6 Research Assistants Jobs in Kenya

International Centre for Reproductive Health Kenya in collaboration with ICRH Ghent and The Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health in the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry will be implementing a study with specific aims understand the socio-cultural context of risk behaviour, beliefs / understandings of HIV and risk; barriers to and facilitators of risk-reduction; and responses to intervention messages from which a multi-level risk reduction intervention tailored to the local context and to determine feasibility, acceptability, as well as participant level of exposure to the intervention.

We are seeking dedicated, talented, Research Assistants who will participate in data collection for the study which will include fieldwork data collection, focus group discussions, and direct observations. 

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Data collection will take place in Bars / Clubs in Mombasa.

Qualifications Required:
  • Basic Degree in Social Sciences or secondary level
  • 3 years post training practical experience in qualitative studies of 6 years for those with secondary education
  • Fluency in English and Swahili both written and spoken
  • Excellent writing, research, analysis, communication, organizational sills a must
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task required
  • Flexibility is essential.
  • The ideal candidate has the ability to work in both collaborative and self-directed situations
  • Candidates should be prepared to submit writing sample and official transcripts
Skills / Abilities / Competencies Required:
  • Excellent skills in translation and transcription of qualitative data
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Understanding of fundamental issues of HIV/AIDS and STI among MARPS
  • Experience with MS Office and Outlook is necessary
  • Some knowledge of standard qualitative data analysis packages (NVivo, Atlas , NuDist etc) is desirable; NVivo software experience is a plus

Application letter stating salary expectation and an up-to-date CV with names and addresses of three referees and telephone contacts should be uploaded on the ICRHK job application portal by 31st March 2016.

The applicants also need to fill a bio data form accessible on our website; http://www.icrhk.org

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