Research Assistants – Casuals Database

Key Areas of Accountability

Working with communities where the studies will be implemented to mobilize community members targeted during the interviews using appropriate channels.
Conducting on and off site qualitative and quantitative interviews (Focus Group Discussions, Key Informant Interviews, In-depth interviews and household assessments) using structured and semi-structured questionnaires.
Collating data from all the tools and working with supervisors to ensure high data quality and timeliness.
Responsible for validating and loading item data into the system, including but not limited to supplier catalogue items, maximising product data quality and integrity.
Working with MEAL team to troubleshoot data collection tools
Submitting of all data through the provided platforms, e.g. ODK/KoBo Collect and other survey forms as guided by the supervisor.
Submitting daily field reports on progress to the supervisor during catch up meetings.
Undertake Office clerical work and support different support department.
Submitting feedback collected during field work to Save the Children
Reporting any child protection/ safeguarding issue encountered during the assessment/study

Qualification and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related field such as public health, education, Social work, development studies, sociology, statistics, Information Technology or similar disciplines.
Strong research experience in both qualitative and quantitative research (focus group discussions, in-depth interviews and key informant interviews)
Experience using information communication technology (ICT) with reputable research organizations/INGOs will be an added advantage
Fluency in English and Kiswahili both written and oral.
Excellent communication and interpersonal and report writing skills.
A demonstrable ability to manage a complex and varied workload; to work effectively under pressure; and to organise and prioritise work to ensure deadlines are met
Advanced MS Excel skills
Experience working with large data sets, ensuring quality, accuracy and relevance of data captured and processed
Computer literacy, particularly in Word, and PowerPoint
Knowledge and experience in health systems and community structures is preferable
Willingness to work in informal settlements will be an added advantage
Deadline: 13 Feb 2022 – 23:59 EAT


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