Associate – Research & Evidence at Shamiri Institute

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Shamiri Institute

About the role:

  • The Associate will work closely with the Research Manager and the rest of the Research team to independently coordinate and execute organizational research projects from initiation to conclusion. This will involve getting ethical approvals for research, developing protocols for data collection, cleaning and analysis, and contributing to manuscript preparation and submission. They will also be expected to provide training, mentorship, and guidance to research interns. This role will be important for the organization to continue to be a leader in the mental health research space.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Assist to obtain necessary regulatory approvals not limited to ethical approval, research permits, and signed county commissioner/governor letters.
  • Support the submission of clinical trial pre-registration and protocol paper, where appropriate.
  • Support the development of research materials such as questionnaires and study protocols.
  • Assist with quantitative and/or qualitative data collection, including but not limited to focus group assessments.
  • Conduct training on various topics including data collection and fidelity rating.
  • Collaborate with other teams to schedule and coordinate research activities; this includes mapping out participant’s locations and facilitating logistics.
  • Oversee and/or assist with questionnaire design, printing, and scanning.
  • Assist data entry, cleaning, storage, and analysis.
  • Supporting the writing and publishing of manuscripts.
  • Contribute to achieving key performance indicators such as low rates of participant attrition.
  • Assist in organizing and/or presenting research findings to external stakeholders such as in meetings and research conferences.
  • Respond to emails and other communication relating to research projects.
  • Participate in virtual and in-person staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
  • Monitor the progress of each research project and report to the Research Manager.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Who we’re looking for:

  • We are looking for a dynamic team player with strong skills in data entry, cleaning, and analysis with a passion for mental health. Ideal candidates should have experience with leading research activities strategies, have comprehensive understanding of R software and would benefit from having strong scientific writing skills.
  • Please apply through our online application portal. Please note that you will be requested to upload your resume and cover letter in addition to completing a skills assessment.

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