Research Assistant Job Vacancy in Kenya

Amref Health Africa

Posisiton Title: Research Assistant


The main purpose of this position is to be in charge of research administration, quality and compliance at Amref Ethics and Scientific Review Committee


Support Amref Ethics and Scientific Review Committee (ESRC) Secretariat

  • Conduct preliminary review of research protocols submitted to the ESRC
  • Documentation: Prepares all ESRC letters, minutes, agendas, slides
  • Follow up on invoice requests
  • Receive all new protocols and ensures all required documents are submitted and share with Lead for initial review
  • Follow up with reviewers to ensure timely response
  • Ensures good filing and backup systems for all ESRC documents including letters, protocols, minutes, agenda
  • Operating the ESRC email and responding to ESRC emails with guidance from the secretariat lead
  • Submission of ESRC protocols for review and submission of comments to investigators within stipulated timelines
  • Logistics – Organizing ESRC meetings, transport etc
  • Maintaining the ESRC database

Monitoring Evaluation and Research

  • Support any other MER activities as assigned by the supervisor


Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Public Health, Statistics or any other related discipline
  • Professional training in research methods, research ethics, research administration, monitoring and evaluation is an added advantage

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in supporting Ethics and Scientific Committee
  • Experience and knowledge of reporting procedures to National Commission of Science and Technology and Innovation, NACC
  • Database management
  • Experience and knowledge of data analysis competency using any of the following software – Excel, SPSS, STATA and EPI info

Skills and Competencies

  • Experience in a busy health NGO
  • Experience working in Institute Review Board in Kenya
  • Excellent database management skills
  • Practical computer skills
  • Strong team work skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

How to apply


Interested? Please visit to make your application. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order for you to be able to submit your application. Your application should include a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV with relevant skills and experience. Closing date will be February 17, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and have not retained any agent in connection with recruitment. Although Amref may use different job boards from time to time to further spread its reach for applicants, all open vacancies are published on our website under the Vacancies page and on our official social media pages. Kindly also note that official emails from Amref Health Africa will arrive from an address.

Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.