Data, Monitoring and Research Jobs at Kenya Medical Research - KEMRI, Fanisi HR Solutions, Human Rights Watch and International Rescue Committee

Deadline of this Job: 04 January 2023

Vacancy No. CVDC/006/12/22

Position summary
The candidate will be expected to work with the data manager lead on all data related activities of the study, which is composed by several sub-studies with field activities and
data needs. Data tasks will go from tablet management and preparation for a large number of field workers, preparation of field materials, assist in field trainings, monitoring data collection activities, and data error correction.

Job Specification
• Contribute to tablet management including, keeping an inventory, charging, maintaining, storing, and setting them up as well as deployment of updated data collection forms in the tablets.
• Monitor field activities and progress and report back to the field team
• Report to the data manger any code issue (i.e.; tablet/ form misbehaviour) in a detailed manner so as to enable rapid reproduction and resolution
• Monitor data errors daily, investigate them, and provide a resolution report to the data manager
• Provide technical support to the field team about anything related to tablets, data collection tools, field materials, data error corrections, etc.
• Assist the data manager and the larger study team with the data collection related trainings for the field staff

Person specification
• Diploma in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems
• Experience with ODK, ONA, Kobo collect is desirable;
• DBMS Skills (Data Cleaning/Query resolutions, and normalization)

Key Skills and Competencies
• At least three years’ experience working in a clinical trial or research setting or equivalent
• Experience working in community-based projects
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Effective written communication skills, including project reporting, including using MS Word, Power point, and MS Excel
• Works professionally and ethically with competence, accountability, and integrity
• PPS training

Desired qualities

• Experience in research studies and field operations
• Familiarity with Data Management for Clinical trials and documentation;
• Experience working in Kwale;
• Willing to live in Kwale

Deadline of this Job: 23 December 2022
Duties & Responsibilities
• Support the development of study protocols, application for ethical approvals and research permits.
• Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of field staff during data collection.
• Participate in development and review of study tools, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection.
• Undertake desk and literature reviews.
• Support with quantitative data management and analysis.
• Participate in scientific publications and other dissemination resources such as technical reports, donor reports, policy briefs and blogs.
• Contribute to proposal development efforts at the Center.
• Contribute to various stakeholder engagement activities such as inception meetings and policy engagement.
• Participate in workshops, meetings, conferences and report on the proceedings.
• Support knowledge management and learning activities in the project.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree in any of the following areas: Gender and Development studies, Education, Population Studies/Demography, Statistics, Epidemiology, Economics or related discipline.
• At least two years’ experience in a research setting.
• Experience conducting field research and managing data collection teams.
• Proven qualitative data collection and analysis skills, with familiarity with related analysis packages Nvivo or Atlas ti.
• Proven quantitative data collection and analysis skills, with familiarity with related analysis packages STATA, SPSS, R.
• Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines.
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.
• Must be able to communicate and write in English.

Deadline of this Job: 08 January 2023

Core Responsibilities
Training Design and Delivery

• Assess HRW’s current research training curriculum and develop and implement plans to strengthen it.
• Design, coordinate and deliver onboarding research trainings at least twice per year for new staff and ongoing training to promote continuous learning.
• Coordinate and develop the internal roster of trainers, currently eight people, expanding it as necessary to ensure a diverse set of profiles and expertise.
• Identify and engage relevant external trainers; help staff find external training opportunities to advance their skills.
• Coordinate the researcher mentoring program as part of continuous learning, collaboration, and support.
• Together with internal stakeholders, develop a blended training program that combines in-person and online learning, both synchronous and asynchronous.

Internal Partnerships
• Work with stakeholders to promote a culture of reflection, learning and professional development.
• Partner with the L&D Manager to ensure organizational training alignment, curriculum management, cross-departmental coordination, and learning evaluation.
• Collaborate with our Digital Investigations Lab to ensure that staff are trained in the basics of digital research methodologies, and with the full Technology and Rights division and Information Security team to develop standards for technical research.
• Collaborate with other departments and teams, such as Advocacy, Media, Campaigns and the Collaboratory, to ensure that research training is integrated to achieve our key aim: strategic research for change.
• Work with the L&D Manager, Chief Technology Officer and others to develop plans and content for our forthcoming Learning Management System.

