Qualitative Research Specialist (Kenya) at EnCompass

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  • Company: EnCompass
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Essential functions:


  • Coordinate and prepare for qualitative data collection under the guidance of Case Study Lead and Evaluation Specialist
  • Become familiarized with assigned projects, including background documents, data collection tools, and data collection guide
  • Support identification of respondents
  • Arrange all (virtual) logistics for data collection for assigned respondent categories
  • Schedule and confirm interviews (complete pre-calls)
  • Provide input to data collection instruments, field guide, and other data collection related materials and processes to fit local context
  • Conduct qualitative data collection that may include interviews, focus group discussions, and other methods
  • Administer informed consent processes and follow ethical and trauma-informed data collection protocols, as outlined by Encompass
  • Complete the reflection questions for each interview carried out
  • Translate/transcribe only interviews that were done in local language
  • Type notes when consent for audio recording is not given
  • Follow all the processes in the data collection guide
  • Collect and manage data files according to EnCompass policy
  • Carefully record interviews/notes, and submit all items to the Evaluation Specialist
  • Participate in the analysis and interpretation of qualitative data as needed
  • Participate in all EnCompass trainings related to data collection and follow all EnCompass policies and approaches to evaluation
Position Requirements


Academic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher relevant to public policy, international development, social science, or another related field

Experience and Skills

  • At least five years of experience in conducting field research including conducting interviews and applying other qualitative data collection methods
  • Experience / demonstrated expertise in the areas of community mobilization or FOAA in relevant country/region, including familiarity with the legal framework, human rights, socio-political issues, and government processes/mechanisms related to community mobilization in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Highest ethical standards conducting evaluations involving vulnerable populations
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite programs and common virtual calling platforms (such as Zoom and Signal)
  • Fluency in English and Swahili required.
  • The consultant must be based in Nairobi or the surrounding region.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 16th May, 2021
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