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  • Posted: Mar 29, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 21, 2024
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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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    Administrative Officer

    Vacancy No. CGHR/399/01/24

    Job Summary:

    The officer will work with finance officer on activities related to budgets for new funding, project/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, developing and planning budgets for each project strategic area and assists in forecasting future resource needs

    Job Specifications
    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: -

    • Track expenditure and prepare timely reports for submission to Project Manager, PIs, Partners and Donor.
    • Maintaining an inventory register;
    • Ensuring assets are insured;
    • Ensuring maintenance of office equipment, facilities and assets,
    • Generating reports on operations, maintenance and utilization of equipment, assets and facilities.
    • Review financial and administrative vouchers and monitor MPESA payments.
    • Recommend approvals of project operating invoices and vouchers for payment.
    • Liaise with finance to ensure funds are available before processing LPOs and with relevant departments to ensure Request for Purchases is completed for timely procurement and delivery of project supplies.
    • Maintaining an inventory register and conduct unannounced inventories inspection to ensure all assets are available and maintained per schedule.
    • Manage office transport system, track vehicle and motorbike expenses and highlight concerns
    • Liaise with Human Resource on hiring and orientation of project staff.
    • Manage timesheet tracker per project and maintain leave schedules.
    • Coordinate archiving of project files.
    • Coordinate project meetings and take minutes.
    • Facilitate processing of travel requisitions.
    • Coordinate clearance of project(s) visitors and liaise with relevant departments for clearance, work permits, hotel reservations, ground transportation and office space.
    • Prepare welcome packet for visiting scientists.

    Person Specification
    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Business Administration/  Accounting/ Finance or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Minimum five years’ post graduate experience in Project administration, management, finance,  accounting or related field.
    • Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, financial, and human resources policies and  procedures;
    • Have proficiency in computer applications.

    Key Skills and Competencies

    • Planning skills
    • Communication and reporting skills.
    • Team player
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Excellent financial and management skills
    • Ability to multi-task and take initiatives with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision, within strict deadlines and flexible to ad-hoc schedules
    • Ability to manage complex assignments, plan, and monitor budget expenditures. 

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    Laboratory Technologist

    Vacancy No. CGHR/400/01/24

     Job Specifications

    • Receiving/collecting and recording of study related biological specimens;
    • Isolating, quantifying, and cryopreserving PBMCs.
    • Molecular biology assays: DNA extraction from biological samples and detection of Plasmodium falciparum and EBV using qPCR
    • Immunological assays: ELISA and multiplex bead assay for analyses of Plasmodium falciparum, EBV and other common pathogens.
    • Preparing reagents and managing laboratory supplies inventory
    • Recording and reporting laboratory results;
    • Keeping an updated inventory of all samples collected and generated in the laboratory.
    • Routine and daily monitoring of laboratory equipment.
    • Ensuring adherence to biosafety and biosecurity guidelines;
    • Taking part in preparation of Standards Operations Procedures (SOPs).
    • Attend to any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    Person Specification

    • Diploma in any of the following fields: Medical Laboratory Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical Laboratory Technology, Biotechnology or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Registration Certificate and Valid practicing license issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB) where applicable;
    • Experience in molecular biology and immunological assays are an added advantage;
    • GCP and GCLP trainings;
    • Proficiency in computer application.

    Key Skills and Competencies

    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Team player
    • Integrity

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    Data Clerk (Community Interviewer) - 4 Posts

    Vacancy No. CGHR/401/12/24

    Job Descriptions

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: -

    • Recruitment of study participants
    • Consent study participants
    • Perform finger prick procedures and testing using rapid test device
    • Complete study forms accurately and completely
    • Data entry onto logbooks, diaries and computer
    • Organize collected data and perform simple analysis
    • Communicate field matters to supervisor
    • Attend study meetings and report on progress of work
    • Perform any other duties assigned or delegated by the study management.

    Person Specifications

    • Be a holder of KCSE mean grade D+ and above or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    • Have certificate in HIV Testing Services (HTS);
    • Must be resident of the study area-Kisumu County;
    • Be fluent in both written and oral English & Swahili languages;
    • Proficiency in computer application.

     Key Skills and Competencies

    • Planning and Organization Skills
    • Communication Skills
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Team player

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    Pharmaceutical Technologist

    Vacancy No. CGHR/402/03/24

    Job Summary

    The Pharmaceutical Technologist will report to the Pharmacist in-charge and will be responsible for ensuring that the pharmacy assignments are executed in the highest standards possible as per the AGREE Trial study protocol, GCP and GPP guidelines. S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.

     Job Specification:

    • Dispensing prescribed medications and pharmaceutical preparations
    • Verifying and maintaining information relating to patients
    • Ordering and recording of drugs and other supplies;
    • Verifying and maintaining records relating to patients;
    • Custody and storing of drugs;
    • Ensuring that the working environment meets the stipulated requirements
    • Prepare pharmacy/drugs monthly reports

    Person Specification:

    • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    • Registration Certificate issued by the Pharmacy and Poisons board;
    • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) - Added advantage
    • Proficiency in computer application

    Key Skills and Competencies

    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Team player

    Method of Application

    All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements;

     Must include current Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address;

    Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers;

    Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.

    All the applications to be addressed to Deputy Director, CGHR, P. O. Box 1578-40100 Kisumu and submit by post to the above address before April 21, 2024.

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