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Field Interviewers Job in Kenya - Research Project

African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

Quantitative and Qualitative Field Interviewers – The Human Milk Banking Research Project
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to conducting high quality and policy-relevant research on population, health, education, and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.
Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans. 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 Qualifications Required for Quantitative Interviewers:
·         Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education certificate, with a minimum grade of C+;
·         A first degree or Diploma in Nutrition, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, public Health or closely related field
·         Proven experience in quantitative research data collection and experience in facility based data collection;
·         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
·         Proficiency in using smartphones 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
·         Available for the entire training and data collection period as indicated above
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Recruit participants who meet the eligibility criteria
·         Conduct interviews on all recruited study participants
·         Conduct secondary data collection from medical records
·         Complete, edit and submit all interviews for cross-checking and verification by the supervisor.
·         Keep updated records and databases of assigned work
·         Hold debrief discussions and exploration of ideas with the field team and the investigators
·         Other related activities, assigned by the supervisor and project manager
Minimum Qualifications Required for Qualitative Interviewers:
·         A first degree in Nutrition, Nursing, Public Health or closely 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
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Moderate / facilitate qualitative interviews with various people in Pumwani Maternity Hospital and other professionals
·         Take notes and compile comprehensive qualitative interview debriefing notes and develop qualitative report writing.
·         Hold debrief discussions and exploration of ideas with the field team and the investigators
·         Prepare data collection progress updates and reports
·         Other related activities, assigned by the supervisor and project manager.
Qualitative and Quantitative candidates should be:
·         Residents in Nairobi
·         Be prepared to work full time on the project for the duration of the data collection.
·         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 4 weeks.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their electronic application including a cover letter and CV with contacts of three referees, by August 15, 2019, to: 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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