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  • Posted: Jan 16, 2023
    Deadline: Jan 27, 2023
  • Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.
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    Community Health Worker - 4 Positions

    Vacancy No. CGHR/336/01/23

    Job description:

    Reporting to the study coordinator the field technician will be responsible for consenting, follow up and retention of study participants. S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.


    • Assist in identification of potential participants
    • Consent and recruit eligible participants
    • Ensure consistent implementation of research protocol over time
    • Schedule participants for follow ups
    • Complete study forms accurately & completely
    • Ensure he/she has the requisite supplies in good time
    • Work closely with the data team to resolve queries
    • Maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive research information
    • Participate in monthly program meetings
    • Must be able to relate well with MOH staff and CHVs and the community
    • Perform any other duties assigned/delegated by the study management.


    • Diploma in social work, nutrition and community health development or any related social science from a recognized institution
    • Training in GCP
    • Ability to ride a motorbike and in possession of a valid driving license endorsed as relevant
    • Experience in electronic data collection e.g. smartphone, tablets
    • Be a resident or willing to live and work in the study area

    Skills and abilities

    • Experience working in a research /hospital setting is an added advantage
    • Ability to speak, understand and translate either Luo, English & Swahili


    • Ability to maintain project schedules and work extra hours as needed
    • Ability to perform all duties and responsibilities independently, in a timely manner with minimal supervision
    • Attention to details and good work ethics
    • Must be able to write brief reports and keep records that are clear and legible
    • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team
    • Must be courteous, proactive, hardworking and have good organizational skills

    Method of Application

    Applications should include the following: 

    • Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)
    • A current CV with names of at least 2 referees
    • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice and/or Human Subjects Protection
    • Copies of academic and professional certificates

    If you believe you meet the stated requirements please apply to 

    The Deputy Director, 
    CGHR, P.O Box
    1578-40100, Kisumu 

    send by not later than January 27, 2023. The subject in the vacancy header should be the vacancy number

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