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  • Posted: Jan 29, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 15, 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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    Clinical Research Scientist

    Vacancy No.CGHR/167/01/21

    Project description: The Kenya Medical Research Institute(KEMRI), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)will be conducting a large community-based study of Attractive Targeted Sugar Bait (ATSB) aimed at reducing malaria transmission in western Kenya.The 3-year project is part of a larger international ATSB consortium involving three countries in Africa, and international partners in the UK and USA.As part of this effort, KEMRI is searching for an exceptional trial manager with three years of relevant work experience to lead the study team.

    Position: Clinical Research Scientist (KMR 5)

    Reports to: Principal Investigator

    Location: KEMRI-CGHR, Kisumu, with fieldwork in Siaya county

    Position Summary:

    The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing a large cluster randomised trial in 80 villages in Siaya County to evaluate the efficacy of a novel tool for reducing malaria transmission. The evaluation will include longitudinal assessments of community and facility-based surveillance for malaria case burden, a year-round household malaria indicator survey and an incidence cohort study. The post holder will work in close consultation with the Principal and Co-Investigators, including with the entomological team. He/She will be responsible for reviewing standard operating procedures, manage submission of protocol amendments as required, coordinate fieldwork, overseeing centralised functions of the study, including coordinating data management and procurement of study supplies.

    For exceptional candidates, the option for PhD training as part of the project maybe considered.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Medical Doctor (MCChB or MD or equivalent), or MSc in Epidemiology, or MPH or equivalent
    • Demonstrated team or project management ability
    • Strong leadership and supervisory abilities
    • Strong computer skills including in data analysis and the ability to produce high-quality written reports
    • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Kenya Constitution

    Terms of Employment: A one-year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

    Remuneration: Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI pay grade depending on education and experience

    Applications MUST include the following:

    • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
    • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and email address
    • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and email addresses of the referees
    • Copies of Certificates, Diplomas or Transcripts

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    Research Administrator

    Vacancy: CGHR/164/01/21

    Position:Research Administrator ,J/GKMR 5

    Vacant Post(s) –1(One)

    Location:Siaya County Kenya

    Reports to: Principal Investigator (PI)

    Job Description

    The Research Administrator will coordinate the entire project activities including hiring, training, and supervision of the study team, planning and implementation of all study activities, the collection of all household and facility-based data, and the collection of facility-based specimens. Research Administrator will also be asked to monitor study procedures and data for quality and thoroughness. He or she will also be asked to analyze data and write up reports and manuscripts for publication in peer review journals. These activities are part of a study called ‘Enterics for Global Health (EFGH)-Shigella Study in infants and young children’ that is a post GEMS and VIDA studies. The incumbent will directly report to the Kenyan site Principal Investigator and to other senior investigators.

    Full Job Description

    Qualifications:

    • Holder of Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: -Social Science, Applied Sciences, Education, Public Health, Biostatistics, any related or qualifications from a recognized institution
    • Be self-motivated individual interested in developing research proposals
    • Able to work with minimal supervision and have a high standard for research ethics
    • Demonstrated experience of at least 3 years in motor bike riding with accident free valid driving license
    • Poses a valid Certificate in Good Clinical Practice
    • Be proficient in the use of computers.Good statistic analytical skills and experience of using at least one statistical package will be an advantage
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
    • Have extensive community-based research experience.
    • Be fluent in both English and Dholuo
    • Be willing to reside in or close to study sites.

    Terms of Employment: Employment is on a one-year contract with a probation period for the first 3 months.

