Job Vacancy: Neurodevelopmental Assessor
Objective of this Position: To perform intensive child neurodevelopmental assessments in a research environment cohort study in Nairobi, Kenya.
Work schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday.
Location: Position will be based at the study office in Nairobi, Kenya, with visits to the clinic (Dandora 1 and 2 Health Centre) and laboratory as needed.
Contract Duration: One year with opportunity for extension.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
- To perform intensive child neurodevelopmental assessments in a research environment
- Administer neurodevelopmental assessments for infant and toddler motor, language, cognitive and self-regulation skills using:
- Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development
- Caregiver self-report instruments
- Administer standardized assessments for caregiver-child interactions
- Maintain study participant confidentiality
- Respectfully interact with caregivers, and administer detailed questionnaires to caregivers
- Be video recorded while conducting testing for team review in order to maintain high quality testing skills over the long term
- Review test forms for accuracy, completeness, and errors in real time
- Participate in routine group team video review and give constructive feedback to others
- Communicate on a regular basis with study team members based in Seattle, Washington, USA, via email, txt, and zoom
- Assist with video recording of testing for quality control and manage video files
- Assist with data entry and manage data collection forms
- Assist with visit scheduling
- Assist with any study implementation tasks for the KPS team
- Any other duties assigned by the Principal investigators.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution with coursework in Psychology, major in Psychology is desired
- Interest in child development
- Strong rapport with small children
- Available to work 40 hours per week
- Attention to detail
- Demonstrated track record for punctuality and reliability
Desired work experience and skills
- Experience working with small children or demonstrated interest in child development or working with small children.
- Experience conducting neurodevelopmental assessments.
- Computer literacy.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and skills.
Employment will commence with a 3-month probationary contract.
Contract renewal will depend on successfully mastering neurodevelopmental assessments within this timeframe.
Health insurance will be provided following contract renewal.
How to Apply
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org accompanied by their daytime telephone contacts and preferred email address:
- CV with names and contacts of at least three referees
- Academic certificates
- Recommendation letter from at least 2 referees
- Cover letter stating current position of employment with responsibilities (if applicable), current salary and date of availability to begin work on the project
Closing date for applications is Friday, 8th July 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.