APHRC is partnering with Development Gateway (DG), the Kenyan Ministry of Health, and the University of Cape Town, on a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is implementing the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI), a project that aims to supply Sub-Saharan African (SSA) governments with improved access to country-specific data that will inform better tobacco control policy design and implementation. The Project team is seeking a Research Coordinator to oversee primary data collection at the 4 national referral hospitals (Kenyatta National Hospital, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital Othaya).
Application deadline: 12th October, 2021
Location of the Position: Based in Nairobi (working remotely) with travel to Othaya and Eldoret as needed for the research project.
Reports to: Project Data Manager
Length of Contract: 9 months, fulltime
The Research Coordinator is expected to assist with implementation of the research activities, oversee field data collection and assist the Project Data Manager with quality control of data collected. The Research Coordinator will supervise data collection in the various sites and liaise with appropriate research team members as necessary.
The Research Coordinator is expected to:
Assist with programming the electronic data collection devices
Assist with training of data collectors
Assist with piloting of the research instruments
Oversee field data collection including liaising with the hospital-based co-
investigators to respond to any queries from subjects and from the hospitals participating in the study.
Oversee around 25-30 data collectors in the various sites.
Ensure data collectors have correct equipment and materials
Keeping inventories of equipment used and troubleshooting technical issues
Document and track participant enrollment/participation in the study to ensure targeted numbers of participants in each site are achieved as per the project
Provide regular site reports to the Project Data Manager at intervals to be agreed upon
Respond to any queries about the study’s progress from the Project team members, APHRC or DG
Carry out site supervision visits in consultation with the Principal Investigator
Maintain study registers, logs, and files and make sure all study documents are kept
secure and ensure secure storage of consent forms at sites and at the central storage
location at APHRC.
Monitor incoming data
Assist with data quality checks
Coordinate with the Project Data Manager to review data and ensure continued high
quality data collection
Conduct debriefing sessions with data collectors to ensure continuous high quality
Report to supervisors on a regular basis about project progress, and about any
challenges experienced in the field
Assist with processing payment of data collectors (verifying invoices submitted for
payment against amount of work done)
Write reports and participate in study meetings as required
Perform other related duties as assigned
Education and experience required:
● Minimum of a Diploma in Community Health, Social Work, Community Development
or any other related Diploma in Social Sciences or health related field
● 3-5 years experience in a similar position
● Experience with electronic data collection especially Survey CTO, Kobo or ODK
● Experience in data quality checking
● Knowledge of fundamental research concepts and methodology, practices and
procedures of research methods required.
● Excellent computer skills
● Good communication skills (oral and written) in English.
● Excellent organisational skills.
● Experience carrying out research in a public hospital setting is preferred.
Please email your letter of application (including date available to start working for the
study, your current and expected salary) and current CV/resume (including your
telephone number, email address and contact details of 3 referees) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “TCDI Research Coordinator” not later than 12th October 2021 at 5pm. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
PLEASE NOTE: APPLICANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO MAKE ANY PAYMENTS TO
ANYONE DURING ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.
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