Research Assistant - Nairobi, Kenya - International Rescue Committee

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    The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.


    Minimum Qualifications:Degree or Diploma in Education, International Development, Anthropology, Sociology, Linguistics, Community Development, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, or a related field.Experience in data collection, analysis, or research dissemination desirable.Minimum 1-year research experience, specifically implementing research activities in Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs).Language skills: Strong preference to candidates who speaks Somali, Oromo and French. Refugees are strongly encouraged to applyExperience working with refugee communities in urban settings.Experience managing data collection and concrete knowledge of open-source tools such as ODK collect, KoBo Toolbox, Survey CTO or CommCare platforms.Excellent people skills. Approachable personality and patience to connect with clients and address their unique needs.Strong communication and report-writing skills.Flexible approach to the changing nature of work and ability to adapt to rapidly changing work demands and expectations.Ability to work effectively both independently and within a multicultural team.Computer skills, especially Ms. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


    Statement of Work:The Research Assistants will be expected to perform the following roles (not limited to).Participate in the training on RCT methodologies.Client mobilization, registration, and recruitment.Client info sessions, onboarding, and monitoring.Maintain communication with the RCT clients including attending to their inquiries.Data collection.Business verification and spot checks.Ensure compliance with organizational performance standards, code of conduct, and safeguarding policy.Adhere to confidentiality procedures and policies when collecting, storing, and sharing data.Report writing.Keep the supervisor appraised of all outputs, feedback and issues arising from the project activities conducted.Interaction with Principal Investigators.Translation and transcription as required by the research team.To perform other duties as assigned and agreed upon with the supervisor.


    Reporting, Data collection, Research planning, Data analysis


    Diploma, Associate's degree