NGO Jobs in Kenya – IRDO

Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO) is a registered Kenyan NGO with a head office in Kisumu and regional offices in ten counties. 

IRDO’s principal mandate is to design, implement and evaluate HIV/AIDS research and intervention programs that improve the health status of individuals and local communities. 

We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the following positions; 

Resource Mobilization Coordinator 

Job Summary: 
To take lead in collecting relevant information for the development of concept notes, research and program proposals as per the guidelines of various calls for proposals. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Support in writing concept notes and proposals to secure funding for program and research work from donor organizations as well as other agencies.
  • Develop comprehensive database of potential donors, multi-lateral and bilateral agencies and initiate contact development.
  • Come up with very innovative ideas, strategies, & events for fundraising; and develop resource mobilization plans.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social / Behavioural Sciences, Development Studies, Community Health and any other related fields.
  • At least 2 years experience with institutional fundraising with reputed donor organizations and other agencies.
  • Relevant experience with writing concept papers and proposals
  • Excellent public relations skills; and able to easily build rapport with individuals and groups; as well as strong networking skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the following position;
Position Title: Research Manager
Location: Kisumu

Position summary: Reporting to the Director, the Research Manager will lead or support research protocol development and manuscript writing and directly oversee all research studies under IRDO, including compliance with good clinical practices.

Key responsibilities:
  • Oversee implementation of research studies, including provision of ongoing review of study activities
  • Ensure studies are conducted in compliance with good clinical, laboratory and community practices
  • Prepare monthly reports for all active studies and submit to the supervisor and sponsor/donor
  • Oversee timely IRB processes as well as approvals from relevant government entities
  • Identify grant opportunities and lead/support preparation of applications
  • Lead manuscript preparation and submissions, including supporting data analysis
Minimum qualifications:
  • PhD in a relevant field and MPH in Epidemiology or Biostatistics from a university with a strong research profile
  • At least 5 years coordinating multiple research studies in a major research organization
  • At least 5 publications in referred journals, with at least 1 as the first author.
  • Evidence of having written at least one winning grant proposal
  • Ability to conduct data analysis – quantitative and/or qualitative – strongly encouraged.
  • Excellent computer literacy and community skills

We are looking for a qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the following position: 

Qualitative Data Analyst 

Job summary: Reporting to the Head of Research, the holder of this position will support qualitative analysis of ongoing research data. 

S/he will also take leadership in research using qualitative methods such as Focus Groups, In-depth interviews, Key Informant Interviews, Ethnography, etc. 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with evidence of advanced training in data analysis; Master’s degree an added advantage
  • Knowledge of qualitative data analysis methodology; at least 2 years’ experience with qualitative data analysis
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with at least one qualitative software
  • Co-author of at least 2 publications in a peer refereed journal
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the design and development of research projects, specifically qualitative research methodology, tools development and implementation
  • Train research assistants and enumerators on collecting and transcribing qualitative data
  • Supervise fieldwork as required
  • Analyze qualitative data using softwares such as Atlas.ti, NVivo, etc
How to Apply

Submit applications, complete with CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of three professional referees, current and expected salary, to reach the undersigned not later than 28th April 2016. 

The Human Resources Manager,
Impact Research and Development Organization
P. O. Box 9171 - 40141