Systematic Review and Research Intern Position Description
Educate!, a fast-growing NGO based in Kampala, is seeking a Systematic Review and Research Intern (SRRI). The SRRI would lead the data collection and extraction efforts necessary for a Systematic Review being conducted by the Evaluation and Research Officer at Educate!. The SRRI would gain intensive research methods experience while learning about how to best evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of social interventions and an introduction to the field of Evidence-Based Practice. This Systematic Review will be vital to ensure the successful development of Educate!’s Theory of Change – a key component of all evidence-based interventions.
The SRRI will be based from their current home location or, if they desire, at Educate!’s National Office in Kampala and will be responsible for leading the data collection under the supervision of the Evaluation & Research Officer.
Systematic Review Overview
A Systematic Review is a well-defined process through which the all of the best available evidence on a given question (eg. on average, do entrepreneurship interventions targeting youth increase the income of their participants) is collected. The results of the studies identified are synthesized, and provide the most reliable information upon which to draw conclusions about the efficacy of an intervention. Educate’s Systematic Review will focus on determining the efficacy of youth entrepreneurship and leadership programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Educate! intends to publish the review in a relevant, peer-reviewed journal.
Educate! develops young leaders and entrepreneurs in Uganda by providing long-term mentorship and two-years of world-class leadership and entrepreneurship training to help high school students start enterprises that solve poverty, disease, violence and environmental degradation. Educate! is directly working with 3,400 diverse youth across Uganda and partnered with the UN's International Labor Organization and Uganda's National Curriculum Development Center to create curricula that will reach over 25,000 students annually.
Ideal Candidate Profile
· An minimum of an undergraduate degree (required)
· Proven track record of internal motivation for high achievement
· Interest in youth livelihoods, entrepreneurship and leadership education
· Familiarity with how to or experience in conducting a System Review (preferred)
· Strong understanding of qualitative or quantitative methodologies (required)
· Research experience, either in qualitative or quantitative methodologies (preferred)
Terms and Compensation
This internship should start in January 2012 and last a minimum of 6-8 weeks. The SRRI will be listed as a Research Assistant in the final publication. If the SRRI chooses to locate to Kampala, the Systematic Review and Research Intern will receive reimbursement for in-country work-related travel as well as possible free lodging in a shared room at Educate!’s staff housing compound. This is an unpaid position.
How To Apply
Please email a CV (or résumé), cover letter and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the following subject in your email: “Systematic Review and Research Intern – Your Name.”