Ujamaa – Africa Research Job Vacancy in Korogocho Nairobi Kenya 2013

Ujamaa – Africa Research Vacancy
Location: Nairobi – Korogocho
Position Type: Permanent
Employment type: Full time
Start Date: Immediately

Ujamaa-Africa, is a Kenyan NGO, that promotes economic empowerment, personal security and health for vulnerable women and girls.

We are looking for a driven Research professional to join an intelligent, diligent team working on research projects in Gender Based Violence Studies in urban slums in Nairobi.

Every day we achieve extraordinary results by being innovative, selfless, excellent and bold in our work.
With our aim being reducing the prevalence of rape through prevention strategies, we have a remarkable record that we are setting, that is changing the GBV world.

We are currently involved in a groundbreaking research program which has thus far demonstrated a dramatic decrease in the prevalence of rape in the 5 urban slum areas, where Ujamaa teaches a proprietary personal security program in schools,CBOs,FBOs and in other forums.

Requirements: Creative, analytical thinker, strong presentation skills with the ability to turn complex data/concepts into clear insights.

The incumbent must also have strong personal attributes and Strong data analysis skills and knowledge of SPSS and other research data analysis software.

Specific tasks

  • Manage all aspects of complex research projects, including negotiating project objectives and direction with other managers.
  • Create comprehensive project plans to ensure projects are  completed successfully.
  • Prepare periodic presentations for management regarding research project status and recommendations.
  • Strategic planning of research schedules.
  • Perform periodic evaluations to allow the director to determine effectiveness of our programs and make suggestions when applicable.
  • Ensure that the questionnaire scripts are well mastered by the facilitators, to maintain all ethics of research
  • Ability to write protocols and prepare and submit research grant applications
  • Ensure that data collected is entered into Ujamaa’s (Information System) database
  • Participate in knowledge impact assessments and reporting.
  • Supervise & assist  field agents in any tasks that have set deadlines.
  • Identify challenges and build capacity of community units and staff on facilitation, data collection, mobilization skills among other identified needs.
  • Work with various research databases and Ujamaa Softwares,to input data from other departments.
  • Coordinate testing, installation and compile modification reports for all departments in Ujamaa.
  • Document best practices and submit work for publication in partnership with reputable Kenyan and American Universities (Current Academic Partners include USIU, UCLA and Stanford Universities)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Degree in any Research related field.With at least 2 years experience especially of managing projects within a slum setting
  • Understanding of qualitative, quantitative and participatory Research, Monitoring and evaluation methodologies and principles
  • Knowledge of field research trial set-up.
  • Computer skills: MS Office applications and SPSS sofware (compulory), coupled with the ability to work with customized Ujamaa Softwares.
If you meet the above criteria, email your resumes to: research.ujamaa@gmail.com

Include your current remuneration in the application.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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