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NGO Jobs in Kisumu Kenya - ICAP (12 Positions)

ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and the Ministry of Medical Services to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment services in the country and conduct high quality research to inform national and international policy. 

ICAP has received funding from the National Institute of Health to conduct a two year study on Mother Infant Retention in PMTCT (MIR4 Health Study).

Applications are invited for the following positions:
1. Data Manager - MIR 4 Health Study
Location: Kisumu
Overall Job Function:
The successful applicant will be responsible for supervising staff performing data entry, cleaning and storage of a study data to produce clean, complete final data sets for transmission to ICAP New York.
Key Responsibilities:
  • To support collection and entry of study data
  • To clean study data
  • To supervise and track flow of data forms from facilities to study office and organization of paper records within office
  • To ensure completeness, accuracy and consistency of the data
  • To produce monthly datasets and written report describing data integrity
  • Assure that electronic and paper records are handled according to international standards for data security and confidentiality
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer studies, statistics, epidemiology or mathematics;
  • At least 2 years relevant experience and advance skills in MS Access application development & programming skills; EpiInfo, SPSS; Data quality assurance; MS Office
  • Familiarity with database management system and principles;
  • Familiarity with data coding of SOP and coding dictionaries;
2. Data Officers - MIR 4 Health Study (2)
Location: Kisumu with travel to study sites in Nyanza
Overall Job Function:
Reporting to the Data Manager, the Data Officer will provide data management, support high quality, accurate and timely reports.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Data entry of routine monthly and quarterly data
  • Data reconstruction and computerization from source documents as required
  • Data quality checks against client data from medical records
  • Compilation of monthly reports
  • Diploma in Health Records Information/ Health Information Technology
  • At least 2 years’ experience, preferably at MOH district facility level
  • Database management skills and ability to use statistical software.
  • Those with relevant degrees related to the field will have an added advantage
3. Study Site Coordinator - MIR 4 Health Study (3)
Location: Allocated sites in Nyanza
Overall Job Function:
The Site Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing day to day study activities at the site to ensure smooth implementation of the study, safety of study participants, and accuracy of the data collected. 

The will be supervised by the Study Coordinator.
Key Responsibilities:
  • To obtain consent from potential study participants
  • To obtain consent and administer questionnaires to healthcare providers and lay counsellors
  • To monitor patient recruitments and retention and oversee follow ups and patient tracking activities
  • To ensure proper storage of study materials e.g. patient folders, study questionnaires, consent forms
  • To carry out on-site quality control for data collection
  • To supervise the research assistants
  • Diploma in Nursing or relevant Degree/Diploma in Social Sciences
  • Experience in conducting research
  • Excellent communication skills ( both oral and written)
  • Understands/Speaks and reads Luo well
  • Good use of Microsoft office especially in excel
4. Research Assistant - MIR 4 Health Study (6)
Location: Allocated sites in Nyanza
Overall Job Function:
The Research Assistant will be responsible for conducting the day to day study activities at the site under the supervision of the Site Coordinator
Specific Responsibilities
  • To administer questionnaires to the study participants
  • To conduct data abstraction from the registers and patient folders
  • To maintain participant folders
  • To assist in setting up project materials at the beginning of the day and completing the necessary activities at the end of the day
  • Diploma or Bachelors degree in Social Studies
  • Research experience in a HIV setting administering questionnaires to patients
  • Understands/speaks and writes Luo
  • Computer literate
All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 referees (one who should be at least your current/previous supervisor) should be sent to the HR and Administration Manager, ICAP before 31st December 2012. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ICAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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