Research Officer Job

Amref International University (AMIU) was established in 2017 as a Premier Pan African University of health sciences fully owned by Amref health Africa. AMIU is founded on the experience and intellect of Amref Health Africa, which is reputed with over 60 years of quality and innovative public and community health interventions in over 30 countries in Africa. With this work, the need to train health workers in communities was evident and the response was short tenure training courses by the Amref Training Centre (AITC) and later the Directorate of Capacity Building (DCB), the predecessor of AMIU. These Amref training programmes run for over 40 years have produced alumni spread throughout the world who have created the name recognition, reputation and brand that Amref is today. It was then evident that there was a need to train people who would occupy higher levels thus influence health policy, regulation and legislation. The University was thus established.

Job Objective

To support the research directorate by coordinating research activities in the University while working directly with the director of research.

Responsibilities and Activities

Specifically, the research officer will provide secretariat and technical support as well as coordination of the research activities to ensure that directorate is responsive to the research requirements of the University.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with Amref health Africa in scouting and for research calls
  2. Coordinate the writing of research proposal in collaboration with faculty
  3. Develop and maintain a research database
  4. Support the process of grant writing within the University
  5. Maintain accurate files and records, both computerised and manual for the directorate
  6. Coordinate training for capacity building activities in the directorate
  7. Draft research surveys, questionnaires, research manuscripts and presentations
  8. In collaboration with graduate school, support graduate student capacity building
  9. Support documentation and submission of proposal/grants
  10. Coordinate the implementation of field research activities
  11. Develop budget for research activities
  12. Undertake any other assignments, which may be assigned from time to time by the director

 Educational Qualification

Candidates with the following educational qualifications from recognized universities are eligible to apply for the Research Officer position.

  1. Master degree in public health with a bias to biostatistics, or epidemiology, statistics
  2. Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, biostatistics/statistics, public health, mathematics,
    statistics or equivalent
  3. Experience in research work or research from a similar organisation

Experience

3 years working in a busy research setting

Skills Required:

  1. Excellent communication skills, including written and presentation skills in English and
    Kiswahili
  2. Proficiency in data analysis using at least two of these software’s; SPSS, R, Stata and EPI Info and including MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Advanced Excel) skills.
  3. Budgeting skills
  4. Ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure and work in a multi-cultural team
  5. Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  6. Ability to work independently

How To Apply

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to  recruitment@amref.ac.ke
Use Research Officer as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 17 November. 2021
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