Research Officer at Ujamaa Africa

Ujamaa Africa

Ujamaa Africa

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

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Ujamaa Africa is an NGO that works to prevent violence against women and children. Wherever we teach, rape drops by 50%. Ujamaa-Africa provides a novel sustainable model of empowering orphan guardians through micro-loans and business support that allows them to be resilient amidst the hardships that are faced by most orphan caretakers especially within the...
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Research Officer


We are looking for a Research professional keen to be an integral part of local and international researchers working on research projects and publications in Gender Based Violence Studies in informal urban settlement areas of Nairobi.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop study tools on topical issues in VAWG, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of field team
  • Coordinate field work and be responsible for data quality
  • Mobilize and sensitize stakeholders about research projects
  • Participate in the development of research proposals, with a focus on Violence Prevention
  • Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval for research projects (Permits)
  • Conduct literature review and participate in writing scientific papers especially on key issues in GenderBased Violence(GBV)
  • Carry out policy analysis on specific issues in GBV especially VAWG
  • Prepare regular field and project reports
  • Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with relevant education and/or youth audiences
  • Prepare policy briefs and fact sheets from the projects’ findings
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Skills and Qualifications

  • A bachelors degree in any of the following areas: Monitoring & Evaluation, Social Statistics, Applied Statistics, Sociology, Development Studies or related disciplines.
  • At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in research or GBV setting
  • Knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS, NVivo or R
  • Experience conducting field research and managing research teams
  • Experience in engaging policy makers with research evidence
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Swahili.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Proposal writing development skills
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Proficiency in computer literacy i.e. MS Word, PowerPoint , Excel and Project
  • Effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills

Method of Application

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our recruitment


Applications will be considered until April 13, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Cover letters should be addressed to: -

The Human Resources Officer,
Ujamaa Africa, and
P.O Box 18265-00100 Nairobi.

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