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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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    Research Assistant

    No of Positions: 3

    KMR/7 Vacancy No. FN-013-11-2020

    Reports to: Data Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • Diploma in Information Technology, Community Health, Social Work or related fields
    • Computer proficient with good knowledge of Microsoft Office

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure Blue/Green card and CRFs are entered in to the electronic databases (OpenMRS, Clinic data works, NCD).
    • Pull pre-programmed reports from Open MRS on a weekly basis and send it to the supervisors every Friday.
    • Compile weekly Blue/Green card and NCD card data entry report and send it to the supervisors.
    • Pull the weekly retention report and share with the Retention coordinator.
    • Support in correction of frequent data errors identified by the data coordinator.
    • Update the appointment tracking databases.
    • Making initial contacts with potential study subjects and introducing them to the study.
    • Recruit and obtain informed consent from study subjects.
    • Manage calendar of appointments under supervision of study clinician.
    • Filing and maintaining study documents as Patient files in the CCC.
    • Deliver reminders of appointment dates to study participants.
    • Trace study participants.
    • Ensuring proper documentation on all the study CRFs as well the MOH forms and Registers.
    • Maintaining and uploading study data on a daily basis under supervision of data officer.
    • Accurate and prompt study documentation.
    • Transport Reimbursement for referred participant
    • Other duties as assigned by the Data Coordinator

    Other required skills:

    • Must be keen and attentive to details and have ability to follow instructions and procedures properly.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication required.
    • Must be non-judgmental and flexible to mix with all cadres of people
    • Prior knowledge of Health Management Information Systems is desired
    • Must have good interpersonal skills, flexible and a team player.
    • Ability to ride a motorbike (with a valid driving license) will be an added advantage.

    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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