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Research Assistant Job in Kenya

African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

Terms of Reference: Research Assistant
 
Project: Evaluation of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an African-led and Africa-based international research institute engaged in multidisciplinary research for evidence-based policy. 

Our researchers address important issues and challenges facing Africa in areas such as education, health, population, aging, urbanization and wellbeing. 

We engage with policy makers in the region to disseminate our research findings to influence policy decisions and improve the quality of life in Africa.
 
APHRC seeks to recruit a research assistant in a project titled “Evaluation of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition” whose main objective is to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of integrating management of acute malnutrition into integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood illnesses through an implementation research design in Turkana and Isiolo Counties.
 
Responsibilities:
·                     Supervise and coordinate field work in the execution of the research project to ensure timely implementation of field operations
·                     Coordinate the development, review and translation of research tools, development of field and training manuals
·                     Coordinate community mobilization and education of the community in relation to the research project
·                     Monitor field work and ensure field staff adhere to data quality guidelines
·                     Lead the development of fieldwork progress reports as per the laid down schedule
·                     Perform other project related duties as assigned by the project manager or other persons working on the project
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Degree in nutrition, public health, social sciences or other related field.
·                     Degree / training in nutrition will be an added advantage.
·                     At least one year experience in research including coordinating fieldwork or research activities at community level. Experience with nutrition surveys will be an added advantage
·                     Experience working in Isiolo, Turkana and/or another arid or semi-arid area or good familiarity with the study sites will be an added advantage
·                     Supervisory/management/leadership skills
·                     Report writing skills
·                     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with a local language in the study sites will be an added advantage.
·                     Quantitative or qualitative skills including data cleaning, manipulation and analysis (quantitative) and data coding and analysis (qualitative) or experience with mixed methods will be an advantage.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application letter and CV with contacts of three referees via email to cvs@flexi-personnel.com by close of business October 13th, 2017.
 
Indicate on the email subject “Research Assistant: iCCM-CMAM Project”
 
(APHRC) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children.
 
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please Note: Applicants are not required to make any payments to anyone during any stage of the recruitment process.

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