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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 140 clinics in Kisumu, Migori and Homabay Counties, Kenya.

We have the following vacancies in Pith Moromo Study:

Position: Study Trackers

3 Positions

Reports to: Study Coordinator

Location: Kisumu, Rongo, Migori / Nyatike

Duration: One Year Renewable

Vacancy No. FN-029-05-2014

Position Summary: Reporting to the study coordinator, trackers will follow up on study participants who default their appointment dates or miss their visits, field work related tracing activities, updating clients appointment records, liaising with study nurses on a regular basis to identify clients whose appointment dates are due, ensuring retention of participants in the study, and regularly updating study coordinator on field study progress.

They will also ensure that participants go through the various stages of study visitation at the study site smoothly.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Performing follow-ups on participants who have defaulted their appointment dates.
  • Tracing study participants who have missed their visits.
  • Updating participants’ appointment records.
  • Regularly liaising with study nurses to identify clients whose appointment dates are due.
  • Ensures that right strategies are put in place to ensure retention of participants in the study.
  • Taking locator information details of study participants.
  • Regularly updating locator information of clients who have changed residence and contact information appropriately.
  • Act as a link between the study and the community.
  • Ensuring that study participants go through the various

Requirements:
  • Minimum: Certificate in Community Health, Social Work, and Community Development, Counseling or any other related field.
  • Experience working in the community
  • Must be keen and attentive to details and have ability to follow instructions and procedures properly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo
  • Must be non-judgmental and flexible to mix with all cadres of people.
  • Must be flexible to work for long hours and at times over the weekends
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality
  • Understanding of the local social and geographical landscape as well as the community required
  • Currently residing or willing to relocate to the study sites
  • Ability to ride a bicycle and or motorcycle and possessing a valid riding license is an added advantage


Position: Research Coordinator

1 Position

Reports to: Principal Investigator / Co-investigator

Location: Migori

Duration: One Year Renewable

Vacancy No. FN-028-05-2014

Position summary: The research coordinator will work on the study “Maximizing retention and adherence for women and children in the context of Option B+ in Kenya” under the direction of the Principal Investigators and Co-Investigator and will coordinate and administer research study associated activities.

He or she is responsible for the smooth functioning of the research project on a daily basis, coordinating communications with regulatory boards, staff and investigators, assisting investigators with implementation of the protocol, planning and problem-solving, adverse event monitoring, data management, training of study staff and ensuring all have complete humans subjects training, ensuring that the recruitment and follow-up goals of the study are met, providing protocol guidance to staff, assisting with administrative needs of field staff, oversight of study expenditures and budget, and general day-today study administration.

He/she will supervise other research staff including interviewers, assistant study coordinators, community mentor mothers, CCHAs, and data clerks.

He/she will also liaison with the FACES technical staff and Ministry of Health staff to coordinate study activities.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of study design and goal, and ensure that the study is conducted in compliance with study protocols and other regulatory requirements
  • Plans and coordinates the initiation of research study protocol, and the establishment of operating policies and procedures.
  • Plans, implements, and maintains data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol; may participate in analysis of research data.
  • Ensures the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities.
  • Coordinates the day-to-day activities of any technical support staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research/clinical protocol, as appropriate to the position.
  • Maintains communication and collaboration with FACES and Ministry of Health for coordinated and amiable efforts.
  • Participate in monthly research team conference calls
  • Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and study team
  • Monitor and report on enrolment progress
  • Provide progress reports as well as report and solve problems encountered in the field to the Principal Investigator
  • Monitors study expenditures and budget.

Requirements:
  • Minimum Diploma in Nursing (KRCHN/KRN) or Clinical Medicine with current registration with Nursing/Clinical Officers Council of Kenya. Bachelors of Science in nursing degree is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of HIV prevention and treatment services
  • 1-2 years experience with project management and clinical research
  • Prior experience with quantitative and qualitative research
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with HIV providers, HIV patients and the research team
  • Strong organizational skills, financial accountability
  • Supervision experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Commitment to integrity and high quality performance
  • Strong professional references from previous supervisors
  • Above average computer applications experience and proficiency
  • Currently reside in or be willing to relocate to the Study Sites
  • Exceptional eye for detail



Position: Qualitative Interviewers / Focus Group Moderators

2 Positions

Reports to: Research Coordinator

Location: Migori

Duration: Six Months

Vacancy No. FN-026-05-2014

Position summary: The qualitative interviewer is to coordinate and conduct field in-depth interviews and focus groups in a timely and efficient manner according to research protocols.

Key Responsibilities and accountability:
  • Conduct informed consent procedures and ensure process is conducted ethically and is properly recorded according to research protocol.
  • Conduct in-depth interviews while minimizing bias.
  • Facilitate focus groups with health workers.
  • Ensure interviews and focus groups are conducted in safe and confidential manner.
  • Record interviews and focus groups using digital recording devices provided by research project.
  • Write a brief report following each interview/focus group.
  • Transcribe and translate late interviews into English, as needed

Requirements:
  • Experience with qualitative interviewing and/or focus group moderation
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Dholuo
  • Attention to detail
  • Writing skills
  • One female and one male interviewer required
  • Ability to travel within Migori, Kisumu, and Homabay counties
  • Computer software skills( MS word, excel, power Point)


Position: Research Coordinator

1 Position

Reports to: Principal Investigator / Co-investigator

Location: Migori

Duration: One Year Renewable

Vacancy No. FN-025-05-2014

Position Summary: The research coordinator will work on the study “Home-Based Couples Intervention to Enhance PMTCT and Family Health” under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator and will coordinate and administer research study associated activities.

He or she is responsible for the smooth functioning of the research project on a daily basis, coordinating communications with regulatory boards, staff and investigators, assisting investigators with implementation of the protocol, planning and problem-solving, adverse event monitoring, data management, training of study staff, ensuring that the recruitment and follow-up goals of the study are met, providing protocol guidance to staff, assisting with administrative needs of field staff, oversight of study expenditures and budget, and general day-today study administration.

He/she will supervise other research staff including interviewers, CCHAs, and data clerks.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Plans and coordinates the initiation of research study protocol, and the establishment of operating policies and procedures.
  • Plans, implements, and maintains data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol; may coordinate the collection and analysis of research data.
  • Ensures the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities.
  • Coordinates the day-to-day activities of any technical support staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research/clinical protocol, as appropriate to the position.
  • Monitors study expenditures and budget, in collaboration with the Program Assistant.

Requirements:
  • Experience with research coordination
  • Prior experience with quantitative and qualitative research
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Supervision experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer software skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Applications must include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable)
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic certificates
  • At least two recommendation letters.

How to Apply

All 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 10th June 2014


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

Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line
of the Email.

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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