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  • Posted: May 24, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 7, 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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    Data Clerk

    Study Description

    The KEN SHE Study is a prospective, blinded randomized study that will test the efficacy of single-dose bivalent and nonavalent HPV vaccination as a catch-up strategy.

    No of Position: 3

    K MR7 Vacancy No. FN-07-05-2021

    Reports to: Data Manager

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Updating study databases
    2. Arranging screening, enrolment and follow up files for daily schedules
    3. Performing QA/QC of electronic Case report forms (eCRFs), chart notes and name charts to ensure quality and accuracy.
    4. Printing CRFs, Consent forms as needed and arranging them in participant binders
    5. Maintain data supplies inventory
    6. Study Data management and filling
    7. Participate in participant randomization process
    8. Updating participant link log
    9. Label printing and delivery to the clinic team
    10. Labeling data room, logs, books and files
    11. Participate actively in the archival process of study data and ensuring proper storage and maintenance of the same
    12. Communicate closely with Data Manager to ensure priority tasks are completed and to resolve any data or other related issues that arise
    13. Ensure data entry computers and all equipment in data room are secure and used appropriately.
    14. Develop and review of data related SOPs

    Required Qualifications

    1. Diploma in ICT or computer related courses.
    2. Experience in data entry and organization
    3. Competency in using computer software applications like Microsoft Office programs and familiarity with web-based programs, excel spreadsheets required.

    Experience

    1. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a research organization and filed work
    2. Proven project management skills and experience of managing staff in social science research projects, educational outreach or public engagement initiatives
    3. Demonstrated experience of communication and coordination with education stakeholders at all levels;
    4. Experience in conducting mixed-methods social science research involving the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data;
    5. Excellent written communication skills

    Desirable Qualities

    • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Commitment to integrity and high quality performance.
    • Attention to details
    • Strong professional references from previous supervisors.
    • Above average computer applications experience and proficiency.
    • Ability to work in a clinically busy, resource-challenged, and demanding environment

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    Assistant Study Coordinator (KEN SHE Study)

    KMR6 Vacancy No. FN01-05-2021)

    K MR6 Vacancy No. FN-10-03-2021

    Reports to: Study Coordinator

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Plan and coordinates the initiation of research study protocol, and the establishment of operating policies and procedures.
    • Plan, implement, supervise and conducts routine assessment of data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol
    • Ensures the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities.
    • Coordinate the day-to-day activities of any technical support staff.
    • Assist in preparation of study initiation and monitoring visits
    • Assist in Regulatory binder assembly and maintenance
    • Recruitment and retention of study subjects
    • Assist study’s community engagement processes
    • Assist in staff training on the protocol related topics
    • Responding to priority mails, and participate in inter site calls and conferences
    • Assist in submission of the protocol to IRBs and renewals
    • Liaise with the study coordinator on reporting study related safety issues and reports and resolution of queries that may arise.
    • Attend to Staff HR related issues in liaison with the HR department
    • Drafting, reviewing and implementation of SOPs.
    • Assist on planning for orientation of new staff

    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor of Science or an equivalent Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or relevant field

    Experience

    • Two years’ experience in clinical trials management and coordination
    • Experience with supervising research for public health or clinical studies

    Desirable Qualities

    • Prior leadership experience managing research teams preferred
    • Experience with community health initiatives preferred
    • Experience with research studies or programs focused on senior citizens
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
    • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and organize workload
    • Excellent time and resource management skills
    • Ability to work with tight timelines and meet deadlines
    • Ability to manage and supervise a multi-disciplinary team
    • Ability to plan, initiate, coordinate and enforce protocols, policies and procedures
    • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks, including proficiency in organizing conference calls and typing to record meeting minutes
    • High level of competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook

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    Research Data Manager (KEN SHE Study)

    Study Description

    The KEN SHE Study is a prospective, blinded randomized study that will test the efficacy of single-dose bivalent and nonavalent HPV vaccination as a catch-up strategy.

