Research Assistant

KisumuKE

Contract

Diploma

about 2 months ago02/28/202403/29/2024

- Accepting Applications

Vacancy No. FN-04-02-2024

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Engage and educate healthcare workers and the community on cervical cancer screening and prevention through facility mobilization, client health talks, and regular stakeholder communication.
  •  Conduct research study activities, including the recruitment, screening, enrollment, and consenting of research participants according to the study protocol and standard operating procedures.
  •  Collect, enter, and manage non-clinical research data in the REDCap study database.
  •  Perform high-quality study participant retention using varied mechanisms, identify threats to participant retention, and actively work to address them in collaboration with the research team.
  •  Conduct participant tracing through phone call reminders, short message service (SMS), and home tracking using locator information.
  •  Conduct in-depth interviews and focus-group discussions and perform high-quality transcription and translations of recorded interviews.
  •  Translate research documents, including informed consent forms
  •  Adhere to the principles of ethical research according to human subject review protocols

Qualifications:

  •  Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Community Health, Sociology or Social Work with two years’ experience

Prior Work Experience:

  •  At least two years’ relevant experience in research or clinical setting, preferably with significant counseling and social science department role
  •  Prior training or experience in sexual and reproductive health issues, including family planning and cervical cancer prevention is preferred
  •  Experience in conducting surveys, in-depth interviews, or focus groups is preferred
  •  Experience with tablet-based data collection, including using REDCap
  •  Experience with qualitative research data analysis an added advantage

Other Desirable Qualifications:

  •  Good written and verbal communication skills
  •  Problem-solving skills and ability to work with others to address challenges
  •  Social skills, including the ability to form a rapport with clients and other team members
  •  Ability to follow up on tasks and follow through on deadlines, with attention to detail
  •  Able to work well under minimal supervision
  •  Good interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to maintain frequent contact using
  • phone calls, WhatsApp/SMS, email, and Zoom

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