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Research Assistant Job in Kenya

mPACT Study

Position: Research Assistant
(1 Post)
Summary: This study is being conducted by Kenyatta National Hospital and University of Washington.
The main aims of the study are:
(1) to study the use of mobile technology in adolescents and

(2) to use social media to provide social and treatment support to HIV-infected adolescents.
Management Responsibility
·         Responsible for ensuring efficient, valid and comprehensive data collection and entry for project instruments.
·         Responsible for delivering on project activities.
Description of Duties:
·         Implement project strategy in recruitment, screening and consent procedures.
·         Administer and manage baseline questionnaires using tablet based data collection instruments.
·         Assist with the conduct of in-depth interviews and focus group discussions.
·         Liaise with relevant partners, stakeholders and collaborators in Nairobi and USA to ensure proper implementation of the project instruments.
·         Develop project activity strategy with timely and regularly reviewed implementation work plans.
·         Develop /adapt relevant materials to support field activities.
·         Plan, implement and maintain records on site activities.
·         Facilitating and interacting with adolescent social media (WhatsApp) group discussions regarding HIV adherence, peer support and adolescent HIV care.
·         Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project; assist in preparation of annual work plans and progress reports as per donor requirements.
Job Specifications

Professional / Qualifications
·         Diploma level certification in health sciences field (nursing, clinical officer, public health)
·         Registered with relevant board
·         Bachelors level or higher in nursing or health science-related field
Relevant Experience
·         Experience in data collection, data entry and management
·         Computer and ICT skills (Microsoft office, WhatsApp messaging, electronic data collection)
·         Background in HIV Research
·         Skills building rapport and discussing sensitive issues with adolescents
·         Experience working with closely with the Ministry of Health facilities.
·         Experience in HIV related research and especially with HIV-infected adolescents.
Key Skills
·         Strong Interpersonal communication skills
·         Good analytical skills
·         Good organizational skills – planning and implementation
·         Ability to work collaboratively and independently
How to Apply
Send CV and cover letter to by 2nd February 2020

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