Community Interviewer – (5 Positions)

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

Job Summary

The community interviewer will report directly to the Study Coordinator and will be responsible for collecting timely and accurate data in his or her assigned duty.

  • Minimum Qualification: Certificate
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

KENYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT


Opening date: February 10, 2021 Vacancy No. CGHR/172/02/21

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Kenya Medical Research Institute’s Centre for Global Health Research in collaboration with WHO aims to evaluate the performance characteristics of the VISITECT® CD4 Advanced Disease semi-quantitative point of care CD4 assay within the HIV-Research Division. The study therefore has a vacant position in the following field:

POSITION: COMMUNITY INTERVIEWER – (5 Positions) J/G KMR 10
LOCATION: Kisumu County
REPORTS TO: Study Coordinator

Required qualification
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education grade D plus
• Certificate in HIV Testing Services(HTS)
• Certificate in computer packages
• Must be residents of the study sites
• Good command of English, Swahili languages is required

JOB DESCRIPTION
The community interviewer will report directly to the Study Coordinator and will be responsible for collecting timely and accurate data in his or her assigned duty.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities
The community interviewers’ responsibilities shall include and not be limited to the following:
• Consent study participants
• Perform finger prick procedure and test using rapid device
• Assist with recruitment of participants to enroll in study
• Complete study forms accurately and completely
• Data entry through diaries and computer
• Communicate field matters to supervisor
• Attend study meetings and report on progress of work
• Be courteous, respectful, proactive, conscientious, punctual, honest and hardworking
• Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time by immediate supervisor.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
A three and a half month fixed term contract

Applications MUST include the following:
• Letter of Application (Indicate vacancy Number)
• Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
• Contacts of three referees i.e., telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
• Copies of Certificates and national ID
• Day time contact telephone number

Applications should be sent through cghr@kemri.org no later than March 3, 2021 and indicate the vacancy number as the email subject.

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI/CGHR 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.

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