Lead Researcher

Location: Kampala

Employment Term: Initial Term (1 year), renewable

About Us

Unwanted Witness is a Civil Society Organization founded in 2012 to promote online freedoms and protect digital rights in Uganda. The organization aims to create a safe and secure digital environment for citizens and promote the responsible use of technology. We are seeking for a highly qualified Lead Researcher to join our dynamic team. We strongly encourage female candidates to apply, as we are committed to promoting diversity and gender equality in our workforce.


i) Collect, analyze, and report on experimental data
ii) Create and maintain accurate and timely records of test results and protocol design
iii) Assist in the publication of research findings
iv) Perform computer data analysis
v) Instruct and assist students and laboratory staff
vi) Participate in meetings with the Principal Investigator

Key Competences

i) Proficiency in research and evaluation design
ii) Exceptional quantitative or qualitative analytical skills
iii) Skill in preparing complex data sets for analysis
iv) Strong problem-solving and investigative abilities
v) Proficiency in multiple data collection and analysis techniques
vi) Solid knowledge of Microsoft Suite and Office tools
vii) Experience with online survey software
vii) Exceptional knowledge of statistical computer applications (SPSS, Epidata, SAS, STATA, and/or R)
ix) Excellent communication skills
x) Strong teamwork and collaboration capabilities
xi) Demonstrated skill in collecting and analyzing interview, observation, and focus group data
xii) Attention to detail and time management skills
xiii) Strong technical writing skills for both technical and non-technical audiences
xiv) Good knowledge of innovation and emerging qualitative data collection methods
xv) Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment

Character Qualities

i) Sensitive to the needs and dynamics of research
ii) Professional and mature conduct
iii) High level of integrity and maturity
iv) Passionate about advocating for digital rights
v) Committed, punctual, and reliable

General Expectations

i) Alignment with the vision and values of Unwanted Witness
ii) Willingness to serve and defend the human rights of Ugandans
iii) Active participation in team meetings and events
iv) Adherence to all Unwanted Witness policies


i) Degree or significant professional experience in a relevant field (e.g., statistics, computer science, human rights, computer systems, information systems)
ii) 3-5 years of research work experience

How To Apply

Join Unwanted Witness and contribute to groundbreaking research that shapes the future of digital rights advocacy. Apply now and be part of our mission to defend human rights in Uganda.

To apply, send your CV and Cover Letter to info@unwantedwitness.org

Application Deadline: Friday 23rd June, 2023 at 5:00 PM (EAT)