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Research Associate Kenya

  • International, Kenya

Location:     Kenya

Contract:     Fixed Term Contract 2 years
Salary:         Local Terms and Conditions apply

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Purpose of role

Sightsavers are recruiting an experienced Research Associate to provide technical support to the Regional Research Advisor (Eastern, Central and South Africa, ECSA) for implementation of various research projects in health and inclusion across the region. The Research Associate will have a strong interest in health, education, disability and social inclusion research, and excellent skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, protocol development, manuscript writing, ethics review processes and study coordination.

About the role of Research Associate, Kenya

The post holder will work with our global Research team and Kenyan Office to set up study processes and collect, analyse and disseminate data. Working with multiple stakeholders, government bodies and partner organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs). There will be significant travel throughout the project within Kenya.

  • Working with multiple teams to develop research protocols and data collection tools
  • Advocate the value of the project and gain buy in amongst Government partners and stakeholders to obtain the required approvals and ethics clearance
  • Collaborate with the Research team to develop training packages and materials, developing fieldwork procedures and protocols. Training and overseeing data collection in the field
  • Support analysis of data and write up of findings
  • Disseminate research findings with all relevant stakeholders in collaboration with the Research team
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Knowledge, skills and experience for Research Associate Kenya

Essential:

  • Master level degree in a relevant discipline (Social Science, Public Health, Epidemiology)
  • Demonstrative experience conducting and managing quantitative and qualitative studies covering health, education, social inclusion and/or disability in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Strong team management techniques to coordinate multidisciplinary teams and projects
  • Working experience of data analysis using software STATA or similar, report writing
  • Proven track record collating qualitative and quantitative data and fieldwork supervision of staff
  • Ability to motivate and work within multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Experience of working in partnership with stakeholders, and collaborating institutions
  • Understanding of research governance and ethical principles particularly in relation to research with children and vulnerable people;
  • Able to travel locally and regionally
  • Strong communication and influencing skills

The Research Associate is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.

Interviews are likely to take place from 17 January 2022

To apply

Please complete our online application from via our portal and please ensure that your application is completed in English only. Please detail all your work experience in the application form.

As an equal opportunity Employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader therefore qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply

Closing Date: 7 January, 2022

Project Coordinator – Trachoma Kenya

  • International, Uganda

Location:      Kampala, Uganda
Contract:      10 months FTC
Salary:           Local Terms and Conditions Apply

Purpose of role

To Support Sightsavers trachoma project delivery and documentation. To work with the District Local Governments (DLGs) in all the trachoma endemic regions of Uganda and ensure trachoma elimination project activities are planned, implemented, monitored, evaluated and documented to the highest possible standards as laid out in Sightsavers Programme & Implementation Manual (PIM).

About the role of Project Coordinator, Trachoma

  • Supporting the project cycle involving planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Collaborating with partners to identify needs for technical support related to trachoma elimination estimates
  • Ensuring project partners (District Local Governments) provide high quality project deliverables on a timely basis such as reports, project documentation, maps
  • Report on quality of and own the collection and aggregation of data, documenting agreed protocols for mining data
  • Identify key areas for data analysis and learning
  • Relationship building with DLG’s of the target sub-regions to support successful outcomes for the project
  • Representing Sightsavers to DLG’s and development partners in target regions
  • Participating in PR activities, providing case studies and engaging news stories

Knowledge, skills and experience for Project Coordinator, Trachoma

Essential:

  • A tertiary degree qualification (BA) or above in Social Sciences, Public Health, Development Studies or equivalent
  • Fluent in English
  • Previous experience working within an INGO at Project Coordinator level
  • Working knowledge of SPSS, STATA software
  • Strong networking, communication, influencer
  • Strong background in implementing programmes in particular health programmes, with a focus on monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent IT/computer knowledge
  • Previous advocacy work in health and general development
  • Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage

Desirable:

  • Experience in implementing NTD programmes

Project Coordinator, Trachoma is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.

Closing date: 31 December 2021

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 17 January 2022.

To apply

Please click on Apply Here and complete the online application form in English via our recruitment portal. Please include all your relevant work experience with the application form

As an equal opportunity Employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader therefore qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply

Closing Date: 31 December, 2021

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