12 Assistant Research Officers Jobs in Kenya

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ICAP of Columbia University (registered in Kenya as Center for International Programs-Kenya) is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health to strengthen Public Health Initiatives in Kenya.

Applications are invited for the following fixed term PROJECT RISE POSITIONS

JOB TITLE: Assistant Research Officer (12 positions)


 Overall job function:

Collects edits, processes, and coordinates research data in support acute febrile illnesses (AFI) surveillance in multiple sentinel surveillance sites


  • Travels to field sites to collect and record data and/or samples as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study.
  • As appropriate to the specified position, codes and verifies data in accordance with specified research protocol and coding procedures, and enters data into a computer database and/or spreadsheet application for subsequent analysis.
  • Develops or assists in the development of interview schedules; contacts potential subjects to introduce and explain study objectives and protocol, and to arrange interviews, either in person or by telephone.
  • Identifies and compiles lists of potential research subjects in accordance with study objectives and parameters, as appropriate to the individual position.
  • Conducts and records face-to-face and/or telephone interviews with subjects, in accordance with predetermined interview protocol, data collection procedures, and documentation standards.
  • Reviews and edits data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; follows up with subjects to resolve problems or clarify data collected.
  • May set up, calibrate, and maintain laboratory and/or field research equipment, as specified by the requirements of the study.
  • May lead or guide the work of student employees.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


  • Certificate of Diploma in Community Health, Education or equivalent
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in identifying and recruiting research subjects.
  • Interviewing and data collection skills.
  • Ability to understand and apply specified field and/or laboratory research procedures and protocols.
  • Computer data entry skills.
  • Skill in the use of computer spreadsheet and/or database applications in the compilation of research data.
  • Ability to evaluate, verify, and edit research data.

How to Apply

All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 referees (one who should be at least your current/previous supervisor) should be sent to the Country Director,   [email protected]   on or before  September 23 rd  2021.

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