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Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and University of Washington (UW). It is a dynamic, comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment program in Kenya. 

The goal of the study is to understand the mental health care needs of HIV+ women affected by Gender based violence (GBV), served by FACES, with particular attention to the impact of emotional distress on ARV adherence and HIV outcomes. 

This is a study in itself, but will also serve the practical purpose of providing needs assessment, on which we plan to base the adaptation and piloting of a locally delivered mental health treatment.

Transcriber / Translator (two positions) 

Vacancy No. FN-024-2012
Job Location: Kisumu
Key Requirements:
  • Diploma in Community Health and Development or relevant field from a recognized institution required. Bachelors’ degree qualifications preferred.
  • Experience in research set up required.
  • Must be fluent in understanding and transcribing Dholuo,Swahili or English languages.
  • Must have ability to follow instructions and procedures properly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and ability to work in a team is essential.
Job Summary: The incumbent will be answerable to the Research Coordinator and will be responsible for transcribing recorded interview content in local language, and translating into English manuscripts during the period they are in the study. 

The contract period for employment will be one month, starting October and ending November 2012.
Responsibilities include: 
  • Transcribe content from in-depth interviews in local language (Dholuo or Swahili)
  • Transcribing and translation of audio files to English and uploading to UCSF REDcap
  • Participation in staff training (human subjects review, in-depth interview skills, and interview skills building)
  • Offering interpretation services during participants screening /enrolment or when conducting mental status exams 
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by management
Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current/last salary and date available to work on the project
  • A current CV with the names and telephone contacts of at least 2 referees
  • At least two letters of reference preferably from a previous employers
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
  • An email address and a telephone number (land line or mobile).
All applications must be delivered electronically to HR or posted so as to reach the following address by 2nd October 2012.
Human Resources Manager
P. O Box 614-40100
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
FACES - Nyanza
P.O Box 614- 40100, Kisumu
Tel: (057) 2021036 Fax: 2021945
Lumumba Health Centre, Agoi Road. Kisumu 

Centre for Microbiology Research

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