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Research Assistant Interns

Job Summary

The Research Assistant Interns will conduct data collection during the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) study on COVID-19 vaccination, involving face-to-face interviews and group discussions. Visits to health facilities and meeting venues (for group discussions) will be done in person, in a safe manner that is compliant with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and AMREF ESRC guidelines on COVID-19 prevention within the following supported facilities in Kisii, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Busia, Machakos, Murang’a, Mombasa and Nairobi Counties.

(NOTE: Average minimum salary 200K working as a Project Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Consultant, Financial Advisor, Technical adviso. Massive 2021 recruitment conducted by Government, Counties, NGOs, UN, UNDP, World Bank, international development community, UNESCO, WHO, USAID. Get the details click here)

We are recruiting Research Assistants (interns) in the counties as per below: County Number of RAs RequiredPeriod of Contract Nairobi County 40 1 Month Busia County 6 1 Month Murang’a County 9 1 Month Kisumu County 9 1 Month Kisii County 9 1 Month Homa Bay County 8 1 Month Mombasa 10 1 Month Machakos County 12 1 Month.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend the project study orientation to understand the purpose and intent of the study, as well as the plan for implementation.
  • Work in close collaboration with hospital staff in the selected facilities to ensure that only eligible clients are interviewed.
  • Conduct quantitative survey interviews (through a structured questionnaire), on clients at the selected facilities to gather socio-demographic information, COVID-19 vaccination status, and reasons for vaccination/ refusal/hesitancy for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • In collaboration with the hospital staff, identify suitable sites (preferably quiet places) within the facilities, from where interviews can be conducted.
  • Identify, from among clients interviewed for the survey, participants for focused group discussions to elicit more information on reasons for hesitancy towards being vaccinated.
  • Conduct Key informant interviews with pre-selected subject matter experts/trusted sources of information on COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Promptly submit collected data to the electronic databases
  • Uphold data quality procedures
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time by the project coordinator.

Experience and academic qualifications

  • Diploma/Degree in public health or social science discipline
  • Relevant experience working in a health institution and or participation in health research (Prior experience in qualitative research or public policy research, familiarity with quantitative methods is a plus).
  • Strong qualitative analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy Experience in electronic data collection with a bias to ODK will be an added advantage.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Willingness and ability to work in one of the listed counties (proficiency of the local language of the county of choice, is a MUST)
  • Communication skills both oral and written (proficiency in Swahili, English and local language spoken in the county of choice)
  • Networking and collaboration skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work under minimum supervisionAttentive to details (Especially during Focus Group Discussions sessions)Training in COVID-19 vaccination will be an added advantage
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Method of Application

Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV as one document saved under your name including names of three professional referees to on or before 30th August 2022. Applicants are advised to include the title and the county they are applying for e.g.  “RESEARCH ASSISTANTS INTERN [NAME OF COUNTY]” on the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB)-Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and does and does NOT ask for money from applicants under any circumstances during its recruitment process. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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