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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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    Administrator

    KMR/6 Vacancy No. FN-005-11-2020
    Reports to: Study Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related discipline; CPA (K) A relevant master’s degree is preferred
    • At least five (5) years’ relevant post-qualification experience in administration and accounting
    • Competent with computer software applications including Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet-based applications

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Managing the day-to-day financial operations of the study and ensuring the timely submission of all accounting information and reports as required by KEMRI
    • Strengthening Study financial controls and preparing the annual budgets in coordination with the Team Leaders, study coordinators and RCTP Program Officers;
    • Maintaining and updating all accounting records in a timely, accurate, efficient and secure manner and facilitating periodic compliance audit visits;
    • Overseeing the logistics, procurement and administration activities of the study in line with KEMRI procedures;
    • Following up study grantees, staff and / or consultants to account for monies advanced to them and ensuring adherence to statutory requirements; and
    • Training finance and program staff in Study / KEMRI systems, principles of financial reporting and financial and administrative control for field-site operations.
    • •Works in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity

    Other require skills:

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills:
    • Maintain frequent contact using cell phone, email, and Skype
    • Diplomatic with strong leadership skills.
    • Organized and keen to detail
    • Enthusiasm for community-based development work
    • Natural ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges
    • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment with extensive travel to rural sites in southern Nyanza Province

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    Regulatory Coordinator

    KMR/6 Vacancy No. FN-004-11-2020
    Reports to: Study Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Health or social sciences from a recognized university. A relevant master’s degree is preferred
    • Additional training in a management related field and research ethics is an added advantage
    • Proven experience working on ethical/regulatory submissions to applicable IRBs

    Duties and responsibilities:

    The Regulatory Coordinator is immediately responsible for all aspect of the ensuring regulatory compliance of the study intervention. Specifically, the Regulatory coordinator is responsible for:

    • Leading development and maintenance of Study Master File/Investigator Site Files
    • Preparing the sites for external study monitoring visits and writing post visit reports
    • Acts for and on behalf of the study manager with regards to regulatory compliance
    • Works together with the study coordinators/HoDs in ensuring timely submissions to KEMRI SERU/PPB
    • Oversee maintenance of Trial Master File and/or Investigator Site File (ISF)
    • Maintaining up to date regulatory binders for the study including the Study Master File (SMF) essential documents, delegation of duties log, training files, etc
    • Planning and conducting internal site monitoring for the study and following up on proposed action plans
    • Working with external monitors during monitoring visits and spearheading resolution of monitoring visit clarification forms
    • Coordinating and documentation of study related internal trainings/curricular
    • Active role in review process for study SOPs
    • Checking and ensuring regulatory compliance by all departments of the study
    • Working with the Clinic team on Protocol deviations/violations and SAE/UAE reporting especially with regards to maintenance of logs and filing of reports
    • Working with respective departments on implementation of the Study Quality Management Plan
    • Other duties as delegated by the Study Manager/PI
    • In the absence of the Regulatory Coordinator, one of the regulatory officers assumes the responsibilities of the coordinator in consultation with the study manager and other HoDs.

    Other require skills

    • Comfortable with paperwork with a strong bias towards GCP/GCLP reviews
    • Excellent record keeping and filing skills
    • Exceptional reporting and report writing skills in relation to research studies
    • Ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges.
    • Strong communication, training/teaching, leadership skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated competence with managing administrative records.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Ability to monitor, gather and evaluate information of broad scope and complexity

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    Assistant Study Coordinator

    KMR/6 Vacancy No. FN-003-11-2020
    Reports to: Study Coordinator
    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
    • Assist in 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 site clinicians and nurses to ensure timely reporting of SAEs/UAEs and protocol deviations
    • Assist in training and supervising the functions clinic personnel
    • Ensures participant privacy and confidentiality are maintained
    • Assist in Overseeing, improving and coordinating the study implementation in the health facilities and ensuring all services are in compliance with the Quality Management Plan
    • Assist in Mentoring and supervising clinic staff members in the sub-counties
    • Compiling clinic data and regular reports from the facilities,
    • Assist in Developing clinic Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) to be used in the facilities
    • 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.

