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FHI Research Associate Job in Kenya

FHI is a global health and development organization whose rigorous, science-based approach builds programs that create lasting change.

Founded in 1971, FHI maintains offices and staff worldwide, helping to forge strong local relationships that enable us to make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity—improving lives for millions.

We seek qualified candidates for the following position:

Research Associate
Location: Nairobi
Ref. No. FHI- RA-NBI

To develop, implement and manage programmatic, behavioral and social sciences research studies in close collaboration with senior research staff.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manages aspects of planning and implementing program and social sciences research.
  • Contributes to study protocol development; designs data collection instruments; develops and manages work plans, project timelines, subcontracts, and budgets; analyzes data; trains and supervises research assistants; and prepares reports, papers and presentations that summarize research findings.
  • Conducts studies to help program managers identify and implement solutions to improve reproductive health and HIV prevention programs and services, and conducts evaluations to determine the effectiveness of such efforts.
  • Provides technical assistance to help program managers and service providers use the results of research to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of reproductive health and HIV prevention programs and services.
  • Collaborates with FHI colleagues both in Kenya and internationally on program and social sciences research.
  • Serves as a resource person to other FHI staff in Kenya by providing support for program and social sciences research.
  • Prepares reports and papers for submission to professional journals and meetings.
  • Assists in designing, developing, and implementing strategies and program activities that contribute to the utilization of FHI research.
Position Requirements:
  • MS/MA/MPH with 3-5 years experience as a social scientist or intervention researcher, or BA/BS in relevant field with 5-7 years relevant experience in research.
  • Relevant computer skills necessary to conduct research and analysis of study data with a working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data analysis packages.
FHI has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates are encouraged to register online through FHI’s Career Center at or apply via email to: and quote the Reference # provided on the subject line while sending your application, to be received not later than March 23, 2011.

Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements.

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