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County Research Coordinator - Marsabit

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Job Summary:
The County Research Coordinator will ensure effective coordination and management of Nawiri formative and implementation research activities across Isiolo and Marsabit counties. S/he will provide both administrative and technical support to targeted CRS studies in both Isiolo and Marsabit counties. S/he will provide support to data collection teams and maintain key relationships with both local implementing partners and relevant county government actors.
Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in public health, economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, bio-statistics, nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or another relevant subject. Bachelor’s degree in similar fields with additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of four years professional experience in research, including progressive experience in leading large participatory, multi-disciplinary and multi-site research teams
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Experience working with research and academic institutions in Kenya.
  • Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.
  • Previous experience or familiarity with the local communities and counties
  • This job is only open to Kenyan nationals and preference will be given to candidates from either Marsabit or Isiolo County


Job Responsibilities:
  • Support the Nawiri Research team to roll out strategic mix of research methodologies appropriate for the geographic and sociocultural context as well as the Nawiri timeframe.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to external consultants and research field teams for specific research activities. Collaborate with the Nawiri Research team and external consultants to organize trainings for enumerators
  • Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Manage partnerships with county research institutions
  • Actively engage county government counterparts on Nawiri research agenda development and pilot study design, to facilitate on-going collaboration and buy-in.
  • Conduct regular sub-county field visits to support research teams and enhance understanding of local contexts.
  • Contribute to transition plan moving from Phase 1 (Research and Collaboration) to Phase 2 (Activity Implementation) by ensuring research results are useful, accessible, and applicable for making activity design decisions
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs.
  • Through planning and oversight, ensure efficient use of project resources

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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