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Deputy Branch Chief Job in Kisumu Kenya - KEMRI / CDC

Vacancy No.K82/07/11

Program description:
 This program is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It involves conducting research and program support for activities related to malaria, HIV and other diseases.

It is within this remit that the program has a vacancy in Division of Global Health and AIDS supporting provision of HIV Clinical Services Nyanza Provincial Hospital.

Position:
 Deputy Branch Chief 

1 Position

MR 11

Reports to: KEMRI/CDC GAP Branch Chief

Location:
 Kisumu

Essential Requirements:

Education

  • Master of Public Health and Bachelors degree in Medicine & Surgery (MBChB) or its equivalent.
  • At least 1 year experience in HIV program management
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • At least one year relevant work experience in the management of HIV patients, both provision of HAART and management of opportunistic infections.
  • At least one year relevant experience in operational, epidemiological or clinical research
Desirable Requirements:
  • Grants application and management experience.
  • Experience in qualitative research methods
Job Summary:

The Deputy Branch Chief will supervise and coordinate the KEMRI/CDC clinical services program 50 % of the time and spend 50% of the time deputizing the Branch chief in various programmatic activities both in Nyanza and in Nairobi.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • In liaison with the MOH and KEMRI/CDC HIV care & treatment teams, coordinate and offer technical support for HIV care and treatment, and TB/HIV services in the regions supported by KEMRI/CDC
  • Diagnose program implementation problems
  • Design and implement necessary organizational systems to ensure efficient and effective delivery of quality services
  • Manage change during transitions in organizational focus.
  • Develop annual work plans and budgets
  • Coordinate and supervise the monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Supervise and coordinate operational research, including protocol development, data collection, analysis and report writing.
  • Facilitate collaboration between KEMRI/CDC and other partners
  • Any other duty as assigned by the branch chief.
Skills and abilities:
  • Excellent scientific writing and presentation skills
  • Must have a good understanding of HIV clinical management, including provision of ART, Care and management of opportunistic infections, including TB.
  • Must have a good understanding and experience in operational research, including protocol development, data collection, analysis and report writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team, and be able to collaborate well with the Ministry of Health and other partners.
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.
  • Ability to offer excellent clinical and research mentorship
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent problem solving skills
Terms of Employment:

A 1 year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration:
 Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications MUST include the following:
  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
  • Contact telephone number
Applications are due no later than 12th August 2011

To:

Human Resource Manager,
KEMRI/CDC Program,
P.O. Box 1578, Kisumu.

Or e-mail to recruitment@ke.cdc.gov

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access an internal candidate application form available in the CDC Intranet; print and process it through their project Managers and attach it before forwarding their application to HR.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

KEMRI/CDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview meeting and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such request immediately to 0701112145.

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