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Program description:
 This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE COLL 26-Q) whose remit is to conduct HIV research with youth. It is in this mandate that the following vacancies are to be filled.

 

Vacancy No. K06/01/15 
Position: Assistant Research Officer 

MR 9 
(2 Positions)
 
Reporting To: Study Principal Investigators and Study Coordinator 
Location: Siaya and Kisumu
 
Essential Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, public Health, Community Health and development, Project Management, Health Systems Research, Sociology, Psychology or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in public or behavioral health research, preferably HIV research, with a with 1 year experience conducting qualitative research with rural adolescent and adult populations.
Desired Qualities
  • Ability to travel long distances and to work in diverse settings
  • Courteous, proactive, hardworking and have excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of qualitative data collection and analysis an added advantage
  • Attention to detail and good work ethics
  • Training in Research Methods an added advantage
Skills and Abilities
  • Good facilitation and Interviewing skills
  • Ability to ride a motorbike
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili and ability to speak, understand and translate Luo.
Vacancy No.K07/01/15 
Position: Research Officer (Study Coordinator) 
1 Position
MR 11
 
Reporting To: Study Principal Investigators
Location:
 Siaya and Kisumu
 
Essential Qualifications
  • Masters Degree in a health-related discipline, e.g., nursing, global/public health, health systems research, psychology or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Those who have completed Masters Programme coursework and are at the thesis stage with proven experience in research coordination can also apply.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in public or behavioral health research coordination, preferably HIV research with 2 years of experience in conducting research with rural adolescent/youth and adult populations
  • Training in Research Methods an added advantage
  • Previous experience with qualitative research
Desired Qualities
  • Ability to travel long distances and to work in diverse settings
  • Courteous, proactive, hardworking and have excellent Interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Attention to detail and good work ethics
Skills and Abilities
  • Good coordination and leadership skills
  • Proven research presentation and results dissemination at scientific conferences an added advantage
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili and ability to speak, understand and translate Luo.
Applications MUST include the following:
  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and email address
  • 3 Letters of reference from your referees
  • Copies of Certificates and transcripts
Terms of Employment: 1(one) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within the relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications are due no later than: 20th February 2015 to:

Human Resource Manager,
KEMRI/CDC Program, 
P.O. Box 1578, 
Kisumu. 

Or email to recruitment@kemricdc.org 


KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research: The Epidemiology and Demography (ED) department at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme consists of a number of scientists working in the area of demography, invasive bacterial infections, childhood pneumonia, vaccines, tuberculosis, malaria, genetic susceptibility to infectious diseases and transmission of viral infections.

The department is searching for a qualified, dynamic and motivated person to fill the following position:
 
Department Manager
 
This is a senior and exciting position whose purpose is to provide administrative and management leadership and support to assist scientists to develop and
implement the department strategic goals and objectives and to optimize integrated output of the department.

Reporting to the Department Chair and the Programme Director, the responsibilities will cover overall department operations, which will include: planning, managing dynamic teams, overseeing systems, projects, studies and grants, among others.

If you are looking for change and you are an effective, dynamic and creative manager and team leader, you can find full job descriptions and application procedure details, on our website (www.kemri-wellcome.org). Find the vacancies under the Careers section.


Deadline for applications is 28th February, 2015

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