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Human Rights Agenda (HURIA), Kenya is hiring 30 Enumerators: Apply!!

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Human Rights Agenda (HURIA), a committed advocate for the well-being and rights of individuals, is currently seeking thirty dedicated enumerators to join our innovative and impactful project.

This mission is focused on Mapping Mental Health Services and Psychosocial Providers in the dynamic regions of Mombasa, Kwale, and Lamu counties, specifically allocating 12 positions for Mombasa, 14 for Kwale, and 4 for Lamu.

This initiative is part of our broader effort to compile an extensive and detailed directory aimed at improving access and understanding of mental health resources in these communities.

Position Overview:

The selected enumerators will be instrumental in conducting comprehensive surveys, collecting vital data, and contributing to a pivotal resource that will enhance the accessibility and effectiveness of mental health services in the targeted regions.

This role not only offers an opportunity to make a significant contribution to public health and human rights but also provides a platform for personal and professional development in the field of social research.

Eligibility Criteria:

To ensure the success of this project and to align with HURIA’s standards of excellence and commitment, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Demonstrable Interest in Social Research: Candidates should exhibit a strong passion for social research, demonstrated through previous studies, work, or volunteer experience. This interest should specifically align with human rights, public health, and community service.
  2. Experience with Mobile Data Collection (MDC): While not mandatory, preference will be given to applicants experienced in administering research through mobile data collection platforms. This experience is crucial for the efficient and effective gathering of high-quality data.
  3. Geographical Familiarity: Applicants must have a profound understanding of the geography of the county they wish to work in. This familiarity is crucial for the accurate mapping and assessment of mental health services. Residents of Mombasa, Kwale, or Lamu are highly preferred due to their inherent knowledge of the local areas and communities.
  4. Availability for Consecutive Mapping: Candidates must be available to undertake intensive mapping tasks for five consecutive days, demonstrating commitment and reliability. This continuous engagement is vital for the project’s timelines and objectives.
  5. Technological Readiness: All enumerators must possess a fully functional Android-powered smartphone. This is essential for data collection, communication, and coordination purposes throughout the project duration.
  6. Academic Qualifications: A post-secondary qualification, especially a university degree in the social sciences, is preferred. This educational background will aid in the understanding and analytical assessment of data collected.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply between the Application Opening Date on Wednesday, 20th March 2024, and the Application Closing Date on Tuesday, 26th March 2024. To apply email your details to [email protected]

By joining HURIA’s team of enumerators, you will be contributing to a vital cause that impacts the lives of many individuals in need of mental health services. This project not only stands to improve the wellbeing of countless individuals but also offers a unique opportunity to engage deeply with the community and enhance your research and analytical skills.

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