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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

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    Laboratory Technologist

    No of Positions: 3

    KMR/7 Vacancy No. FN-007-11-2020

    Reports to: Laboratory Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • BSc/Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from KMTC or recognized training institution
    • Registered member of the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Performing study specific assays, viral loads, UECs, CBC, CD4 count Malaria tests, Blood sugar, microscopy etc
    • Sample collection and handling: DBS for viral sequencing(VS) and pharmacokinetics (PK), Phlebotomy whole blood for viral load analysis and Infant DBS for Early Infant HIV Diagnosis, Hair samples preparation and storage etc
    • Performing maintenance and troubleshooting on laboratory equipment’s
    • Ensuring appropriate Laboratory Waste segregation and management
    • Accurate reporting of lab results within acceptable turnaround time.
    • Perform laboratory ART assays as per the study protocol
    • Must participate in EQA Proficiency testing scheme
    • Ensures adequate quality assurance measures with respect to reagents, equipment, and samples are observed
    • Safe maintenance of accurate laboratory documents and Logs
    • Work professionally and observe relevant ethical standards, competence, accountability and integrity
    • Generate daily summary reports in real time
    • Any other duty as assigned by the laboratory coordinator

    Other required skills:

    • Trained on Good clinical and laboratory practice (GCLP)
    • Previous experience in a busy HIV laboratory
    • Experience in rapid antibody HIV testing and counselling skills
    • Experience in community work
    • Experience in viral load sample collection and management
    • Laboratory Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
    • Knowledge of commodity management
    • Experience in Rapid Diagnostic Test for Malaria, and Blood sugar
    • Ability to work extra hours and in hard to reach rural communities in Homabay and Migori Counties
    • Enthusiasm for community-based development work.
    • Natural ability to multitask, innovative, and work with others as a team to achieve objectives and resolve challenges
    • Any other duty as assigned by the laboratory Coordinator
    • Ability to ride a motorbike (with a valid riding/driving license) will be an added advantage

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    Laboratory Coordinator

    KMR/6 Vacancy No. FN-006-11-2020

    Reports to: Study Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences. A master’s degree would be an added advantage
    • Registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)
    • Current KMLTTB practicing license

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • He/she oversees all laboratory activities, supervises specimen delivery and shipment process, and manages short and long term storage of the specimens Organizes and manages laboratory testing procedures according to the study protocol and specific SOPs
    • Develops laboratory SOPs for various study laboratory and shipment procedures
    • Maintains the laboratory SOPs and ensures that any updates are read and signed by all laboratory staff members
    • Supervises calibration and documentation of the laboratory equipment, refrigerators, and freezers
    • Monitoring of all temperature logs
    • Ensures that adequate quality assurance measures with respect to reagents, equipment, and samples are observed
    • Ensures that adequate stocks of reagents and other consumables are available
    • Advises the study manager and study administrator on quotations and purchasing for laboratory equipment and supplies
    • Ensures laboratory staff members receive adequate training on all laboratory procedures and specimens shipment (including international shipment)
    • Coordinates laboratory-related activities, including:
    • Receiving samples from the study sites, tracking and checking for proper labeling, correct specimen, correct transportation and correct storage of specimen
    • Performing laboratory procedures and processes
    • Entering laboratory results into the study DCFs and database if necessary
    • Communicate abnormal laboratory results or related concerns to the study coordinator in a timely fashion
    • Provides laboratory results and study forms that are timely and accurate and as per study protocol
    • Assures confidentiality of study participant test results
    • Conducts study procedures according to the Good Clinical and Laboratory Practice (GCLP)
    • Obtains all necessary laboratory certificates and quality control tests and documentation
    • Works in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity

    Other required skills:

    • Good clinical and laboratory practices training (GCLP)
    • Knowledge of computer software applications including Microsoft Office programs including Freezer works and Sample archival and storage working knowledge
    • Experience with sample export/shipment
    • Knowledge of requirements for quality results
    • Laboratory data and inventory management
    • Laboratory commodity management
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: Able to Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment with extensive travel to rural sites in Homabay and Migori counties
    • Ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges.
    • Strong communication, training, leadership skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated competence with managing administrative records.
    • Ability to ride a motorbike and possession of a valid driving license will be an added advantage.

