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Research Assistant

SoCha

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted January 10, 2022.

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# Job Description

SoCha a portmanteau of Social and Change is an independent Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning MEL firm that provides bespoke solutions to social
challenges. We are a US-registered, veteran-owned small business and staff
support offices in Nairobi, Bangkok and Mauritius. SoCha currently supports
multiple foreign assistance interventions across Asia and Africa.

Background:
SoCha provides bespoke solutions to evaluative and analytical requests for the
Uganda Learning Activity, a USAID/Uganda monitoring, evaluation, and learning
mechanism. SoCha has been requested to examine studies of USAID/Uganda’s
interventions that have been commissioned and executed under the current
USAID/Uganda Country Development Cooperation Strategy CDCS.
Between 2016 and 2021, close to 150 studies of USAID’s interventions in Uganda
were commissioned and executed. These studies include impact and performance
evaluations, baseline assessments, studies of implementation approaches, and
multi-country comparative assessments, covering all USAID/Uganda technical
offices. Together, these studies form a comprehensive research program into
the implementation of the current USAID/Uganda CDCS.
The findings from these studies will enable USAID/Uganda to identify recurring
issues across studies, offices, and activities, as well as strengths and
weaknesses in its capacity to learn and pivot. SoCha will be providing the
Mission with recommendations that strengthen Mission-wide collaboration,
learning, and adaptation CLA and support the successful implementation of
the new CDCS.

Scope of the activity:
The SoCha team is expected to perform the following tasks throughout this
activity:
• Assess the quality of evaluations/studies and identify conditions for
evaluation/study use.
• Identify recurring issues in the design, implementation, and management of
activities across studies, offices, and interventions.
• Identify strengths and weaknesses in the Mission’s capacity to implement a
successful development strategy and to learn and adapt, and;
• Provide recommendations on how to strengthen Mission-wide adaptive
management.

Scope of work:
The Research Assistant will support the Qualitative Data Analyst Team Lead
to:
• Develop a study assessment tool and review 25 – 50% of studies;
• Assess study utilization through an online client survey;
• Collect information on study use;
• Analyze study themes and user responses;
• Reflect on findings;
• Present findings to multiple target audiences in the Mission;
• Assess client knowledge and skill gaps and develop and execute a training on
utilization-focused evaluation, and;
• Share asynchronous resources for extended learning across the Mission.

Minimum qualifications and experience:
• 2 years of experience in supporting or conducting qualitative analyses.
• Experience conducting online surveys, developing, distributing, cleaning
data, and conducting preliminary analysis.
• Experience coordinating with stakeholders and mobilizing participation.
• Experience conducting or supporting online workshops preferred.
• Experience coordinating with asynchronous / remote teams preferred.
• 2 years of experience in development programming preferred.
• Experience utilizing asynchronous learning materials and platforms and
knowledge of best practices and challenges.
• Prior experience working with USAID preferred.
• Strong English writing skills.
• Experience revising project deliverables preferred.
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree qualification, preferably in the social
sciences field.

Period of Performance:
January 2022 – June 2022.
Location:
Remote and/or in Kampala, Uganda, if required

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**Closing Date** : 14th Jan. 2022

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