Research Assistants at Save the Children


Research Assistants

  • Consultancy
  • Western Province, Zambia
  •  May 14, 2019

Save the Children International

Call for applications for Research Assistants for Baseline Study for the Up-scaling Inclusive Early Childhood Care, Development and Education in Western Province Project.


Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our Vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Save the Children has worked in Zambia to promote the fulfilment of children’s rights since 1987. Save the Children works across five thematic areas namely education, health & nutrition, child rights governance, child poverty and child protection. The organization strives to ensure all children learn from a quality basic education, that no child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday and that violence against children is no longer tolerated.

Save the Children is implementing a three-year (2019-2021) project entitled “Up-scaling Inclusive Early Childhood Care, Development and Education” (IECCDE) which is targeting children that are affected by a disability, have a special learning need or suffer from any other vulnerability, which deters them from accessing ECCDE  in Western Province.  The goal of the project is to contribute to equal access and development outcomes of children aged 3-6 years in quality and Inclusive Early Childhood Care Development and Education (ECCDE) centres in Zambia.

Save the Children will be undertaking baseline study to assess the (before project intervention) situation in 4 districts of Western Province, namely Shangombo, Mongu, Kalabo and Sioma. The baseline information will provide a bench mark for measuring the project progress. The baseline study will also generate information that will be used to further inform project interventions and strategies.

Objectives of Study

The following are the objectives of the baseline study

Determine the knowledge, attitude and practices among community members and parents of 3-6 children about inclusive ECCDE;
Determine accessibility to inclusive ECCDE centres for 3-6 aged children
Assess the extent to which ECCDE services are promoting holistic child development
Assess how policies at national, provincial and district level are promoting equitable access to free, mandatory inclusive quality, and holistic ECCDE programs
Save the Children seeks to recruit six (6) Research Assistants for the baseline study

Scope of work for Research Assistants

  1. Participate in Research Assistant’s orientation meeting
  2. Data collection using Kobo Collect digital application in selected schools in Shangombo, Sioma, Kalabo and Mongu Districts
  3. Data cleaning and translation


  • Diploma in any relevant subject
  • Experience in collecting data using digital devices such as tablets and phones
  • Must be able to work in a fast pace environment and within deadlines
  • Must have ability to pay attention to detail
  • Applicant must be fluent in English and Lozi
  • Applicants must be based in Mongu District


This assignment will be for 7 days, from 21st to 27th May 2019

How to Apply

Please send your CV with traceable references to: Manager – Human Resource at PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH COPIES OF YOUR CERTIFICATES

The closing date for receipt of applications is 14th May, 2019. Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Save the Children reserves the right to re advertise if suitable applicants are not found.

To apply for this job email your details to


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