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International Centre for Reproductive Health Kenya in collaboration with ICRH Ghent and The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Reproductive Health Research is implementing studies addressing community participation in health system for purposes of addressing family planning and contraception.

We are seeking a dedicated, talented,
 Social Scientist who is also a qualitative researcher. 

Working closely with a multidisciplinary team, he/she will design and lead qualitative research efforts for the studies.  

This will include: managing fieldwork data collection, (in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, direct observation) analysis and dissemination of results through internal and external reports, journal publications and professional conference presentations. 

He/she will also support the preparation of grant proposals and coordination of other project activities as needed.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Master’s degree in medical anthropology, medical sociology, public health or a related field emphasizing qualitative research methods training.
Experience and Skills or required:
  • 5+ years with professional qualitative research experience. 
  • 3+ years conducting in-depth interviewing, focus group discussions, and participant observation. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of public health issues, in particular family planning and human subject protocols. 
  • Experience working with stakeholders to design, author, and manage qualitative studies. 
  • Strong organizational, planning, and problem solving skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Proficiency with the following office, analysis, and citation softwares: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Outlook); NVivo, Atlas.ti; EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley.
Communication: Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills required.
How to Apply

Applicants must upload their application letter, an up-to-date CV with names and addresses of three referees and telephone contacts and the bio data form (download HERE) on the ICRHK job application portal HERE by 8th June 2016, 5pm.

M & E Officer
Job Summary: Support the M&E manager/ Deputy M&E Manager in all data collection, analysis and learning activities to help ensure accountability and efficiency from start to finish for all programs and projects, both new and established throughout the organization.

Key Responsibilities:
Project / Program Management Support
  • Support all M&E initiatives for assigned projects including designing of data collection instruments;
  • designing and maintaining program databases; 
  • monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities, and contributing to staff capacity building initiatives as necessary.
Systems Development and Management 
  • Assist the M&E manager/ Deputy M&E Manager to design/develop/review/test new computer databases using a structured approach 
  • Support M&E manager in defining and implementing key project performance indicators (KPI) as well as monitoring them throughout the duration of the projects. 
  • Support M&E manager/Deputy M&E Manager in creating a framework and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of project activities. 
  • Assist M&E Manager in proposing strategies to increase data use and demand amongst program staff 
  • Assist program staff and M&E manager/ Deputy M&E Manager in clarifying project information needs 
  • Support project/ program staff on ways to properly document, organize and capture program progress. 
  • Draft tools and their revisions as well as data collection procedures under the supervision of the M&E manager (e.g. logical framework, project performance tracking, indicators, data flow charts, M&E manuals) 
  • Support the M&E Manger/ Deputy M&E Manager in reviewing the performance of existing management information systems to help identify potential modifications or resources
Data Management and Analysis
  • Keep abreast developments in program/project changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performances and results.
  • Suggest ways to facilitate data collection and the flow of data within program field teams
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and management systems and propose solutions along with the M&E manager
  • Perform regular field visits along field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by programs and to verify the accuracy of reported data.
  • Analyze changes and patterns in KPI indicator data and performance reports in order to support Program staff and/or the M&E Manager/ Deputy M&E Manager
  • Support the M&E Manager to ensure that donor, partner, and project management data queries are addressed in an accurate and timely manner. 
  • Assist the M&E Manager organize, sort, link and group data for statistical programming and data analysis to facilitate technical report writing 
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned
Essential Requirements 
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Management 
  • Proven expertise in design/development of computer databases using MS-ACCESS, EPI-Data, EPI-INFO 
  • Competency with statistical analysis using SPSS or STATA 
  • Minimum 2 years data management experience related to clinical trials, epidemiological studies 
  • Understanding of public health/medical or social sciences field an asset 
  • At least 1 year of mid-level management experience an asset 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to lead and enhance capacity of data management team
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new (IT) environments
How to Apply

Applicants must upload their application letter, an up-to-date CV with names and addresses of three referees and telephone contacts and the bio data form (download HERE) on the ICRHK job application portal HERE by 8th June 2016, 5pm.

ICRHK is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community.

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