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Program Quality Assurance Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya

KEMRI / CDC Program

Vacancy Announcement

Opening date:28/10/11

Vacancy No.K128/10/11

Program description:
 This program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV and other diseases.

To effectively carry out its mandate, the Program is seeking to fill the following position in its Quality Management Unit at Base.

Position: Quality Assurance Manager 

1 Position

MR 10

 Kisian, Kisumu

Reporting to:
 Field Station Director

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in a science field.
  • Relevant experience of at least 4 years in quality assurance and management in clinical research setting with one year of supervisory experience
  • Relevant training on quality management, monitoring and auditing.
Desired Qualities:
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • An understanding of principles of GCP
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to be meticulous and accurate, with a willingness to follow all actions through to conclusion.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, to prioritize and organize competing workloads and yet retain sufficient flexibility to respond to new circumstances rapidly
  • Attention to detail and systematic approach to their work.
  • Able to work long hours.
  • Proven leadership skills, assertiveness, and ability to take initiative.
  • Proficiency of ISO quality standards
Position Descriptive: The incumbent shall coordinate quality management activities (in both research and non-research) within KEMRI/CDC to champion a quality culture in all operations within the station to enhance credible and reliable research.

Main Duties and responsibilities:
  • Planning and coordinating internal monitoring and auditing program on all activities within KEMRI/CDC
  • Coordinating regulatory affairs within the research center.
  • Provide training on the institution’s quality system and regulations.
  • Establishing quality systems in all the sections of the research station
  • Designing quality policies and procedures for the QA unit.
  • Planning and conducting gap analysis at research clinics and laboratories routinely and as necessary
  • Assessment of facilities and documentation in line with set standards
  • Training staff on research Ethics and Good Clinical Practice
  • Ensuring and supporting every department/section both in research and non-research in writing and implementation of SOPs
  • Assist with site preparations for visits by external monitors and auditors where necessary at various studies/projects within the station.
  • Being able to blend well to support collaborations within and outside KEMRI/CDC in terms of quality assurance in clinical research
  • Other duties as deemed relevant by the line managers.
Terms of Employment: 1 Year renewable Contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months. Salary negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, 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
  • Copies of Certificates.
  • Contact telephone number
Applications are due no later than: 12th November 2011 to: 

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

Or e-mail to

Note: Applications MUST include copies of certificates & Transcripts.

Applications without these will be disregarded

Internal Candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access an internal candidate applicant form available in CDC intranet print and process it through their project managers and attach it before forwarding applications to HR

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.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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