POSITION : Playmatters Cognitive Interviewer (Qualitative method)
REPORTS TO: Research Coordinator
BASED IN: Imvepi Refugee Settlement- West Nile, Uganda
START DATE: November, 2022 (ASAP)
HealthRight International is a global health organization that empowers marginalized communities to live healthy lives, with a particular focus on four marginalized populations including women and children, migrant populations, and at-risk adolescents without any discrimination on gender, race, etc. Employing a human rights-based approach, HealthRight works closely with community-based partners to build local capacity and create sustainable programs that have a lasting impact. HealthRight leverages global resources to address local health challenges to create sustainable solutions. Since its founding in 1990 by the late Dr. Jonathan Mann, HealthRight has worked in over 30 countries, with current projects in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the United States.
HealthRight International is collaborating with War Child Holland on research as part of the PlayMatters consortium. PlayMatters – Sparking Lifelong Learning through Play is a 5-year project (1st September 2020 -31st March 2026) aims to improve holistic learning and well-being outcomes for 350,000 pre-primary and primary school going children ages 3-12+ in refugee and host communities in Uganda. The PlayMatters initiative is implemented through a collaborative consortium led by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and partners Plan International, War Child Holland (WCH), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and is funded by LEGO Foundation. WCH is leading on PlayMatters research agenda in Uganda.
COGNITIVE INTERVIEWER POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Cognitive Interviewer’s main responsibility is to collect quality data that will support the finalization of the survey for children and parents that will be participating in the child-caregiver interaction study. The cognitive interviewer will have to conduct several activities: to attain consent from research participants; seek assent from children after getting permission from their caregivers; conduct quality cognitive interviews from the participants with very good ability to comprehend and articulate survey questions and carry out in-depth probing for clear understanding of the responses given by the research participants to get in-depth information about participants’ experiences and the interviewer need to be able to make high quality notes from the answers from the respondents so that the survey’s can be properly adjusted. The Cognitive Interviewer will make sure that every key term in the survey questions is probed, well interpreted, and recorded and that the collected data will be properly stored (by the research coordinator). The Cognitive Interviewer will comply with research ethics and will follow the research project’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will be properly trained and explained during preparation of the work.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Any other duties as assigned by the Research Coordinator in fulfillment of the tasks.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCES, AND SKILLS
Previous work with an NGO in a similar role is desirable and an added advantage.
All applicants should send their CVs to email@example.com indicating the position applied for. Please note that you can apply for both positions
The deadline is Nov.11th 2022
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