    Position: Research Data Manager (1 Position) KMR6 Vacancy No. FN-02-05-2021) K MR6 Vacancy No. FN-10-03-2021

    Reports to: Study Coordinator

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Overseeing daily data activities
    • Oversee data clerks duties
    • Conduct training of all data clerks and relevant staff on data specific items, study protocol, SOPs and documents, equipment use
    • Creating and maintaining all study database
    • Updating and overseeing databases updates
    • Generating study summaries and reports as required
    • Arranging screening, enrolment and follow up files for daily schedules
    • Performing QA/QC of electronic and paper Case report forms (CRFs), clinical chart notes and name chart, ensures competency at all QC levels Printing CRFs and arranging them in study binders
    • Faxing and refilling of CRFs as needed
    • Communicates with CC on behalf of data in relation to QC, supplies, CRFs updates and changes in CRFs.
    • Spearheads the randomization process and ensures the process is smooth
    • Ensures Label printing and delivery to the clinic team
    • Spear heads analysis and resolution of DFNet queries
    • Organizes eligibility meetings, tracks the screen/enrollment participant status records and provides daily reports.
    • Develops all data related SOPs
    • Assist staff in data analysis e.g. abstract writing
    • Ensures data printers and data fax machines are maintained and stored well.
    • Maintain data supplies inventory
    • Manage study data
    • Tracking of all study documents, data and storage
    • Ensures archival procedures of all study data, hard and soft is secured and stored well
    • Ensures confidentiality and safe storage of all participant identifying materials like link logs are kept confidentially.
    • Gives QA/QC monthly and weekly reports
    • Provide weekly site data reports
    • Ensure biometric data capture of all study participants- configuration and programming, registration and verification of participants.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics/ Applied Statistics/Biostatistics/Computer science
    • Conversant with statistical packages i.e. Stata, SPSS, R, SAS.
    • Conversant with data management databases i.e. MS access, Excel SQL or Visual basics.
    • Basic IT skills i.e. Software installations, printer installations and trouble shootings.
    • Having experience with data fax transmission machine is an added advantage.

    Experience

    At least two (2) years Clinical research experience is an added advantage

    Desirable Qualities

    1. Leadership skills to promote creativity and innovation.
    2. Excellent verbal and written skills, good organizational, interpersonal, and team skills.
    3. Applicable knowledge working with other clinical databases e.g. SAS, etc.
    4. Experience with working on Phase I- IV study trials within a clinical set up.
    5. Organizational and time management skills.
    6. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, project management skills, computer skills, and database skills.
    7. Ability to lead a team of workers

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    Receptionist (KEN SHE Study)

    Study Description

    The KEN SHE Study is a prospective, blinded randomized study that will test the efficacy of single-dose bivalent and nonavalent HPV vaccination as a catch-up strategy.

    K MR 7 Vacancy No. FN-04-05-21

    Reports to: Retention Officer

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Receive and welcome all visitors to the study clinic
    • Receive and welcome referred participants for screening and possible enrollment and follow up visits.
    • Schedule appointments with participants.
    • Organize in liaison with the clinic lead and Outreach coordinator, schedules for study participants
    • Counter-checking completeness of locator information forms after screening/enrollment and during follow-up visits.
    • Facilitate efficient participant flow within the clinic.
    • Receive all external and internal calls to the reception.
    • Receive parcels and direct them to respective staff
    • Write regular reports on the participant clinic flow, appointments and reimbursements.
    • Maintain participant schedule database, re imbursement and ensure they are refreshed and comfortable as they wait.
    • Observe participants’ and visitors’ traffic within the clinic
    • Receive all parcels delivered at the reception, track and disburse appropriately
    • Maintain the study participant link log and all registers, diaries and appointment cards, ensuring confidentiality and safe storage of these documents
    • Updating participant link log
    • Communicate well with all visitors at the reception including study participants. Chanel all issues raised appropriately
    • Take minutes during study site meetings and send them out on time
    • Liaise with the PI and maintain her diary
    • Facilitate study regulatory approvals, forwarding submission package to SERU/PPB and follow up of the approvals with the Nairobi CMR office
    • Ensure participant retention

    Required Qualifications

    • Minimum diploma in Secretarial, Front Office Administration, hospitality or any other relevant courses
    • Excellent knowledge and extensive experience in computer applications, MS word, Excel, and access

    Experience:

    At least two (2) years Clinical research experience

    Desirable Qualities

    • Organizational and time management skills.
    • Must be a good communicator, good listener, patient, proactive and with vast knowledge in Public relation
    • Excellent social and public relations skills
    • Computer literacy
    • Data entry skills
    • Ability to follow instructions, good listener, honest and attention to detail
    • Fair Knowledge and experience in finance and budgets

