Qualitative Interviewer / Translation Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Qualitative Interviewer / Translation Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Project Description:

  • The EMpowering Adolescent Reproductive health choice and Access (MARA) Study is led by researchers at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the University of Washington.

  • The MARA Study seeks experienced female interviewers to conduct qualitative interviews with adolescent girls and young women in Kisumu on a variety of sexual and reproductive health topics, and to contribute to the adaptation of a new measure of sexual and reproductive empowerment to the Kenyan setting.


  • Translate (and back-translate) study instruments from English into Luo and Kiswahili and participate in team-based process to optimize translations.

  • Recruit and enroll participants in both community and clinic settings.

  • Conduct in-depth interviews (IDI) and cognitive interviews with adolescent women.

  • Write field notes and debrief summaries after each interview.

  • Transcribe interviews from audio-recording to Microsoft Word and translate into English within 1 week of the interview.

  • Submit weekly summaries of recruitment and enrollment into the study to the study PI.

  • Participate in twice weekly phone call with PI to review study progress and emerging themes from the data.

  • Maintain adequate supplies of study documents and other study supplies at site.

  • Ensure strict compliance with ethical requirements for conduct of research.

  • Collect and submit receipts from any purchases
    made on behalf of the study to project field administrator in Nairobi.

    Qualifications, Experience, and Skills Required

  • Excellent knowledge of Kisumu town and surrounding peri-urban geographic area.

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences preferred.

  • Language skills: fluency in English, Kiswahili, and DhoLuo, spoken and written.

  • Experience with informed consent procedures.

  • Prior experience conducting and transcribing/translating qualitative interviews: Must provide reference from prior employer/principal investigator.

  • Excellent computer skills, particularly e-mail and word-processing.

  • Excellent communication skills: Must be able to communicate promptly with PI via email and WhatsApp.

  • Team player with ability to work closely with PI, KEMRI investigators and staff.

  • Works well under minimal supervision.

  • Must be available for entire period of training and 4 months of contract.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Qualitative Interviewer / Translation Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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