Interviewer Job in Kenya

Interviewer Job in Kenya

Interviewer Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Qualitative Interviewer and Transcription / Translation Specialist

The EMpowering Adolescent Reproductive health choice and Access
(MARA) Study is led by researchers at the Kenya Medical Research Institute
(KEMRI) and the University of Washington.

The MARA Study seeks experienced female interviewers to conduct
qualitative interviews with adolescent girls and young women in Kisumu on a
variety of sexual and reproductive health topics, and to contribute to the
adaptation of a new measure of sexual and reproductive empowerment to the
Kenyan setting.


Translate (and back-translate) study instruments from English
into Luo and Kiswahili and participate in team-based process to optimize

Recruit and enroll participants in both community and clinic

Conduct in-depth interviews (IDI) and cognitive interviews with
adolescent women

Write field notes and debrief summaries after each interview

Transcribe interviews from audio-recording to Microsoft Word and
translate into English within 1 week of the interview

Submit weekly summaries of recruitment and enrollment into the
study to the study PI

Participate in twice weekly phone call with PI to review study
progress and emerging themes from the data

Maintain adequate supplies of study documents and other study
supplies at site

Ensure strict compliance with ethical requirements for conduct
of research

Collect and submit receipts from any purchases made on behalf of
the study to project field administrator in Nairobi

Experience, and Skills Required

Excellent knowledge of Kisumu town and surrounding peri-urban
geographic area

Bachelor鈥檚 degree in social sciences preferred

Language skills: fluency in English, Kiswahili, and DhoLuo,
spoken and written

Experience with informed consent procedures

Prior experience conducting and transcribing/translating
qualitative interviews: Must provide reference from prior employer/principal

Excellent computer skills, particularly e-mail and

Excellent communication skills: Must be able to communicate
promptly with PI via email and WhatsApp

Team player with ability to work closely with PI, KEMRI
investigators and staff

Works well under minimal supervision

Must be available for entire period of training and 4 months of

Terms of Employment

Contract with UW-Kenya for 4 months.

Eligible for medical cover.

Competitive salary, plus gratuity after completing contract.


Applicants who meet the specified requirements should complete
the online application, which includes uploading a CV:

Closing date for applications is Friday, April 23 at 5pm East
Africa Time.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Published on 2021-04-01 21:05:00


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