Field Technologist

Kenya Medical Research Institute

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Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

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

Job Description/Requirements

KENYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Opening date January
4, 2023 Vacancy No. CGHR/332/01/23

Project Description: Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have a study titled Sustaining care-seeking for fever and antenatal care services and addressing infection prevention control needs in western Kenya (CARES / ITF) project. We wish to fill a vacancy as described below:

Position: Field Technologist J/G KMR 8 (1 position)
Period: Fixed Term 6 months
Location: Busia
Reports to: Research Administrator

Job Description
Reporting to the Research Administrator, the incumbent will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation of public health activities in selected facilities supported by CARES project. In collaboration with MoH, the incumbent will oversee activities performed by hospital volunteers, constantly liaising with hospitals sub county and county teams to ensure adherence to IPC measures and coordinating distributions of IPC commodities and supplies to supported health facilities

Qualifications Required:
• Diploma in Public Health, Community Development, Social work, or Counselling psychology
• Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.
• Experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection in the context of research.
• Experience using electronic devices e.g smartphone or tablet.
• Experience working in collaboration with Ministry of Health (MoH) both at the County and Sub-County level and its reporting tools,
• Training in human subject protection and Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
• Ability to write brief reports and keep records.

Job Description
• Develop in-depth understanding of the study design and goals for successful implementation of the study.
• Assess the effectiveness of recommended risk reduction actions and other alternatives.
• Collect qualitative data and maintain up to date records of services rendered, assessing health needs of the community
• Assess health delivery systems to enhance the health of specific communities’ systems.
• Participate in direct or control prevention programs such wellness, infectious diseases, and environmental health.
• Encourage partnerships and action to identify and resolve health related issues through prevention measures.
• Complete study forms digitally (using tablets) accurately and completely and ensure they meet quality standards
• Communicate with the Research Administrator on supply needs and field matters in a timely manner
• Attend study meetings and report on progress of work
• Work in a team with site clinic staff and represent CARES study interests at the study site
• Be courteous, respectful, proactive, conscientious, punctual, honest, and hardworking
• Disseminate public health findings from research to relevant stakeholders
• Perform any other duty assigned by the immediate supervisor

Terms of Employment: This is a 6 month contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months.
Remuneration: Compensation is as per the stated salary grade.

Applications should include the following:
• Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
• 2 letters of reference
• Current Resume or CV, with names and contact information.
• Copies of Certificates or transcripts

If you believe you meet the stated requirements please apply to the Deputy Director, CGHR, P.O Box 1578-40100, Kisumu and send by snail mail not later than January 27, 2023. The subject in the vacancy header should be the vacancy number.

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

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