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KEMRI Cluster Studies – Projects Coordinator Job Vacancy (KShs 90,603 – 146,659)

Reference Number: CSPC09-2010
Category: Project Management
Salary: 90,603 – 146,659 (Dependent on qualification and experience)
Grade: 5.1 – 5.15
Location: Kilifi
Country: Kenya
Acting as the overall studies/projects coordinator for the Cluster, the position holder will work on a variety of studies/projects to provide support on studies and project planning, implementation and monitoring, but will but primary responsibility for the Vaccine Adverse Events In Kenya (VAEIK) study.
Reporting Lines: This role reports to the Cluster Manager
Key Responsibilities:
·         Obtaining user needs, interpreting and assisting PIs to develop project/study plans/protocols and monitor implementation of the same
·         Developing project timelines and work plans and maintaining projects and study documentations and monitoring registers/tools
·         Developing, updating and implementing processes and procedures for studies introduction and management
·         Coordinating training for study teams and lead study initiation and closure exercises
·         Constructing and maintaining an inventory of all ongoing studies with deadlines for annual reports, and associated forms.
·         Assist in coordinating the recruitment of interns for the cluster
·         Assisting PIs in drafting study reports to ethical review committees and sponsor
·         Coordinating and leading project teams in various projects/studies
·         Maintaining project documentation including standard operating procedures for data management, clinical & lab activities; ethical review protocols and approvals; study reports to sponsor; etc.
·         Performing other duties as assigned from time to time
Skills and Competence:
·         Excellent computing skills, including MS-Office and project planning
·         Attention to fine details and excellent analytical skills
·         Good organisational and communication skills
·         Ability to work independently and to achieve results through teams
Qualifications and Experience:
·         Degree in medical sciences, nursing or equivalent and a diploma or certificate in Project Management.
·         Demonstrated competence in studies and projects coordination with at least three years experience in a similar position in a research or health institution.
In addition to working with the Cluster team, the position holder will be expected to interact and work closely with Programme’s ICT section and field managers.
Application Procedure:
Visit the KEMRI Wellcome Trust careers page here to register and apply online for this vacancy
Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews. The application closing date is 14th October 2010. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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