Health Researcher

Anonymous Employer

Health & Safety

NGO, NPO & Charity KSh Confidential
2 months ago

Job Summary

PhD or Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, or related field.

  • Minimum Qualification:Masters
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support research related business development activities, including conducting literature reviews, brainstorming research design ideas, developing proposals and engaging with country programs
  • Play a lead role in securing ethics approval for Health research studies and ensuring that all Health research studies meet ethical requirements and IRC research standards for rigor and equity
  • Work closely with technical colleagues to generate learning and research agendas for different thematic areas
  • Collaborate with relevant country programs to lay the groundwork for research implementation.
  • Provide direct support in rolling out and managing research activities related to Health priority areas, including but not limited to developing the work plan and managing the budget
  • Assist in developing research instruments, conducting data collection training, and monitoring progress of research activities
  • Serve as advisor or co-investigator on research projects
  • Play a lead role in monitoring the quality of data collected and conducting data analysis, including cost-efficiency analysis and rolling out and monitoring of performance metrics for Health programs
  • Lead coordination within Health and across technical units and country programs to collect the necessary information for donor reporting. Responsible for ensuring completion and timely submission of donor reports
  • Responsible for coordination with academic partners, when applicable
  • Support research dissemination activities, including developing presentations, briefs and blog posts on research design and findings
  • Represent the IRC’s Health research priorities at internal and external events, as needed

Job Requirements:


  • PhD or Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, or related field
  • Work Experience: PhD with 2-3 years or master’s with 4-6 years of work experience in research on topics related to the primary health care, including mental health and psychosocial support, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, or similar field in the humanitarian or development sector. Experience working with complex datasets and managing research projects.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • High degree of proven organizational and project management skills required, and experience facilitating groups of collaborators to deliver high quality outputs according to established deadlines
  • Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills. Knowledge of STATA preferred
  • Experience conducting research or managing research projects in humanitarian and/or development settings
  • At least three-years of field research experience in humanitarian or low-resource setting, with demonstrated experience leading their own research
  • Experience training and supervising field teams, project management, and history of publication of results
  • Superior internal and external communication and coordination capabilities and capability to operate independently and as a team member. Excellent writing skills required.
  • Experience in or knowledge of cash and/or voucher programs and livelihoods interventions and relevant research preferred
  • Experience managing donor funded programs and grants, including budget management, workplans, and reporting, and providing technical input to proposal-budget development efforts

Language Skills: English required; French, Spanish, Arabic, or another IRC working language

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