Helen Keller International Vitamin A Supplementation Program Research Officer Jobs in Kenya

Helen Keller International Vitamin A Supplementation Program Research Officer Jobs in Kenya

Under the supervision of the National Program Manager, VAS, in the Helen Keller International Kenya office, and the Regional Research Manager, VAS program, the Research Officer will provide technical support in the development and design of VAS-related research projects, data collection, conducting data analysis, monitoring study activities, and assisting in the writing of reports and knowledge mobilization products (e.g. papers for publication in international, peer-reviewed journals) that are planned or underway in Kenya.

The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Specific Task Descriptions

  • To support the development and design of research projects for the VAS program in Kenya

  • Contribute to the development and operationalization of concept notes and research proposals.

  • Participate in the planning of research activities.

  • Support the development of data collection and reporting tools.

  • Contribute to the development of statistical analysis plans, collect data on activities and analyze them.

  • Actively participate in research planning meetings with other implementing partners.

  • Support the National Program Manager, Regional Research Manager and County team members in preparing research workplans and budgets.

  • To support the implementation of research projects for the VAS program

  • Attend research team meetings to share new ideas and discuss constraints and issues.

  • Coordinate the research projects with the National Program Manager, Regional Research Manager, County team members, and other implementing partners.

  • Identify and analyze ongoing research activities and propose modifications as needed.

  • Provide training for data collection, as needed, and assist in data collection.

  • Assist in the
    maintenance of the data repositories and/or databases.

  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data, as needed.

  • Prepare research-related articles, reports and presentations.

  • Monitor the research project budget(s).


  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Epidemiology or Public Health, or any other related field deemed relevant.

  • At least 2 years of field experience in the implementation of research projects.

  • Experience in operations research.

  • Good knowledge of the functioning of the Kenyan health systems and Community Health Strategy (CHS).

  • Experience in conducting randomized control trials (RCTs).

  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.

  • Good knowledge of MS Microsoft Office package, DHIS2 and/or ODK.

  • Good knowledge of database management.

  • Good knowledge of Stata statistical analysis software.

  • Ability to travel approximately 30% of the time.


  • Good communication skills.

  • Flexibility.

  • Good understanding of confidentiality.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to read and write English and Kiswahili.

  • An asset if the individual can communicate in French.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates to send their cover letter and curriculum vitae to kenya.recruitment@hki.org. The deadline of application is 14th March 2023.

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