Community mobilizer & tracker (3 positions)

Job Summary

Community sensitization and mobilization for the study.

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

Job Description/Requirements

Centre for Microbiology Research
KEMRI- RCTP
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Opening Date: 4th June, 2021 Closing date: 24th June, 2021.

Background Information:
IMPOWER is a Phase 3, Randomized, Active-Controlled, and Double-blind Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Islatravir Once-Monthly as Preexposure Prophylaxis in Cisgender Women at High Risk for HIV-1 Infection. The study has the following vacancies;

10. Position: Community Mobilizer & Tracker (3 Positions) KMR/ 7 Vacancy No. FN-024-05-2021
Reports to: Recruitment and Retention Officer
Location: Kisumu
Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

Duties and Responsibilities
• Community sensitization and mobilization for the study.
• Work with CORPS to map study area and recruit potential subjects.
• Hold regular meetings and communication with local leaders and Community Units.
• Network with stakeholders.
• Participate in accelerated mobilization (distributing flyers and posters and conducting a mobile campaign with a public address system to mobilize the community.
• Liaise with community leaders, gatekeepers and the community members about the study in consultation with the Recruitment and Retention Officer.
• Participant recruitment activities.
• Conducting outreach activities and participant referral.
• Escorting participant’s home as needed.
• Counselling and informed consent process.
• Participant referral to site.
• Participant retention activities.
• Obtaining and updating participant locator information.
• Report writing on recruitment and retention strategies and updating of the community diary.
• Develop and review participant retention SOP and implement strategies.
• Participate in health talks at the site and health facilities.
• Participant physical and phone tracing as needed.

Qualifications
• Higher Diploma in Community health, Social Sciences, social work, sociology, psychological counselling or other related fields.
• Experience in working in a busy clinical research set up with extensive hands-on experience working in with communities and other stakeholders.
• Experience working in a busy reproductive health service provision/promotion organization or delivery of contraceptive services.
• Knowledge of HIV prevention and care services and family planning services
• Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training is an added advantagebility to hold discussions with teachers, parents and guardians regarding their respective children’s retention.

Required Experience
• Two years’ experience in a similar field.
• Experience in research setting and having Human Subject protection certificate will be an added advantage

Other Required Skills
• Good communication skills
• Pleasant personality
• Ability to work under pressure
• Good report writing skills
• Good Computer skills, especially, MS Office packages

Applicants should attach the following:
• Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
• Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
• Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
• Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
• A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
• A copy of National Identity card or passport
• Requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

Applications to be done through the email hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org no later than 24th June 2021.

(Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email)

KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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