Research Technical Assistant

Application deadline date has been passed for this Job.
This job has been Expired

Research Technical Assistant

  • Post Date:May 19, 2021
  • Views 894
0 Applications
  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

CNFA is a US-based non-profit nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world through five core capabilities: (1) Productivity, Food Security and Nutrition; (2) Input Supply and Farm Services; (3) Economic Resilience and Rapid Recovery; (4) Value Chain Development; and (5) Volunteer Technical Assistance. Amalima Loko is a new USAID-funded 5-year program implemented by CNFA and 5 partner organizations which applies community-driven approaches to improve food security, nutrition, and natural resource management in over 80 communal wards in Matabeleland North.

Position Summary

CNFA is seeking qualified applicants with significant research and qualitative data management and analysis experience (preferably in USAID-funded programs) to serve as Research Technical Assistant.  S/he will work closely with the Amalima Loko Learning and programs team. This position will play a vital role in supporting the Lead Investigators with qualitative data management and analysis for multiple research studies, building staff capacity on qualitative data management, including use of relevant software, and data analysis.

The position is anticipated to be a short-term full-time position for an anticipated period of 6-months, though part-time will be considered for the right candidate.

Location – Bulawayo (Matabeleland North)


  • Provide support for developing the codes that will be used in data analysis and write the code books for multiple planned qualitative research studies.
  • Input data into qualitative data software
  • Review, gather, manage, clean, and analyse datasets
  • Verify quality of datasets and provide recommendations on how to improve data quality
  • Extract data from qualitative data analysis software for analysis and reporting
  • Conduct formal and informal training sessions on qualitative data coding, management, and analysis for staff, as needed, including mentoring staff on the use of qualitative data analysis software


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Anthropology, Development Studies or related field, Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of two years –or 3 research studies of experience conducting qualitative research, including data collection, data management, and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of, and experience using qualitative data analysis software; experience and/or familiarity with Dedoose software preferred.
  • Familiarity with data handling protocols
  • Experience teaching/training on research skills strongly preferred
  • Excellent analytic data management skills.
  • Technical/sectoral knowledge preferred (food security, livelihoods, agriculture, health and nutrition, socio-politics)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirement

  • Proficiency in Qualitative data analysis software, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook. Experience and/or familiarity with Dedoose preferred.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise good judgment and solve problems quickly and effectively.
  • Excellent organizing skills; experience coordinating data analysis


  • Fluency in spoken and written English required and local language is preferred.

Qualified candidates especially women are encouraged to send their applications. To apply please send cover letter and CV to [email protected] with “Research Technical Assistant” in the subject line.

Please do not attach certificates to cover emails.

Applications close 14 June 2021 at 12 noon.