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RCTP - Nyanza
Program Description: Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment program working in 100 clinics in Nyanza Province, Kenya.

We have vacancies for a team required for the new study on injection drug use and HIV risk in Nyanza Province

Position: Research Coordinator / Interviewer

Reports to: Principal Investigator

Location: Kisumu

Duration: Six Months

Vacancy No: FN-064-07-2013

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Coordinator and Interviewer will manage the daily operations and conduct interviews for the study.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in the design of study protocols,
  • Maintaining human subjects protocols,
  • Conducting pilot interviews,
  • Generating progress reports, training and supervising staff,
  • Overseeing all aspects of quantitative and qualitative data collection and management, including assuring the security and integrity of all data files.
  • Interviewing study participants
  • Conducting epidemiologic surveys and in-depth interviews with active drug users.
  • Wide variety of field-related activities, including participant recruitment and field-based behavioral observations and interviews that require sensitivity, ingenuity, and flexibility.
  • Assisting with data entry, transcription and translation of in-depth interviews
  • Data analysis, and interpretation and publication of results in a wide variety of venues.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Minimum requirements:
  • A degree in Social sciences, Health Sciences, community development, Social Work or Equivalent
  • Fluency (written and verbal) in English, Swahili, and Dholuo
  • Computer skills
  • Prior research experience;
  • Prior project coordination experience preferred.
  • Other Skills and Attributes:
  • Must be mature, responsible, dependent, highly organized, motivated
  • Able to maintain the highest ethical standards in conducting research.
  • Some prior health-related research experience is preferred including conducting surveys and/or in-depth interviews
  • Interest in health issues related to drug use and a passion for working with socially marginalized populations highly desired.



Position: Interview and Field Assistant

Reports to: Principal Investigator

Location: Kisumu

Duration: Six Months

Vacancy No: FN-065-07-2013

Job Summary

The Interviewer and Field Assistant will carry out fieldwork and conduct interviews.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Locating and recruiting study participants, and conducting fieldwork,
  • Epidemiologic surveys and in-depth interviews with active drug using populations.
  • Wide variety of field activities, including community outreach, field-based behavioral observations, and interviews that require sensitivity, ingenuity, and flexibility.
  • Assisting with data entry, transcription and translation of in-depth interviews,
  • Data analysis, and interpretation
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Minimum requirements
  • Diploma in Social sciences, Community Development, Community Health, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, or equivalent
  • Fluency (written and verbal) in English, Swahili, and Dholuo
  • Prior health-related research experience, conducting community outreach and/or participant recruitment
  • Basic computer skills are strongly preferred.
  • Other Skills and Attributes
  • Mature, responsible, dependent, highly organized, motivated
  • Able to maintain the highest ethical standards in conducting research
  • Interest in health issues related to drug use and a passion for working with socially marginalized populations highly desired.
  • Applications must include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project

A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers
All applications should be sent to the address below and should be received by 7th August 2013:

Human Resources Manager
KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
P. O Box 614-40100
Kisumu

Please write the Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope.


Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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