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Research Assistant – Health Data Collection

Closing Date: 12-November-22

Location: Bahirdar, Amhara

Employment Type: Regular – Fixed term

Salary: As per the organization scale

Reference number: Rec/099/22


CORDAID is a  Dutch, international non-governmental  organization which combines 100 years of experience  and expertise in  emergency  aid and  structural  poverty  eradication. CORDAID  believes  in  a  world  without  poverty  and  exclusion.  We  strive  for  a  just  and sustainable society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between  North  and  South,  between  farmers  and  businesses,  between  activists  and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion tear up societies,  we connect people and  communities.  We  also  stand  for  professionalism,  expertise  and  solidarity  across borders, to make a difference where it is most needed. Together  with more than 600 partner organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations  – the bottom billion.

Job summary

The health data collection research assistant will work under the Cordaid PBF program supporting the end of program evaluation team with quantitative and qualitative data collection. The position is short term covering only the data collection period. Cordaid reserves the right to cancel the vacancy or not hire anyone for this position.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct FGDs at health facilities,
  • Conduct Key Informant interviews both at facility and woreda level,
  • Conduct chart audits at health facilities,
  • Conduct Exit interviews at health facilities,
  • Ensuring data completion and checking with supervisor for completion,
  • Taking verbatim notes for qualitative data to ensure gaps that might arise are addressed in case of technological failure,
  • Ensure the quality and integrity of data collected is of high standard,
  • Perform any other duties assigned

Job Requirements

Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  1. Diploma/BSc in nursing. Qualification is midwifery is added advantage
  2. Working knowledge on maternal health in Ethiopia
  3. Knowledge on health indicators and terms used in health
  4. Ability to operate in English language: reading, writing, speaking and listening
  5. Ability to operate in local language Amharic: reading, writing, speaking and listening


  1. Electronic/Paper-based collected data;
  2. Interview recordings and notes;
  3. Data collection report;
  4. Any other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor

How to Apply

Interested and qualifying applicants can submit their application letter and CV in English, with both phone and email contact details of at least 3 professional references, to the following email [email protected].

The vacancy reference number along with the title of the post needs to be written in the subject of the email.

CORDAID is an equal opportunity employer and women are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications submitted cannot be returned.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early as interviews are done on a rolling basis and the advert can be closed when a matching candidate is identified.

An integrity screening will be part of the application procedure. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.