Research Assistant

The Research Assistant will provide research and administrative support to program staff and general office daily operations under direct supervision

Job summary

The Research Assistant will provide research and administrative support to program staff and general office daily operations under direct supervision of the Office Manager. 


  • Activities are likely to include some or all of the following:
  • Perform a wide variety of research field work preparation tasks i.e., make detailed observations, enter data in Excel format, assist in analyzing data and collect supporting documents or literature from internet and other sources for interpreting results.
  • Provide assistance in reviewing documents for accuracy as well as writing reports, summaries, protocols and preparing PowerPoint presentations.
  • Assist in the process of building collaboration with other partner institutions, i.e., maintain and update contact lists of implementing and research partners, other key stakeholders and consultants, keep confidentiality of files on projects.
  • Contribute to the overall research process of preparing technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses by identifying current scientific literature as assigned by the Program staff.
  • Coordinate with partners on program related activities.
  • Prepare correspondence, letters, meeting minutes and other communication as appropriate.
  • Organize hard copy and electronic filing systems and retrieve files.
  • Support staff in project-based work as assigned.    

Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
ALL at High school level
Other Skills
- Experience in research and administrative support is desired
- College graduate
- Excellent organizational skills (oral and written) and the ability to excel at details, multi-tasking and working
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 04:00

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Free-time activities

National park visiting, zoos,site seeing, grass lands, forests, indoor games, etc

Water Sports
Winter Sports


What's included?
The indicated fees are for students.
Workers and retired must pay a little more. All the above prices include all meals, accommodation, internet, transport fares from the airport on arrival and back to the airport on departure. A trip to any tourist site in Uganda can be arranged.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

All local transportation for project is catered for including airport pickups and drop offs up on departure.


Eloi Ministries has a good banglow building which has great accommodation facilities, strategically located with easy access to Kampala city centre which renders it secure and accessible. The house is self contained, with WiFi internet, small shared rooms of two to three occupants, cable TV, CCTV CAMERA Surveillance, warm showers and electricity for lighting and ironing in a family setting among other amenities.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Bedroom (Double) Camping
Food & Beverages

Vegetarian and non vegetarian foods available. Uganda is blessed with numerous fruit types which are also available.
A volunteer is entitled to 4meals a day namely breakfast, lunch, evening tea, and Dinner.
2 Bottles of mineral drinking water daily.etc

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks
20 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/Uganda between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Eloi Ministries will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Eloi Ministries during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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P.O.Box 32080, clock tower, queen's Way, Kampala Uganda, +256 (+256792177867/ +256753177867) Kampala, Uganda