Research Assistants at Flexi-Personnel

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


  • The Individual Capacity Strengthening (ICS) unit in the Research Capacity Strengthening (RCS) Division seeks to engage twelve (12) Research Assistants (RAs) for the Partnership for Education of Health Professionals (PEP) project. The project aims to improve the management of cardiometabolic diseases (CMDs) in Kenya through research evidence generation and capacity strengthening. Specific objectives of this project include: 1) To conduct a baseline assessment that identifies individual and institutional capacity gaps regarding the management of CMDs in Kenya and 2) To strengthen the capacity of medical training college (MTC) faculty and clinical mentors, for clinical medicine and nursing, through a short course training on management of CMDs. The RAs will support the project’s fieldwork activities.


  • Administer online survey using KoBo Collect or related program.
  • Conduct in-depth interviews and focus group interviews with select study participants.
  • Transcribe verbatim audio recordings from interviews.
  • Data entry, review and edit to ensure completeness and accuracy of information.
  • Collection and collation of research data from different sources like online surveys.
  • Perform administrative tasks related to the project.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Gender and Development Studies, Education, Population Studies/Demography, Statistics, Epidemiology, Economics, or related discipline (A Bachelor’s degree in these fields coupled with adequate experience is acceptable).
  • At least two years’ experience in research field work including data collection, managing data collection teams, and data analysis.
  • Proven quantitative data collection and analysis skills, with familiarity with related analysis packages STATA, SPSS, R.
  • Proven qualitative data collection and analysis skills, with familiarity with related analysis packages Nvivo or Atlas ti.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, multitask, 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.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience conducting qualitative research interviews.
  • Experience in coding data using NVivo or any other software.
  • Experience in transcribing audio recordings for research.
  • Knowledge of Kenya Medical Training College work environment.

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