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Study Coordinator

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

Job Summary

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

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

Job Description/Requirements

Opening Date: 11thNovemebr, 2020 Closing Date: 30th November, 2020 Background Information:

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco through an NIH funded grant is setting up a new Study, SEARCH-SAPPHIRE trial, aimed at piloting HIV treatment and prevention interventions with the goal of further reducing HIV incidence following the successes recorded in the SEARCH trial. The study will be conducted in Homabay and Migori counties and has the following vacancies to be filled.

1. Position: Study Coordinator (1 Position) KMR/6 Vacancy No. FN-002-11-2020
Reports to: Study PI
Locations: Suba/Rongo
Duration: 7 Months

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Social Sciences equivalent from a recognized training institution.
• Be duly registered by the relevant professional body where applicable
• Hold a valid practicing license where applicable

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintain daily oversight of study implementation
• Coordinating study team to ensure proper implementation of study activities
• Evaluates potential patients for inclusion in the study according to the study protocol
• Oversee the recruitment of study participants by providing counseling and linkage of study participants
• Responsible for ensuring participant safety through monitoring of clinical and laboratory adverse events
• Works with assistant coordinator to ensure timely reporting of SAEs/UAEs and protocol deviations
• Takes a lead in training and supervising the functions clinic personnel
• Ensures participant privacy and confidentiality are maintained
• Overseeing, improving and coordinating the study implementation in the health facilities and ensuring all services are in compliance with the Quality Management Plan
• Mentoring and supervising clinic staff members in the sub-counties
• Compiling clinic data and regular reports from the facilities,
• Developing clinic Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) to be used in the facilities
• Oversee and monitor study budget expenditure
• Maintain relationship with collaborating partners and the MoH
• Works in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity

Other required skills:
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: Effective in both oral and in written communication and reporting Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with staff members across all cadres
• Natural ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges
• Ability to develop an in-depth understanding of study goals and its implementation
• Strong self-motivation and ability to work in a team, with good interpersonal skills
• Independent judgment and resourcefulness, understanding of the local social and geographical landscape as well as the community required
• Must be willing to work in rural remote settings of Suba, Mbita, Uriri & Rongo with extra hours and long distances travels.
• Computer literacy a must
• Ability to ride a motorbike (with a valid driving license) will be an added advantage

Applications should include the following:
• A cover letter stating current position and date available to start working for the program
• A current CV including email and mobile phone contact
• Name and phone number for two professional referees
• Two letters of recommendation
• A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
• Copies of academic and professional certificates

Application Method
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send in their applications through email; hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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