KANCO Research Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya 2012
c) to explore specifically whether and how harm reduction and care technologies contribute to a shared sense of ‘citizenship’ among PWID, and the scope for community or collective actions in HIV prevention;
sampling for interview 21 stakeholders across the sites and nationally, including those working in HIV prevention intervention and policy as well as significant community members.
- Assist in data collection (key informant interviews, in-depth interviews, focus group discussion, field notes and observations), writing data summaries, coding transcripts and analysis, and reporting writing
- Assist in the coordination and support of the implementation of the mixed methods research
- Assist in orientating and training (data collection, analysis, ethics) of field workers on the study.
- Assist in findings dissemination locally.
- Perform any other duties as assigned by the study Co- Principle Investigators (LSHTM and KANCO).
- A bachelor’s degree in Social or Behavioral Sciences, Health Education, Public Health, Sociology, Anthropology, or other related postgraduate degree.
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in working in social science and /or qualitative research on HIV with most at risk populations especially people who use drugs
- Minimum of 1 year experience in the implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention behavior change interventions.
- Experience and skills using computer software for qualitative data analysis (e.g NVIVO)
- In-depth knowledge of attitudes and cultural practices relating to health and HIV, especially among people who use drugs in Nairobi and Coast province.
- Skills in qualitative research methods.
- Appreciation of qualitative research
- An interest in developing personal capacity in relation to social science research (including considering a Masters-level degree qualification in a social science or health discipline)
- A good understanding of the published literature on HIV risk factors and behavioral interventions for HIV prevention.
- Ability to coordinate and supervise a team of field workers
- Ability to design and conduct in-depth qualitative interviews, focus group discussions and observations, directly in the field and among people who use drugs
- Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills.
- Ability to work well in a team, and be able to collaborate well with the local communities, and harm reduction partners.
- Fluency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
- Good judgment in trouble shooting, problem solving, awareness of own limitations, strong inter-personal skills and internal motivation
- Letter of Application, emphasizing qualitative research skills and relevant experience
- Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
- Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
- Copies of Certificates
- Day time contact telephone number
Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium
Chaka Road off Argwings Kodhek Road
P. O Box 69866 – 00400
Nairobi – Kenya