KEMRI Project Social Scientist Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Project Social Scientist Jobs in Kenya

  • KEMRI–CCR PHRD (Thika) clinical trials Project is currently looking for a motivated individual to fill in the following vacant position: Project Social Scientist.

    Job Purpose

  • To address qualitative research questions, generate data and contribute to research publications.


  • Formulating standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the qualitative study

  • Ensure all related records and reports are handled and managed in line with the study protocol and the Standard Operation Procedures.

  • Ensure work is done within the project timelines.

  • Help to design, develop, critique and review data collection tools.

  • Collecting data through observation, in-depth interviews, focus group discussions and completion of quantitative surveys.

  • Transcribing and translating interview transcripts from recordings and interview notes.

  • Quality control through reviewing transcripts.

  • Recruiting participants for study participation.

  • Analysis and coding of raw data using relevant analysis software.

  • Generation of research progress reports and support manuscript writing.

  • Data storage and archiving of the qualitative documents.

  • Work closely with study investigators to help plan, deliver and report qualitative research.

  • Coordinate specific assigned studies and participate in team calls.

  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    Staff Qualification and Competencies

    Education and Professional training

  • At least a Masters Degree in Social sciences. PhD preferred.


  • Excellent facilitation skills.

  • Good writing, presentation and communication skills.

  • Team

  • Highly organized.

  • Very good IT and analytical skills.

  • Attention to detail.


  • At least five years’ experience working in behavioural science research.

  • Good experience with qualitative data and research.

  • Training in/exposure to interview planning, conducting and analysis.

  • Comfortable with interpreting SOPs and applying these to data collection and analysis.

    Performance Management

  • Performance evaluation will be carried out by the respective HOD.

  • Performance evaluation will be carried out annually.

  • Performance evaluation will be based on verifiable data and information.

    Performance evaluation will be done against the following key performance indicators:

  • Performance against responsibilities and duties as per job description.

  • Demonstrable professional growth.

  • Continued competence in line with set standards.

  • Performance against annual objectives in line with the balanced score card.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Project Social Scientist Jobs in Kenya

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