African Population and Health Research Center Job Vacancy : Quantitative & Qualitative Field Interviewers

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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

APHRC invites applications for quantitative and qualitative field Interviewers, in its Quality of PAC research project, to be conducted in 7 counties in Kenya (Kajiado, Nairobi, Kiambu, Laikipia, Migori, Garissa and Mandera).

The main aim of the project is to assess the overall quality of PAC services offered in public health facilities in Kenya (represented by the seven counties).

Requirements for the Quantitative Field Interviewer Job

  • Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education certificate, with a minimum grade of C+;
  • Proven experience in quantitative or qualitative methods of data collection. Experience in facility based data collection will be an added advantage
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili, in both oral and written form
  • Familiarity and proficiency in using smart phones and/electronic gadgets for quantitative data collection especially use of Open Data Kit (ODK) or Survey CTO
  • Be familiar with and proficient in computer applications including use of MS Excel and MS Word
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Quantitative Field Interviewer Job Roles

  • Recruit participants who meet the eligibility criteria
  • Conduct interviews on all recruited study participants
  • Complete, edit and submit all interviews for cross-checking and verification by the supervisor.
  • Keep updated records and databases of assigned work.
  • Other related activities, assigned by the supervisor and project manager.

Minimum Requirements – Qualitative Field Interviewer:

  • A first degree in sociology, anthropology, nursing, public health or any other Social science or Health related field
  • Fluent in English and Swahili, in both oral and written form
  • Have proven experience and skills in qualitative research work
  • Can facilitate interviews and group discussions in English and Swahili
  • Has experience in note taking during qualitative discussions
  • Has strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in health facility based data collection will be an added advantage

The successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Moderate/ facilitate qualitative interviews with women discharged from public health facilities having been treated post abortion complications.
  • Take notes and compile comprehensive qualitative interview debriefing notes / reports
  • Prepare data collection progress updates and reports
  • Other related activities, assigned by the supervisor and project manager

Qualitative and Quantitative candidates should be:

  • Be prepared to work full time on the project for the duration of the data collection
  • Flexible and available to work odd hours (when necessary ), under minimum supervision

How to Apply

Female applicants who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates will be engaged for a period of about 5 weeks for qualitative and quantitative surveys.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their electronic application including a cover letter and CV with contacts of three referees, by October 16th 2018, to:

Please indicate on the subject line of the email. ‘Quantitative Field Interviewer QPAC PROJECT’ if applying for the quantitative position or Qualitative Field Interviewer QPAC PROJECT’ if applying for the qualitative position


(APHRC) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children.

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