    Applications MUST include the following:

    • A cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications (Indicate Vacancy Number)
    • Current Resume’ or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
    • Copies of certificates and testimonials
    • Three letters of reference with contact information (phone and email)
    • Must fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

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    Research Scientist

    Vacancy: CGHR/165/01/21

    Project Description

    The Kenyan Medical Research Institute, Center for Global Health Research (KEMRI-CGHR), has been selected to participate in a seven country Multi-Center study that will quantify the burden of Shigella diarrhea among infants and young children in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to inform future Shigella vaccine trials. KEMRI-CGHR working in collaboration with the Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children at the University of Washington and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will participate in the Enterics for Global Health (EFGH)-Shigella study.The EFGH-Shigella project represents an extension of the Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) and the Vaccine Impact Assessment on Diarrhea in Africa (VIDA). The project is pleased to announce the following vacant position(s):

    Vacant Position(s): 3 (three)

    Location: Siaya County, Kenya

    Reports to: Principal Investigator (PI)

    Qualifications

    • Holder of Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: -Social Science, Applied Sciences, Education, Public Health, Biostatistics, any relevant Social Studies, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution
    • Be a self-motivated individual interested in developing research proposals
    • Demonstrated interested in working on diarrhea research and to be mentored in scientific writing in the same field
    • Able to work with minimal supervision and have a high standard for research ethics.
    • Poses a valid Certificate in Good Clinical Practice
    • Be proficient in the use of computers.Good statistic analytical skills and experience of using at least one statistical package will be an advantage.
    • Fluency in both English and Dholuo, written and spoken, and good interpersonal communication skills

    Terms of Employment: Employment is on a one-year contract with a probation period for the first 3 months.

    Applications MUST include the following:

    • A cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications (Indicate Vacancy Number)
    • Current Resume’ or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
    • Copies of certificates and testimonials
    • Three letters of reference with contact information (phone and email)
    • Must fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

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    Administration and ICT (Internship Announcement)

    Vacancy No: CGHR/163/02/21

    The Kenya Medical Research Institute is committed to providing the youth with opportunities to acquire, sharpen their knowledge and gain technical/practical skills to complement their studies in order to enhance their employability in line with the Kenya Vision 2030. The KEMRI Internship Program (KIP) seeks to develop a pool of young talent adequately exposed to working in the research industry. After the planned one year (Non-renewable)internship program, the candidates will have gained practical workplace experience to enable them to have a competitive edge in their job search

    KEMRI-CGHR Kisumu is seeking to recruit an intern in the below mentioned field; –

    Internship Area: Administration and ICT

    Project: Base

    Requirements:

    • Administration (1): Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution in any of the following disciplines: Business Management/Commerce, Human Resource Management or any elated field
    • ICT (1): Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science or Information Communication Technology
    • Below thirty (30) years old
    • Must have a certificate of Good Conduct.

    Terms of Engagement: Appointment in the Internship program will be for a period of one year. The successful candidate (s) will be paid a monthly stipend without any other benefits. Interns will be expected to take up a personal accident cover and medical Insurance cover for the period of internship.

    Applications should include the following:

    • Letter of Application indicating vacancy number
    • Current Resume or CV with names and contact information (telephone and e-mail address)
    • Copies of Certificates and transcripts.

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    Human Resource Management Officer

    Location: Kisumu, Kisian

    Duration: One (1) year with a possibility of extension

    Reporting to: Senior Administrative Officer

    This is the entry and training grade for this cadre for graduate employees. An officer at this level will work under guidance and supervision of a senior officer.

    Person Specification

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Planning, Education, Public\Business Administration, Commerce(HR Option), Government or any other relevant qualification from a recognized Institution.
    • Membership to Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).
    • Proficiency in computer application skills;and
    • Must fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

    Remuneration: Compensation at the stated grade is based on education level, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

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    Office Assistant hnhn

    Vacancy: CGHR/162/01/21

    Project description:

    Base is a platform created to serve collaborative projects with shared facilities and equipment in Kisumu, Siaya, Busia and Homabay Counties. Base has a vacancy in the Human Resource/Administration section as stated below:

    Position: Office Assistant J/G KMR 12

    Vacant Post(s) -2(two)

    Location:Kisumu, Kisian

    Duration: One (1) year with a possibility of extension

    Reporting to: Administrative Office

    This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a Senior officer.

    Person Specifications

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Mean Grade D or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Proficiency in computer application

    Remuneration: Compensation at the stated grade is based on education level, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

    Method of Application

    Applications should be sent through,[email protected] no later than 15th February,2021.

    KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY TO RELEVANT AUTHORITY

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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

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