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  • Posted: Dec 7, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 23, 2020
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  • The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is based within the KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medical Research - (Coast). Our core activities are funded by the Wellcome Trust. We conduct integrated epidemiological, social, laboratory and clinical research in parallel, with results feeding into local and international health policy. Our research platfor...
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    Project Social Scientist

    Reports to: Principal Investigator

    JOB PURPOSE

    To address qualitative research questions, generate data and contribute to research publications.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Formulating standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the qualitative study
    • Ensure all related records and reports are handled and managed in line with the study protocol and the Standard Operation Procedures
    • Ensure work is done within the project timelines
    • Help to design, develop, critique and review data collection tools
    • Collecting data through observation, in-depth interviews, and completion of quantitative
    • Transcribing and translating interview transcripts from recordings and interview notes
    • Verification of data for analysis
    • Recruiting participants for study participation
    • Analysis and coding of raw data using relevant analysis software.
    • Generation of research progress reports and support manuscript writing
    • Quality control through reviewing transcripts
    • Data storage and archiving of the qualitative documents
    • Work closely with study investigators to help plan, deliver and report qualitative research
    • Coordinate specific assigned studies and participate in team calls. Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    STAFF QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCIES

    • Education and Professional training
    • Degree in Social sciences or relevant Degree

    Competencies

    • Excellent facilitation skills
    • Good presentation and communication skills
    • Team player
    • Highly organized
    • Very good IT and analytical skills
    • Attention to detail

    Experience

    • At least two years’ experience working in a research environment
    • Good experience with qualitative data and research
    • Training in/exposure to interview planning, conducting and analysis.
    • Comfortable with interpreting SOPs and applying these to data collection.

    Performance Management

    • Performance evaluation will be carried out by the respective HOD
    • Performance evaluation will be carried out annually
    • Performance evaluation will be based on verifiable data and information

    Performance evaluation will be done against the following key performance indicators:

    • Performance against responsibilities and duties as per job description
    • Demonstrable professional growth
    • Continued competence in line with set standards
    • Performance against annual objectives in line with the balanced score card

    Terms of Employment

    Employment is on a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

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    Research Assistant

    Reports to: Social Scientist – Frontline HCP Study

    Job Purpose:

    The Research Assistant will be responsible for recruitment and data collection.

    Responsibilities

    • Ensure all related records and reports are handled and managed in line with the study protocol and the Standard Operation Procedures
    • Ensure work is done within the project timelines
    • Ensure adequate data collection tools and request necessary supplies for the project
    • Liaise with the social scientist to ensure project activities are conducted as scheduled
    • Providing project management team with regular feedback on study activities
    • Participate in regular team calls and meetings
    • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned Requirements
    • College diploma in social studies, or other health related field
    • Experience working in a public health hospital will be an added advantage
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Experience in electronic data collection Excellent organizational skills
    • Good interpersonal skills

    Terms of Employment

    Employment is on a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

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    Study Clinician/Clinical Officer

    Reports to: Study Coordinator

    Job purpose

    Provide clinical reproductive health services to research participants and implement research protocol in an upcoming clinical trial on contraceptives.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide contraceptive, clinical and other reproductive health services to research participants
    • Train and understand the research protocol
    • Provide support to other clinicians in the provision of contraceptive, specifically IUD and Implants and reproductive health services
    • Participate in the setup and implementation of clinical studies in line with study protocols and other guidance documents.
    • Complete research documentation as guided by good clinical and data practices
    • Participate in the recruitment, screening, enrolment and follow up of study participants as or if required
    • Participate in general research and study specific seminars, awareness drives and educational activities.
    • Any other duties as assigned.

    Education and Professional training

    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine, with a higher national diploma in reproductive health.
    • Knowledge and skills in reproductive health and contraceptive services is required
    • Be registered by the Clinical Officers Council

    Experience

    Minimum of 3 years’ experience with direct involvement in patient care especially in reproductive service delivery
    HIV Counseling and Testing skills is an added advantage but not required

    Terms of employment Employment is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

    Method of Application

    All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.

    • Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
    • Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
    • Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
    • Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
    • Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB

    Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to:[email protected] not later than 23rd December, 2020.

    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 RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.
    Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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

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