Monday, January 23, 2017

Research Assistants (Data collectors)


The Afriquest Research Group is an independent Consumer, Trade, Market & Social Research organization with its Head-Quarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and network offices in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana& South Africa.

AfriQuest Research Group works with non-profit and government clients in West Africa, as well as Kenyan and East African clients to provide insightful research and social impact advisory services.

AfriQuest is currently seeking short term Research Assistants (Data collectors) as part of its field staff to conduct surveys in and across West and Sub-Saharan African countries who will be employed on project by project basis.

We are looking for people with prior experiences conducting surveys using electronic/mobile device; tablets and android phones.

Research Assistants will be required to abide by the appropriated at a collection procedures and are to demonstrate a complete understanding of their roles and responsibilities. Quality assurance mechanisms will be put in place to ensure that high-quality data is collected.

All candidates per country will undergo training prior to project commissioning and will be required to take a written test and candidates must achieve satisfactory results before inclusion into the team.

II. Research Assistants (Data collectors)

Duties and Responsibilities
Maintaining contact with supervisors before, during, and after data collection phase;
Thoroughly understand the purpose of the survey and the content of the survey form;
Conduct the interviews with courtesy and respect for the respondent, using the standard survey. Must be available to travel within the country on short notice;
Interviewers must speak the language of the respondents and not need to rely on an interpreter. (knowledge an extra language will be an added advantage);
Review the survey forms, correct mistakes, and make sure that forms are complete;
At the end of each field work day, He/She should provide the supervisor with a debriefing on the day’s work and on any problems encountered;
Energetic and confident.

Skills & Competencies
Bachelor’s Degree/Diplomain Social Sciences or in any business related field;
1-2 years’ experience in research both qualitative and quantitative;
Prior experience using  CS pro, ODK Collect, Poimapper and Survey To Go will be an added advantage;
Personal organization & time management skills;
Report writing & clear communication over email, skype, text and phone;
Extensive problem solving skills;
Proven ability to build strong collaborative relationships with participants;
Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills;
Reliability & dependability.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to send their curriculum vitae and cover letter indicating their suitability for each respective job to with a working daytime phone and current email address.

Please indicate on your email subject the position you are applying for e.g. “RE: Research Assistant (data collector) -Tanzania."

Closing Date for applications is 10th February 2017 5.00 PM EAT. All applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.

The AfriQuest Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its election and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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