Senior Research Officer, Qualitative Research Career Opportunity in Kenya

Job Title: Senior Research Officer - Qualitative Research

International Center for Reproductive Health Kenya is a Kenya-based Non-Governmental.

ICRHK conducts research and intervention projects in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), specifically in HIV/STI, Sexual, and Gender-based violence, Maternal and Child Health / Family Planning and in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Overview: We intend to employ a Senior Research Officer to be based in Nairobi.

He/she will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of Principal Investigators, and Co-investigators to lead in evaluating and documenting insights through qualitative methods for SRH programs being implemented at ICRH.

The incumbent will lead in the development of research protocols, designing qualitative data collection tools, training and supervising field research assistants.

Further, the Officer will coordinate transcribers, and conduct qualitative data analysis and summary reports.

The successful candidate will coordinate field activities including recruitment, training, and supervision of research assistants; oversee data collection through Focus Group Discussions, In-depth Interviews/Key Informant Interviews, and direct observation; conduct a qualitative analysis of data and prepare study reports.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree in medical anthropology, medical sociology, public health, or a related field emphasizing qualitative research methods training
  • 5+ years of professional qualitative research experience
  • 3+ years conducting in-depth interviewing, focus group discussions, and participant observation
  • Knowledge and understanding of public health issues and human subjects protocols
  • Experience working with stakeholders to design, author, and manage qualitative studies
  • Strong organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Strong report-writing skills
  • Proficiency with any of the following qualitative software: NVivo, Atlas, Nudist, and citation software such as EndNote
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills required
  • Coordination of multi-county studies and interventions
  • Able to effectively problem-solve logistical issues and self-initiate solutions. Proactively identify issues and suggest solutions on how to make projects run smoothly

A full job description is accessible on our website: click on vacancies.

Applicants must upload their application letter stating salary expectation, an up-to-date CV with names and addresses of three referees and telephone contacts and the bio data form on the ICRHK job application portal accessible on our website by the 30th April 2023.

ICRHK is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community.

ICRHK does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment.