Research Assistant at International Rescue Committee

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

International Rescue Committee

Statement of Work:

The Research Assistants will be expected to perform the following roles (not limited to).

  • Participate in the training on RCT methodologies.
  • Client mobilization, registration, and recruitment.
  • Client info sessions, onboarding, and monitoring.
  • Maintain communication with the RCT clients including attending to their inquiries.
  • Data collection.
  • Business verification and spot checks.
  • Ensure compliance with organizational performance standards, code of conduct, and safeguarding policy.
  • Adhere to confidentiality procedures and policies when collecting, storing, and sharing data.
  • Report writing.
  • Keep the supervisor appraised of all outputs, feedback and issues arising from the project activities conducted.
  • Interaction with Principal Investigators.
  • Translation and transcription as required by the research team.
  • To perform other duties as assigned and agreed upon with the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree or Diploma in Education, International Development, Anthropology, Sociology, Linguistics, Community Development, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, or research dissemination desirable.
  • Minimum 1-year research experience, specifically implementing research activities in Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs).
  • Language skills: Strong preference to candidates who speaks Somali, Oromo and French. Refugees are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Experience working with refugee communities in urban settings.
  • Experience managing data collection and concrete knowledge of open-source tools such as ODK collect, KoBo Toolbox, Survey CTO or CommCare platforms.
  • Excellent people skills. Approachable personality and patience to connect with clients and address their unique needs.
  • Strong communication and report-writing skills.
  • Flexible approach to the changing nature of work and ability to adapt to rapidly changing work demands and expectations.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a multicultural team.
  • Computer skills, especially Ms. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

To apply for this job please visit careers.rescue.org.