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University of Washington - Kenya (UW-Kenya)
 
Sema! Research Study
 
Job Vacancy: Community Research Officer

Job Description: This research study is seeking a full-time community research officer at Ahero / Bondo

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Educate local community health volunteers and community members about the study
  • Attend community advisory board meetings
  • Assist with recruitment of study participants in the field
  • Organize focus group discussions, including setting up the venue, ensuring participants know the date and time, arranging for supplies and refreshments
  • Contact parents of potential participants, when applicable, and coordinate process of parental consent with site leader
  • Assist with weekly report-writing and data management
  • Participate in weekly phone call with PI and rest of study staff
Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required
  • KCSE/O-level or equivalent (diploma in social sciences preferred)
  • Experience working in the community with extensive geographic knowledge of the area
  • Able to use Microsoft Word and email communications
  • Past research experience: At least one year: Can provide reference from PI
  • Excellent communication skills: Must be able to communicate regularly with PI via email and Skype
  • Language skills: fluency in English, Kiswahili, and Luo, spoken and written
  • Holds an up to date motorbike license
  • Team player with ability to work closely with PI, study coordinator, site leader, other study staff at the site, community research officers
  • Works under minimum supervision
The appropriate person for this position will have a non-judgmental approach to adolescent sexuality and family planning.

Salary: Contract with UW-Kenya for 6 months. Eligible for medical cover. Competitive salary, plus 15% gratuity after completing total 6 month contract.

Position start date: 25th September 2017


Job Vacancy: Qualitative Interviewer / Site Leader

Job Description: This research study is seeking a full-time qualitative interviewer / site leader at Ahero / Bondo

Responsibilities and Requirements
  • Educate community health volunteers and community members about the study
  • Attend community advisory board meetings
  • Recruit and enroll participants into the study
  • Conduct in-depth interviews (IDI) with adolescent women
  • Write debrief summaries and share with Study PI and co-PI
  • Conduct focus group discussions (FGD) with adolescent women and parents
  • Collect pre-IDI/FGD survey data per approved Standard Operating Procedures and input into Android tablet system
  • Submit weekly summaries of recruitment and enrollment into the study to the study Principal Investigator (PI) and site-PI
  • Participate in weekly phone call with PI and rest of study staff
  • Maintain communication between study staff and PI
  • Ensure strict compliance with ethical requirements for conduct of research
  • Maintain adequate supplies of study documents and other study supplies at site
  • Collect and submit receipts from any purchases made on behalf of the study to UW-Kenya country office in Nairobi as Project Field Administrator
Qualifications, Experience, and Skills Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences
  • Experience with informed consent procedures
  • Prior experience conducting and transcribing interviews and FGDs:Can provide reference from PI
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly e-mail and word-processing
  • Excellent communication skills: Must be able to communicate regularly with PI via email and Skype
  • Language skills: fluency in English, Kiswahili, and Luo, spoken and written
  • Those holding a motorbike license will have an added advantage
  • Team player with ability to work closely with PI, study coordinator, other study staff at the site, community research officers
  • Works under minimum supervision
The appropriate person for this position will have a non-judgmental approach to adolescent sexuality and family planning.

Salary: Contract with UW-Kenya for 6 months. Eligible for medical cover. Competitive salary, plus 15% gratuity after completing total 6 month contract. Bonus for high quality transcript delivered to PI within 2 weeks.

Position start date: 25 September 2017
 
How to Apply
  
CLICK HERE to fill our online recruitment form and then send your application addressed to the PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR and CV to the email semastudy2017@gmail.com

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