Qualitative Researcher at Forcier Consulting Group

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  • Company: Forcier Consulting Group
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Data Science / Research Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Forcier’s mission is to build the capacity of national researchers while delivering high quality research in the most logistically challenging and complex settings in Africa. We currently have offices in South Sudan, Egypt, Sudan, and Somalia, and field staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone. On 9 July 2011, South Sudan became the world’s youngest country after decades of civil war that devastated the country’s physical infrastructure and human capital. Against this backdrop, a large number of UN Agencies and NGOs have entered South Sudan to deliver humanitarian, relief and development services whilst private sector investors and businessmen attempt to supply goods, services and other commodities to citizens. The country’s post-conflict complexities present a set of unique logistical challenges, and more often than not, organizations and companies do not have the luxuries of time and funding for in-depth research. In order to promote effective development programmes and policies and stimulate the private sector, there is a clear need for reliable, timely and accurate information for decision makers. Forcier Consulting has successfully served this need and transformed challenges into opportunities.

Job Summary

For more than a decade, Forcier Consulting has served as the premier resource for high quality research in the world’s most challenging environments. We provide locally-based research, evaluation, and learning services to international donors, UN agencies, and NGOs reflecting the nuances and complexities of humanitarian and development work. We have performed more than 790 contracts in 41 countries, setting the standard for excellence in consulting in non-permissive environments.

This position is open to Kenyan nationals only, with absolutely no exceptions. You will be asked to verify your nationality as part of the interview process. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Forcier is recruiting a Qualitative Researcher for a multi-country baseline study of the barriers related to children and adolescents with disabilities. The Qualitative Researcher works directly with the Lead Consultant to organize and conduct qualitative data collection, including in-depth interviews, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions. The Qualitative Researcher is expected to:

  • Review and comment on the scope of work for the project and identify potential challenges in fieldwork.
  • Collaborate with other team members to recruit and schedule interviews as well as logistics including refreshments, interview facilities, etc.
  • Assist in making payments for fieldwork expenses and maintaining receipts and other financial records required during the execution of the project.
  • Secure permissions and administrative introductions prior to the start of data collection.
  • Conduct qualitative interviews as instructed, recruiting the correct number and type of participants, recording interviews (where permitted and required), taking diligent notes as per Forcier quality standards, and coding those notes following each interview.
  • Contribute to fieldwork reports and context analysis at the conclusion of the project.

This position requires an understanding of qualitative data collection techniques and the challenges posed in qualitative data collection in Kenya. You are expected to know how to properly prepare for research including permissions, recruitment, etc. You should know how to work with informants to make them feel comfortable and allow them to speak candidly as part of the data collection process. You should be aware of ethical considerations in data collection and how they apply in the Kenyan context. For the right candidate, this position can be a stepping stone for a full-time research position over time, depending on the volume of research work Forcier conducts in Kenya.

Forcier is dedicated to building the capacity of researchers within Kenya and as part of this role you will have the opportunity to work alongside specialists and receive training that will enhance your skills in research, monitoring & evaluation, and project management. This position will require travel to field locations within Kenya up to 100% of the time of the contract.

Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience conducting research in the field. This can either be as a full-time position or a series of project-based positions that add up to 3 years of experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in an English-speaking work environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and G Suite applications
  • Advanced executive function and task management (you should be able to manage multiple tasks with various deadlines and be able to allocate your time and efforts accordingly)

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 24 September. 2021