Field Researcher - Health & Fitness jobs in Malta - February 2021

Field Researcher

JOB TYPE: Full Time JOB LEVEL: Entry (0-12 months), Intermediate (1-3 years)
Health & Fitness
EMPLOYER INDUSTRY: Business Support Services
ICF SA in Malta is looking to recruit full-time Field Researchers to help deliver a large, international project for the European Commission on nutrition. This is a paid opportunity. ICF is a leading provider of studies for the European Commission and its agencies. The study involves collecting information on the composition (ingredients and nutrients) of food products available in supermarkets. This will contribute to national and EU initiatives to improve nutrition in Europe.

About the role:
Prior to commencing the fieldwork, you will be required to download an application on your smartphone and take part in paid training. This can be done from home. Upon successfully completing this training, you will go to supermarkets that we have gained permission to visit, to take pictures of certain categories of food products. Personal Protection Equipment will be provided. For each product, you will use the app you downloaded to take pictures of food labels. You will also enter some product details manually into the app. You will then submit your findings through the app to a centralized database. You will be part of a team of data collectors and you will have a dedicated ICF Team Leader to support you. You will be paid an hourly rate.

Job location:
  • You will be asked to travel to supermarkets within Valletta (or its suburbs), as specified by ICF.

Work schedule:
  • Work during the week, at least half days (4 hours) per session. Work is expected for several weeks between March to April 2021. 

  • You should be 18 or older;
  • You should have a smartphone (Android or iOS);
  • You should know how to take and crop pictures on your smartphone;
  • You should have regular access to a good internet connection at home or elsewhere, one you can use on daily basis;
  • You should be able to travel to retail outlets as specified by ICF (this may require using your own means of travel);
  • You should be reliable and able to work autonomously with minimal supervision;
  • You should be fluent in English and Maltese.

Desirable skills/interests:
  • An interest in nutrition would be an advantage.

  • Potential to receive a bonus at the end of the project depending on the quality of work;
  • No weekend work required;
  • Travel allowance.

How to apply:
If you are interested in the role, please submit your application by emailing us a copy of your CV and a short paragraph to confirm that you meet all of the requirements listed above. We may contact you for a short phone conversation after receiving your application.

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