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Research Officer

Job Objective

To support the research directorate by coordinating research activities in the University while working directly with the director of research.

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Responsibilities and Activities

Specifically, the research officer will provide secretariat and technical support as well as coordination of the research activities to ensure that directorate is responsive to the research requirements of the University.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with Amref health Africa in scouting and for research calls
  2. Coordinate the writing of research proposal in collaboration with faculty
  3. Develop and maintain a research database
  4. Support the process of grant writing within the University
  5. Maintain accurate files and records, both computerised and manual for the directorate
  6. Coordinate training for capacity building activities in the directorate
  7. Draft research surveys, questionnaires, research manuscripts and presentations
  8. In collaboration with graduate school, support graduate student capacity building
  9. Support documentation and submission of proposal/grants
  10. Coordinate the implementation of field research activities
  11. Develop budget for research activities
  12. Undertake any other assignments, which may be assigned from time to time by the director

 Educational Qualification

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Candidates with the following educational qualifications from recognized universities are eligible to apply for the Research Officer position.

  1. Master degree in public health with a bias to biostatistics, or epidemiology, statistics
  2. Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, biostatistics/statistics, public health, mathematics,
    statistics or equivalent
  3. Experience in research work or research from a similar organisation

Experience

3 years working in a busy research setting

Skills Required:

  1. Excellent communication skills, including written and presentation skills in English and
    Kiswahili
  2. Proficiency in data analysis using at least two of these software’s; SPSS, R, Stata and EPI Info and including MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Advanced Excel) skills.
  3. Budgeting skills
  4. Ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure and work in a multi-cultural team
  5. Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  6. Ability to work independently

Lecturer (Department of community Health)

Main purpose of the job

To support academic growth of the department through quality teaching, supervision and administrative support to the department

SPECIFIC ROLES AND ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Leadership

  1. Advance AMIU and department vision and mission
  2. Participating in department meetings and school meetings
  3. Build and maintain strategic partnership
  4. Programme Development and Management
  5. Development and review of various curricula to grow the department
  6. Administer the department academic programmes
  7. Quality assurance in academic programmes implementation
  8. overseeing student academic achievement
  9. Uphold standard of professional integrity and ethics
  10. Teaching academic programmes
  11. Resource Mobilization and Management
  12. Overseeing student enrolment
  13. Focus department resource requirements
  14. Research and Publications
  15. Supervise student research to completion
  16. Publish in peer review journals
  17. Disseminate research in conferences and other relevant forums
  18. Respond to research funding projects
  19. Maintaining department facilities and equipment
  20. Participating in outreach activities

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Must have earned PhD in Public/ Community Health, Environmental Health, public health nutrition or related area
  2. At least 5 years’ experience in teaching in a university
  3. Research experience with publications in peer journals
  4. Knowledge and skills of eLearning methodologies

Your email application should be sent to recruitment@amref.ac.ke and have “Lecturer – HSM” or “Research Officer – RICE” or “Lecturer – Department of community Health” in the subject line.
Only attach a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV with relevant skills and experience.

Deadline for submission: 17th November 2021.

 Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Duly note that Amref International University does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and have not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.
Amref International University is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Amref International University is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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