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Saturday, 12 November 2016

Job at Maries Stopes Tanzania, Research Assistant

PART- TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY
Marie Stopes Tanzania (MST) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social enterprise, which uses
modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning, reproductive and
sexual healthcare and allied services. MST is a member of the Marie Stopes International (MSI)
Global Partnership, which operates in over 45 countries worldwide. MST’s goal is to improve
quality of life in Tanzania by dramatically improving access to and use of family planning and other
reproductive health services.
We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our highly motivated team in the following role;
Part- Time Research Assistant;

JOB PURPOSE:
The research assistant is responsible for supporting research, monitoring and evaluation activities
for Marie Stopes Tanzania (MST) core business and projects and reports to RME Lead. As a
member of research, M&E team, the research assistant will work closely with RME team, to ensure
the attainment of MST goals and objectives though closer involvement in data collection, data
processing, analysis and interpretation of various studies conducted within MST and preparing
reports.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Data Collection: Collect quantitative and qualitative data by administering the questionnaire,
conduct in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with study participants. Act as mystery
clients to observe how services are being delivered at MST facilities;
2. Data processing and analysis: Participate in data entry, coding, data transcription and analysis;
3. Report preparation: Prepare various reports containing field reports, data entry and analysed
reports;
4. Data quality assurance: Check completed work for accuracy, completeness of data entered and
make any required changes immediately to ensure quality of your work before submitting to RME
team;
5. Collaboration: Collaborates with other researchers and service providers to attaining the desired
and reliable data.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications and experience:
 Diploma in social science, health management or other related field
 Enough experience in conducting social and health researches
 Enough experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative researches using various
methodologies
 Enough experience in administering Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Beliefs (KAPB)
surveys
 Familiarity with nature of KAPB and in-depth interview questions and competence in
probing
 Sound understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues
 Enough experience in processing and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, using
data bases such as SPSS, EPI info, Nvivo is an added advantage
 Must be familiar with working in rural areas with focus on participatory processes
 Demonstrates research, monitoring and evaluation skills
 Must have excellent communication/interactive skills that function well independently, as
well as with the team
 Familiarity with data quality assurance and research ethics
Skills:
 Good written and oral communication in both English and Kiswahili
 Proven ability to interpret verbal, written and numerical data
 Fluent in English and Swahili both oral and written
 IT literacy – proficiency in MS Office particularly Excel (essential) and SPSS
 Good analytical skills

Mode of Application:
If you feel that you meet the qualifications and are motivated to be part of the team, please send
your CV and a cover letter detailing your suitability and why you are interested in this post, to the
address below;
E-mail: jobs@mst.or.tz
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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