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    Study Nurse (KEN SHE Study)

     K MR 7 Vacancy No. FN-03-05-2021

    Reports to: Study Doctor

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Register and consent study participants and assist with eligibility determination, screening and enrolment of study participants.
    • Informed Consent administration per study protocol and collection of participant medical and surgical history.
    • Work in consultation with the study clinicians in all steps above
    • Participant vaccination and psychosocial counselling
    • Prescreening and screening of participants
    • Support in health talks to participants at the clinic and mobilization sources.
    • Collect nasal swab specimens and phlebotomy.
    • Observe participants after vaccination and report any AEs observed to study doctor.
    • Ensure participant flow at the clinic.
    • Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community in consultation with the study doctor.
    • Ensure participant retention and adhere to site retention strategies.
    • Maintain a good relationship with the community, study participants and other clinic staff.
    • Maintain up to date participant visit notes
    • Administer Case Report Forms (CRFs), accurate recording of data on CRFs and perform self QC
    • Assess adherence to study products- vaccine schedules and take anthropometric measurements
    • Perform home visits.
    • Develop and review clinic related SOPs
    • Laboratory results interpretation
    • Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports of personal study activities
    • Closely work with other staff members to ensure the success of the study

    Required Qualifications

    • Diploma in Nursing
    • Must be registered with the Nursing officers council of Kenya.

    Experience:

    • Knowledge and experience in vaccine administration and psychosocial counselling
    • Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training
    • At least two (2) years Clinical research experience

    Desirable Qualities

    • Commitment to integrity and high quality performance
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
    • Keen and attentive to detail
    • Ability to follow instructions and procedures
    • Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili.
    • Counseling skills
    • Computer literacy

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    Research Driver (KEN SHE Study)

    Study Description

    The KEN SHE Study is a prospective, blinded randomized study that will test the efficacy of single-dose bivalent and nonavalent HPV vaccination as a catch-up strategy.

    Position: Research Driver (1 Position) K MR 8 Vacancy No. FN-05-05-2021

    Reports to: Study Administrator

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    1. Duties and Responsibilities
    2. Safely drive the vehicles as assigned
    3. Ensure compliance to the road Traffic Act
    4. Carry out daily routine checks on the vehicle before driving out.
    5. Ensure maximum security of vehicle and its accessories under his charge.
    6. Ensure safety of passengers and cargo under his charge.
    7. Monitor condition and performance of vehicle and promptly report to superiors.
    8. Carry out minor repairs and adjustments on the vehicle, and maintain their cleanliness.
    9. Take vehicle for servicing and repairs as directed by the superior.
    10. Maintain a record of movements for the vehicle assigned to him.
    11. Submit reports on vehicle movements and mechanical conditions as requested
    12. Report any accidents experienced to the administrator within the same working day of occurence
    13. Offer transport to study visitors
    14. Transport staff members to various outreach activities
    15. Picking potential participants to study clinic from collaborating recruitment sources
    16. Transporting study participants to specialized clinics or hospitalization
    17. Assist in purchase and delivery of study supplies as needed
    18. Transporting subjects, locating/tracing them where necessary.
    19. Shipment of study participants samples to respective laboratory
    20. Assist in distribution of study recruitment materials

    Required Qualifications

    1. O-Level School Certificate.
    2. Valid Driving License class BCE
    3. Certificate of Defensive Driving Course will be added advantage.
    4. Current Certificate of Good conduct
    5. Basic Automotive Mechanical skills and sound knowledge about vehicles.

    Experience

    At least Three years proven experience as a driver on highways

    Desirable Qualities

    1. Must be a good communicator, good listener, patient, proactive and can follow instructions.
    2. Good eye sight, neat and good interpersonal skills
    3. Good knowledge of the local community and traffic
    4. Experience in courier or shipment of biological specimens

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    Study Administrative Officers (KEN SHE Study)

    Study Description

    The KEN SHE Study is a prospective, blinded randomized study that will test the efficacy of single-dose bivalent and nonavalent HPV vaccination as a catch-up strategy.

