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Job Opportunities at Indepth Research Ltd Kenya

Indepth Research Services is a capacity development and research services firm in Africa. 

We offer research support and capacity development programmes to development institutions and professionals in Monitoring and Evaluation, Data Management and Analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing. 


Job Description: We are looking for Trainers / Facilitators to work in our training department to deliver excellent training programs to our national and international participants in the categories mentioned below.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Data Management and Analysis (Methodologies and Software)
Purpose of the Job:
  • Responsible for preparing, facilitating, and evaluating technical training programs.
  • Prepares training slides and materials to be used in training programs and designs exercises to enhance lectures.
  • To support the Training and Capacity Building team in delivering training programs at the national and international levels.  
Salary Scale: Information available upon request via email provided at the bottom

Main responsibilities:
  • To plan, design and train high quality training programmes for international as well as National workshops, and seminars.
  • Continuously enhance technical, instructional, delivery and presentation skills.
  • Mentor other instructors in the subject matter, content, and course delivery techniques for assigned technical courses.
  • Ensure the quality and consistency of course content throughout a course life cycle.
  • Atleast a master’s Degree in the relevant field
  • Working knowledge in the area of interest
  • Extensive experience delivering trainings to people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent knowledge of 2 or all Statistical and project management software software such as  MS Project,  SPSS, STATA, R, excel, cspro  and NVIVO; for applicants in the Data Management and Analysis (Methodologies and Software) category
  • Experience in using different learning techniques and styles that enhance learners’ capabilities.
  • Experience of understanding different learners’ needs and expectations and matching up to their level.
  • Experience of co-ordinating capacity building events from planning to delivery to follow up
  • Experiences of facilitating multidisciplinary working teams, ideally in the design and implementation of capacity building programmes
  • Experience working within and supporting a team in understanding complex projects
  • Experience of evaluating and assessing impact of training and/or capacity building programmes on participants and contributing to improving quality of training programs
Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with a wide range of public and private sector personnel and organisations
  • Strong writing, editing and formatting skills, ability to ensure all training and training materials are delivered to the IRES quality standards
  • Able to develop and sustain good working relationships internally and externally and to be an effective and professional representative of IRES at local and national forums
  • Working effectively as part of a team, sharing information and consulting when appropriate
  • Able to self-motivate and manage time effectively
Our Core Values
We are guided by and strive to uphold the following core values in all the activities we undertake. 

All prospective candidates must prescribe to IRES core values as stated below:
  • Teamwork: Working together efficiently to add value to all stakeholders of IRES
  • Commitment: Attaining excellence through diversity.
  • Professionalism: Indepth Research Services upholds to always behave in an ethical manner reflecting the highest level of competence and skill.
  • Excellence: Exceeding all expectations and excelling in everything we do.
  • Learning: Continuously improving our skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Passion: Being excited and enthusiastic about what we do.
  • Integrity: Being sincere and ethical in all we do.
  • Innovation: We embrace new thinking & technology to create opportunities for IRES.
  • Respect for Human Dignity: We have profound respect for all human differences, including age, cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic, gender, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual orientation, and ability.

Vacancy: System Developer
Allowances: Information available on request.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Writing specifications, designing, building (developing), testing and implementing (installing a program into production) programs.
  • Breaking down program specifications into their simplest elements and translating this logic into a programming language.
  • Provide innovative solutions to complex business problems, interface with clients and gather business requirements and objectives, translate the clients’ business requirements and objectives into technical applications and solutions.
  • Establishing a detailed program specification through discussion with clients, clarifying to clients what actions a program is intended to perform.
  • Testing sample data-sets to check that output from a program works as intended
  • Reacting to problems and correcting  program as necessary, devising possible solutions to anticipated problems
  • Evaluating and increasing  program's effectiveness, adapting  program to new requirements if necessary
  • Conducting user acceptance testing to ensure a program can be used easily, quickly and accurately
  • Writing detailed documentation for the operation of a program by users and computer operators
  • Reviewing , updating, repairing, modifying and developing existing IRES information systems
  • Customizing existing IRES programs to clients’ needs and specification.
  • Presenting ideas for system improvements, including cost and writing prospective proposals
  • Maintaining IRES and clients’ systems once they are up and running
  • Consulting manuals, periodicals,  technical reports, attending seminars and workshops to learn new ways to develop programs, and for continuous improvement of existing skills and knowledge
  • Any other  work as may be assigned
  • A degree in computer science, software engineering or any other related field
Knowledge and skills required
  • Excellent Ajax skills (mandatory)
  • Excellent PHP programming skills
  • Strong skills in Java
  • Knowledge of development platforms such as CodeIgnitor and PhpStorm
  • Proven experience in developing mobile applications using J2ME,android development and other mobile technologies
  • Experience with Java development tools
  • Knowledge of databases and database systems
  • Understanding of Web technologies
  • Experience working with common Internet technologies (e.g. CSS, HTML, and JavaScript)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical issues to a non-technical audience
  • Strong ambition to adapt and learn new development technologies
  • Knowledge in Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Training in ICT programs
  • Marketing ICT products
If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV via email before 15th November, 2014.



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