The APHRC Invites Applications For Quantitative And Qualitative Field Interviewers

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a premier research-to-policy institution, generating evidence, strengthening research and related capacity in the African research and development ecosystem, and engaging policy to inform action on health and development. APHRC seeks to drive change by developing strong African research leadership and promoting evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) across sub-Saharan Africa.

The APHRC invites applications for Quantitative and Qualitative Field Interviewers in its Understanding the Relationship between Childcare and Brain Function Using Neuroimaging Techniques Project to support the quantitative and qualitative data collection for the study. The overall objective of this study is to measure the association between child stimulation and cognitive function using neuroimaging techniques and behavioral (neuropsychological) measures. As such, the project will adopt a mixed methods (quantitative-qualitative) approach.

Quantitative Field Interviewers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Mobilize study participants in accordance with predefined criteria outlined in the study guidelines.
  • Conduct quantitative in-person interviews with study participants following the provided questionnaire and protocols.
  • Ensure accurate and complete data collection during interviews, paying attention to detail and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Edit and submit collected data for daily cross-checking and verification by the designated team leader.
  • Fill in and submit daily field reports/timesheets accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Attending all scheduled training sessions and progress meetings as required by the project team.
  • Maintain the safety and responsible handling of all study tools and equipment provided for the interviews.
  • Assist the research team in other project-related activities as needed.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor to further the project’s objectives.

Minimum qualifications

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C Plain or equivalent
  • Fluency in both Swahili and English, both written and oral
  • Experience in electronic data collection methods like SurveyCTO or Open Data Kit (ODK) is highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both spoken and written.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, demonstrating reliability and accountability.
  • Must be a resident of Nairobi City, Kisumu or Nakuru Counties.
  • Ability to adhere to protocols and guidelines for data collection, ensuring ethical conduct throughout the research process.
  • Previous experience in conducting quantitative interview.

Qualitative Field Interviewers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Moderate/ facilitate qualitative interviews with various stakeholders at county and Community levels.
  • Record interviews, take notes and compile comprehensive qualitative interview debriefing notes.
  • Hold debriefs discussions and exploration of ideas between the interviewers and the investigators.
  • Prepare data collection progress updates and reports.
  • Any other related activities assigned by the supervisor and project manager.

Minimum qualifications

  • Holder of a degree preferably in Early Childhood Development or any relevant discipline
  • Previous experience conducting qualitative interviews.
  • Proficient in English and Kiswahili languages (verbal and written) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Should be available to provide any clarification on the translation when needed to do so.
  • Must be a resident of Nairobi City, Kisumu or Nakuru Counties.

Application documents should include:

  1. Cover letter indicating your county of residence.
  2. CV with contact details of three referees.

To apply, kindly submit your application on our Applicant Tracking System (ATS) at by 10th JUNE 2024 under the QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE FIELD INTERVIEWERS job posting.


Special Notice

APHRC and Flexi Personnel are equal opportunity employers that are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

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