    Position: Study Administrative officers (2 Positions) K MR6 Vacancy No.FN-06-05-2021

    Reports to: Study Finance Manager

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Imprest reconciliations and management
    2. Petty cash management
    3. Bank reconciliations
    4. Monitor budget through expenditure tracking
    5. Prepare variance reports
    6. Assist in facilitating trainings & conferences
    7. Monitor & ensure payments for vendors are actualized
    8. Manage contracts & agreements between the Program & other service providers
    9. Asset register management
    10. Assist in Inventory management
    11. Support in study related procurement processes and tracking of supplies

    Required Qualifications

    • B.com. Degree (Finance/Accounting option), Business Administration or equivalent
    • CPA (II) or Equivalent

    Experience

    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a busy organization
    • Experience working in research organization is an added advantage

    Desirable Qualities

    • Advanced computer skills on MS Office, accounting software packages
    • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports
    • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
    • Knowledge and experience in Procurement and supplies
    • Good presentation skills

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    Community Tracker (KEN SHE Study)

    Study Description

    The KEN SHE Study is a prospective, blinded randomized study that will test the efficacy of single-dose bivalent and nonavalent HPV vaccination as a catch-up strategy.

    Position: Community Tracker (Positions 4) K MR7 Vacancy No. FN-10-05-2021

    Reports to: Community Liaison Officer

    Location: Kisumu

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Community engagement
    • Community sensitization and mobilization for the study.
    • Work with CORPS to map study area and recruit potential subjects
    • Hold regular meetings and communication with local leaders and Community Units
    • Network with stakeholders
    • Participate in accelerated mobilization (distributing flyers and posters and conducting a mobile campaign with a public address system to mobilize the community.
    • Liaise with community leaders, gatekeepers and the community members about the study in consultation with the CLO.
    • Community Advisory Board formulation and continuously liaising with the board
    • Participant recruitment activities
    • Conducting outreach activities and participant referral
    • Escorting participants home as needed
    • Counseling and informed consent process
    • Develop and review participant recruitment SOP and implement strategies
    • Participant referral to site
    • Participant retention activities
    • Obtaining and updating participant locator information
    • Report writing on recruitment and retention strategies and updating of the community diary
    • Develop and review participant retention SOP and implement strategies
    • Participate in health talks at the site, community and health facilities
    • Participant physical and phone tracing as needed.
    • Participant home visits

    Required Qualifications

    • Diploma in Community Health, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Psychological Counselling or other related fields.
    • Experience in working in a busy clinical research set up with extensive handson experience working in with communities and other stakeholders.

    Experience

    • More than two (2) years Clinical Research experience
    • Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training is an added advantage

    Desirable Qualities

    • Commitment to integrity and high quality performance
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
    • Keen and attentive to detail
    • Ability to task-shift
    • Ability to work independently, team player, good communicator, respectful, flexible, enthusiastic, innovative and proactive
    • Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili. Luo speakers have an added advantage.
    • Experience in mobilizing the community especially youth and women organizations
    • Computer literacy
    • Counselling skills

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    Research Medical Officer (KEN SHE Study)

    Study Description

    The KEN SHE Study is a prospective, blinded randomized study that will test the efficacy of single-dose bivalent and nonavalent HPV vaccination as a catch-up strategy.

    K MR5 Vacancy No. FN09-05-2021

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Administration and budget plans for the clinic department
    2. Supervision – clinic staff and clinical activities, including duty allocation and weekly Rota, ensure smooth clinical flow.
    3. Staff training- Regular staff trainings and assessments on protocol, SOPs and other study relevant materials
    4. Participant safety- Assess participant eligibility, assess, monitor, track, grade and report Adverse events/Serious Adverse events including laboratory results
    5. Participant recruitment and retention
    6. Community and stakeholder engagement
    7. Perform participant medical and physical examinations
    8. Develop and review study SOPs, manuals and IEC materials
    9. Quality control: Ensure high quality data collection and timely query resolution by the clinical team.
    10. Report writing and presentations : Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports of clinic study activities

    Required Qualifications

    Experienced, practicing medical officer (MD/MBChB) with extensive and recent hands-on experience and expertise in supervision.

