Field Enumerators Wanted – Aga Khan University

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Field Enumerators – Short term contract

Entity

Institute for Human Development

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction

Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous and self-governing international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three continents (www.aku.edu). An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org), AKU provides higher education in several disciplines, carries out research pertinent to the countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and over 325 outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2,500 students and 14,000 staff. The University is both a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change. As an international institution, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.
Understanding and supporting the development of people in the day-to-day contexts in which they live and experience their multiple worlds are fundamental to any society’s hope of attaining a high quality of life and well-being for its citizens. The Institute for Human Development is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge with direct relevance for policies, programs, and practices that enhance life experiences at all stages of human development.  In its foundational years, the Institute seeks particularly to become a visible instrumental force, locally as well as globally, for advancing knowledge about the earliest years of children’s development and for harnessing such knowledge for the purpose of shaping policies and interventions that ensure a strong start in life for all children wherever they may live.

The Research Study involves a rapid telephone survey of households with pregnant women and children between 0-5 years living in urban informal settlements, and health care facilities assessments through a review of medical registries to get a view of the problem, its magnitude and potential areas of quick intervention. This will be coupled with a series of qualitative data collection to explore the impact of COVID-19 in selected sites of Dagoretti and Ruaraka Sub-Counties in Nairobi and Bangladesh, Changamwe Sub-County in Mombasa.

The successful incumbents are expected to assist in data collection and data management activities for a research project on impact of COVID-19 activities within Dagoretti and Ruaraka Sub-Counties in Nairobi and Bangladesh, Changamwe Sub-County in Mombasa.

This position reports to the Project Manager, IHD, Aga Khan University

Responsibilities

•    Attend a workshop to plan research activities and familiarize with data collection tools and protocols
•    Introduce the study to the participants and consent by phone
•    Administer a survey questionnaire by phone to house household members within the study site.
•    Administer a short interview using semi-structured interview guidelines with health care workers.
•    Carry out in-depth interviews with  selected household members and health care workers to allow a deeper understanding of issues and trends observed in the survey

Requirements

•    A Bachelor’s degree in ECD, Nutrition, Education, Development Studies or related field, or Diploma in one of the relevant areas  with 2 years working experience.
•    Training in psychological assessments with at least 2 years’ work experience will be considered
•    Proficiency in use of smart phone/tablet to collect data is required
•    Familiarity with research ethics , experience  and taking informed consent
•    Experience in data collection (qualitative and or qualitative).
•    Experience in administering phone interviews is desirable
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of spoken and written English and Swahili is required
•    Ability to work within tight schedules
•    Can work minimal or no under supervision
•    Keen desire to learn and be a proactive team member

To Apply

​Interested candidates should submit a Cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, names and email contacts of three professional referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of relevant academic certificates as well as transcripts to, the Manager, HR Academic, Aga Khan University’s Campus Nairobi, Kenya. P. O. Box 30270-00100 or by email to hr.universityke@aku.edu .  Applications by email are preferred.

Your application should make reference to IHD – COVID 19. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by September 9, 2020