Research Standards
• Keep HRW’s research guidelines relevant and up to date, and work with others to ensure they are respected.
• Follow developments and debates in human rights research methodologies and help HRW present its research methodology in public.

• Carry out other duties as required.


• We welcome applications from people who can perform the essential functions of this role even if they do not meet all the desired qualifications – particularly if they are from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the human rights sector.
• Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of work experience in human rights, social science or other related fields.
• Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in human rights training, including research methodologies and other applied skills, training design and instruction. Experience with designing and conducting online and hybrid trainings is advantageous.

Related Skills And Knowledge
• Deep knowledge of core human rights research methodologies is required.
• Familiarity with digital research methodologies, such as open source techniques and quantitative methods is required.
• Experience in designing, coordinating, and delivering trainings for programmatic professionals from a wide range of identities, backgrounds, geographies, expertise, and tenures, both in-person and online, is required.
• Knowledge of diverse and up-to-date training methodologies and techniques, including ensuring that they are accessible, meet different learning needs, and create inclusive and intentional learning spaces is required.
• Fluency or near-fluency in English is required and additional proficiency in French, Spanish or Arabic is preferred.
• A deep commitment to human rights, research accuracy and credibility, and building staff capacity is required.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, including a high degree of self-awareness, and the ability to listen, assess, provide coaching and support, build trust, and model our values is required.
• Strong organizational skills, including time and project management, coordination, people management, administration, and knowledge management is required.
• Comfort working in a diverse, international, and cross-cultural setting is required.
• Familiarity designing and developing learning courses using a Learning Management System is preferred.

Deadline of this Job: 05 January 2023

Job Overview/Summary
To deliver the greatest possible results for our clients, humanitarian actors must be clear about how funds are being used to deliver assistance in a cost-efficient and cost-effective manner. To contribute to this, the Best Use of Resources team conducts analysis on the cost-efficiency (how well we convert inputs into outputs) and cost-effectiveness (how well we convert outputs into outcomes) of key IRC programs. Compiling data on cost-efficiency and cost-effectiveness allows the IRC to learn about what interventions and program designs give the greatest reach and impact per dollar spent, and how the necessary costs are different for different populations and contexts.

• Specifically, this position will be asked to support Education Technical Advisors and Researchers with
• This position will provide support specifically to cost analyses and modeling projects in the area of Education, on five years of work during which the team has collaborated with IRC’s Education Technical Unit to develop a standardized costing methodology and tools and map how cost evidence fits into decision-making.
• Cost-effectiveness analyses as part of research evaluations
• Cost-efficiency modeling and scenario projections for country teams
• Synthesis of cost evidence around Education programs, and development of programmatic guidance
• Contribution to technical and advocacy documents reflecting IRC’s evidence and lessons

Major Responsibilities
• Support cost-effectiveness analyses within Education, as part of impact evaluations run by the Airbel Research Team. Work under the supervision of a Senior Advisor to execute research plans, including collation of necessary monitoring data, and cost information from IRC finance system.
• Work with country-based education coordinators and officers to run cost-efficiency analyses to assist in building organizational understanding of efficiency drivers within programs. Develop program-specific databases of cost data on teacher training programs, ECD programs, etc. Relate these cost results with evidence on the effectiveness of education programs generated by the Airbel research team or from the external education literature.
• Contribute to scenario modeling to inform programmatic decision making, including collaborating closely with program counterparts and building models showing the impact of different program designs on cost-efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
• Support strategic projects to apply lessons from cost analysis to decisions about scaling and replicating effective interventions. Work with finance and program teams to review proposal budgets for alignment with workplans and targets.

Job Requirements
• Bachelor degree in economics, public policy, or related field.
• Familiarity with education programming in development and humanitarian settings, through implementation experience or work on monitoring and evaluation of education projects.
• Knowledge of economic evaluation methods, applications, and the cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis literature in developing countries.
• Ability to be work as part of a remote team across many time zones.
• Excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise.
• Fluency in spoken and written English required; proficiency and/or fluency in French or Arabic preferred.