Well Told Story Research Assistant, Knowledge & Learning Job in Kenya

May 30, 2017

Well Told Story 

Vacancy Notice: Research Assistant, Knowledge & Learning

Introduction:
Well Told Story is a thriving, socially-oriented media research and production company based in Kenya and focused on the positive transformation of young people in Africa.

Since we were established in 2009, Well Told Story has developed and produced a set of interlinked and evolving media reaching more than half of Kenyans aged 15-24 and winning multiple International awards.
 
 
Our success comes from our focus both on creative media production and innovative formative and impact research. 

Our in-house research team provides the different production teams with a deep understanding of our audience and clear strategies to address what hinders and motivates them.

Research Assistant, Knowledge & Learning
 
The Research Assistant at K&L is engaged in ongoing Measurement, Learning and Evaluation projects in a supportive role as required by the project lead.

The project lead provides guidance and approval on the given project. 

RA will be working on any projects where their contribution is deemed important and there is a potential for learning and professional development. 

RA might be engaged in more than one project at a time and work with more than one project lead

Key Projects:
 
The core of RA responsibilities will be focused on three on-going projects:
  • The Risk Monitor – updating a database of on-going conversations relevant to Shujaaz topics in the media and other contexts outside Shujaaz; monthly reporting on the trends to K&L team and quarterly to Shujaaz production and media teams.
  • SMS feedback coding – assisting Digital RC with coding of the SMS received in response to call-outs in Shujaaz comic.
  • The Shujaaz Konnect – represent K&L team at the events, conduct small-scale qualitative and quantitative studies as planned by the K&L team, assist with recording the learnings from the Policy Fight Clubs.
Out side these project, there will be additional activities related to ongoing research by the K&L team.

Key requirements:
  • Timeliness - Timely fulfillment of the assigned tasks in coordination with lead K&L team members for each project.
  • Initiative and pro-activity - RA is encouraged to contribute to any and all K&L team activities including client retention and new client acquisition, research design innovation and process improvement under close guidance of K&L Manager as other team members as necessary.
  • Eagerness to learn - RA is expected to actively engage in enhancing their research skills and expertise in traditional and innovative research online and off-line by undertaking challenging assignments and participating in internal and external trainings and workshops.
Desired qualifications:
  • First degree in Actuarial Science, Economics or any other relevant field 
  • Previous experience with research projects as an enumerator, field team member
  • Knowledge of SPSS and PowerPoint is a plus
Personal characteristics:
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel in particular)
  • Self-motivated, quick and enthusiastic learner
  • Teamplayer, who can work harmoniously with others
  • Result-focused, agile, able to multi-task and work under time-pressure
The role is located in Nairobi.

If you fulfill the desired criteria, please apply through jobs@wts.co.ke with the subject title “Research Assistant” by COB 23rd June 2017.  

Please note only successful applicants will be acknowledged.




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