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Terms of Reference: Understanding Barriers to Vaccine Uptake in Kenyan Slums

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Who You Are
  • You have a thorough understanding of the Kenyan landscape for young women and girls.
  • You have experience in using innovative participatory research methods, especially with young people and girls.
  • Advanced qualitative research design and analysis skills.
  • Experience working across teams with different specialisms.
  • Experience working with marginalised groups and communities, particularly youth.
  • Strong awareness of safeguarding issues and willingness to adhere to and sign GE and/or SHOFCO’s safeguarding policies.
  • Degree(s) in social sciences, anthropology, international development, gender or related field.
  • Ability to speak Kiswahili/ Sheng is strongly desired.
  • Preferred location is Kenya


Scope of work/description of services
The consultant will deliver the following activities in a COVID-safe manner in close collaboration with GE and SHOFCO teams:
  • Draft research plan for how to address the key questions above.
  • Conduct formative desk research to understand vaccine access issues in Kenyan slum communities.
  • Lead survey design for surveys with girls through SHOFCO’s SMS platform about their perception of vaccines, pervasive myths or misconceptions and how they like to receive information.
  • Lead on designing a survey using GE’s Technology Enabled Girl Ambassador technology with 15-25 girls to provide more detailed insights into their perceptions of vaccines and accessing them.
  • Recommend any other research activities (e.g. FGDs, KIIs, co-creation activities) that would be beneficial and could be delivered within the required timeframe and budget.
  • Draw up final report capturing findings, with review from SHOFCO and GE teams, and verification of results with girls.
Specific tasks and deliverables
  • Report summarising results of desk research.
  • Input to COVID-19 and safeguarding risk assessment for any in-person research activities.
  • Support on survey design for SHOFCO’s SMS survey and GE’s TEGA survey.
  • Delivering other research activities as agreed.
  • Final findings report, including socialising findings with girls and sense-checking recommendations.
  • Attending programme co-design workshop with GE and SHOFCO teams.

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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