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Corporation Secretary & Legal Services Director

Position Description
The Corporation Secretary will be reporting to the Board of Management and to the Director of the Institute.
Terms of Service: Contract term of four (4) years renewable once based on performance.

·         Providing guidance to the Board on their duties, responsibilities and powers and how these should be exercised in the best interest of the Institute;
·         Facilitate planning of all KEMRI Board of Management activities to ensure that they are aligned to the Institutes’ strategies and all relevant Government directives.
·         Coordinate evaluations of performance of board members and board development programs;
·         Offer guidance to the Director, KEMRI and top Management in preparation of Board papers.
·         Providing secretarial services to the Board including ensuring that the minutes of the Board and board committees are promptly prepared and circulated;
·         Custody of the seal and a record of its usage;
·         Offer guidance to the Institute on matters touching on investigations of the Institute by external agencies to ensure that the Institute’s image and interest are secure.
·         Formulating policy and Providing advice on legal and corporate matters to the Institute through interpretation and writing legal opinions;
·         Ensuring that Legal Audit Compliance is carried out to confirm legal compliance with national, regional and international legal requirements;
·         Developing and reviewing relevant regulatory Legal framework for the better implementation of the Institute’s mandate;
·         Drafting and reviewing contracts, Service Level Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, leases and other legal documents to ensure compliance to statutory requirements and the Institute’s policies;
·         Coordinating and ensuring representation of the Institute in courts or other judicial authorities;
·         Reviewing and providing advice on legal risk at the Institute;
·         Managing litigation and review progress of outstanding litigation;
·         Liaising and managing external lawyers for the Institute;
·         Management of intellectual property rights aspects of the institution.
·         Contract negotiation with external parties
·         Initiation of legal action and defence on behalf of the Board of Management;
·         Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director and the Board.
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
·         An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with at least twelve (12) years’ work experience including litigation;
·         Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
·         Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
·         Certified Public Secretary (K) or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
·         Membership to the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPS (K);
·         Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
·         Valid practicing license;
·         Leadership Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks will be an added advantage.
·         Proficiency in computer applications;
·         Demonstrated professional competence and administrative capability as reflected in work performance and results; and
·         Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.
The following will be required during the interviews :- Certificate of good conduct, Higher Education Loans Board compliance certificate, KRA Tax compliance certificate, Credit Reference Bureau clearance certificate, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance.

ICT Deputy Director
The Deputy Director, Information Communication Technology will be reporting to the Director, Corporate Services.
Terms of Service: Your appointment is on permanent and pensionable terms.
·         Implementing Institute s policies, strategies and procedures;
·         Managing the Institute’s ICT systems and Infrastructure;
·         Approving systems designs, Hardware/Software and program specifications in liaison with users;
·         Developing and ensure adherence to established ICT standards;
·         Maintaining overall systems documentation;
·         Supervising installation certification, repairs and maintenance of Information Communication Technology equipment and associated peripherals;
·         Administering passwords of critical systems and maintaining web-based systems and database server’s configuration;
·         Drafting and managing ICT related service level agreements;
·         Providing seamless ICT services;
·         Managing ICT risk management and maintain Systems security and Databases;
·         Managing ICT Planning, Budgeting and Reporting;
·         Managing outsourced ICT services and service providers; and
·         Mentoring staff.
For appointment to this grade an officer must have:-
·         At least eight (8) years relevant work experience four (4) of which should be in a management position;
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
·         Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
·         Membership to ICT professional body: Computer Society of Kenya or ICT Association of Kenya;
·         Professional certification such as CCNP, CCNA, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD, N+, A+ Oracle, CEH, CISSP, CISM, Linux+, Network+, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) or any other equivalent certification from a recognized Institution;
·         Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Demonstrate merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
·         Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.
The following will be required during the interviews :- Certificate of good conduct, Higher Education Loans Board compliance certificate, KRA Tax compliance certificate, Credit Reference Bureau clearance certificate, Ethics and AntiCorruption Commission clearance.

