Position Title: Temporary Qualitative Research lead.
This rapid qualitative research will be conducted by a team of four people over a period of two weeks. Field work will be led by FHI 360 staff, but the Local Research Lead will be responsible for all coordination and logistical tasks related to the planning, scheduling, and relationship-building necessary for timely and successful completion of data collection.
The Local Research Lead is also expected to support data collection, both in the facilitation of IDIs and FGDs, as well as team-based data synthesis and analysis. We require the Local Research Lead to be physically present during training and data collection.
The Local Research Lead will ultimately be responsible for data management, including copies of all informed consent forms, all audio recordings, and any other study notes and documents.
- Prepares sites for data collection activities
- Identifies, contacts, and recruits qualified participants for research study prior to field work, as necessary
- Facilitate translation of the provided discussion guides into the local dialects, as necessary
- Set up group discussions and in-depth interviews, in an appropriate place and ensure communication with participants to guarantee timely presence and participation
- Meticulously maintains complete and accurate records and files pertaining to the assigned research study
- Maintains participant confidentiality and security of data gathered
- Provides reimbursement to study participants and maintains accurate records of disbursements and balances, as required
- Assists in monitoring study progress including updating timelines, tracking data quality, enrollment and notifying investigators of adverse events.
- Participate in daily debrief sessions with the team at the end of the day to download data from the day’s activities and the synthesis at the end of the field work
- Performs other related duties as assigned
The position can entail long periods of sitting, standing and/or walking.
Workstations (postings) will vary from project to project. There will be varied exposure to environmental elements such as sunshine, rain, cold, winds.
Field schedules vary from day to day and according to the preference of the potential study participants.
- Fluent in Kiswahili, English, and Somali (as well as additional local languages depending on location of research study).
- Part of the role will be to provide real-time translation to foreign team-members so spoken English is a priority.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to follow study-specific procedures and guidelines reliably.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including ability to adapt to changing situations and group dynamics.
- Research ethics training certification.
- Proficiency in basic computer technology including word processing (e.g. Microsoft Word), email and basic data entry (e.g. Microsoft Excel).
- Previous training and experience in qualitative research data collection methods is essential
Education and Experience:
University-level education in relevant area + 5 years of experience or Masters-level education in relevant area + 1 to 3 years of experience. Experience with project management for qualitative data collection. Demonstrated experience following specific research protocols.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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