Concern Worldwide Project Coordinator Urban Surveillance Job in Nairobi Kenya

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
 
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Kenyan Nationals for the following positions:
 
1. Position: Project Coordinator Urban Surveillance
 
Location: Nairobi, with travel to field locations
 
Duration: 2 years
 
Reports To: Programme Coordinator, Food, Income and Markets
 
Job Purpose:
 
The Food, Income and Markets Programme established an operations research project in 2010 to define and test indicators of humanitarian crisis in urban informal settlements. This was borne out of the need to monitor conditions in urban slums and be able to identify and target populations in crisis with humanitarian support. 
The Project Coordinator will therefore lead the design and development of the research as well as manage all aspects entailed in its roll-out/implementation as the project looks to expand its coverage and partnerships. 
Recognizing the key technical competencies in research design and implementation, the Project Coordinator will also act as an advisor for all operational research being undertaken in Concern Kenya.
 
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to all Concern Kenya staff,
  • Operation research, directing research design, selecting lead investigators and reviewing results.
  • Build the capacity of the relevant staff within the FIM Programme on analysis and management of data aimed at enriching and directing the urban programme, including informing learning documents
  • Be the custodian of the Concern Kenya Research Plan reporting progress at biannual Country
  • Management Team meetings
  • Develop within the Concern programme staff tools and techniques in evaluation and learning
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Country Director
  • Written reports for quarterly assessments and evaluations
  • Where required, power point presentations on results for dissemination to partners, government, etc.
  • Capacity building of staff in various assessment, analysis, and data collection techniques including training in appropriate software
  • Articles for submission to peer reviewed journals
2. Person Specification
  • A Master’s Degree or PhD in relevant field (Humanitarian studies, Public Health, Nutrition, Biostatistics, Food Security, etc.)
  • Training in ethical principles of research, statistical analysis and complex survey design and analysis
  • Working knowledge of SPSS, Stata, SAS, EPIINFO, ENA softwares
  • Experience in designing and implementing evaluations and operational research, using both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Experience developing articles for publication
  • Experience working in an urban slum environment and working with government partners
  • Experience in early warning/surveillance
  • Experience with design, management and analysis of large-scale datasets
  • Experience of digital data gathering technology and software
Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by sending a CV and a covering letter addressed to: – 
The Human Resource Manager, 
Concern Worldwide, 
P.O. Box 13850-00800, 
Nairobi, 
to the following email address: nairobi.hr@concern.net
 
The closing date for application is Friday, 22nd June, 2012. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
 
Each application should include three referees who can validate technical expertise. 
Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.
 
Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from abuse and exploitation.


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