African Student Founders
African Student Founders is a social enterprise with a primary focus on promoting economic self- sufficiency among disadvantaged youth through digital entrepreneurship. Our objective is to combat youth unemployment by offering support for startup initiatives and fostering the development of sought-after skills. Our initial endeavor concentrates on youth in West Africa, concentrating on specific demographic groups where we can make a substantial impact. Currently, ASF is collaborating with prominent service providers in the region to conduct a comprehensive landscape scan to assess opportunities, needs and gaps that will shape our strategic approach.The role of the research assistant / intern involves facilitating the recruitment, consent acquisition, and ongoing interaction with study participants. The research assistant will oversee all aspects of study documentation and ensure the collection of high-quality data throughout the study period. The duration of this Research Assistant position is 3 months.
Attend training sessions and startup meetings related to data collection in advance of the study's commencement.
Identify, engage, and obtain informed consent from potential study participants, adhering to the research protocol's inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Gather both quantitative and qualitative data from study participants, conducting data reviews to ensure completeness before transmitting it to the central server as instructed.
Collaborate with the supervisor to review data for completeness and send collected data to the appropriate platforms/servers.
Participate in regular meetings with the study team, document valuable insights and discussions, and provide daily updates and monthly reports.
Maintain confidentiality and ensure data security, including the safety and security of research equipment and data capture devices.
Document and report any deviations from the protocol and ethical concerns encountered during data collection.
Be prepared to provide additional research information as needed and address data inaccuracies or inconsistencies.
Complete and submit reports, including data collection tools and instruments used during the consultancy.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Hold a degree in Education, Economics, Research, Statistics, or a relevant field.
Demonstrate proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research methods, data management, and data analysis.
Exhibit excellent computer skills and mandatory experience with real-time electronic data collection/capturing.
Have experience working on similar projects within a one-stop-shop setting. Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
Be fluent in both written and spoken English, as well as local language(s).
Demonstrate robust analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Be capable of multitasking and meeting tight deadlines on short notice.
Exhibit exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multicultural environment.
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