2 Research Assistants at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Job title: Research Assistant x 2

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Location: Rhino Camp

Overall purpose of the role:

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Uganda is looking for highly qualified persons to fill the positions of Research Assistants at field level. The researchers will carry out research in the local communities where they live in communities of West Nile. They will be trained in Anthropological methodology by the Programme Manager.


Attend onboarding and comprehensive training in anthropological methodology.
Conduct anthropological field research in coordination with PM: participant observation and ethnographic field notes.
Assist the PM in ensuring quality of the planning, implementation and follow-up of activities.
Follow local initiatives by community members (including RLO activities).
Follow communities’ engagement with HDP actors on conflict resolution and PB.
Participate in review and coordination meetings in the basecamp for relevant sectors (Protection, PB and other).
Conduct semi-structured interviews of refugees and community members in accordance with plans and instructions by PM.
Attend weekly supervision session on phone with PM (one on one)
Share weekly report with PM including ethnographic field notes (and interviews when relevant) to inform weekly supervision session.
Attend bi-monthly planning/status meetings with MEAL manager (and PM online).
Attend refresher trainings.

Experience and technical competencies: 

Minimum, A level education certificate or its equivalent.
Atleast three years of relevant experience with a reputable institution
Good interpersonal skills
Respected in local community
Experience with ethnographic or interview training
Work independently with high integrity towards the research and the research participants
Knowledge of local language spoken in the area management skills and experience.
Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
Full proficiency in Microsoft Office.


Minimum, A level education certificate or its equivalent.


Excellent Communication skills in English required.
Knowledge of local language is added advantage

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 18th June 2023.

Equal Opportunity

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.