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Research Assistant Job in Kenya

Position: Research Assistant (6 positions) KMR 7


Location: Vihiga County
Duration: 8 month
Reports to: Study Coordinator
The position holder will work with a project coordinator and will draw support from a multi-disciplinary and multi-national team.
Responsibilities

  • Work closely with study investigators to plan, deliver and report quantitative and qualitative research activities
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of sources
  • Assist with data quality checks, data management and storage for field research activities
  • Help maintain an electronic repository of evidence from qualitative and quantitative research activities including ensuring regular cleaning, backups and archiving;
  • Comply with policies on ethical conduct of Research and human subjects protections
  • Prepare individual work progress reports
  • Carry out any other duties commensurate with experience, which may be assigned from time to
Qualifications
  • Degree in a relevant healthcare discipline including social sciences
  • Two years’ post-graduate work experience in a relevant research-related position
  • Experience in qualitative research methods is an added advantage
Competencies

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively
  • Ability to interact with study participants in a culturally sensitive manner
  • Familiarity with electronic data collection tools is an added advantage
  • Well-developed troubleshooting capacity and clarity of thought
  • Strong organization skills to meet tight deadlines
  • Team worker, able to work in a multi-cultural environment and with multi- disciplinary teams
Applicants should attach the following:
  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
  • Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
  • Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • A copy of National Identity card or passport
  • Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
  • Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
  • Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
  • Must have Credit Reference Bureau Certificate
How to Apply
A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to hekimaproject@kemri.org to be received not later than December 16, 2019.
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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