• Job Opportunities at Kenya Medical Research Institute - 10 Positions

  • Posted on: 15 May, 2018 Deadline: 22 May, 2018
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    The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in health in Kenya. KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading center of excellence in human health research” and its mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building, innovation and service delivery”.

    KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following positions:

    Supplies Assistant I - 6 positions

     

    JOB GROUP MR 7

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities will entail:-

    • Raise quotations for purchase of products within different thresholds to ensure availability and competitive prices in the institute;
    • Prepare Local Purchase Orders (LPOs) to make contracts with merchants in order to procure goods and services;
    • Prepare tenders to procure good and services of very high value to satisfy the needs of the institute;
    • Carry out market surveys to establish current market prices and trends in order to ensure that merchants always quote competitively;
    • Prepare payment documents for goods and services supplied to ensure accountability and avoid legal risk;
    • Provide input into the development of specifications to ensure value for money;
    • Carry out tender opening for purchase of highly priced goods and services; and Carry out tender and quotation evaluation to ensure quality and value for money.

    Requirement for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

    • Diploma in Supply Chain Management or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
    • Full membership of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, Practicing
    • License will be an added advantage.
    • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution
    • Minimum of 1 year professional experience.

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    Supplies Officer III - 3 positions

     

    JOB GROUP MR 8

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Duties and responsibilities will entail:-

    • Process purchase request within the Purchasing
    • Authority in order to ensure compliance with the set institutional and regulatory guidelines; Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to determine procurement needs and delivery requirements in order to establish value for good and services offered;
    • Invite, assess and award or recommend supplies tenders, bids, quotations and proposals to acquire competitive bids for goods and services and value for money for proper management of resources;
    • Organize and take part in team building activities within the department in order to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships among workmates for smooth running of activities in execution of tasks;
    • Carry out tender opening for purchase of highly priced goods and services;
    • Carry out tender and quotation evaluation to ensure quality and value for money.

    Requirement for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

    • Diploma in Supply Chain Management or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
    • Full membership of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, Practicing
    • License will be an added advantage.
    • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.
    • Minimum of 3 years professional experience.

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    Principal Research Officer (Research Regulation/ethics)

     

    JOB GROUP MR/13

    Position Description: -

    The holder of this position will be the Head of KEMRI’s Scientific and Ethical Review Unit (SERU) and will report to the Deputy Director (Research & Development). He/She will be responsible for provision of regulatory expertise for purposes of regulatory compliance and ensuring provision of efficient and timely review of research proposals.

    Duties and Responsibilities:-

    • Responsible for the day-to-day administrative and regulatory operations at the Scientific and Ethical Review Unit (SERU).
    • Developing and implementing policies and procedures and in the design and implementation of projects and programs supporting SERU activities.
    • Providing analytical, technical and professional support to the Institutional Review Board.
    • Supporting all aspects of applicable regulatory compliance.
    • Ensuring optimal service to the research community and accurate compliance with relevant government and Institutional policies.
    • Advising investigators on compliance with Kenyan laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to human research participants' protection.
    • Ensuring maintenance of an up-to-date understanding of the national and international policies and regulations.
    • Participating in the development, design, and delivery of research ethics training for researchers, SERU members, and/or SERU Secretariat staff.
    • The Human subjects protection officer for the FWA.
    • Be responsible for mobilizing resources for SERU activities.
    • Providing oversight in the development and implementation of Monitoring and Quality assurance systems for SERU;
    • Providing training, day-to-day guidance and supervision of SERU Staff, research analysts and research administrators; and
    • Engaging in research on ethics / human subjects’ protection.

    Requirements for Appointment:-

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields;- Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy Biomedical Sciences, Public Health or any relevant Social Science, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
    • Master’s and PhD degree in any of the above fields;
    • A higher qualification in research or Clinical ethics will be an advantage;
    • Diploma in ethics or Certified IRB professional;
    • Four (4) years or more in research management experience in a similar organization, membership in an ethics committee;
    • Training in management for at least one month;
    • Analytical skills to interpret data and present findings;
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse research environment;
    • Problem solving and decision-making skills;
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of SERU information and records;
    • Meets the requirement of Chapter six Constitution Kenya
    • Ability to lead a team and to be a team player with strong mentoring and capacity building skills.

    The following will be required during the interviews:

    • Certificate of good conduct, Higher
    • Education Loans Board compliance certificate, KRA Tax compliance certificate, Credit Reference
    • Bureau clearance certificate, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address, not later than 22nd May, 2018 to:-

    The Director,
    Kenya Medical Research Institute,
    P.O. Box 54840-00200
    NAIROBI, (Attn: Head of Human Resources)

    KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

    Please write the Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Application letter.

    NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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