    Experience

    Minimum 3 years professional clinical experience hands-on experience and expertise in supervision

    Desirable Qualities

    • Experience managing and supporting other staff in the professional field
    • Professional experience in emergency/disaster medicine, outbreak management, Public Health, Pediatrics, Rural and remote medicine or other relevant areas is an asset
    • Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training
    • Up to date with resuscitation and anaphylaxis including competent to give intramuscular injections and subcutaneous administration of local anesthetic
    • Experience working with pediatric, adult and geriatric patient populations
    • Ability to coordinate and deliver out-patient services in low-resource settings
    • Competent computer skills (Windows, Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail)
    • Commitment to integrity and high quality performance
    • Building trust; Teamwork; Communication; Professionalism; Empowering others; Diversity; Judgement/Decision-making.

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    Laboratory Technologists (KEN SHE Study)

    K MR7 Vacancy No.FN-08-05-2021

    Reports to: Laboratory Manager

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Accurate and timely performing of Study specific assays
    • Nasal Swab collection of participants
    • Ensuring custody of participant specimens and storage/archival
    • Appropriate reporting of any abnormal lab result.
    • Ensure maintenance and troubleshooting on all lab equipment and report to the supervisor
    • Running and logging of specimen controls as per the set SOP.
    • Ensuring Laboratory Waste segregation and management.
    • Developing and updating laboratory inventory.
    • Developing and continuous review of standard operating procedures in keeping with the protocol for the laboratory, and all lab related documents and manuals.
    • Ensure compliance with all the SOPs and respective specimen flow charts
    • Projection on consumables and reagents, and re-ordering whenever due and ensuring custody.
    • Participate and pass all required proficiency testing
    • Participate in timely enrolment of all EQAs required
    • Participate in supervised sample shipment procedures
    • Ensure that are IATA certified and compliant
    • Updating and ensuring quality assurance of the lab specimen data base
    • GCLP compliant
    • Receive, download, and post/report all external lab results/reports
    • Transcription of all lab results and communication of the same as per the lab results communication SOP
    • QA/QC point persons at the lab level

    Required Qualifications

    1. Diploma in Medical Laboratory
    2. Degree in Medical Laboratory, biomedical laboratory or biochemical laboratory added advantage
    3. Extensive and recent hands-on experience on running HIV-1, Pregnancy testing, CD4 count, PCR, HIV ELISA assays and medical sample shipment.
    4. Must have Good Clinical laboratory Practice training and/or CITI training.
    5. Must be registered with KMLTTB with a valid Practicing Certificate.

    Experience

    At least two (2) years Clinical research experience in a busy research laboratory setting

    Desirable Qualities

    1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    2. Extensive organization skills
    3. Ability to work in a clinically busy, resource-challenged and demanding environment.
    4. Commitment to integrity and high quality performance
    5. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
    6. Keen and attentive to detail
    7. Ability to communicate lab results , write reports and trouble shoot lab equipment related challenges
    8. Proactive, ability to work independently, interact well with other departments
    9. Familiarity with a multi- department clinical lab setting

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    Clinical Officer (KEN SHE Study)

    Study Description

    The KEN SHE Study is a prospective, blinded randomized study that will test the efficacy of single-dose bivalent and nonavalent HPV vaccination as a catch-up strategy.

    KMR7 Vacancy No. FN-10-03-2021 Position

    Reports to: Study Doctor

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Register, consent study participants and assist with eligibility screening and enrolment of study participants.
    • Prescreening of participants
    • Support in health talks to participants at the clinic and mobilization sources
    • Conduct physical and medical examinations for study participants.
    • Participant vaccination and psychosocial counselling
    • Perform phlebotomy and collect nasal swab specimen collection
    • Complete case report forms and work closely with the study doctor to report all possible SAEs to the study safety monitor and KEMRI IRB.
    • Address safety queries raised by the study safety monitor
    • Conducts follow up visits on study participants.
    • Perform clinical assessments of participants, grading of symptoms/diagnoses, interpret laboratory results and follow up
    • Carry out medical examinations and manage adverse events among study participants.
    • Collect requisite study laboratory and pathological specimens
    • Prepare and counsel participants as per the study protocol.
    • Perform accurate record keeping and check study forms for completeness and accuracy each day.
    • Participate in the eligibility criteria selection of study participants
    • Discuss participants follow-up schedule visits in collaboration with the nursing desk and reception.
    • Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community.
    • Maintain a good relationship with the community and other clinic staff.
    • In-depth understanding the logistics required to conduct of the study.
    • Report problems encountered to study Medical officer and consult appropriately.
    • Assess adherence to study products by participants and institute appropriate measures
    • Attend to the clinic help line
    • Contact participants with Adverse events, work with the Community team to trace up these participants, counsel them, follow them up and accurately document progress
    • Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports of personal study activities
    • Assist the study doctor in the development and review of clinic related SOPs
    • Continuously update clinic room inventory and safe keeping of all items in the respective clinic rooms

