26 Aug 2014

Senior Qualitative Social Scientist Kenya Job

International Centre for Reproductive Health Kenya in collaboration with other partners implements projects which involve both quantitative and qualitative study designs.

Towards achieving the research goals, we are seeking a dedicated, talented, Senior Social Scientist who is also a qualitative researcher.

This individual will coordinate and oversee day to day running of the projects.

Working closely with a multidisciplinary team, he/she will design and lead qualitative research efforts for the studies.

This will include:- managing fieldwork data collection, focus group discussions, direct observation, analysis, and dissemination of results through internal and external reports,
journal publications, and professional conference presentations.

He/she will also support the preparation of grant proposals and coordination of other project activities as needed.

Qualifications Required:

  • Education: Master’s degree in medical anthropology, medical sociology, public health or a related field emphasizing qualitative research methods training.
  • Experience. Skills or required:
  • 5+ years with 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, manage qualitative studies.
  • Coordination of multi-country studies and interventions
  • Software. Proficiency with the following software: NVivo, Atlas.ti. Nudist, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), EndNote or other citation software.
  • Communication. Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills required.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Application letter stating salary expectation and an up-to-date CV with names and addresses of three referees and telephone contacts should be submitted electronically by 5th September 2014 addressed to: with subject: “Application – Senior Qualitative Social Scientist”

The applicants can view the complete job description and must fill a bio data form accessible on our website;

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