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  • Posted: Apr 20, 2021
    Deadline: May 11, 2021
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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: 2

    Reports to: Community Coordinator
    Location: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 6 Months Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 2 months is a probation period

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Diploma in Community Health & Development, Social Work, Counselling Psychology or any other relevant health and social science fields
    • Training in HTS with NASCOP certification.
    • Post qualification experience in conducting field research using questionnaires, interviews will be added advantage
    • Experience in community and home-based HIV testing and Counselling is added advantage
    • Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Ability to ride a motorbike is an added advantage (with a valid Driving License)

    Knowledge, Skills and Attributes Required:

    • Ability to communicate effectively both and in writing verbally in Luo, English and Kiswahili
    • Natural ability to multitask, problem solve and work with others to resolve challenges
    • Must be keen and attentive to details and have ability to follow instructions and procedures properly.
    • Must be non-judgmental and flexible to mix with all cadres of people in the community
    • Must have good interpersonal skills, flexible and a team player.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure green card/blue card data are entered into electronic database (Open MRS, Clinic data works &NCD)
    • Pull and submit pre-programmed reports from open MRS on a weekly basis.
    • Support in correction of frequent data errors identified by data coordinator
    • Manage calendar of appointments under supervision of study clinician
    • Accurate and prompt study documentation
    • Tracking and tracing of study participants in their respective homes or places of convenience for home-based study interventions
    • Filing and maintaining study documents as patient files in CCC
    • Ensuring proper documentation on all the study CRFs as well as the MOH forms and registers
    • Other duties as assigned by the data coordinator.

    Method of Application

    Applications should include the following:

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

    Application Method

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send in their applications through email; [email protected]

    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.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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