Quantitative and Qualitative Field Interviewers – HFA Project

Full Time


Quantitative and Qualitative Field Interviewers – HFA Project

Application Deadline: November 7, 2023

About Us

Welcome to the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), a pioneering Africa-based research institute dedicated to conducting multidisciplinary research that addresses critical development issues in sub-Saharan Africa. Our work spans various fields, including education, population dynamics, health, aging, urbanization, and general well-being. At APHRC, we are dedicated to generating actionable evidence, engaging policymakers, and enhancing the quality of life across the African continent.

Job Summary

We are excited to invite applications for the role of Quantitative and Qualitative Field Interviewers for our Healthy Food Africa Project, which will take place in the vibrant communities of Korogocho, Viwandani, and Mathare.

Data Collection Purpose

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to collect high-quality data ethically within a defined timeframe to support a project evaluation exercise.

Anticipated Timeline

The data collection phase is scheduled to run from November 2023 to January 2024.

Qualitative Field Interviewers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Moderation Skills: You’ll be responsible for facilitating qualitative interviews with community members in our study areas.
  • Documentation: Take detailed notes and compile comprehensive qualitative interview debriefing reports.
  • Progress Updates: Regularly update the data collection progress and report to the team.
  • Flexibility: Be prepared to take on other tasks assigned by the team leader and principal investigator.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health, or related fields.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and Swahili, both in spoken and written form.
  • Commitment: Be ready to work full-time for the duration of the study.
  • Communication: Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Research Skills: Proven experience in qualitative research methods, including FGDs, IDIs, and KIIs.
  • Location: Residing in or near Korogocho, Mathare, or Viwandani is an advantage.

Quantitative Field Interviewers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruitment: Identify eligible households and recruit participants who meet the criteria.
  • Data Collection: Conduct quantitative data collection in assigned households.
  • Daily Reporting: Complete, edit, and submit interviews for cross-checking and verification on a daily basis.
  • Team Participation: Attend weekly team meetings and assist in project-related activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Completed secondary education with a minimum grade of C Plain in KCSE.
  • Experience: Demonstrated experience in quantitative data collection, particularly in low-income settings.
  • Skills: Familiarity with public health and nutrition surveys.
  • Tech-Savvy: Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and experience with electronic data capture methods like digital recorders and survey CTO or open data kit (ODK).
  • Language: Fluency in English and Kiswahili, both spoken and written.
  • Commitment: Be prepared to work full-time for the study’s duration.

Desired Qualities for All Candidates

  • Location: Reside in Korogocho, Mathare, or Viwandani, as mentioned in your cover letter.
  • Flexibility: Be adaptable and willing to work unconventional hours, when necessary, with minimal supervision.

Application Submission

Please submit the following documents via email to cvs@flexi-personnel.com by 8th November 2023:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV with contact details of three referees
  3. Copy of National ID
  4. Copies of academic certificates and relevant testimonials

In the subject line of your email, clearly state whether you are applying for the role of ‘Qualitative Field Interviewer’ or ‘Quantitative Field Interviewer’ based on your area of interest. Only shortlisted candidates will receive further communication.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Tailor Your Resume: Customize your resume to highlight your relevant experience and skills. For example, emphasize your qualitative or quantitative research expertise, language proficiency, and prior work in similar settings.
  2. Clear and Concise Cover Letter: Write a cover letter that clearly expresses your interest in the position and how your qualifications align with our requirements.
  3. Strong References: Ensure that your referees can vouch for your abilities and work ethic. Professional references are preferable.
  4. Local Advantage: If you reside in or near the study areas, emphasize this in your application as it’s a valuable asset.
  5. Tech Proficiency: Highlight your proficiency with data collection tools and software.
  6. Team Player: Showcase your ability to work collaboratively in a team setting.
  7. Adaptability: Emphasize your flexibility in adjusting to different working conditions.
  8. Ethical Data Collection: Stress the importance of ethical data collection practices in your approach.
  9. Diligence: Demonstrate your commitment to working full-time for the project’s duration.
  10. Language Skills: Clearly indicate your fluency in English and Swahili, as this is a crucial requirement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What should I include in my cover letter? A1. Your cover letter should express your interest in the position, highlight your relevant qualifications, and clearly state the role you are applying for.

Q2. How can I make my application stand out? A2. Tailor your application to match the job requirements, emphasizing your experience, language skills, and location.

Q3. What is the application deadline? A3. The application deadline is November 7, 2023.

Q4. Is residency in the study area a requirement? A4. While not a strict requirement, residing in or near the study areas is advantageous.

Q5. What documents should I submit with my application? A5. Submit a cover letter, CV, copy of your National ID, and copies of academic certificates and relevant testimonials.

Q6. How do I express my language proficiency in my application? A6. Clearly state your fluency in both English and Swahili, both in written and spoken form.

Q7. Are these full-time positions? A7. Yes, these positions require full-time commitment for the study’s duration.

Q8. Can I apply for both positions (Qualitative and Quantitative)?

A8. Yes, you can apply for both positions, but indicate your area of interest in your application.

Q9. What should I do if I’m not shortlisted? A9. If you’re not shortlisted, we appreciate your interest and encourage you to watch for future opportunities with us.

Q10. Are there any application fees? A10. No, applicants are not required to make any payments at any stage of the recruitment process.

Join us at APHRC and be part of a passionate team dedicated to making a meaningful impact on African development. We look forward to receiving your applications!

To apply for this job email your details to cvs@flexi-personnel.com

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