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Ujamaa Africa Research Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 6, 2013


Ujamaa – Africa, is a Kenyan NGO that promotes economic empowerment, personal security and health for vulnerable women and girls.We are currently involved in a groundbreaking research program which has thus far demonstrated a dramatic decrease in the prevalence of rape in the 5 urban slum areas, where Ujamaa teaches a proprietary girl’s empowerment and boy’s transformation program in schools, CBOs, FBOs and in other forums.

Thus far our work is published or under review in 2 prestigious international journals and we are submitting the dramatic results of our 2013 intervention in the next month

We are looking for a researcher who must have creative analytical thinking, strong presentation skills with the ability to turn complex data/concepts into clear insights.

The incumbent must also have strong personal attributes.

Specific Tasks

  • Manage all aspects of complex research projects, including negotiating project objectives and direction with other managers.
  • Create comprehensive project plans to ensure projects are  completed successfully.
  • Prepare periodic presentations for management regarding research project status and recommendations.
  • Strategic planning of research schedules.
  • Perform periodic evaluations to allow the director to determine effectiveness of our programs and make suggestions when applicable.
  • Ensure that the questionnaire scripts are well mastered by the facilitators, to maintain all ethics of research.
  • Ensure that data collected is entered into Ujamaa’s (Information System) database
  • Participate in knowledge impact assessments and reporting.
  • Supervise & assist field agents in any tasks that have set deadlines.
  • Identify challenges and build capacity of community units and staff on facilitation, data collection, mobilization skills among other identified needs.
  • Work with various research databases and Ujamaa Softwares to input data from other departments.
  • Coordinate testing, installation and compile modification reports for all departments in Ujamaa.
  • Document best practices and submit work for publication in partnership with reputable Kenyan and American Universities (Current Academic Partners include USIU, University of Nairobi, UCLA)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Degree in any Research related field. With at least 2 years experience
  • Understanding of qualitative, quantitative and participatory Research, Monitoring and evaluation methodologies and principles
  • Knowledge of field research trial set-up.
  • Computer skills in MS Office applications and SPSS sofware, coupled with the ability to work with customized Ujamaa Softwares.
  • B+ or higher on the KCSE; or > 500 out of 700 on the KCPE
If you meet the above criteria, email your resumes to: [email protected] your current remuneration package on the cover letter.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 5th December 2013
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