Save the Children – Research Assistants Database.

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Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Kakamega, Nairobi, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

Location: Kitui, Kakamega and Bungoma 

Role Purpose 

The Research Assistants will work directly with the supervisors to collect data during different research and evaluation studies and any other data entry job within Wajir County while called upon. The successful candidates will be retained in our rota database for a period of one-year renewable subject to performance. The engagement will be on need basis. 

Key Areas of Accountability 

  • Working with communities where the studies will be implemented to mobilize community members targeted during the interviews using appropriate channels. 

  • Conducting both qualitative and quantitative interviews (FGDs, KIIs, In-depth interviews and household assessments) for various studies and assessment. 

  • Collating data from all the tools and working with supervisors to ensure that data collected is of high quality 

  • Working with MEAL team to troubleshoot data collection tools 

  • Submitting of all data through the provided platforms, e.g. ODK/KOBO and other survey forms as guided by the supervisor. 

  • Support in Office Clerical work at the support departments. 

  • Submitting daily field reports on progress to the supervisor during catch up meetings. 

  • Reporting any child protection/ safeguarding issue encountered during the assessment/study. 


  • Diploma or Certificate in IT, Community health/development, Social Work, Health records or any other relevant field. 

  • Bachelor Degree in IT, Community health/development will be added advantage. 

  • Strong research experience in both qualitative and quantitative research (focus group discussions, in-depth interviews and key informant interviews) 

  • Experience using information communication technology (ICT) with reputable research organizations/INGOs will be an added advantage 

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili both written and oral. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal and report writing skills. 

  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

  • Knowledge and experience in health systems and community structures is preferable. 

  • Local understanding of geographical context and Language will be added advantage. 

Background information: 

Save the children International employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.  

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030: 

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday 

  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that, 

  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

Application Information: 

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application and use the link below to apply. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. All individuals are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy. 

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent. 


Closing Date: 13 Jun 2022 – 23:59 EAT

Disclaimer:  Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process, nor request for medical examination or records and does not act through recruitment agents whatsoever. 




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