Research Assistant Job Vacancy at The Water Trust in Uganda

Job Title: Research Assistant

The Water Trust

The Water Trust (TWT) is an international NGO combatting disease and poverty in the developing world with investments in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Currently our geographic focus is Masindi District in Western Uganda. Our WASH model concentrates on shallow hand dug wells and boreholes with a complementary sanitation and hygiene program. Additionally, we implement a WASH in Schools program at local elementary schools. TWT’s vision is simple: to live in a world where all people have access to clean water and practice healthy sanitation and hygiene behaviours. The need is most certainly there – 780 million people do not have access to clean water and over a billion people do not have access to a toilet. In order to support our team in Masindi, Uganda TWT is recruiting a Research Assistant. Applicants are currently being accepted. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with a great NGO impacting those in need.

Responsibilities include:

• Evaluate current research efforts including: data collected, stored and managed
• Analyze data and make suggestions for changes in current model to improve impact for all stakeholders involved
• Work with field team to implement changes
• Make suggestions on how to measure overall impact of the organization

The ideal candidate will:

• Be a self-starter
• Have expertise working with excel and or other data software
• Have experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
• Have experience in international development and the water, sanitation and hygiene research

How to apply:

• Please send a Resume and answers to the following questions to Sarah Mendelsohn;
o Give an example of how you were a self-starter in the past?
o What university are you enrolled in (or involvement with an external organization) and how will they participate in the TWT Development/Fundraiser Internship?
o Describe experiences (professional, academic or volunteering) that you have had in the past that you will be of assistance to this internship
o Why do you want to intern with The Water Trust?

Deadline: 21st Mar 2013


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