Aga Khan University Hiring Consultant – Qualitative Researcher

Consultant – Qualitative Researcher (Qualitative Coder and Analyst) – Kilifi & Nairobi, Kenya

Department

Office of the Provost

Entity

Aga Khan University

Location

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. An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network, AKU provides higher education in multiple health science and social science disciplines, carries out research pertinent primarily to low- and middle-income 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 a leading international institution dedicated to excellence and change, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact, and access.

The Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health (CoEWCH) was established in 2012 as a research unit within the obstetrics and gynaecology department of the Aga Khan University (AKU) with Prof Zulfiqar A Bhutta as the Founding Director. In 2015, Prof Marleen Temmerman was welcomed as the East Africa (EA) Director of the Centre to build capacity across East Africa.

CoEWCH EA conducts research, knowledge translation, capacity building, and evidence-based advocacy in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and rights to improve the health and wellbeing of women, children, and adolescents.

With a focus on establishing high quality education, multidisciplinary research, and trainings in women, child, and adolescent health, the Centre contributes to health systems strengthening and quality of care, particularly in remote groups and vulnerable populations.

Job Summary

The purpose of this assignment is to review transcribed/translated transcripts (IDIs, FGDs, & KIIs), code, and provide coding summaries using NVIVO as per the provided codebook for AIMIX Project.

The AIMIX project (Inclusive Artificial Intelligence for Obstetric Imaging in Resource Limited Settings) has a qualitative component that involves collection and analysis of qualitative data to ensure that the development and implementation of imaging AI technologies align with local ethical values and social contexts as one of its objectives.    

Responsibilities

  • Coding & Summaries
  • Code qualitative data from interviews (IDIs, KIIs and FGDs) using NVIVO qualitative data analysis software 
  • Work with the SC to refine coding frameworks and thematic categories based on the research objectives and data collected.
  • Identify key themes, patterns, and insights from the data
  • Prepare coding summaries and insights from the data
  • Collaborate with the research team to ensure consistency and accuracy in coding and analysis.
  • Participate in regular team meetings to discuss progress, share insights, and address any challenges.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Anthropology, Public Health, or a related field. 
  • At least 3 years of experience in qualitative data coding and analysis.
  • Proficiency in using qualitative data analysis software specifically NVivo.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in English is preferred.
  • Knowledge of ethical guidelines and protocols for research involving human participants.

Expectations

  • Work closely with the study coordinator who will be available to guide your work.
  • Attend all planned training for the study team as required by the study coordinator
  • Undertake to perform the contractual engagement with the highest standards of professional and ethical competence and integrity.
  • Submit quality work. 
  • You will be expected to maintain strict confidentiality of the study material/ documents provided for the purposes of this task.
  • You will, at all times, during the period of your contract safeguard the reputation of Aga Khan University
  • Your payment will be subject to Withholding Tax deduction as per Kenyan Law.
  • You will be expected to provide AKU-EA finance office with your PIN, bank details to facilitate your payment.
  • Your payment will be subject to provision of signed schedule /invoice to the AKU-EA finance office confirming work done in line with the project goals.

To Apply

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to the Manager, Recruitment, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. P. O. Box 30270-00100, NAIROBI or by email to [email protected]. Applications by email are preferred.
Please indicate the title of the position on your application.

Applications should be submitted latest by July 14, 2024

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