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  • Posted: Mar 11, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 29, 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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    Driver II

    Vacancy: CGHR/187/02/21

    Project description: The KEMRI/CGHR Malaria Program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. For the last 35 years, the Malaria Program has been conducting cutting-edge research and program evaluation in western Kenya to provide high quality data for evidence-based policies on malaria control. An exciting opportunity is currently open for drivers within malaria
    Program.

    No of Position: Two (2) positions J/G KMR 11
    Location: Kisian
    Reporting to: Study Coordinator

    Job description
    This job exists to facilitate movement of goods, Research materials, study participants or staff from one point to another as authorised to enhance research activities and smooth running of the study.
    This individual must be willing to reside in the study area, work long and after-hours including weekends where necessary.

    Requirements:

    Academic

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade D+ from Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).

    Technical

    • Suitability Test for Drivers Grade III conducted by the Ministry of Roads and Public Works;
    • Knowledge of skills required to perform a variety of manual tasks.
    • Knowledge of relevant Legislation-National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) rules.
    • Computer literacy

    Others

    • Communication skills
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Problem solving
    • Valid Driving License
    • Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
    • Four (4) years of experience

    Specific duties and responsibilities

    • Transport research materials, study participants and members of staff from one location to another for efficiency in meeting the project or Institute objectives and achieve the set time  lines.
    • Ensure the security and safety of goods and passengers during transit to avoid loss, damage and maintain the integrity of materials being transported.
    • Carry out routine checks of assigned vehicle to ensure proper maintenance in terms of cleanliness and report effects or malfunctions for proper management and further action
    • Maintain an up to date work ticket through proper recording of the mileage, destination and time for accountability and control of the movement of vehicle assigned
    • Report any incidents or accidents to the relevant authorities to inform further action.

    Terms of Employment: One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.
    Remuneration: The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.

    Applications should include the following:

    1. Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number).
    2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address.
    3. Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers.
    4. Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts.
    5. Certificate of Good Conduct

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    Field/Community Technologist (Impact Evaluation)

    Vacancy No: CGHR/188/02/21

    Program description: The Malaria Vaccine Implementation Program (MVIP) Evaluation in Kenya is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (CDC). The vaccine will be implemented by the National Vaccines and Immunizations Program (NVIP) in moderate to high malaria transmission settings in eight counties in Western Kenya: Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay,  Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori, Siaya, and Vihiga. The primary objective of this evaluation is to estimate the effect of the routine delivery of RTS,S/AS01 on allcause mortality in children aged 5-48 months. The MVIP project has a vacancy for Field/Community Technologist in the Malaria Vaccine Pilot Evaluation study;

    NO OF POSITION: Four (4) positions,  J/G KRM 8

    LOCATION: Homabay, Migori, Busia, Kakamega, Kisumu, Siaya, Bungoma and Kakamega

    REPORTING TO: Field Supervisor

    Position Requirement:

    • Diploma in social science, community health, public health, or any other related field.
    • Minimum of 1 year working experience doing community work within the target regions, with good understanding of MOH community health strategies and roles, data collection and management.
    • Excellent knowledge and working experience with Microsoft Office suite and tablet based data entry platforms.
    • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, Clinical research, Clinical trial process and related regulatory requirements and terminology.
    • Fluency in English and Swahili, written and spoken, with fluency in the local language spoken (Luhya, Teso and Luo) in the study area.
    • Ability to ride and maintain a motorcycle

    Soft Skills:

    • Strong self-motivation and ability to work in a team, with good interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to meet strict deadlines.

    Position Description:

    The Field/Community Technologist of the Impact on all-cause mortality position requires the incumbent to perform various functions, including data collection and management, with good
    understanding of roles and functions of MOH community health strategy and have knowledge in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) processes, with ability to report accurately and in timely fashion.

