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  • Posted: Jun 1, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 14, 2023
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    The University of Nairobi, a body corporate established under the Universities Act 2012 of the laws of Kenya and the University of Nairobi Charter, is the pioneer institution of University education in Kenya and the region. The only institution of higher learning in Kenya for a long time, the University of Nairobi responded to the national, regional and Afr...
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    Research Assistant, Kavi-Institute of Clinical Research

    AD/5/73/23- 2 POSTS

    • The NIHR Global Health unit on the prevention and management of stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, led from the Centre for Childbirth, Women’s and New-born Health at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine United Kingdom (UK), is an established equitable multidisciplinary partnership between Africa, Asia and UK-based researchers. As an International Centre of Research excellence, our goal is to end preventable stillbirths and new-born deaths, ensure adequate support for parents and families whose baby dies and reduce associated stigma. Using a whole systems approach, we work across high burden settings in India, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
    • We aim to develop, test and implement sustainable and cost-effective solutions to strengthen maternity and new-born care, reducing mortality and morbidity through high-quality, respectful and compassionate maternity and new-born care.

    Purpose of the Position

    • The Research Assistant will offer postnatal support for parents, families and communities after stillbirth or neonatal death. This will include a range of activities such as gaining ethical approvals, recruitment and data collection, contributing to data analysis, data management, providing progress reports and liaising with stakeholders, Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) groups and the wider team.

    Duties and responsibilities

    •  To support the development, submission and approval of research protocols.
    •  To carry out recruitment of participants, collect, manage and contribute to analysis of data.
    •  To contribute to monitoring and evaluation activities.
    •  To assist in the co-ordination of local meetings
    •  To manage research and administrative activities in line with project activities.

    Job requirements/Specifications:

    • Degree or Diploma in Nursing or related field
    • At least 3 years working experience in clinical trials preferably working with fistula patients and Lugina Africa Midwives Research Network (LAMRN)
    • Must have a valid GCP/ICH Training
    • Registered Midwife, Nurse or Allied Health professional will be added advantage
    • Experience, Knowledge and Competencies in the following areas: participatory research approaches, qualitative methods and analysis, working in maternity care (recent), Familiarity with data collection software; such as RedCap engagement with CEI groups, regional approaches to healthcare and publications and other dissemination activities
    • Terms of Appointment This a one (1) year full time contract renewable based on performance and by mutual consent.

    Method of Application


    • Applicants should email their application letters, certified copies of certificates and curriculum vitae (CV) giving details of their qualifications, experience and three (3) referees as well as indicating their telephone and e-mail contacts.
    • Applications and related documents be addressed to the Director, Human Resource, University of Nairobi.
    • Applicants should state their current designations, salaries and other benefits attached to those designations.
    • The application letter must bear the reference code indicated in the advertisement.
    • Late applications will not be considered.


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