Well Told Story Research Assistant Job in Kenya 2019
Career Employment Kenya: Well Told Story Research Assistant Job in Kenya 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

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

RA 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;

  • Field Test M&E and reporting – preparing media testing materials, including research instruments, fieldwork and training materials, data tabs and reports as assigned.
  • The Risk Monitor – updating a database of on-going conversations relevant to Shujaaz topics from external media and other contexts outside Shujaaz; monthly reporting on the trends to K&L team and quarterly to Shujaaz production and media teams.
  • Strategy ownership – serving as the Events & HMBA strategy representative and participate in all storylining/scripting sessions and call-out design; lead quarterly reviews on the strategy.
  • Panel of Professionals – recruiting panel participants for all campaigns (Sex, Governance and Money) and assist the HOD/RM in developing a tool for all campaigns.
  • Data analysis & reporting – assisting the HOD in analysing data and writing research reports as required
  • Annotation of messages – working closely with third-party research partners to support the studies as required

Outside these projects, there will be additional activities related to ongoing research by the K&L team.

The RA will be expected to learn and actively utilize internal workflow procedures and reporting systems.

Key Requirements:

  • Attention to detail – RA is expected to be thorough and accurate when accomplishing tasks for all the areas involved.
  • Timeliness – Timely fulfillment of the assigned tasks in coordination with lead K&L team members for each project.
  • Communication – RA should be able to convey thoughts and express ideas effectively – both orally and in writing
  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Population Research, International Development or International Affairs. Top-performing undergraduate background.
  • 1-3 years of research experience. Previous experience with research projects as an enumerator, field team member is highly desired.
  • Proficiency in SPSS, Stata, SAS and/or R
  • Good knowledge of the Microsoft Suit – Word, Excel and Powerpoint in particular Schedule
  • Regular working hours and a 5-day working week with occasional working Saturdays

Location: Well Told Story office, Karen Office Park, Nairobi.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to Jobs@welltoldstory.com on or before 28th February 2019.

The email subject line must clearly show the job title they are applying for.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment.

Job Summary:
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Research Assistant, Knowledge & Learning

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Economics and Statistics

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Well Told Story

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Nairobi, Kenya


Nairobi County


Community Development and Humanitarian, Economics and Statistics