Sightsavers Research Advisor Jobs in Kenya
Job PurposeTo support research and other evidence-generating activities within Sightsavers’ programmes in health, education and social inclusion in East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA).
Our current research portfolio includes a wide range of quantitative and qualitative studies, including prevalence surveys, behaviour studies, operational and system research and impact evaluations.
We are looking for a motivated and passionate researcher with a strong interest in health and disability research and a broad range of expertise using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
The post holder will work with our global Research team and our programmes in ECSA region to support a range of research activities and related issues. They will facilitate the development of strategies to address those issues to support a broad range of programme activities and studies.Work with the Sightsavers Research team and country offices to identify research questions pertinent to our programmes and to integrate operational research within our ongoing projects;
Collate country specific information and evidence to underpin our new programmes
and funding applications;
Contribute to the development of study protocols and research tools; and submit ethics
Liaise with in-country academic partners and/or consultants and supervise all aspects
of the fieldwork;
Contribute to data collection; data analysis; reporting and dissemination of findings through peer-reviewed publications and presentations;
Discuss research findings with programme managers and implementation partners
and ensure that the implications of research are well understood and used in future
programmes and advocacy;
Contribute to organisational capacity building in the area of research skills and
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline;
Postgraduate degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics; social or behavioral
sciences; research methods or related discipline;
Good knowledge of different research paradigms and methods, including both
quantitative and qualitative approaches;
Good knowledge of survey research, including a practical and well-organised approach to the analysis of survey data;
Good knowledge and experience of research in ECSA;
Experience of writing literature reviews, research grant applications, research reports
and peer-reviewed publications;
Understanding of research governance and ethical principles particularly in relation to
research with children and vulnerable people.
Skills (Special Training or Competence):
Excellent analytical skills;
Ability to plan, design, undertake and supervise research projects;
Ability to collect data using both quantitative and qualitative techniques;
Demonstrable proficiency in the application of standard statistical methods, e.g.
descriptive and univariate analyses at a minimum;
Good data analysis skills using software packages, eg. STATA, SPSS, NVIVO
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are key, as collaboration
with cross-functional teams is vital to the role’s success;
Ability to work under pressure;
Able to travel for up to 16 weeks a year (national and international and including to
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 10th June, 2018
For more information and job application details, see; Sightsavers Research Advisor Jobs in Kenya
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