Field Officer
To support recruitment and retention activities for a research clinic team involved in providing HIV prevention research and other reproductive health services to both sero-concordant and discordant couples
·         Work with the recruitment team to identify and recruit eligible persons for study participation
·         Identify and support activities aimed at maintaining high retention of study participants
·         Conduct outreach activities in order to engage eligible participants
·         Attend and participate in trainings, team/staff meetings, and other events as needed.
·         Performs screening activities to identify eligible research candidates, including reviewing study site patient databases and office records for patients that meet the protocol inclusion criteria.
·         Reports enrollment progress on a regular basis. Provides feedback on particularly difficult studies to enroll and develops recruitment strategies to improve enrollment.
·         Recommends and supports the implementation of patient recruitment tactics to facilitate on-time completion of clinical trials as appropriate
·         Interacts with key stakeholders in study management to plan and carries out community and stakeholders education on planned, ongoing and completed studies to raise awareness and buy in and to develop and execute strategy for future recruitment drives.
·         Represents the institution in stakeholder forums
·         Ensures that all enrolled participants are retained in the study project
·         Bring to the study team’s attention any problems, challenges, observed in study activities
·         Any other duties assigned by supervisor.

Education and Professional Training
·         Degree in Counseling, Social work, Nursing or other Community Health accreditation from a recognized Institution
·         Training on HIV Testing and Counseling and reproductive health sciences
·         Knowledge of STI, HIV/AIDS care
·         Basic counseling
·         Basic IT and social media skills
·         Demonstrated knowledge on sexual and reproductive health service delivery
·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience with direct involvement in patient care or outreachespecially with vulnerable groups- particularly in couple testing and counselling
·         Peer support, outreach and coordination an added advantage
·         HIV Counseling and Testing skills an added advantage
·         Should be familiar with the Ministry of Health systems
The eligible candidates will be based in Thika with frequent travel to sites within the Central region.
Terms of employment
Employment is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Nurse Counselor (2 Posts)
Job purpose
To assist in screening and enrolment of clients into the study and in data collection
·         Screening of participants to determine eligibility for study
·         Explaining study procedures to eligible participants
·         Obtaining informed consent and enrolment of participants into study
·         Obtaining information from participants and filling in participant forms
·         Demonstrating use of HIV self-testing kits to study participants
·         Timely abstraction of data from participant forms
·         Providing project management team with regular feedback on field activities
·         Verify quality of data by comparing abstracted data to source documents
·         Responds to participant’s calls
·         Follow up of participants through phone calls
·         Performs other duties as may be assigned
·         Diploma in nursing, clinical medicine or any other health related field
·         Experience working in a Comprehensive Care Centre (CCC) will be an added advantage
·         Past experience in electronic data collection using Redcap is desirable
·         Experience in HIV testing and certified by NASCOP
·         Prior GCP and Human subjects training is desirable
·         Experience working in clinical research setting is an added advantage
·         Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
·         Team player
·         Excellent Communication and people skills
·         Highly organized
·         Ability to work without supervision
Terms of employment
Employment is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Trial Coordinator
Essential Requirements
·         BSc in Biology
·         Plan, oversee and carry out day-to-day management of field activities in Kwale, Kenya
·         Prepare study material, data collection tools and strategies for data management, including development of standard operating procedures
·         Oversee quality control.
·         Participate in of study staff and develop training materials
·         Prepare budgets and associated justifications. Confirm accuracy and completeness of budgeted costs.
·         Coordinate and oversee data collection including parasitology data
·         Analyze data arising from the trial, and lead and/or contribute to the writing of resulting manuscripts
·         Liaise with the project consortium partners
·         Liaise with researchers and partners in Kenya in community sensitization and dissemination of findings
·         Work in close collaboration with all members of the project team and the wider research group on other aspects of the research programme as required
·         Supervise students and other junior staff attached to the project
·         Substantial field-work experience, including long-term day-to-day management of large field teams
·         Familiarity with parasitological diagnostics, including copro-microscopic methods
·         Experience and demonstrated expertise in the analysis of large epidemiological datasets, including data management and advanced epidemiological analysis methods, and proven strong ability to use the statistical package Stata for these purposes
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and succinctly for a range of audiences including academic publications
·         Proven ability to organize work effectively to meet deadlines and exercise initiative and sound judgment in conducting research tasks, including identifying and managing problems which may affect the achievement of research objectives
·         Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili.
·         Willing to be based full time in Kwale.
·         Experience in conducting large-scale randomized trials and managing large field teams in Kenya
·         Experience of working with local partners, including the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education.
·         Experience in working with national disease control programmes
Terms of Employment
A 1-year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation period for the first 3 months.
Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on education levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.
How To Apply
Applications should include the following:
·         Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
·         Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
·         Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
·         Evidence of having satisfied the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
·         KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau
·         Police Clearance Certificate
·         Clearance from the Ethics and Anticorruption Commission.
Apply to Director General, KEMRI, P.O. Box 54840-00200, Nairobi (Attn Director ESACIPAC) Or email to no later than: 11th March,2019
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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