    Specific duties and responsibilities

    The Field/Community Technologist for the Impact Evaluation will oversee the mortality surveillance activities in designated sub counties, and will be required to;

    1. Conducting routine Locator forms verification and resolving any identified discrepancy as appropriate.
    2.  Implement mortality surveillance quality controls via repeat VR and VR Technical Supervisor interviews, accompanied interviews to ensure appropriate interview conducted.
    3. Ensure that the project is conducted in compliance with project protocols and other regulatory requirements.
    4. Ensure all deaths in children aged 5-48 months are timely reported and the verbal autopsies are performed on all deaths.
    5. Actively provide linkages with the Kenya’s CRVS system, and continuously liaise with relevant CRVS partners on related topics.
    6. Ensure that all items and materials necessary for successful conduct of the field work are available at all times.
    7. Identify and make available to the Field Supervisor sources of mortality triangulation data, to include interviews of community members and data from separately available vital events and registration data, such as those from facilities and civil registration record.
    8. Provide progress reports and solve reported problems encountered in the field to the supervisor.
    9. Perform any other duties as assigned by field supervisor/coordinator.

    Terms of Employment

    One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months. Salary negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

    Applications MUST include the following:

    • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER and Preferred work station (County)
    • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
    • Contacts of three referees including telephone numbers and/or e-mail addresses
    • Copies of Certificates.
    • Contact telephone number

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    Clerk (Interviewer verbal autopsy - VA)

     Vacancy No: CGHR/189/02/21

    Program description: The Malaria Vaccine Implementation Program (MVIP) Evaluation in Kenya is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (CDC). The vaccine will be implemented by the National Vaccines and Immunizations Program (NVIP) in moderate to high malaria transmission settings in eight counties in Western Kenya: Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori, Siaya, and Vihiga. The primary objective of this evaluation is to estimate the effect of the routine delivery of RTS,S/AS01 on all-cause mortality in children aged 5-48 months. Secondary study objectives include evaluation of the safety and feasibility of vaccine implementation in this setting. The Malaria Branch has a vacancy for Field/Community Interviewer in the Malaria Vaccine Pilot Evaluation study;

    NO OF POSITION: Twenty (20) positions KMR 10
    LOCATION: Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay, Migori, Vihiga, Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia
    REPORTING: Field Supervisor

    Position Requirements

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum grade of D plus
    • At least Two years interviewing experience in community-based research set up
    • Must be computer literate with skills in basic application packages
    • Fluency in English and Swahili, written and spoken, with fluency in the local language spoken (Luhya, Teso and Luo) in the study area.
    • Have valid Human Subject or Good Clinical Practice Certificate
    • Be able to work sensitively with grief stricken participants
    • Be willing to offer counselling to grieved participant when needed
    • Ability or willingness to learn to ride and maintain a motor cycles
    • Have good understanding of the structure and functioning of the Ministry of health and specifically community strategy
    • Be a resident of the study area or be willing to reside in study site

    Skills, knowledge and Abilities

    • Communication
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and be a team player
    • Ability to perform and willingness to learn basic motorcycle maintenance and troubleshoot common motorcycle mechanical problems.Job Description

    The community interviewers (VA) will report to Field Supervisor and will be responsible for collecting timely and accurate data in his or her assigned County/sub county.

    Specific tasks and responsibilities:

    The community interviewers’ responsibilities shall include and not limited to the following:

    • Maintain regular contact with the field supervisor to receive VA interview assignments, update work status and to submit electronic VA interview data.
    • Be able to resolve all data queries in a timely and effective manner
    • Ensure that they have an adequate supply of the required materials to conduct VA interviews
    • Contact the interviewees, identify the best respondents, arrange the best time, and place for the conduction of the VA interviews.
    • Obtain informed consents from the respondents for the VA interviews, and conduct the interviews in a sensitive and ethical manner.
    • Keep an up-to-date logbook of all VA interviews that have been assigned and conducted
    • Develop work schedule of households to be visited daily
    • Discuss and solve any problems and challenges encountered with the supervisor
    • Ensure all forms are filled in the field while conducting the interviews
    • Attend all study meetings and report on progress of work
    • Be courteous, respectful, proactive, conscientious, punctual and hardworking
    • Be a team player
    • Complete any other duties assigned or delegated by the management

    Applications MUST include the following:

    • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number & Preferred Sub-county)
    • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
    • Letters of reference from your referees
    • Copies of Certificates and transcripts

    Terms of Employment:

    • One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months.
    • Salary negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

    Applications MUST include the following:

    • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER and Preferred work station (County)
    • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
    • Contacts of three referees including telephone numbers and/or e-mail addresses
    • Copies of Certificates.
    • Contact telephone number

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged via email to [email protected]. no later than 29th March 2021.

    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 short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

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