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Research Assistant – Acholi


This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted March 14, 2022.

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# Job Description

Pulse Lab Kampala developed a radio content analysis system, with an AI
powered Automatics Speech Recognition ASR tool, that makes the public radio
discussions voices of the people readily available for programming. The
current language support includes Luganda, Acholi, and Ugandan English. The
Research Assistant will be responsible for:

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide day-to-day support for project implementation:
Creation of speech – text pairs through annotation, compiling large text
corpus and language vocabulary list with their equivalent English
• Performing FM radio landscape analysis to capture broadcasting stations with
metadata, including listenership/ geographical coverage, broadcasting
frequency, nature, and schedule radio programming;
• Support the preparation and actual analysis of radio content analysis that
includes defining search and tagging taxonomies; and perform rapid
evaluations, tagging and translations.
• Carry out research based on programmatic needs:
• Conduct background research and/or supporting studies for the project;
• Compile research materials in a systematic way and prepare background
briefs/briefing notes as and when required;
Conduct other activities in support of data, innovation, digital
transformation, behavior sciences, futures, and foresight implementation.
• Provide support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing:
• Codify and share knowledge by capturing best practices, lessons learned and
client’s feedback;
• Support activities related to assessing capacities and needs of government
organizations and partners, in close collaboration with national counterparts,
at both central and local level;
Facilitate team’s learning and knowledge sharing;
• Perform other duties as required.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
• Customer Satisfaction/client Management:
• Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide
consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions
to fulfil and understand the real customers’ needs.
Provide inputs to the development of understand the real customers’ needs.
Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for ways
to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests;
• Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.
• Communication:
• Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both
through written and verbal communication methods depending on the audience;
• Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
• Working with Evidence and Data:
• Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of
discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-
• Data Collection:
• Being skilled in Data sorting, Data Cleaning, Survey, Administration,
Presentation, and Reporting including collection of Real-Time Data e.g.,
mobile data, satellite data, sensor
• Digital Awareness and Literacy:
• Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through
skillfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and
empowering others to use them as needed.
• Event planning and execution:
• Ability to plan, manage and execute of public and private events to ensure
that they support and amplify individual communications and advocacy
initiatives, as well as UNDP’s overall brand and mandate.
• Knowledge Generation:
• Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for
context, or responsive to a stated need.
• Professionalism:
• Generates innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations;
• Shows pride in work and in achievements;
• Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
• Remain calm in stressful situations.
• Teamwork:
• Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
• Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
• Is willing to learn from others
• Displays open, co-operative behavior with other team members.
• Planning and Organizing:
• Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as
• Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
• Sets priorities, produces quality outputs, meets deadlines, and manages time
• Uses time efficiently.

Required Skills and Experience
• Completion of secondary school with 5 years’ experience. Bachelor’s
degree in Computer Science, Electrical engineering, Mathematics, Statistics,
Business Administration, or related field with 2 years’ experience would be
• Experience:
• A minimum of 1 year of paid working experience in translating, data
management, analytics, and visualization, preferably in a developing country;
• Experience in collecting text corpus, and meta data on radio station
Experience in preparing training and test data for Automatic Speech
Recognition using Praat software or related software;
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages MS Word,
Excel, etc.
• Experience in conducting research, analysis and generating reports;
• Past UN experience is desirable.
• Required Languages at working level
• Fluency in both written and spoken English and Acholi are required.

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**Closing Date** : 23rd March. 2022

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