Jobs Recruitment at SolarAid Kenya in Nairobi Kenya 2013

SolarAid Kenya is recruiting a small group of Research Assistants to support our research and evaluation work.
The successful applicants will receive comprehensive training and will be called upon for short-term research project work (estimated four to six week contracts every few months).
The Research Assistant will conduct interviews, surveys and focus group discussions with our stakeholders and will be guided and supported on the nature of each short project.

Part of the role will include inputting data collected and working with the Research Manager to ensure consistency, accuracy and quality.

The post will be based in Nairobi and will involve travel around the country.

Applicants must have some background or experience of research (within the renewable energy sector is desirable), a willingness to learn, and be flexible and available to take on short pieces of work at different times throughout the year.

All travel expenses will be covered and a weekly salary will be given for each week worked.

Person specification

  • Educated to Diploma level
  • Computer literate. Excellent Word and Excel skills
  • Excellent listener
  • Confident talking to people
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills
  • Good people skills
  • Willingness to travel around the country
  • Desire to learn
  • Proactive and able to use initiative
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Experience of research; conducting interviews
  • Interested in solar/renewable energy and SolarAid’s work
  • Willing and able to work for short periods of time
How to Apply
If you are interested, please apply by email at (with subject heading: SolarAid Kenya Research Assistant application) attaching your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest in the role and relevant experience by Sunday 15 September (no more than three pages).

NB: Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviewed shortly afterwards.

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