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  • Posted: Aug 4, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Research Administrator

    Vacancy No. CGHR/301/07/22


    • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences Public Health, Community Health, Education or any other Social Studiesfrom a recognized institution
    • At least 2 years working experience in a large research project or academic organization as an administrator/coordinator.
    • Experience in conducting trainings and working closely with Ministry of Health
    • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis
    • Good command of English and Kiswahili, both spoken and written

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively
    • Ability to transcribe FGD discussions
    • High level of attention to detail in data management
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills

    Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

    The Research Administrator’s responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:

    • Organizing and supervising the implementation of all field activities
    • Serving as a link between field work and the investigative team, managing information on study status and deliverables
    • Developing and designing local training and capacity building in collaboration with the study investigators
    • Drafting, editing and preparing correspondences, reports and other project related materials
    • Under minimal direction, coordinating a wide range of research procedures and conducting a variety of complex tasks determined by the field and scope of the study

    Terms of Employment: 

    Employment will be on one-year renewable terms (with 3 months’ probation period) depending on availability of funds. Salary is as per the stated salary grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

    Method of Application

    Applications should include the following:

    • Letter of Application indicating vacancy number
    • Current Resume or CV with names and contact information (telephone and e-mail address)
    • Copies of Certificates and transcripts.
    • Application letter should be addressed to the 

    Deputy Director, 
    P. O. Box 1578 – 40100.

    The subject in the email header should be the vacancy number

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