    Required Qualifications

    1. Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
    2. Holds a current practicing license Clinical Officers Council of Kenya

    Experience

    At least two (2) years Clinical research experience

    Desirable Qualities

    1. Demonstrated track record working in busy clinic
    2. Knowledge and experience in vaccine administration and psychosocial counselling
    3. Strong interpersonal, communication, and listening skills
    4. Must be able to work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability, and integrity
    5. Basic computer skills

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    Programmer (Kisumu)

    Vacancy No.FN-012-04- 2021

    Reports to: Study Programmer

    Duration: 3 months

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Assist with development of data collection tools
    2. Document and prepare user manuals for training end user of the tools
    3. Assist with the development of data pipelines to migrate data from pre-existing environments to the new platforms, and work to develop user-facing modules to consume data
    4. Maintain and troubleshoot current data collection tools functionality, ensuring for consistent study data flow
    5. Prepares flow charts and systems diagrams to illustrate data system and assist in problem analysis and detailed design source documentation
    6. Provide support and advice to system administrators when they encounter software issues that require a more advanced software understanding
    7. Provide software as needed to transfer and transform data between platform and data stores such as MySQL, SQL, ODK, among others
    8. Work closely with the study programmer and data manager, to optimize the pre-existing and newly developed tools to optimal data system use and functionality
    9. Liaison with FACES programming team through frequent communication and knowledge sharing for enhanced and complimentary programming skills
    10. Prepares data for analysis in various formats as required by investigators.

    Required Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering/Computer science/Statistics or equivalent from a recognized university.

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    Cleaner And Messenger (KEN SHE Study)

    Vacancy No. FN-11-05-2021

    Reports to: Study Administrato

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provides efficient messenger services focusing on achievement of the following results
    • Collection and delivery of mail and other materials as required from and to the post office, courier and other institutions like Kenya power and Safaricom/ Zain within town.
    • Sorting, delivery and pick up of mail from various offices on the premises at regular intervals. Maintenance of records as required
    • Photocopying and duplicating services;
    • Ensuring that tea, water and refreshments are served and provided to the study staff and official meetings as requested;
    • Assist in the loading, unloading and movement of furniture, equipment and cargo office supplies;
    • Perform Variety of unskilled tasks as helper and messenger;
    • Remain flexible and work additional hours when required;
    • Other duties as required.
    • Provides efficient organization and cleaning services
    • Keeping clean the offices, kitchen, corridors, toilets, and training venues and the office environment at all the times;
    • Paying attention and ensuring hygienic standard of sanitary facilities at all the times;
    • Keeps office room floors, surfaces, furniture, walls, doors, windows, curtains clean and hygienic;
    • Clean the toilets and to put in the toilets the toilet rolls, soaps, washing liquid and hand towels when required;
    • Report on the stock status of toilet rolls, soaps, washing liquid etc.;
    • Maintaining the organization of paper, documents, and clean desks and offices;
    • Supporting office hospitality in the presence of guests;
    • Maintaining cleanliness of the entrance and office environment

    Required Qualifications

    Minimum o-level

    Experience:

    At least 1 year of work experience preferably with a busy medical organizations.

    Desirable Qualities

    • Understanding of the study site operations, procedures and requirements
    • Efficiency in the delivery of all listed services
    • Focuses on result for the site and responds positively to feedback;
    • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
    • Responds positively to critical feedback.
    • Flexible
    • Preferred previous training in cleaning & tea service processes; Quality oriented; Supportive; Timely; Personal organization; knowledge of Hygiene; Ethical
    • S/he demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people with diverse backgrounds.

    Method of Application

    Kindly see the  salary structure at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

    Applicants should attach the following:

    1. Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number on the subject line)
    2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and email address
    3. Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
    4. Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
    5. A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
    6. A copy of National Identity card or passport

    All applications to be done through email [email protected]

    KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

    only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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

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