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  • Posted: Dec 7, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 23, 2020
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    The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is based within the KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medical Research - (Coast). Our core activities are funded by the Wellcome Trust. We conduct integrated epidemiological, social, laboratory and clinical research in parallel, with results feeding into local and international health policy. Our research platfor...
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    Project Social Scientist

    Reports to: Principal Investigator

    JOB PURPOSE

    To address qualitative research questions, generate data and contribute to research publications.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Formulating standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the qualitative study
    • Ensure all related records and reports are handled and managed in line with the study protocol and the Standard Operation Procedures
    • Ensure work is done within the project timelines
    • Help to design, develop, critique and review data collection tools
    • Collecting data through observation, in-depth interviews, and completion of quantitative
    • Transcribing and translating interview transcripts from recordings and interview notes
    • Verification of data for analysis
    • Recruiting participants for study participation
    • Analysis and coding of raw data using relevant analysis software.
    • Generation of research progress reports and support manuscript writing
    • Quality control through reviewing transcripts
    • Data storage and archiving of the qualitative documents
    • Work closely with study investigators to help plan, deliver and report qualitative research
    • Coordinate specific assigned studies and participate in team calls. Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    STAFF QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCIES

    • Education and Professional training
    • Degree in Social sciences or relevant Degree

    Competencies

    • Excellent facilitation skills
    • Good presentation and communication skills
    • Team player
    • Highly organized
    • Very good IT and analytical skills
    • Attention to detail

    Experience

    • At least two years’ experience working in a research environment
    • Good experience with qualitative data and research
    • Training in/exposure to interview planning, conducting and analysis.
    • Comfortable with interpreting SOPs and applying these to data collection.

    Performance Management

    • Performance evaluation will be carried out by the respective HOD
    • Performance evaluation will be carried out annually
    • Performance evaluation will be based on verifiable data and information

    Performance evaluation will be done against the following key performance indicators:

    • Performance against responsibilities and duties as per job description
    • Demonstrable professional growth
    • Continued competence in line with set standards
    • Performance against annual objectives in line with the balanced score card

    Terms of Employment

    Employment is on a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

    Method of Application

    All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.

    • Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
    • Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
    • Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
    • Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
    • Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB

    Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to:phrdrecruit@pipsthika.org not later than 23rd December, 2020.

    KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.
    Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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