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Research Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: Research Officer

Ujamaa-Africa, is a Kenyan NGO, that promotes economic empowerment, personal security and health for vulnerable women and girls.

Our Personal Security arm’s Primary aim, is to reduce the prevalence of rape through prevention strategies.

With a remarkable record that we are continuing to set, we are changing the GBV world and its approaches.

We are continuously conducting groundbreaking research and followups, thus far we have demonstrated a dramatic decrease in the prevalence of rape in the 5 urban slum areas, in Nairobi.

Role:
 We are looking for a Research professional keen to be an integral part of local and international researchers working on research projects and publications in Gender Based Violence Studies in urban slums in Nairobi.


Requirements:
  • Thorough knowledge of various research software, analytical data analysis, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Strong presentation skills, strong personal attributes and excellent people skills.
Specific Tasks
  • Manage all aspects of UJAMAA research projects, including negotiating project objectives and direction with other UJAMAA managers and executive board.
  • Create comprehensive project plans to ensure projects are completed successfully.
  • Prepare periodic presentations for management regarding research project status and recommendations.
  • Strategic planning of research schedules.
  • Perform periodic evaluations to allow donors and research partners to determine effectiveness of our programs and make suggestions when applicable.
  • Ensure that the questionnaire scripts are well mastered by the facilitators, to maintain all ethics of research
  • Ability to write protocols and prepare and submit research grant applications
  • Ensure that data collected is entered into Ujamaa’s (Information System) database
  • Participate in knowledge impact assessments and reporting.
  • Supervise & assist field agents in any tasks that have set deadlines.
  • Identify challenges and build capacity of community units and staff on facilitation, data collection, mobilization skills among other identified needs.
  • Work with various research databases and Ujamaa Software,to input data from other departments.
  • Coordinate testing, installation and compile modification reports for all departments in Ujamaa.
  • Document best practices and submit work for publication in partnership with reputable Kenyan and American Universities (Current Academic Partners include USIU, University of Nairobi and Stanford Universities)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in Statistics or Research related field. With minimum 3 years experience especially in managing projects within a slum setting.
  • Experience and understanding of qualitative, quantitative and participatory Research, Monitoring and evaluation methodologies and principles
  • Knowledge of field research trial set-up.
  • Experience using SPSS software and STATA (compulsory)
  • IT proficiency: MS Office, Excel and the ability to work with customized Ujamaa Software.
  • Publications, in any field would be an added advantage.
  • B+ or higher on the KCSE;
Email your detailed updated resume to humanresource@ujamaa-africa.org


Deadline:
 Close of business on 21st May 2015.

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