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  • Posted: Apr 30, 2021
    Deadline: Apr 19, 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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    Field Officer Intern

    A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:

    Two positions -To be based in Thika

    Purpose

    The purpose of the internship is to be trained in recruitment and retention activities for a research clinic team.

    The field officer intern will be trained on the following responsibilities:-

    • Support the retention teamstaff meetings, and other events as needed.
    • Bring to the study teams’ att in activities aimed at maintaining high retention of study participants.
    • Conduct outreach activities in order to maintain high retention of study participants.
    • Participate in trainings, team/ention any problems, challenges, observed in study activities
    • Perform other duties as assigned or required.
    • Education and Professional Training
    • Diploma in counseling, social work, nursing or clinical medicine from a recognized Institution
    • Training in reproductive health sciences would be an added advantage

    Competencies

    • Basic counseling
    • Basic IT and social media skills

    Experience

    • Experience on health issues with communities
    • Basic knowledge of reproductive health
    • Prior work experience with young women

    Terms of Engagement:
    Appointment in the internship program will be for 6 months. This may be extended for another 6 months depending on performance.

    Please Note:

    i. A stipend will be provided.
    ii. Interns will be expected to take up a personal accident cover and medical Insurance cover

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    Project Coordinator: KMR 5

    Reports to: Site Coordinator

    JOB PURPOSE

    • Coordination of PrEP implementation activities.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Community engagement and coordination of PrEP implementation in reproductive public health facilitiesTeam lead for the Technical Assistants, Data abstractors and Project Interns
    • Close collaboration with the County Health Management Teams (CHMT)
    • Establish beneficial partnerships and work with other implementing partners and stakeholders on PrEP implementation.
    • Planning and conducting relevant project debriefs and meetings
    • Monitoring implementation of PrEP in all tiers of GOK, FBO and Private facilities
    • Participation in the national and regional PrEP TWGs Implementation of study protocols
    • Participate in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) and ensuring they are followed as per protocol
    • Preparing project updates
    • Drawing project budgets and coordination of other logistics
    • Any other duties as may be assigned

    Education and Professional training

    • Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Systems Management or any other health related field

    Competencies

    • PrEP training competency
    • Competent in project management
    • Self confidence
    • Stake holder management
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills

    Experience

    • At least five years’ experience managing projects
    • Previous experience working with the Ministry of Health, training health providers on PrEP
    • Prior GCP and human subjects training is desirable
    • Research experience is an added benefit

    Terms of employment

    • Employment is on a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months.
    • Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application together with their detailed CV to the recruitment officer through e-mail: [email protected] not later than 19th May, 2021

    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 RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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

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