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  • Posted: Nov 11, 2020
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    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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    Data Coordinator

    KMR/6 Vacancy No. FN-012-11-2020
    Reports to: Study Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • Bsc. Computer Science/Information Technology/Business Information Technology or any other related field
    • At least 3 years of Experience is a similar position

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • The Data Coordinator works closely with the various study coordinators to ensure that the study-specific protocol and SOPs are adhered to and all study forms are accurately and completely filled. She/he maintains smooth data collection and management process, and maintains IT equipment at the SAPPHIRE Study sites.
    • Enhances the quality of data by ensuring proper collection and accurate documentation of information
    • Monitors every functional department to ensure that SOPs are being followed
    • Ensures that all DCFs are accurately and consistently completed. Identifies any queries and channels them to staff to rectify.
    • In liaison with the laboratory technologist coordinator, ensures that the specimen collected is accurately labeled.
    • Ensures that the laboratory results print outs are correctly transcripted to the study DCFs
    • Ensures that a temperature log is maintained daily
    • Works closely with the community health team to ensure that all follow up visits, missed visits, and tracing attempts are accurately documented
    • Cross checks for consistency across all participants’ documents
    • Reports any protocol violations to the study coordinator
    • Ensures that data faxing occurs in a timely manner
    • Responds to QC reports and implements the necessary changes in a timely manner
    • Identifies study specific training needs for staff and refers appropriately
    • Maintains a training log and staff attendance sheet
    • Supervises training for newly hired staff
    • Directly oversees that lab data quality is maintained
    • Ensures privacy and confidentiality
    • Performs other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the study coordinator
    • Maintains and ensures smooth operation of the following:
      • Pharmacy accountability system
      • Lab accountability system
      • Computers/printers (hardware and software)
    • Assists the data team in daily data fax of study forms
    • Assists in conduct of data cleaning and data quality queries
    • Assists study coordinator and/or study administrator with writing programs/generation of various reports (e.g., ‘Participants’ scheduler’; ‘Daily recruitment record’; ‘Community Health Worker field performance’; ‘drugs accountability reports)
    • Maintains security and integrity of participant data including the control of access to the data cabinet and computers at all times
    • Assures timely and accurate record transmission to central data center
    • Assists in quality control supervision and ongoing training to achieve and maintain high standards of data collection, storage and processing
    • Works in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity

    Other required skills:

    • Have leadership qualities, personnel and team management
    • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated innovation and creativity
    • Experience Working with Open MRS and other Medical records System
    • Extensive data management and analytical experience
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send in their applications through email; hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org

    Applications should include the following:

    • A cover letter stating current position and date available to start working for the program
    • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact
    • Name and phone number for two professional referees
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
    • Copies of academic and professional certificates

    KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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