Research Job in Kenya

Position: Research Officer

Reporting To: Research Manager

Location: Homa  Bay County

Contract Duration – 1 Year

Job description

The holder of this position will be
responsible for undertaking a research project that seeks to integrate Female
Genital Schistosomiasis health education and services into an established peer
led HIV prevention program. This study aims to contribute to longer-term
integration of FGS and HIV into the broader health systems response for women
and girls’ health.

The research will look at the specific context in Homa bay
County to develop FGS messaging and integrate it into existing HIV services.
The holder of this position will be responsible for implementing the study by
leading in data collection, data management, analysis and reporting,
documenting research processes and manuscript writing. The Research Officer
will supervise a team of research assistants.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in the
    implementation of the This will involve recruitment and consenting of
    participants, data collection, management and analysis per the research
    protocol.

  • Participation in relevant stakeholder forums
    such as Communities of Practice, Technical Working Groups, among

  • Collaboratively work with partners in this
    project in the development of evidence based behavior change
    communications and health

  • Provide technical support in the translation
    of evidence generated in this study in routine service delivery i.e.
    promote and support evidence

  • Building the capacity and supervision of
    research assistants involved in the

  • Administrative functions in the study such as
    budgeting and monitoring of project expenditure, managing study equipment
    and financial

  • Develop and implement a dissemination plan for
    the study that includes widely sharing research through blogs, social
    media, conference presentations and peer reviewed journals, among

Qualifications

  • MA/MSc in a relevant subjects such as Social
    Science (related to health), Public Health or Epidemiology. A PhD holders
    or candidates – in the above fields – will have an added advantage

  • At least 3 years of health research experience
    in collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research data.
    The candidate must have managed research teams

  • Experience in peer-reviewed publishing in
    reputable journals will be an

  • Experience in working with
    Ministry/Departments of Health at national and county level is an added
    advantage

  • Candidate should be familiar with health
    system structures at national and county level

  • Computer literacy with proficiency in
    Microsoft applications and software for quantitative and qualitative

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

Terms of Employment:

This will be a One (1) year contract as
per the LVCT Health scheme of service. The candidate will be on probation for
the first three (3) months. Compensation for this position is negotiable within
a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and
demonstrated competency. Remunerations is based on the LVCT Health.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are
invited to submit their letters of application, curriculum vitae along with
contacts of three referees, salary history and expectations to [email protected] .
Clearly indicate the position applied for, reference number in the subject
line. Applications should reach us NOT later than April 30 2020.
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