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  • Posted: May 26, 2023
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    The Aga Khan University is a private, autonomous university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service initiatives. Based on the principles of quality, access, impact and relevance, the University has campuses and programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its facilities include ...
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    Research Assistant (2), Brain and Mind Institute

    Job Summary

    • This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Working collaboratively with a team of Implementation Scientists, the Research Assistant (RA) will support several aspects of research undertakings including but not limited to data collection/curation, cleaning, analysis, and report generation. The RA will also assist with transcribing qualitative data (IDIs, KII or FG), as well support translation of research tools from English to Swahili or Swahili to English on a need basis.

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute to development/refining data collection tools;
    • Assist with recruiting study participants;
    • Undertake data collection (Quantitative and Qualitative) as assigned;
    • Support in validating, cleaning, transforming, and comparing quantitative and qualitative data from different sources;
    • Support in data management and storage;
    • Support data analysis;
    • Undertake transcriptions and translations;
    • Assist with drafting reports and presentations based on qualitative and quantitative research and analysis;
    • Assist in conducting literature reviews and generating manuscripts;
    • Participate in meetings and support documentation of meeting deliberations; and
    • Support other activities aligned with BMI’s programming.

    Requirements

    • At least two years’ experience in data collection, preferably in a health/academic/research setting;
    • Knowledge and skills of handling and managing quantitative and qualitative data. Knowledge of Redcap or Qualtrics is desirable but not compulsory;
    • Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data (preferable using SPSS, QSR Nvivo, MAXDA or Atlas-I or other related statistical software);
    • Experience with research translation and transcribing is an added advantage (training will also be provided);
    • Keen ability to work independently, show initiative, and take ownership, as well as a natural problem solver with a bias to action;
    • Good at oral and written communication. Excellent inter-personal relationship with ability to work well with colleagues and full spectrum of academic staff from trainees to senior faculty members and researchers, located in different geographic zones; and
    • Confidentiality and ability to safeguard research data including audio files.

    Applications should be submitted latest by May 30, 2023

    Method of Application

    ‚ÄčApplication letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, should be sent to the Manager, Talent Acquisition, Aga Khan University, via the email: hr.universityke@aku.edu

    Please quote the position title on the email subject.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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