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    Research Assistant

    No of Positions: 3

    KMR/7 Vacancy No. FN-013-11-2020

    Reports to: Data Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • Diploma in Information Technology, Community Health, Social Work or related fields
    • Computer proficient with good knowledge of Microsoft Office

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure Blue/Green card and CRFs are entered in to the electronic databases (OpenMRS, Clinic data works, NCD).
    • Pull pre-programmed reports from Open MRS on a weekly basis and send it to the supervisors every Friday.
    • Compile weekly Blue/Green card and NCD card data entry report and send it to the supervisors.
    • Pull the weekly retention report and share with the Retention coordinator.
    • Support in correction of frequent data errors identified by the data coordinator.
    • Update the appointment tracking databases.
    • Making initial contacts with potential study subjects and introducing them to the study.
    • Recruit and obtain informed consent from study subjects.
    • Manage calendar of appointments under supervision of study clinician.
    • Filing and maintaining study documents as Patient files in the CCC.
    • Deliver reminders of appointment dates to study participants.
    • Trace study participants.
    • Ensuring proper documentation on all the study CRFs as well the MOH forms and Registers.
    • Maintaining and uploading study data on a daily basis under supervision of data officer.
    • Accurate and prompt study documentation.
    • Transport Reimbursement for referred participant
    • Other duties as assigned by the Data Coordinator

    Other required skills:

    • Must be keen and attentive to details and have ability to follow instructions and procedures properly.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication required.
    • Must be non-judgmental and flexible to mix with all cadres of people
    • Prior knowledge of Health Management Information Systems is desired
    • Must have good interpersonal skills, flexible and a team player.
    • Ability to ride a motorbike (with a valid driving license) will be an added advantage.

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    Data Coordinator

    KMR/6 Vacancy No. FN-012-11-2020
    Reports to: Study Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • Bsc. Computer Science/Information Technology/Business Information Technology or any other related field
    • At least 3 years of Experience is a similar position

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • The Data Coordinator works closely with the various study coordinators to ensure that the study-specific protocol and SOPs are adhered to and all study forms are accurately and completely filled. She/he maintains smooth data collection and management process, and maintains IT equipment at the SAPPHIRE Study sites.
    • Enhances the quality of data by ensuring proper collection and accurate documentation of information
    • Monitors every functional department to ensure that SOPs are being followed
    • Ensures that all DCFs are accurately and consistently completed. Identifies any queries and channels them to staff to rectify.
    • In liaison with the laboratory technologist coordinator, ensures that the specimen collected is accurately labeled.
    • Ensures that the laboratory results print outs are correctly transcripted to the study DCFs
    • Ensures that a temperature log is maintained daily
    • Works closely with the community health team to ensure that all follow up visits, missed visits, and tracing attempts are accurately documented
    • Cross checks for consistency across all participants’ documents
    • Reports any protocol violations to the study coordinator
    • Ensures that data faxing occurs in a timely manner
    • Responds to QC reports and implements the necessary changes in a timely manner
    • Identifies study specific training needs for staff and refers appropriately
    • Maintains a training log and staff attendance sheet
    • Supervises training for newly hired staff
    • Directly oversees that lab data quality is maintained
    • Ensures privacy and confidentiality
    • Performs other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the study coordinator
    • Maintains and ensures smooth operation of the following:
      • Pharmacy accountability system
      • Lab accountability system
      • Computers/printers (hardware and software)
    • Assists the data team in daily data fax of study forms
    • Assists in conduct of data cleaning and data quality queries
    • Assists study coordinator and/or study administrator with writing programs/generation of various reports (e.g., ‘Participants’ scheduler’; ‘Daily recruitment record’; ‘Community Health Worker field performance’; ‘drugs accountability reports)
    • Maintains security and integrity of participant data including the control of access to the data cabinet and computers at all times
    • Assures timely and accurate record transmission to central data center
    • Assists in quality control supervision and ongoing training to achieve and maintain high standards of data collection, storage and processing
    • Works in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity

