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Water governance research officer1

  • Company: iHub
  • Deadline: Sunday 26th January 2014
  • Location: NAIROBI
Job Description

Positions open as of December 1st 2013

Applications close on January 10th 2013

Start Date: January 20th 2013

Contract length: 1 year

Vacancies: 1 available position

 

iHub Research is a technology research center under iHub, Narobi’s Innovation Center. Focusing on research centered on governance, entrepreneurship, innovation, and market research. We strive to encourage the growth of high-quality research in East Africa.

 

We are currently seeking to hire a ‘water governance research officer’ who will be responsible for managing a water governance project as well as coordinate related activities and team working under this project. The water governance project aims to analyze the conditions under which ICT tools can be used to facilitate a 2-way interaction and communication between the citizens and the public stakeholders. In order to facilitate increased transparency, participation and accountability through active decision-making.

 

The hired person will be reporting directly to the Research lead and working closely with the research assistants under this project in ensuring the success of the project on the ground. We are looking for someone who is attentive to detail, a leader and has good communication skills and can work with a team.

 

If short-listed, required interview sessions commence in January 2013. Applicants who are not able to commit on a full time basis for a period of one year as well as show up for the interview position, SHOULD NOT apply for this position.

 

 

Main job responsibilities:

 

  1. Laying out the frameworks and strategy for the water governance project

  2. Developing the research design and ensure its successful implementation

  3. Identifying and reaching out to the key stakeholders who will be invited to participate in the project

  4. Assist in the recruitment processes of the field researchers and allocation of resources needed to ensure the success of the project

  5. Planning and moderating of activities in the field and ensuring quality of data collection e.g. focus group discussions and in depth interviews

  6. Facilitate and attend events, presentations and meetings with stakeholders involved in the project

  7. Reporting and communication to the client and the research lead

  8. Monitoring and evaluation of the project activities, gaps and frameworks to ensure the project is well implemented within the stated budget and timelines. In addition, provide recommendations to the project facilitator and iHub Research

  9. Management of the analysis, interpretation and reporting process so that the project reflects the objectives set and reporting of findings.

 

 

 

Key competence:

  • Experience in managing participatory governance related projects e.g. in water among other thematics

  • Excellent people skills with the ability to communicate with key stakeholders e.g. government, citizens and civil society among others

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Has received relevant training in field research and methodologies

  • At least one year relevant work experience in research and ICT development

  • Experience in logistics management and coordination of field research activities

  • Proficiency in basic ICT tools e.g. Microsoft Office suite and Google docs etc

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines, follow directions, be prompt, and work independently.

 

Education & expertise:

  • At least a Bachelor degree in social studies or Business in Information Technology or a related field

  • At least 1 year experience in managing and leading research projects with a social focus or projects at the “Bottom of the pyramid”

  • Conversant with ICT trends will an added advantage

  • Candidates with either a Masters or PHD level of education will be given highest priority

  • Experience in data analysis tools e.g. SPSS will be a plus

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Apply for this position:

Send your CVs and a cover letter through this email research@ihub.co.ke. Kindly, remember to indicate the title of the job on the subject header of the email (REF 044/WATER GOVERNANCE RESEARCH OFFICER). The applicants who do not indicate THE REF NO. and job title will be automatically disqualified.

 

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Candidates who meet the above qualifications and are available to start as from January are encouraged to apply

  • iHub Research is an equal opportunity employer

 

 

 

 

 

How to apply

Send your CVs and a cover letter through this email research@ihub.co.ke. Kindly, remember to indicate the title of the job on the subject header of the email (REF 044/WATER GOVERNANCE RESEARCH OFFICER). The applicants who do not indicate THE REF NO. and job title will be automatically disqualified.

 

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Candidates who meet the above qualifications and are available to start as from January are encouraged to apply

  • iHub Research is an equal opportunity employer