KEMRI Qualitative Research Assistant Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Qualitative Research Assistant Jobs in Kenya


  • Diploma/Degree in the Social Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Agriculture, Nutrition or Public Health.

  • Prior work experience conducting qualitative interviews strongly preferred

  • Competent with computer software applications including Microsoft Office programs (Word,

  • Excel, PowerPoint) and web-based applications (Skype); experience with qualitative data management software (Atlas Ti, NVivo, other) an added advantage.


  • Ensures smooth progression of data collection, data management, coding and data analysis, and write-up of results.

  • Serves as the qualitative interviewer and focus group facilitator for the study,

  • Carries out participant observation exercises

  • Responsible for ensuring informed consent procedures and other ethical standards for the study are followed.

  • Participates in coding transcripts using Atlas.ti software, and participates in data analysis and report writing.

    Other Required Skills

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to maintain frequent contact using cell phone, email, and internet-based phone (i.e. Skype).

  • Ability to monitor, gather and evaluate information of broad scope and complexity

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English, Kiswahili, and Dholuo.

  • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment, with extensive travel within rural study sites in Homabay and Migori counties

  • High level financial and data integrity
    Enthusiasm for rural health and/or development work.

  • Ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges.

  • Strong communication, training,
    leadership skills.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated competence with managing administrative records.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send in their applications through email;

    Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current position and date available to start working for the program

  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact

  • Name and phone number for two professional referees

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)

  • Copies of academic and professional certificates

  • Kemri is an equal opportunity employer commited to diversity; persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. Kemri does not charge a fee at any stage of its selection process including application, interview and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such request immediately.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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