Research Assistants (Several Posts)


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the positions of Research Assistants to support Dreams Innovation Challenge project in conducting interviews and focus groups with girls and boys attending secondary schools in Machinga and Zomba as part of an evaluation study that is looking at the impact of program activities. The purpose of the Project is to support the DREAMS goal of reducing HIV among adolescent girls and young women by achieving two main outcomes: increasing completion of secondary school among girls and increasing community support for education. The project has been working closely with secondary schools providing training for teachers in gender sensitive pedagogy, establishing mentoring programs for girls, and providing financial support for students.


The Research Assistants will support Dreams Innovation Challenge Project for a period of fifteen days with the following activities;

  1. Data collection:
  2. Transcribing notes


Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of Diploma in Education, Social Sciences, Statistics, Demography, etc.
  2. Experience in working with adolescent girls and knowledge of participatory approaches.
  3. Strong experiences in carrying out surveys, particularly qualitative surveys and evaluations, in school settings.
  4. Willing to work under pressure and in rural settings.
  5. Attention to detail.
  6. High commitment to correct true information for the benefit of the programme.
  7. Some knowledge of Adolescent Psychology.
  8. Ready to commit to work during the full period of the survey.
  9. Well-developed communication and reporting skills.
  10. Experience conducting focus groups and interviews is required.
  11. Ability to type well in English and access to a computer to type notes after data collection
  12. Female candidates encouraged to apply


How to apply

Interested candidates should apply online at:



Closing date of receiving applications is January 19, 2018. FHI 360 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Email applications are highly encouraged. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.

Comment on advertised Job

Chikka Z.

9th of January, 2018 6:16:02 pm

Henry Nzima

9th of January, 2018 8:10:46 pm

Am interested

Gertrude Luwe

11th of January, 2018 2:51:44 pm

I have shown interest and I am ready to apply.

Peter zizwan Bande

11th of January, 2018 10:26:11 pm

Am interested in applying for the post

kenneth matope

15th of January, 2018 12:17:13 pm


veronica madengere

15th of January, 2018 12:18:43 pm


Gerson Innocent Chiwere

19th of January, 2018 12:22:48 pm

Am interested in doing the research

Location: Machinga & Zomba

Employment Type: Contractual

Salary: N/A

Job deadline: 19th January, 2018

Company: FHI360

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