Research Study Job Vacancy in Kenya: Community Research Officer



University of Washington – Kenya (UW-Kenya)

Sema! Research Study

Job Vacancy: Community Research Officer


Job Description: This research study is seeking a full-time community research officer at Ahero / Bondo

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Educate local community health volunteers and community members about the study
  • Attend community advisory board meetings
  • Assist with recruitment of study participants in the field
  • Organize focus group discussions, including setting up the venue, ensuring participants know the date and time, arranging for supplies and refreshments
  • Contact parents of potential participants, when applicable, and coordinate process of parental consent with site leader
  • Assist with weekly report-writing and data management
  • Participate in weekly phone call with PI and rest of study staff

Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required

  • KCSE/O-level or equivalent (diploma in social sciences preferred)
  • Experience working in the community with extensive geographic knowledge of the area
  • Able to use Microsoft Word and email communications
  • Past research experience: At least one year: Can provide reference from PI
  • Excellent communication skills: Must be able to communicate regularly with PI via email and Skype
  • Language skills: fluency in English, Kiswahili, and Luo, spoken and written
  • Holds an up to date motorbike license
  • Team player with ability to work closely with PI, study coordinator, site leader, other study staff at the site, community research officers
  • Works under minimum supervision

The appropriate person for this position will have a non-judgmental approach to adolescent sexuality and family planning.

Salary: Contract with UW-Kenya for 6 months. Eligible for medical cover. Competitive salary, plus 15% gratuity after completing total 6 month contract.

Position start date: 25th September 2017
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online and then send your application addressed to the PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR and CV to the email [email protected]