FHI 360 Job Vacancy 2018 for Research Assistant, Application Details

FHI 360 Job Vacancy 2018 for Research Assistant, Application Details

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for FHI 360 Job Vacancy. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

FHI 360 Job Vacancy 2018

The purpose of this consultancy is to serve as a research assistant for the assessment of TB service delivery at CB-HIPP cross-border areas including Busia, Malaba, Sio Port, Port Victoria, Mbita-Mfangano, Muhuru Bay, Namanga, Isebania and Taveta Kenya. The exercise will entail the use of tablets to administer structured, face-to-face provider questionnaires and equipment checklists at health facilities while capturing coordinates of the identified health facilities. The research assistant will be required to maintain confidentiality and security of data gathered.

Position Description

The overall duty of the research assistant will be to ensure that data is collected appropriately and submitted to the supervisor promptly. Specifically, s/he will be required to perform the following services:

  • Attend training on data collection methods and go through the data collection forms
  • Perform field data collection and management activities following approved protocol including permission process and confidentiality requirements
  • Review all forms before proceeding with the next interview
  • Secure storage of all data according to outlined procedures
  • Meet deadlines including conducting assigned interviews in a timely manner
  • Orient self to research ethics materials (this does not count into consultancy or training period)
  • Report to the immediate supervisor as required (e.g. discuss any problem)
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of data gathered
  • Execute any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Physical Demands:

  • The position will entail long periods of sitting, standing and/or walking
  • There will be varied exposure to environmental elements such as sunshine, rain, cold, winds
  • Field schedules vary from day to day and according to the preference of the potential study participants

Research Assistant Job Requirements

  • High School/Secondary School completion and 5 – 7 years of relevant work experience
  • Diploma (2 years post-secondary education) in relevant area plus 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience
  • BS/BA in relevant area plus 1-3 years of relevant work experience

Other Requirements:

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  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Knowledge and experience in use of electronic data collection devices is mandatory
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to follow study-specific procedures and guidelines reliably
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • People-oriented
  • Research ethics training certification
  • Proficiency in basic computer technology including word processing (e.g. Microsoft Word), email and basic data entry (e.g. Microsoft Excel)
  • Willing and able to work in any of the sites as may be assigned

How to Apply

Apply here for the Research Assistant Job


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