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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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    Trial Manager, Kavi-Institute of Clinical Research

    AD/5/74/23- 1 POST

    • 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 position

    • The Trial Manager will assist the Principal Investigator in Coordinating the NIHR-LSTM administrative, research and community activities at KAVI-ICR site. She/He will be expected to deliver high quality research whilst maintaining excellent GCP standards and practice.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    •  Sub-investigator in all clinical trials and community studies conducted at NIHR-LSTM-KAVIICR site.
    •  Communicate with the sponsor and the regulatory agencies in all issues relating to the study.
    •  Setting up, coordinating and supervising clinical trial sites.
    •  Develop study procedures, methodology and instructions for clinical trials staff, as well as where necessary design data collection tools.
    •  Ensuring compliance with the Protocol, SOPs, local regulations, ICH and GCP guidelines.
    •  Collect, verify and finalize collected data to create reports and present results of findings.
    •  Provide appropriate treatment and where necessary, facilitate referral of volunteers with complications.
    •  Assist the Principal Investigator in drawing an annual budget for the clinic and community activities.
    •  Participate in Community Advisory Board and Community Engagement meetings.

    Job requirements/Specifications:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in any Health Sciences/Medical field plus 3 and above years experience or Diploma in any Health Sciences/Medical field plus 5 and above years experience from a recognized Institute
    • Must be registered with the relevant Professional regulatory body in Kenya.
    • Must have a valid GCP/ICH Training
    • Skills, Knowledge and Abilities in the following areas: carrying out clinical trials; current databases especially RedCap; building staff capacity through mentorship and effective leadership in the management of clinic activities; participatory research approaches and qualitative methods & analysis; data collection software; such as RedCap; publications and other dissemination activities. Note that clinical trials preferably working with fistula patients will be an added advantage

    Terms of Appointment

    • This a one 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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