.
E – Previous research experience with a focus on the Global South, and sub-Saharan Africa in particular.
E – Confident IT user, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), NVIVO, SPSS and online data sharing services (Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive).
E – Demonstrable attention to detail and ability to think critically.
E – Demonstrable fluency in English and either: Kinyarwanda.
E – Demonstrable oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal and organisational skills.
E – The ability to work effectively as part of a team, and the initiative and capacity to work effectively alone to agreed priorities.
D – Demonstrated experience organising events, for example stakeholder workshops, consultation meetings or focus groups.
D – Previous experience conducting surveys/questionnaires in rural and professional settings.
Method of Application:
Submit your CV and Application letter on this email: and copy to
Closing Date: 
November 13, 2020, at 11h 59 AM, kigali time .  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for virtual interview next day.
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