    Other required skills:

    • Have leadership qualities, personnel and team management
    • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated innovation and creativity
    • Experience Working with Open MRS and other Medical records System
    • Extensive data management and analytical experience
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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    Counseling Psychologist

    KMR/6 Vacancy No. FN-011-11-2020

    Reports to: Study Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology.
    • Registration with the Kenya Counseling Psychology Association
    • A valid counseling license
    • Relevant work experience in the field of HIV especially with adolescents and young adults.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Conducting training to providers and patients
    • Provide pre and post-test counselling to study participants
    • Administer the tablet questionnaire
    • Label Results card
    • Fill demographic info on Results Card
    • Responsible for safety of tablet and other study equipment assigned to them
    • Conduct meetings and communication with local leaders and community units
    • Participate in the ordering of supplies and equipment for home based counselling and testing with appropriate use of local resources when available
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Other required skills:

    • Post qualification experience in conducting field research, surveys or community based activities with people living with HIV will be an added advantage.
    • Strong Communication and organization skills; detail oriented
    • Independent judgment and resourcefulness, understanding of the local social and geographical landscape as well as the community required
    • Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo 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
    • Some clinical research experience and having worked in a clinic/hospital set up preferred
    • Ability to ride a motorbike (with a valid driving license) will be an added advantage.

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    Nurse

     KMR/7 Vacancy No. FN-010-11-2020

    Reports to:Prevention/Treatment Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • Diploma in Nursing from a recognized medical training institution.
    • Registered with the Nursing council and has a valid practicing license
    • At least one year experience with Clinical research

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Conduct physical and medical examinations for study participants and treat medical conditions as may apply
    • Perform clinical assessment of participants & interpret laboratory results.
    • VL monitoring and counseling, giving feedback to study participants
    • Administer informed consent to prospective and continuing study participants and record the process appropriately
    • Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community
    • Develop in-depth understanding of the study’s goals and the logistics required to conduct the study
    • Track/trace participants for their study visits within the prescribed visit windows to ensure good retention and safety monitoring
    • Participate in Provider consultation and discussion via WhatsApp will occur upon each detectable VL test result and for any other issue or barrier to adherence identified by the study staff as requiring consultation, as needed
    • Report problems encountered to the study Coordinator and consult appropriately
    • Report adverse events as applicable and document all protocol deviations
    • Counsel participants on HIV/AIDS and various treatment/prevention on offer. Maintain participant confidentiality at all times
    • Maintain good relationship with the community, the rest of the clinical team and the other departments in the facility
    • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the study Coordinator and designated supervisors
    • Works in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity

    Other required skills:

    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in HIV Clinical care management including anti-retroviral.
    • Experience in implementing clinical research studies.
    • Comfortable working in remote rural villages of Suba, Mbita & Rongo, Uriri Sub-Counties of Southern Nyanza.
    • Be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and preferably Dholuo
    • Ability to ride a motorbike (with a valid riding/driving license) will be an added advantage.
    • 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

