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Research Assistant

Posted in Social Science

Médecins Sans Frontières

Job Type

Full Time



Description :

Research Assistant: Medecins Sans Frontieres – Belgium, Zimbabwe Mission

Deadline: 17 September 2021

Organisation overview

Medecins Sans Frontieres – Belgium is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistics and administrative staff - most of them hired locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics, bearing witness and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality.

Position summary

The position is responsible for orienting Focus Group discussions with assigned sample population in accordance to MSF protocols and guidelines as assigned by the Research Facilitator and registering all collected information with attention to data quality and coherence

Position responsibilities

Accountable for overall research objectives, as decided by the Research Facilitator; Supervision of Data collectors & the data encoding; Ensure and monitor that study procedures are being adhered to and implemented; Team representative to the local population and authorities in the research areas; Implementation of the quotas and randomization model; Ability to work and effectively communicate with different target audiences; Ability to work independently, and pro-actively; Experience in working with youth and Adolescents will be an asset; Experience in International Humanitarian Aid organisation an added advantage; Ability to represent MSF professionally in line with MSF values and behavioral commitments; Ability to effectively work in a diverse multicultural team and multi-tasking, with humanitarian agility.


A holder of a degree in Psychology or working to complete a degree in Psychology (in final year of the program); Computer literacy including Microsoft Excel; Good oral and written English language and any local language; Please state the two languages in your application; Highly flexible; ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision and meet deadlines; Motivation to work in an international/inter-cultural context & humanitarian team spirit; Previous experience with interview-based research will be an asset.

To apply

To apply

Interested, qualified and experienced candidates meeting the above criteria (available to start immediately) should forward their detailed CVs & motivation letter to The Field Coordinator, MSF, 125 Mushongandebvu Walk, Mbare, Harare or by email to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; Please note that MSF-Belgium, Zimbabwe Mission does not solicit any organization or individual to recruit on their behalf. No fee is charged throughout the recruitment, selection and placement process; Canvassing will lead to disqualification of candidates.

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