Research Assistants Jobs in Kenya

Job Title: Research Assistants

Hiring Organization: APHRC
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Research
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 04/29/2024

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a premier research-to-policy institution, generating evidence, strengthening research and related capacity in the African research and development ecosystem, and engaging policy to inform action on health and development. The Center is Africa-based and African-led, with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a West Africa Regional Office (WARO), in Dakar, Senegal. APHRC seeks to drive change by developing strong African research leadership and promoting evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) across sub-Saharan Africa.

The Individual Capacity Strengthening (ICS) unit in the Research Capacity Strengthening (RCS) Division seeks to engage twelve (12) Research Assistants (RAs) for the Partnership for Education of Health Professionals (PEP) project. The project aims to improve the management of cardiometabolic diseases (CMDs) in Kenya through research evidence generation and capacity strengthening. Specific objectives of this project include:1) To conduct a baseline assessment that identifies individual and institutional capacity gaps regarding management of CMDs in Kenya and 2)To strengthen the capacity of medical training college (MTC) faculty and clinical mentors, for clinical medicine and nursing, through a short course training on management of CMDs. The RAs will support the project’s fieldwork activities.

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Administer online survey using
  • KoBo Collect or related program.
  • Conduct in-depth interviews and focus group interviews with select study participants.
  • Transcribe verbatim audio recordings from interviews.
  • Data entry, review and edit to ensure completeness and accuracy of information.
  • Collection and collation of research data from different sources like online surveys.
  • Perform administrative tasks related to the project.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Gender and Development Studies, Education, Population Studies/Demography, Statistics, Epidemiology, Economics, or related discipline (A Bachelor’s degree in these fields coupled with adequate experience is acceptable).
  • At least two years’ experience in research field work including data collection, managing data collection teams, and data analysis.
  • Proven quantitative data collection and analysis skills, with familiarity with related analysis packages STATA, SPSS, R.
  • Proven qualitative data collection and analysis skills, with familiarity with related analysis packages Nvivo or Atlas ti.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, multitask, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.
  • Must be able to communicate and write in English.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience conducting qualitative research interviews.
  • Experience in coding data using NVivo or any other software.
  • Experience in transcribing audio recordings for research.
  • Knowledge of Kenya Medical Training College work environment.

Application documents should include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV with contact details of three referees
  • Copy of National ID
  • Copies of academic certificates and relevant testimonials

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