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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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    Study Coordinator

    KMR/6 Vacancy No. FN-002-11-2020
    Reports to: Study PI
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Social Sciences equivalent from a recognized training institution.
    • Be duly registered by the relevant professional body where applicable
    • Hold a valid practicing license where applicable

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Maintain daily oversight of study implementation
    • Coordinating study team to ensure proper implementation of study activities
    • Evaluates potential patients for inclusion in the study according to the study protocol
    • Oversee the recruitment of study participants by providing counseling and linkage of study participants
    • Responsible for ensuring participant safety through monitoring of clinical and laboratory adverse events
    • Works with assistant coordinator to ensure timely reporting of SAEs/UAEs and protocol deviations
    • Takes a lead in training and supervising the functions clinic personnel
    • Ensures participant privacy and confidentiality are maintained
    • Overseeing, improving and coordinating the study implementation in the health facilities and ensuring all services are in compliance with the Quality Management Plan
    • Mentoring and supervising clinic staff members in the sub-counties
    • Compiling clinic data and regular reports from the facilities,
    • Developing clinic Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) to be used in the facilities
    • Oversee and monitor study budget expenditure
    • Maintain relationship with collaborating partners and the MoH
    • Works in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity

    Other required skills:

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: Effective in both oral and in written communication and reporting Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with staff members across all cadres
    • Natural ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges
    • Ability to develop an in-depth understanding of study goals and its implementation
    • Strong self-motivation and ability to work in a team, with good interpersonal skills
    • Independent judgment and resourcefulness, understanding of the local social and geographical landscape as well as the community required
    • Must be willing to work in rural remote settings of Suba, Mbita, Uriri & Rongo with extra hours and long distances travels.
    • Computer literacy a must
    • 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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