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  • Posted: Jun 10, 2020
    Deadline: Jun 29, 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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    Adolescent Peer lead

     KMR/ 7

    Vacancy No.  FN-017-06-2020

    Reports to: Lead Research Assistant   

    Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service.

    The first 3 months is a probation period   

    Position summary:    The Adolescent Peer Leads will work closely with study participants to identify and address barriers to  engagement in care, provide psychosocial support, and work resourcefully to re-engage them in HIV care.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for delivering e-navigation and in-person navigation intervention with regular contact per study protocol.  
    • Conduct participant recruitment, screening, informed consent, and randomization/re- randomization.  
    • Complete study surveys, evaluations and enter data into ODK
    • Conduct home visits and follow ups for study participants
    • Trace patients by phone and or in the field
    • Maintain strong positive relationships with community and community leaders to facilitate tracing activities.
    • Assist caregivers and adolescents with disclosure support
    • Assist in defaulter tracking
    • Work closely with study participants to identify and address barriers to engagement in care, provide psychosocial support, and work resourcefully to re-engage them in HIV care.  
    • Maintain study registers, logs, and files and make sure all study documents are kept secure and locked.  
    • Write reports and participate in study meetings as required.
    • Engagement in adolescent support groups.

    Qualifications

    • Must have form Four Certificate
    • Must be living with HIV and provide evidence of a CCC number in a facility of enrollment and be ready to disclose.  
    • Must come from the community they serve
    • Possess a desire to work compassionately with adolescent and young people
    • Must be proficient in English, Swahili and local dialect spoken in the health facility catchment area.  
    • Strong knowledge of local community, culture and geography
    • Excellent computer skills
    • Leadership experience preferred (e.g. from school, church or any other)

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    Site Lead Research Assistant

    KMR/ 7

    No of Positions: 3

    Vacancy No.  FN-018-06-2020

    Reports to: Assistant Coordinator   

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

    Position Summary:   

    The Site Lead Research Assistants will be responsible for overseeing study management at the site, including patient recruitment, enrollment, tracing, data collection and data entry, documentation, and organization per the study protocol and standard operating procedures  
     
    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Oversight and study management at the site
    • Conduct participant recruitment, screening, informed consent, and randomization/re- randomization  
    • Data collection, data entry, documentation, and organization per the study protocol and standard operating procedures  
    • Site stock management
    • Send daily site reports
    • Communicate regularly with the Study Coordinators and other study staff and will respond to data and study queries with information and reports as required  
    • Assist caregivers and adolescents with disclosure support
    • Maintain study registers, logs, and files and make sure all study documents are kept secure and locked  
    • Write reports and participate in study meetings as require
    • Participant follow up and tracing Qualifications
    • Diploma in Community Health, Social Work & Community Development or any other related Diploma in Social Sciences  O’ Level school Certificate Grade C (Constant) and above At least two years of Research Assistant Experience Motorcycle riding will be an added advantage Excellent Computer skills

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    Research Scientist

     Vacancy No: CGHR/139/05/20

    Program description;

    This program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and other organizations and donors. It involves conducting research and programmatic support for activities related to Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis and other diseases. The TB laboratory has the following opening:  
     
    KMR 6  

    Reports to:  Laboratory Director
     
    Essential Requirements: 

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Immunology, Biochemistry from a recognized college/university. 
    • Proficiency in the use of computers.
    • MUST be registered with KMLTTB
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

     
    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Must be able to perform assigned laboratory diagnostic procedures, i.e. assays, tests
    • Provide technical support on the development of laboratory tools (SOPS, guides, aids) for testing, results interpretation and dissemination
    • Perform molecular laboratory procedures i.e. PCR techniques such DNA extractions is recommended  
    • Develop laboratory budgets and procurement plans on the basis of on-going laboratory work 
    • Implement research projects and/or supervise designated aspects of the work
    • Analyze and prepare reports for conference presentation and publications for peer review and knowledge sharing.  
    • Maintain strict confidentiality and participants’ privacy
    • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by immediate supervisor  

    Terms of Employment:  
     
    Employment is a one (1) year renewable contract with probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI salary scale depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency. 

    Applications MUST include the following:

    • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
    • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
    • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
    • Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
    • Contact telephone number
    • Must have Certificate of Good Conduct 
    • Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance 
    • Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB 
    • Must have Credit Reference Bureau Certificate  

    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)  

    Applicants should attach the following:

    • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study 
    • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
    • Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
    • Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable) 
    • 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.

    KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED  AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.  
    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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

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