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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).

RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment program working in over 140 clinics in Nyanza, Kenya.

We have the following vacancy in the FACES program

Position: District Program Officer- Laboratory (1 position)

Reports to: Coordinator

Location: Migori

Duration: One Year Renewable

Vacancy No. FN-027-06-2014

Position Summary: The laboratory DPO has an overall responsibility for overseeing and improving the laboratory services in Migori district. He/she will be coordinating sample transportation from facilities to the main hub for analysis, mentoring and supervising the lab staff, compiling laboratory monthly reports for the district, working together with the DHMT especially the DMLT, sputum networking and viral load transport to CDC, collection of DST samples for analysis and other duties as will be assigned.

He/she will be working closely with the laboratory technical advisor on issues related to the laboratory.

Duties and Responsibilities

The key responsibility will be running assays and other bench work in the laboratory which includes:
  • Developing laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS).
  • Mentorship and supervision of lab techs in the district
  • Compilation and reporting of lab data
  • Work closely with the DMLT and the MOH lab in- charge counterpart
  • Sample processing
  • Laboratory networking and transportation
  • Reporting to district coordinator

  • At least a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or a similar qualification from a recognized medical training institution and be registered with the board.
  • Additional training in QA/QC and GCLP will be an added advantage
  • At least 2 year’s experience preferably within a busy HIV care program.
  • Basic computer use and common software packages i.e. word, excel, access and internet
  • The position requires a self-motivated flexible individual who can work independently to improve lab operations. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, pro-active, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current 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 employer
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
  • Copy of the latest pay slip
  • An email address and a telephone number (land line or mobile).

Position: Locum Drivers

Duty Station: Suba / Mbita, Rongo, Migori, Nyatike, and Kisumu.

Reports to: District Administrators

Vacancy No: FN-031- 06- 2014

These Selected drivers will be asked to report for duty as need arises in the stated sub Counties.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Safely drive the vehicles as assigned
  • Ensure compliance to the road Traffic Act
  • Carry out daily routine checks on the vehicle before driving out.
  • Ensure maximum security of vehicle and its accessories under his charge.
  • Ensure safety of passengers and cargo under his charge.
  • Monitor condition and performance of vehicle and promptly report to superiors.
  • Carry out minor repairs and adjustments on the vehicle, and maintain their cleanliness.
  • Take vehicle for servicing and repairs as directed by the superior.
  • Maintain a record of movements for the vehicle assigned to him.
  • Submit reports on vehicle movements and mechanical conditions as requested.

Minimum Qualifications
  • O-Level School Certificate.
  • Valid Driving License class BCE
  • Certificate of Defensive Driving Course will be added advantage.
  • Basic technical knowledge of motor vehicle operations.
  • Valid PSV License
  • Current Certificate of Good conduct
  • At least Three years proven experience as a driver on highways.

Skills and Specifications
  • Basic Automotive Mechanical skills and sound knowledge about vehicles.
  • Ability to provide quick solutions to problems.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good Interpersonal relations.
  • Capable of working for long hours and sometimes at odd situations.

Application should include the following:
  • Cover letter stating current or previous position of employment with responsibilities
  • Clearly state the preferred sub-county applied for
  • Current CV with names and telephone contacts of at least 3 referees;
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates.
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

Applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 13th June 2014:

Human Resources Manager
P. O Box 614-40100

Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope.

Note: RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer.

Women, the Youth, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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