Thursday, August 17, 2023

Research Assistant


ICS- SP is an innovative African NGO that works in Africa together with families, communities, and other stakeholders to create safe and nurturing environments for children to reach their full potential.

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Position: Research Assistant

Job type: Temporary, Short -term.

Location: Nairobi, Machakos (Kangundo), Kiambu (Limuru), Kisumu and Busia

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection in accordance with established research methodologies.
  • Conducting interviews, focus group discussions, and surveys with project beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Transcribing qualitative data accurately and efficiently.
  • Organizing and managing collected data to ensure accuracy and reliability.
  • Attend training workshop for Research Assistants
  • Maintaining clear and organized documentation of all research activities.
  • Participate in de-brief meetings after data collection.
  • Protect all project equipment and ensure that they are all safe and accounted for
  • Perform any other duties assigned by Research supervisor.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • University degree in Social Science or any relevant degree
  • Proven experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection for research projects.
  • Have experience of carrying out In-depth Interviews and Focus Group Discussions (FGD)
  • Proficiency in transcription techniques
  • Good written and oral communication in English and Kiswahili.
  • Proficiency in local languages will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for effective stakeholder engagement.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Have previous experience using KOBO collect and Microsoft Office Suit (Microsoft Word and excel)
  • Must be a local from the survey areas i.e., Kiambu (Limuru), Nairobi (Kamkunji), Machakos (Kangundo), Kisumu (Kisumu West) and Busia (Teso North/Matayos)
Terms of Engagement:

Successful candidates will be engaged in short term contract during end of project evaluation.

How to apply

Method of Application:

If you are a professional with a passion for research and meet the outlined qualifications, send your application letter, CV and relevant copies of academic certificates to [email protected] . Application deadline is 22nd August 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please indicate the position and location (Nairobi or Kisumu or Busia) you are applying for as the subject of your email.

ICS SP absolute priority is protecting children, vulnerable communities and our own staff. We have zero tolerance of incidents of violence or abuse against children and other people in the communities we serve, either committed by our staff or others connected to our work. Successful applicants will be required to sign and adhere to our safeguarding, child protection and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) code of conduct and policies.