QUALITATIVE METHODS RESEARCH INTERN

Africa International University is a private Chartered International Christian University with its main Campus located in Karen, Nairobi. Our Mission is to educate Christ centred leaders for the transformation of God’s people and the world through innovative programs, research and community engagement.

HEAt exposuRe impacts on maTernal and Neonatal Health (HEARTH) Kenya Project is a collaboration between AIU and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), funded by Medical Research Fund (MRF) under the Climate Impacts Call (https://www.medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk/projects/impactsofindoorandoutdoorheatexposureonmaternalandneonatalhealthinruralkenya). The Project domiciled in the Environmental Health And Governance Centre (EHAG), at the school of business is a 3-year project in Kilifi, Kenya. We invite qualified candidates who are driven by research excellence in climate and health to apply for the following positions: 

QUALITATIVE METHODS RESEARCH INTERN – 3 POSITIONS – 15 MONTHS

The following will be their roles:

  • Shadow Project Manager, community engagement lead 
  • Attend training events (capacity strengthening)
  • Assist in data analyses.
  • Assist in the preparation of draft manuscripts.
  • Interview mothers, transcribe data; translate data and code interviews.
  • Learn how to analyse behavioural data using NVIVO 12
  • Must be willing to be trained to learn how to conduct systematic reviews.
  • Must live in Kilifi or Mombasa
  • Attend meetings with PI/Kenya for mentoring.

    Requirement for Appointment:

    1. First degree in health or related area.
    2. Basic understanding of qualitative research methods (e.g., interviews, focus groups, participant observation).
    3. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). iv. Familiar with qualitative data analysis software (e.g., NVivo, Atlas.ti) is an advantage 
    4. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    5. Ability to prepare clear and concise research reports and presentations.
    6. Strong analytical thinking and attentive to detail. Ability to critically evaluate and interpret qualitative data.
    7. High ethical standards and respect for confidentiality and research ethics.
    8. Must have good interpersonal skills to interact with research participants and team members.
    9. Self-motivated and proactive in managing time and tasks effectively. xi.         Easily adaptable to the changing project needs and flexible to handle a variety of research tasks.
    10. Willing to learn new research techniques and methods.

    How to Apply

    Applications should be emailed to job.application@aiu.ac.ke. Attach a cover letter, detailed resume, and duly filled job application form. The deadline for application is 14th June 2024 5.00 p.m.