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Massive Recruitment of Field Interviewers by a NGO in Kenya

Job Vacancies: Quantitative and Qualitative Field Interviewers for the Human Milk Banking Research Project

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.
APHRC invites applications for quantitative and qualitative field Interviewers, in its Human Milk Banking (HMB 2) project, to be conducted in Pumwani Maternity Hospital.
The main aim of the project is to determine the operational feasibility, effectiveness, acceptability of establishing a Mother-Baby Friendly Initiative Plus (MBFI+) program that includes HMB and breastfeeding promotion in Kenya.
Minimum Requirements:
Quantitative Field Interviewer:
·         Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education certificate, with a minimum grade of C+;
·         Proven experience in quantitative research data collection and experience in facility based data collection will be an added advantage
·         Previous experience or currently working in the study health facilities will be an added advantage
·         Fluent in English and Kiswahili, in both oral and written form
·         Familiarity and proficiency in using smart phones and/electronic gadgets for quantitative data collection especially use of Open Data Kit (ODK) or Survey CTO
·         Be familiar with and proficient in computer applications including use of MS Excel and MS Word
·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills
The successful candidates will be expected to:
·         Recruit participants who meet the eligibility criteria
·         Conduct interviews on all recruited study participants
·         Complete, edit and submit all interviews for cross-checking and verification by the supervisor.
·         Keep updated records and databases of assigned work.
·         Other related activities, assigned by the supervisor and project manager.
Minimum Requirements:
Qualitative Field Interviewer;

·         A first degree in Nutrition, Nursing, Public Health or any other Social science or Health related field
·         Fluent in English and Swahili, in both oral and written form
·         Have proven experience and skills in qualitative research work
·         Can facilitate interviews and group discussions in English and Swahili
·         Has experience in note taking during qualitative discussions
·         Has strong interpersonal and communication skills
·          Experience in health facility based data collection will be an added advantage
The successful candidates will be expected to:
·         Moderate/ facilitate qualitative interviews with mothers in Pumwani Maternity Hospital and other professionals
·         Take notes and compile comprehensive qualitative interview debriefing notes / reports
·         Prepare data collection progress updates and reports
·         Other related activities, assigned by the supervisor and project manager
Qualitative and Quantitative candidates should be:
1.   Residents in Nairobi
2.   Be prepared to work full time on the project for the duration of the data collection
3.   Flexible and available to work odd hours ( when necessary ), under minimum supervision
Female applicants who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidates will be engaged for a period of about 2 weeks and 4 weeks for qualitative and quantitative surveys respectively.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their electronic application including a cover letter and CV with contacts of three referees, by 16th August 2018, to:
Please indicate on the subject line of the email. ‘Quantitative Field Interviewer HMB2 PROJECT’ if applying for the quantitative position or Qualitative Field Interviewer HMB2 PROJECT’ if applying for the qualitative position
(APHRC) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children.

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