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  • Posted: Sep 13, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 29, 2021
  • 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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    Reports to: Study Administrator

    Duration: 8 months. The first 3 months is a probation period

    Background Information

    The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

    We have the below vacancies in DPMA STUDY

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Develop an in–depth understanding of study design and goals, and ensure that the study is conducted in compliance with study protocols and other regulatory requirements.
    2. Identify and Mobilize eligible participants for the interviews
    3. Assist in transcription and translation of the collected data
    4. Provide regular progress reports to the study coordinators
    5. Work closely with the study coordinators to prepare weekly interview schedules
    6. Ensure the smooth and efficient day–to–day operation of research and data collection activities
    7. Participate in regular research team meetings
    8. Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and any other relevant persons

    Required Qualifications

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences,
    2. Knowledge in family planning services will be an added advantage
    3. Knowledge in community entry strategies
    4. Knowledge in interviewing adolescent girls and young women on reproductive issues
    5. Other Required SkillsCommitment to integrity and high quality performance
    6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both English and Swahili
    7. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
    8. Keen and attentive to detail
    9. Ability to follow instructions and procedures
    10. Ability to work well under pressure with minimal supervision
    11. Flexibility to travel and interview participants in time and place of their convenience

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    Site Lead Research Assistant

    Site Lead Research Assistant.Reports to: Assistant Coordinator

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

    Background Information:

    The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), in collaboration with the Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U) is currently conducting research projects that include the ADAPT–I (Adaptive Strategy for Preventing and Treating Lapses of Retention in Adult HIV Care (ADAPT–R) Study and ADAPT–R–II. The ADAPT studies utilise the novel

    1. sequential multiple assignment randomized trial (SMART) approach to assess the effectiveness and cost efficiency of a family of sequential strategies to prevent initial lapses in HIV retention and to treat those that occur.
    2. We have the below vacancy in ADAPT (Adaptive Strategy for Preventing and Treating Lapses of Retention in Adult HIV Care (AdaPT–R) Study

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Oversight and study management at the site
    2. Conduct participant recruitment, screening, informed consent, and randomization/re– randomization
    3. Data collection, data entry, documentation, and organization per the study protocol and standard operating procedures
    4. Site stock management
    5. Send daily site reports
    6. Communicate regularly with the Study Coordinators and other study staff and will respond to data and study queries with information and reports as required
    7. Assist caregivers and adolescents with disclosure support
    8. Maintain study registers, logs, and files and make sure all study documents are kept secure and locked
    9. Write reports and participate in study meetings as require

    Required Qualifications and experience

    • Diploma in Community Health, Social Work & Community Development or any other related Diploma in Social Sciences with C plain and above in O level
    • At least two years of research assistant experience
    • Other Required Skills
    • Motorcycle riding will be an added advantage
    • Excellent Computer skills

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    Administrative Officer

    Program description

    The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), in Collaboration with the University of Washington, Seattle is conducting research in Azithromycin Enterics. The study is aimed at assessing the role of enteric pathogens and antimicrobial resistance in driving clinical and nutritional deterioration, and azithromycin’s potential effect, among children discharged from hospital in Kenya. The study is looking for a self–motivated and proactive individual to fill the following vacancy at KEMRI–CGHR

    Job Description

    The administrative officer will report to the Study Site–Principal investigator and will be responsible for conducting administrative and support financial management duties as described below:


    1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Business Administration or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
    2. Proficiency in computer applications
    3. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Prepare budgets and ensure all expenses are within the approved budget
    • Facilitate the procurement of goods and services through the ERP system
    • Keeping records of study supplies and assets, monitoring equipment maintenance and service contracts
    • Prepare invoices and submit to donors as appropriate
    • Prepare project bill and present them to the relevant office for payment e.g. Telephones bills, courier services and taxis among others.
    • Review project staff payroll including benefits on monthly basis
    • Coordinate trainings and study related travels
    • Identifying and processing procurement of venues for project meetings

    Key Skills and Competencies

    1. Planning and Organizational skills
    2. Communication and reporting skills
    3. Interpersonal skills
    4. Team player

    Method of Application

    Use the emails(s) below to apply


    Applications to be done through the email below – (Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email) and by not later than 29th September 2021.
    Applicants should attach the following:

    1. Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
    2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e–mail 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

    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.

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