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    Clinical Officer

    KMR/7 Vacancy No. FN-009-11-2020

    Reports to:Prevention/Treatment Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from a recognized medical training institution.
    • Registered with the Clinical officer’s council and has a valid practicing license (Must)
    • At least one year experience with Clinical research.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Conduct physical and medical examinations for study participants and treat medical conditions as may apply
    • Perform clinical assessment of participants & interpret laboratory results.
    • Administer informed consent to prospective and continuing study participants and record the process appropriately
    • Conduct The Life-Stage Assessment
    • VL monitoring and counseling, giving feedback to study participants
    • Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community
    • Develop in-depth understanding of the study’s goals and the logistics required to conduct the study
    • Track/trace participants for their study visits within the prescribed visit windows to ensure good retention and safety monitoring
    • Participate in Provider consultation and discussion via WhatsApp will occur upon each detectable VL test result and for any other issue or barrier to adherence identified by the study staff as requiring consultation, as needed.
    • Report problems encountered to the study Coordinator and consult appropriately
    • Report adverse events as applicable and document all protocol deviations
    • Counsel participants on HIV/AIDS and various treatment/prevention on offer. Maintain participant confidentiality at all times
    • Maintain good relationship with the community, the rest of the clinical team and the other departments in the facility
    • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the study Coordinator and designated supervisors
    • Works in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity

    Other required skills:

    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in HIV Clinical care management including anti-retroviral.
    • Experience in implementing clinical research studies.
    • Comfortable working in remote rural villages of Suba, Mbita & Rongo, Uriri Sub-Counties of Southern Nyanza.
    • Be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and preferably Dholuo
    • Ability to ride a motorbike (with a valid riding/driving license) will be an added advantage

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    Sample Rider

     KMR/7 Vacancy No. FN-008-11-2020

    Reports to: Laboratory Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • KCSE Certificate with a mean grade of ( C-)
    • Current Riding license and Certificate of good conduct

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Daily transport of laboratory samples from study clinics
    • Daily delivery of laboratory test results to study clinics
    • Delivery of laboratory/Office commodities to study clinics and field laboratory
    • Maintain motor cycle in good working condition and updated clean work ticket
    • Any other study related duties assigned by the study management and Laboratory manager

    Other required skills:

    • Experience in Packaging and transportation of Laboratory samples
    • Good communication skills and a team player
    • 2 years’ experience on road riding in difficult terrains and long distances
    • Good knowledge of Suba/Rongo Sub Counties and their environs is an added advantage.
    • Technical experience in basic mechanical skills is an added advantage

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    Driver

    KMR/7 Vacancy No. FN-014-11-2020
    Reports to: Administrator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • O-Level School Certificate.
    • Valid Driving License class BCE
    • Current Certificate of Good conduct

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Understanding the study design and objectives to assist in the successful implementation of the study
    • Safely driving the vehicles as assigned
    • Ensuring compliance to the road traffic act
    • Carrying out daily routine checks on the vehicle before driving out
    • Ensuring maximum security of vehicle and its accessories under his/her charge
    • Ensuring safety of passengers and cargo under his/her charge
    • Monitoring condition and performance of vehicle and promptly reporting to supervisors
    • Carrying out minor repairs and adjustments on the vehicle, and maintaining their cleanliness
    • Taking vehicle for servicing and repairs as directed by the supervisors
    • Maintaining a transport log for the vehicle
    • Ensuring that the vehicle is used only for study related purposes
    • Updating the Transport officer on any incidents or accidents involving the vehicle on the same day
    • Picking up and dropping off the study visitors
    • Submitting reports on vehicle movements and mechanical conditions as requested.

    Other required skills:

    • First Aid at Work Certificate from St. Johns Ambulance /Red cross( Mandatory)
    • Certificate of Defensive Driving Course will be added advantage.
    • At least Three years proven experience as a driver on highways
    • Basic Automotive Mechanical skills and sound knowledge about vehicles/ Suitability test certificate from Ministry of Roads and public works
    • Ability to provide quick solutions to problems.
    • Good communication and Interpersonal skills.
    • Good time management
    • Capable of working for long hours, weekends and sometimes at odd situations

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    Costing Research Assistant

    KMR/6 Vacancy No. FN-017-11-2020

    Reports to: Costing Officer
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications and Experience:

    Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in biomedical or Social Sciences, or other relevant field.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist to conduct the costing exercise but not inclusive:
    • Gathering the cost data in each study community once a year, which involves quantification of resources and unit costs;
    • Entering the cost data in uniform Excel data sets and perform basic quality checks;
    • Reporting to the SE/C team on the data collection progress
    • Conduct the time and motion (T&M) exercise at each study clinic including but not inclusive:
    • Providing training on the time and motion (T&M) exercise to the clinic staff;
    • Coordinate and conduct the T&M exercise at each study clinic once a year
    • Conduct the micro-costing exercise at each study clinic including but not inclusive:
    • Working in close consultation with clinic staff and administrators to quantify resources used to provide ART services under standard expenditure categories (e.g., personnel, capital goods, ARV drugs, etc.);
    • Gathering expenditure data from various sources (e.g., administrative records, study budget and expenditure, etc.);
    • Identifying other information sources when cost data is not available (e.g., donated items);
    • Completing the uniform cost data collection protocol retrospectively in 12-monthly intervals for each study clinic;
    • Assuring accuracy of data entry and resolving discrepancies in data in consultation with the SE/C team;
    • Collecting monthly patient data (e.g. number of patients on ART) at each clinic
    • Liaison with other local Study teams (e.g., , study sites, and off-site administrators
    • Communicate (e.g., Skype calls) with the SE/C team weekly on the overall data collection progress and other issues

    Other required skills:

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to maintain frequent contact using cell phone, email.
    • Ability to monitor, gather and evaluate information of broad scope and complexity
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English, Kiswahili, and Dholuo.
    • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment, with extensive travel within rural sites.
    • Enthusiasm for rural health and/or development work.
    • Ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges.
    • Strong communication, training, leadership skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated competence with managing administrative records.

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    Qualitative Research Assistant

    KMR/6 Vacancy No. FN-016-11-2020
    Reports to: Qualitative Coordinator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • Diploma/Degree in the Social Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Agriculture, Nutrition or Public Health.
    • Prior work experience conducting qualitative interviews strongly preferred
    • Competent with computer software applications including Microsoft Office programs (Word,
    • Excel, PowerPoint) and web-based applications (Skype); experience with qualitative data management software (Atlas Ti, NVivo, other) an added advantage.

    Duties:

    • Ensures smooth progression of data collection, data management, coding and data analysis, and write-up of results.
    • Serves as the qualitative interviewer and focus group facilitator for the study,
    • Carries out participant observation exercises
    • Responsible for ensuring informed consent procedures and other ethical standards for the study are followed.
    • Participates in coding transcripts using Atlas.ti software, and participates in data analysis and report writing.

    Other required skills:

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to maintain frequent contact using cell phone, email, and internet-based phone (i.e. Skype).
    • Ability to monitor, gather and evaluate information of broad scope and complexity
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English, Kiswahili, and Dholuo.
    • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment, with extensive travel within rural study sites in Homabay and Migori counties
    • High level financial and data integrity
    • Enthusiasm for rural health and/or development work.
    • Ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges.
    • Strong communication, training, leadership skills.
    • Strong writing skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated competence with managing administrative records.

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    Office Assistant

    KMR/12 Vacancy No. FN-015-11-2020

    Reports to: Administrator
    Locations: Suba/Rongo
    Duration: 7 Months

    Qualifications:

    • A Fourth Form or A Level of Education.
    • Proficiency in MS Office software added advantage.
    • At least one year experience in a busy office as an Office Assistant

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Office Cleaning.
    • Checking on orderliness, cleanliness of the offices
    • Preparation and service of office Tea and snacks).
    • Maintain the office kitchen area, keeping it clean, and orderly.
    • Manage kitchen inventory
    • Proper photocopying and Record keeping
    • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor or project leadership.

    Other required skills.

    • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
    • Honest and Trustworthy
    • Respectful and Team player
    • Ability to Multitask

    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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