Recruitment of Research Assistants

 

 

 

Recruitment of Research Assistants to collect data for the Uganda Bribery (UBI) Index 2019

Introduction:
Transparency International Uganda (TIU) is a national chapter of Transparency International – the Global Coalition against corruption. It was founded in 1993 to bring together the voluntary initiatives of citizens to enhance accountability, transparency, and integrity amongst all Ugandans. Its jurisdiction is nationwide and addresses all forms of corruption with a specific emphasis on improved service delivery and good governance.

TIU’s mandate is to promote consciousness about corruption and a society that espouses value systems and principles of transparency and accountability. TIU envisions a Uganda in which the daily lives of people are free of corruption. It is driven by integrity, transparency, accountability; valuing principles of fairness, justice, upright morals and non-discrimination. It is a registered Non-Governmental organization (NGO) working to create change towards a Uganda free of corruption. The organization was accredited in 1996 as the national chapter in Uganda to Transparency International whose international secretariat is in Berlin –Germany.

This year (2019), TIU received funding from Democratic Governance Faculty (DGF) to implement a project titled; “Strengthening Citizen Engagement and Government Accountability and Natural Resource Governance.” The project is intended to empower citizens to make their leaders more accountable in effective management of public and natural resources in order to ensure improved service delivery and natural resource governance

Back ground;
Under the above project Transparency International Uganda (TIU) is planning to conduct the Uganda Bribery Index (UBI) 2019. UBI is a survey that records citizens bribery experiences while seeking government services in the preceding 12 months. The survey will focus on key services; Justice, Law, order, medical and health, Land services, tax services, education, local government, utilities, registry and licensing services among others.

The survey will seek to establish 5 key indicators with regards to bribery; Likelihood of encountering bribery from an institution, Prevalence of bribery in an institution, Average size of bribe paid in an institution, Share of bribery of an institution and Impact of bribery of an institution.

The study will be conducted in selected districts in the four regions of Uganda.

Premised on the above, TIU is planning to recruit the services of the Research Assistants to support in data collection in the selected districts of; Arua, Gulu, Lira, Oyam, Soroti, Mbale, Busia, Iganga, Jinja, Nakapiripirit, Kampala, Mukono, Wakiso, Masaka, Kyotera, Mubende, Mbarara, Bushenyi, Kabarole and Kabale.

Requirements for Research Assistants for EABI Data Collection

  1. Minimum of a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE). A diploma or degree will be an added advantage
  2. Experience in research (Data collection)
  3. Must be a Ugandan with ability to speak more than 2 local languages
  4. Self-motivated and Willing to learn
  5. Willing to work under minimal supervision

If you are interested, submit your application and copies of your academic qualifications with three referees to the Executive Director, Transparency International Uganda through: info@tiuganda.org.

Applications can also be hand delivered to the TIU Secretariat on plot 3 Martyrs Lane Ntinda. Deadline for receiving applications is 10th June 2019 before 10:am.

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