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  • Posted: May 23, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 11, 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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    Research Assistant - Kisumu

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Conduct recruitment, screening, and informed consent activities for the study
    • Administer quantitative questionnaires at the health facilities
    • Actively follow up participants.
    • Timely Data entry of study information collected from participants
    • Respond to data queries
    • Work with the study data manager/coordinator to ensure accurate data collection and entry
    • Understand the study design and objectives to assist in the successful implementation of the study

    Vacancy Requirements:

    • Diploma in Social Sciences; Social Work, Public Health, Anthropology or Community Development.

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    Data Analyst - Kisumu

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Develop rigorous analysis strategies for abstracts, manuscripts, and program evaluation activities. Authorship as part of these analysis activities.
    • Apply complex statistical techniques and methods in the processing and analysis of data
    • Directly supervise and mentor the Statistician
    • Develop and implement program tracking databases in support of program evaluation activities
    • Organize and direct the study design, data collection, processing, analysis and publication of statistical data on various subject matter relevant to the YIA Oncology study
    • Support investigators to operationalize research goals, refine statistical hypotheses, develop statistical analysis plans and explain statistical implications of results.
    • Merge data across databases and check for data inconsistencies and outliers using STATA
    • Clean and edit complex medical record data for analysis
    • Generate data reports on program activities, both routine and as requested
    • Document methodologies and procedures used in the compilation and analysis of data, as well as data sources and limitations of estimates and guidelines for their use
    • Provide advice on sample size calculation
    • Provide advice on the statistical interpretation and implications of results for program planning and decision-making
    • Prepare tables, figures, results, and statistical methods narratives for abstracts and publications

    Vacancy Requirements:

    • Strong academic qualifications in Biostatistics/Statistics or Applied Mathematics as evidenced by possession of at least a Degree from a recognized University
    • At least 4 years’ experience in statistical work at the professional level, preferably in a healthcare setting  
    • Advance level knowledge of statistical software: SAS and/or STATA data management is required  
    • In-depth, comprehensive, and evolving knowledge of statistical and mathematical analysis techniques integrated with computer applications
    • Demonstrated expertise in the following techniques is required: logistic and linear regression, mixed model, longitudinal data analyses, interrupted time series analyses, factor analyses, complex survey sample analyses, survival analyses, missing imputation, bootstrapping  
    • Fluency in English

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    Finance Intern

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Imprest reconciliation
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Tracking expenditure
    • Prepare variance reports
    • Monitor & ensure payments for vendors are actualized
    • Management of Asset register
    • Inventory management
    • Procurement and tracking of supplies
    • Review of imprest surrenders from the field
    • Cheque writing and banking

    Vacancy Requirements:

    • Must have graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, (Finance/Accounting option), Business Administration or equivalent, CPA (II) or ACCA level (I)
    • Strong analytical ability, planning, and organizational skills 
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work with multi-skilled teams.

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    Data Analyst - Nairobi

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Participate in design of data collection tools and data capture applications as required;
    • Design and manage databases and data entry/capture procedures;
    • Ensure accurate and complete data download/upload from data collection devices used i.e mobile phones, netbooks and tablets;
    • Collate, query and clean data streaming in from the field sites and routinely flagging out inconsistencies and / or errors arising from data obtained from the field;
    • Perform various data manipulations, analyses and generate reports and tables as requested;
    • Participate in developing data analysis plans in consultation with the study investigators;
    • Participate in data retrieval and manuscript writing/dissemination;
    • Deal with routine problems arising in the course of data handling;
    • Perform additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Vacancy Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or any related field from a recognized training institution
    • Knowledge of Visual Basic® and other programming languages in the NET environment will be an added advantage.
    • Ability to meet strict deadlines; 
    • Interpersonal skills;
    • Communication skills;
    • Team player.

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    Research Administrator - Isiolo County

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Organize and supervise the implementation of all surveillance activities at various levels including household, environmental and health facility levels;
    • Ensure availability of requisite study supplies and materials at all times;
    • Serve as the point of contact and principal source of information on study matters and deliverables for the site; and produce regular progress reports as required;
    • Develop and design local training for project staff in collaboration with the study investigators
    • Work with scientific staff to ensure collection of high-quality data;
    • Work with other investigators to conceptualize and develop analytical plans for various data;
    • Provide study updates and liaise with relevant sub-county and county health management teams, MOH heads, opinion leaders and community advisory boards;
    • Work with project leads to contribute in the analysis of scientific results
    • Submit periodic reports of project status to the project team while identifying gaps and areas requiring further strengthening.

    Vacancy Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: - Biomedical Sciences, MedicalSciences, Public Health, any relevant Social Science or equivalent qualifications from arecognized institution;
    • Good analytical skills and experience of using at least one statistical package such as R or STATA 
    • Have an in-depth understanding of Good Clinical Practice principles. 
    • Must be willing to reside in the study area
    • Ability to work independently and proactively;
    • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously;
    • Communication skills;
    • Demonstrated maturity and capacity to navigate a complex environment and respond to shifting and fluid priorities

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    Study Clinician/Clinical Officer

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Collection of data
    • Clinical examination and provide care and treatment to Persons Living with HIV
    • Support counseling as needed
    • HIV Counseling and Testing
    • Participate in screening, enrolment and follow up of study participants
    • Participate in general research and study specific seminars, awareness drives and educational activities.
    • Generate and draft clinical/ study reports as may be required
    • Documentation of study procedures and findings
    • Contribute to dissemination of research findings
    • Supporting in training and capacity building activities for the team in the implementation of their roles and responsibilities.

    Vacancy Requirements:

    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution 
    • Be registered by the Clinical Officers Council 
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with direct involvement in patient care especially in HIV Care and treatment
    • Reproductive health knowledge and skills is an added advantage.

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