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  • Posted: Mar 11, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 26, 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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    Community Interviewer

    Vacancy No. CGHR/128/02/20
     
    Program Description: This Program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) whose remit is to conduct research in Malaria/HIV and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the Malaria Branch, Kisumu, has a vacancy in IMPROVE-WP5 study for the following position.
     
    Position:    Community Interviewer (5 Positions) KMR 11  
     
    Location:  Hom aBay and Kisumu
     
    Reporting:  Study Coordinator
     
    Working hours: Flexible, depending on conditions in the field.
     
    Qualifications: Education: -

    • O’Levels C – (minus) 
    • Must be willing to reside within the study area Languages:
    • Good English, Swahili and Dholuo, both spoken and written Knowledge and skills:
    • Must be able to use a smart phone or tablet to collect data
    • MUST be in possession of a valid driving/riding license with emphasis in Class F and G and a competent motor cycle rider.
    • Knowledge of GCP principles At least two years research experience  

    Desirable qualities:

    • Previous experience in research and particularly working within the community
    • Work with minimal supervision and be a team player 
    • Able to devote additional time for the study including working over the national and public holidays
    • Must be able to communicate effectively with members of the community and health facility staff 
    • Experience with qualitative data collection e.g. in-depth interviews and focus group discussions

    Job Description

    The Field worker will report directly to the study coordinator and field supervisor.

    S/He will be responsible for ensuring that the timely data collection in the field is conducted in the highest standards possible as per the IMPROVE-WP5 study protocol and GCP. S/he must be flexible and
    work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.
     
    Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Collect accurate data from the study participants in line with the standards and guidelines set in the study protocol
    • Schedule and prepare a work plan for phone calls, home follow up visits and reminders for scheduled visits for participants 
    • Ensure that all the relevant case reports and appointment cards are administered appropriately 
    • Ensure that all research questions are administered during the interviews
    • Check questionnaires for accuracy and completeness at the end of interviews
    • Keep clean and comprehensive records of study visits and their outcomes
    • Conduct debriefing with the study participants at conclusion of interviews
    • Conduct home visits to follow up participants
    • Ensure that one has requisite supplies in time
    • Adhere strictly to the project deadlines for completion of duties assigned
    • Use motorcycles to carry out study trial related activities as assigned by the supervisors
    • Responsible for the security, maintenance and timely renewal of motorcycle license
    • Attend all the weekly meetings in time and report on progress of work
    • Any other duties assigned/ delegated from time to time by your immediate supervisor.  

    Terms of Employment:

    Six (6) months fixed-term contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. 

    Probation period for the first one and half (1.5) months. 

    Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

    The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales plus supplemental amounts.

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    Study Nurse

    Vacancy No. CGHR/126/02/20

    Program description: This program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It involves conducting research and program support for activities related to malaria, HIV and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the project (IMPROVE) has the following vacancy  
     
    KMR 8

    LOCATION: Homa Bay 

    Reporting to:  Study Coordinator
     
    ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Diploma in Nursing / Kenya registered community health nursing  Minimum experience of 2-3 years of direct patient contact in a hospital setting  Minimum experience of 1 year in a maternal and child health clinic and/or maternity unit/ paediatric unit.  Must live near the study clinic   Be registered with the relevant professional body  GCP training
     
    DESIRED QUALITIES

    • Previous experience in a maternal health or paediatric study or program
    • Experience in clinical trials
    • Demonstrate computer literacy - Ms Word, Excel Spreadsheet and outlook
    • Direct clinical care of infants is an added advantage.
    • Excellent nursing and communication skills
    • Ability to work well with the public, in a team and able to collaborate well with counterparts
    • Fluency of DhoLuo will be an added advantage

     
    Position description: study nurse will report to the site supervisor and will carry out clinical/ nursing duties and data collection for the clinical trial. The study will be conducted in PROSYNK study site- Homabay county referral hospital.
     
    Specific Duties and responsibilities:

    • Recruitment and consenting of potential study participants 
    • Aid in laboratory sample collection and processing 
    • Taking vital signs and Patient care in MCH clinic and maternity post-natal ward and paediatric ward
    • Dispensing non study medication to study participants
    • To accurately and completely fill out all study forms
    • To Conduct post dose observation of dosed study participants
    • Keep records and check source documents for completeness and accuracy each day.
    • Develop an in-depth understanding of the study, procedures, design and goals
    • Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and others.
    • Report problems encountered at work to the clinical supervisor.
    • Must be flexible to work within the existing structure
    • Any other related  duties as assigned from time to time by your immediate supervisor

    Terms of Employment:

    One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service.

    Probation period for the first three (3) months.

    Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

    The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales plus supplemental amounts. Applications

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    Study Clinician

    Vacancy No. CGHR/125/02/20
     
    Program description: This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine whose remit is to conduct research in Malaria, HIV and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the program has a vacancy in the PROSYNK project within the Malaria Branch.  
     
    KMR 8

    REPORTING TO:  Site Coordinator  
     
    ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine 
    • Minimum experience of one year in a maternal and child health clinic and/or maternity unit/ paediatric unit.
    • Must live near the study clinic 
    • GCP training

    DESIRED QUALITIES: 

    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili- both written and oral.
    • Excellent communication skills: ability to work well in a team, with the public and to collaborate with counterparts.
    • Able to write regular reports in a timely manner
    • Able to work closely with ministry of health MCH/maternity/pediatric units 
    • Knowledge of Dholuo will be an added advantage
    • Previous research experience will be an added advantage                                                                                                                                 

    Position Descriptive: 

    The study clinician will report to the site coordinator and will be responsible for day to day conduct of project activities.  
     
    Specific tasks and responsibilities:

    • Conduct day to day project activities according to GCP standards
    • To attend to study participants admitted in hospital
    • Assist in referral of ill children for hospitalization as needed
    • Develop a clear understanding of the algorithm which guides the clinical assessment and investigation of sick children
    • Develop an in-depth understanding of study procedures, design and goals
    • Assist with participant education and informed consent
    • Conduct participant interviews, collect samples and complete study case report forms as per SOP requirements
    • Assist with preparing weekly and monthly reports to monitor progress of recruitment
    • Guide community health workers and community interviewers on screening and identification of potential participants.
    • Attend and participate in site meetings 
    • Assist with quality control of case report forms
    • Assist with other duties as assigned by management

    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.

    Method of Application

    Applications should include the following:

    • Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
    • Current Resume or CV, with names and contact information 
    • 3 names of referees included in the CV or 3 letters of reference
    • Copies of Certificates or transcripts 
    • Copies of KEMRI approved GCP certificate (CITI, FHI 360, NIH)

     
    Applications should be addressed to the Deputy Director, CGHR, P. O. Box 1578 – 40100, Kisumu to reach him not later than March 26, 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 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.

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