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Research Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Microbiology, or other related fields;
  • At least two years’ post-qualification experience in research including coordinating field work or research activities related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), environmental sample collection and analysis, Environmental Health, and software based data collection;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Experience working in slum communities will be an added advantage.

Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and work with the project team in the development, review and translation of the project protocol, research tools and training manuals.
  • Coordinate community mobilization and education of the community in relation to the research project.
  • Supervise and coordinate field work and laboratory activities in the execution of the research project to ensure timely implementation of field operations.
  • Monitor field work and ensure quality and timely data collection.
  • Lead the development of fieldwork progress reports as per the laid down schedule.
  • Coordinate all field logistical activities pertaining to the project including ethical reviews, research permits, meetings, transport etc.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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