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Job Vacancy: Data manager
Employer: Research Support Services Ltd. (RSS Group)

Research Support Services Ltd. (RSS Group) is an independent employee-owned research consulting and institutional strengthening firm established to conduct health, policy, social, agricultural, environmental and development research through innovation, partnership and capacity building, with the aim of promoting evidence based decision making processes. RSS is currently looking for short term enumerators to assist in data collection for one of its potential agricultural household survey projects in Rwanda. 

We are seeking qualified and self motivated individuals with the following key qualifications;

§    Experience in conducting interviews on sensitive topics for research purposes preferably in the key sectors of agriculture, agribusiness management, rural finance, rural markets, environment, gender and economic empowerment;
§    Past experience in conducting household studies and studies especially within poor and rural communities;
§    Good written and verbal skills in English and Kinyarwanda;
§    Degree or Advanced Diploma level in Agriculture, Agribusiness Management, Social Sciences, Community Development, Statistics, Population Studies or any relevant discipline from a recognized institution. Undergraduates still studying but are in their advanced stages of study shall also be considered;
§    Experience in qualitative & quantitative data collection and a demonstration of good interviewing & data entry;
§    Extensive experience in qualitative data recording and a demonstration of skilled interviewing, expert note-taking, high quality transcription and translation; especially in Kinyarwanda;
§    Good working knowledge of office computer applications preferably Word and Excel. Additional knowledge of any quantitative and qualitative statistical package will be an added advantage (e.g. SPSS and Nvivo);
§    Familiarity with the use of digital voice recorders for data collection, GPS equipment and PDAs/Android Tablets for data collection, photography and recording.

The data collection work shall be conducted within the Republic of Rwanda between February and May 2016. We shall select researchers who emanate from and have knowledge of the local communities in Rwanda. If you feel you are the right person we are looking for, send a cover letter and CV together with two references’ letters to;

Ensure you state the vacancy reference in the subject line; and the local region where you are most familiar with. Applications MUST be received on or before 15th January 2016.

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