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African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

Job Vacancy: Qualitative and Quantitative Field Interviewers –  The Joep Lange Chair Project
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to conducting high quality and policy-relevant research on population, health, education, and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.
Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans. APHRC invites applications for qualitative and quantitative field interviewers in its Joep Lange Study.
The main aim of this project is to evaluate the existing capacity of the health system to manage chronic diseases and the policy environment that supports chronic disease management in five key regions in Kenya: Nairobi/Central, Western/Nyanza, Rift valley, Coast/North Eastern and Eastern.
Minimum Qualifications Required for Qualitative Field Interviewers
·         Must have a first degree in a health-related field or a social science
·         Strong command of both written and spoken English and Kiswahili languages;
·         Have proven experience and skills in qualitative research work;
·         Ability to facilitate interviews and group discussions in English and Swahili;
·         Have strong communication and interpersonal skills;
·         Have experience in note-taking during qualitative discussions;
·         Experience in conducting interviews with frontline health workers, county health managers, national-level policymakers, county-level policymakers, local leaders, non-state service delivery organizations and academics in Kenya is an added advantage.
·         Ability work full time on the project for the duration of the study.
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Take notes and compile comprehensive qualitative interview debriefing reports/notes
·         Moderate/facilitate qualitative interviews with frontline health workers, country health managers, national-level policymakers, county-level policymakers, local leaders, none-state service delivery organizations and academics
·         Prepare data collection progress report and updates
·         Other task assigned by the supervisor, project manager and principal investigator
Minimum Qualifications Required for a Quantitative Field Interviewer
·         Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education certificate, with a minimum grade of C Plain
·         Previous experience in conducting health facility surveys is desirable
·         Be a resident of the region where the study is conducted
·         Experience in qualitative data collection and electronic data capture will be an added advantage
·         Must be fluent in both English and Swahili (verbal and written)
·         Excellent communication, interpersonal and report writing skills
·         Ability to work full time on the project for the duration of the study
·         Experience in using electronic data collection devices like electronic digital recorders and survey CTO or Open Data Kit (ODK)
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Conduct interviews on all recruited study participants
·         Complete, edit and submit all assigned interviews for cross-checking and verification by the supervisor on a daily basis
·         Keep updated records and databases of assigned work
·         Regularly file reports on project activities
·         Review the collected data to ensure all questions are completed prior to online submission
·         Data collection progress report writing
·         Meet the team leader on a regular basis to submit progress updates
·         Follow-up with participants for missing responses or correct any inaccurate responses
·         Other task assigned by the supervisor, project manager and principal investigator
In addition, priority will be given to candidates who are:
·         Residents of one of the five regions: Nairobi/Central, Western/Nyanza, Rift valley, Coast/North Eastern and Eastern.
·         Are ready and willing to work full-time on the project for the duration of data collection (September 3, 2019 to December 15, 2019).
·         Are flexible and available to work odd hours (when necessary), under minimum supervision.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their electronic application including a cover letter and CV with contacts of three referees, via email to cvs@flexi-personnel.com, by close of business August 16, 2019.
Please indicate on the subject line of the email “Qualitative Field Interviewer-Joep Lange Project if applying for the qualitative position or Quantitative Field Interviewer-Joep Lange Project if applying for quantitative – Region X“. (Kindly indicate your most preferred region in the subject line of your application).
The regions are: Nairobi/Central, Western/Nyanza, Rift valley, Coast/North Eastern and Eastern
PLEASE NOTE APPLICANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO MAKE ANY PAYMENTS DURING ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.
(APHRC) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children.
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