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KEMRI - RCTP Program
 
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, research, care and treatment program in Kenya. It is a rapidly expanding program. 

The program is seeking motivated, pro-active individuals to fill the following vacancies in the Partners Demonstration Study. 

This is an open-label, pilot demonstration and evaluation project of antiretroviral-based HIV-1 prevention among high-risk discordant couples in heterosexual relationships, based at Lumumba Health Centre - Kisumu. 

Position: Clinical Officer 

1 Position

Vacancy No. CIS-018-03-13
 
Location: Kisumu, Lumumba Health Centre
 
Key Requirements:
 
Education:
  • Minimum: Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery with current registration with Clinical Officers Council of Kenya.
  • Training in Adult ART management
  • Counseling training is desirable such as VCT and CHCT
  • Research experience will be an added advantage
Prior Work Experience:
  • At least one year of experience preferably in a clinical research set up or Comprehensive Care Centre (CCC).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of Dholuo is an added advantage.
  • Ability to work in a clinically busy, resource-challenged, and demanding environment
  • Competency in using computer software applications like Microsoft Office programs and familiarity with web-based programs required.
  • Having GCP training and human subjects protection certification will be an added advantage
  • Good listening and writing skills.
  • Must be flexible
  • Previous work experience in a research clinic is required
  • Working in Partners PrEP study will be an added advantage
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform clinical assessment of participants, interpret laboratory results and follow up Adverse Events.
  • Carry out medical examinations including gynecological exams and prescribe medication as required to the Study participants
  • Ensure participants access to standard of care
  • Completing Case report forms
  • Perform phlebotomy
  • Consent and determine eligibility of study participants in the study
  • Referral and tracking of all HIV positive participants for HAART initiation
  • Reports to the Lead clinician
Position: Nurse Counselor 

1 Position

Vacancy No. CIS-019-13
 
Location: Kisumu, Lumumba Health Centre
 
Key Requirements:
 
Education:
  • Minimum: Diploma in Nursing (KRCHN/KRN) with current registration with Nursing Officers Council of Kenya.
  • Counseling training in HCT, VCT or CHCT will be an added advantage
  • Training in reproductive health is required.
Prior Work Experience:
  • At least one year of experience preferably in a clinical research set up or Comprehensive Care Centre (CCC).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of Dholuo is an added advantage.
  • Ability to work in a clinically busy, resource-challenged, and demanding environment
  • Previous work experience in a research clinic is required
  • Working in Partners PrEP study will be an added advantage
  • Competency in using computer software applications like Microsoft Office programs and familiarity with web-based programs required.
  • Provision of family planning services
  • Having GCP training and human subjects protection certification will be an added advantage
  • Good listening and writing skills.
  • Must be flexible
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Offer HIV counseling, care and support to study participants.
  • Provide pre/post test counseling and adherence counseling.
  • Collect blood and other samples such as urine for the clinic procedures
  • Offer risk reduction counseling,
  • Offer contraception counseling and provide contraceptive methods at the site
  • Completing Case report forms
  • Consent study participants
  • Perform phlebotomy
  • Reports to the lead clinician
Position: Community Outreach Worker

3 Positions

Vacancy No. CIS-020-03-13
 
Location: Kisumu, Lumumba Health Centre
 
Key Requirements:

Education

 
Minimum: Form IV certificate and certificate in Counseling, Community Health, social work or any other relevant field.
 
Prior Work Experience
  • At least one year of experience preferably in a clinical research set up or field work in a health related field/organization
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of local traditions, language and community an advantage
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both English and Kiswahili and Dholuo
  • Good listening and writing skills.
  • Must be flexible
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Involved in accelerated campaigns and mobilization of HIV discordant couples in the region
  • Participate in communication with CBOs, VCTs and other stakeholders in terms of referral of HIV discordant couples to the site- Lumumba
  • Taking locator information for study participants
  • Tracing of study participants
  • Assist in the referral process of study participants
  • Documentation and tracking of all community activities / events
  • Reports to the Outreach coordinator
  • Previous work experience in a research clinic is required
  • Working in Partners PrEP study will be an added advantage
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 copy of current registration with a professional body where applicable
  • A current CV with the names and telephone contacts of at least 3 referees
  • At least two letters of reference preferably from previous employers
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
  • Copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
All applications must be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 18th March 2013.
 
Human Resources Manager
KEMRI – RCTP
P. O Box 614-40100
Kisumu

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