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Study Coordinator (1 Position) – 20% FTE

The AHEAD study aims to investigate a modified assisted partner services (aPS) model to augment screening, diagnosis, linkage and retention to care for HIV and hypertensive patients in Kenya.
We are looking to hire several positions for our research team based in Nairobi.
We are committed to excellence in our research, and to working with HIV-infected and hypertensive patients with the utmost respect and care.
We require all team members to provide ethical and respectful services to all clients, and to maintain flexible hours in order to interface effectively with international partners.
The study coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all daily study operations in Nairobi, including supervising study personnel, maintaining up-to-date study protocols and approvals, and liaising with key stakeholders, both locally and internationally.
S/he will report to the study manager and Principle Investigator.
S/he must be self-directed, working with minimal supervision, and must be committed to providing services and care for study participants.
Responsibilities will include:
·         Coordinate the development of the study protocol and tools
·         Training staff at study site
·         Ensure necessary local ethics review board approvals and renewals are obtained for the study
·         Managing study ethics and human subjects protection
·         Participate in database development and management
·         Coordinate all meetings required for the success of the study
·         Ensure that necessary supplies/materials are in stock for study implementation.
·         Serve as the liaison between the study team, the study Principal Investigators (PI’s), and collaborators.
·         Oversight of study implementation at study sites
·         Coordinate and participate in the data analysis and report writing activities
·         Preparation of study research reports
Qualifications:
·         Be a Kenyan Registered Community Nurse,
·         Bachelor of Social Science in psychology is an added advantage
·         Registration with the Nursing council of Kenya
·         Prior experience as a research study coordination
·         Certification in Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practice
·         Demonstrated ability to plan, lead, coordinate, and accomplish research activities
·         Strong analytic, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
·         Ability to work in a team environment
·         Ability to maintain flexible work hours, including occasional nights and weekends, in order to interface with study clients and international partners
Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:
·         Extensive experience with HIV testing and counseling (HTC), HIV research, antiretroviral therapy (ART) programs
·         Familiarity with smart phone technology for data collection, including ODK
·         Attention to detail and good work ethic
·         Ability to work with minimal supervision
·         Respectful, punctual, hardworking, conscientious
·         Responsive to multiple communication modalities with international team members
·         Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team
·         Experience working with HIV-infected and hypertensive patients
How to Apply
Please note that the appointment is on a one-year contract term renewable on mutual agreement and availability of funds.
Interested individuals who meet the above qualifications should CLICK HERE to fill our online application form and then submit the following via email to aheadstudy2019@gmail.com by 12th July, 2019.
1. Application letter
2. Up-to-date CV
3. Relevant certificates
All applications should be addressed to the Principal Investigator AHEAD Study.

Data Manager (1 Position) – 20% FTE
The AHEAD study aims to investigate a modified assisted partner services (aPS) model to augment screening, diagnosis, linkage and retention to care for HIV and hypertensive patients in Kenya.
We are looking to hire several positions for our research team based in Nairobi.
We are committed to excellence in our research, and to working with HIV-infected and hypertensive patients with the utmost respect and care.
We require all team members to provide ethical and respectful services to all clients, and to maintain flexible hours in order to interface effectively with international partners.
The data manager will be responsible for the design of data collection and management systems, supervision of study data collection operations, and routine data cleaning, quality control and analysis.
S/he will be report to the Study Coordinator and Principal Investigator.
S/he must be able to work with minimal supervision and for long hours when necessary.
Responsibilities will include:
·         Database development and maintenance
·         Tabulating program data to generate weekly and quarterly reports for the study
·         Ensure source documents are safeguarded and that optimal data quality is maintained.
·         Maintain a clean log frame of data queries and how they have been resolved.
·         Monitoring and evaluation of study data activities
·         Database development and management
·         Oversight of data collection modalities, including mobile technology
·         Data cleaning and validation once study is complete
·         Managing integration of data collection
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor of Science (or advanced degree in biostatistics or related field)
·         Experience with data management for HIV partner services research/programs is an added advantage
·         Prior research experience
·         Proficiency in Stata, SPSS and/or Microsoft Access
·         Experience with smart phone data collection and Open Data Kit (ODK)
·         Certification in Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practice
·         Strong analytic, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
·         Ability to work in a team environment

·         Ability to maintain flexible work hours, including occasional nights and weekends, in order to interface with key populations and international partners
Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:
·         Previous experience in a similar position will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
Please note that the appointment is on a one-year contract term renewable on mutual agreement and availability of funds.
Interested individuals who meet the above qualifications should CLICK HERE to fill our online application form and then submit the following via email to aheadstudy2019@gmail.com by 12th July, 2019.
1. Application letter
2. Up-to-date CV
3. Relevant certificates
All applications should be addressed to the Principal Investigator AHEAD Study.

Health Advisor (1 Position) – 50% FTE
The AHEAD study aims to investigate a modified assisted partner services (aPS) model to augment screening, diagnosis, linkage and retention to care for HIV and hypertensive patients in Kenya.
We are looking to hire several positions for our research team based in Nairobi.
We are committed to excellence in our research, and to working with HIV-infected and hypertensive patients with the utmost respect and care.
We require all team members to provide ethical and respectful services to all clients, and to maintain flexible hours in order to interface effectively with international partners.
The Health Advisor will be responsible for the data collection activities for the study, including interviews.
The Health Advisors must be comfortable working with HIV and hypertensive individuals in the locations where they and their families live.
S/he will be report to the Study Coordinator.
S/he must be able to work with minimal supervision and for long hours when necessary.
Responsibilities will include:
·         Screen and enroll eligible hypertensive patients who may or may not be HIV-infected enrolled as index participants
·         Perform anthropometric measurements for participants enrolled in the study
·         Conduct interviews with study participants using mobile data entry technology
·         Be responsible for follow up of index participants and their family members identified by either home visits or phone calls
·         Perform HIV testing and counseling (HTC) for index participants and family members
·         Maintain familiarity with the protocol and standard operation procedures of the study
·         Provide ongoing counseling and relevant referrals for participant support, including HIV care services, support groups, violence prevention organizations, and more
·         Document clinic, home visits and phone calls on source documents and CRFs
·         Safeguard source documents and CRFs and ensure data quality
·         Participate in community engagement activities and meetings
·         Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as needed for the Study coordinator
·         Meet the agreed targets
·         Any other duties as directed by study coordinator
Qualifications:
·         Certificate in Voluntary Counseling and Testing or HTC from NASCOP
·         Diploma or higher degree in: psychology, public health or other health-related fields will be of added advantage
·         Experience working with HIV partner services is mandatory.
·         Experience in taking anthropometric measurements
·         Experience in social work and research projects will be an added advantage
·         At least one-year work experience in HTC service provision
·         Willingness to work as a team player
·         Ability to work with minimal supervision
·         Ability to maintain flexible work hours, including occasional nights and weekends, in order to interface with key populations and international partners
Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:
·         Experience in Home-Based Counseling and Testing is desirable
How to Apply
Please note that the appointment is on a one-year contract term renewable on mutual agreement and availability of funds.
Interested individuals who meet the above qualifications should CLICK HERE to fill our online application form and then submit the following via email to aheadstudy2019@gmail.com by 12th July, 2019.
1. Application letter
2. Up-to-date CV
3. Relevant certificates
All applications should be addressed to the Principal Investigator AHEAD Study.

IT Manager
 (1 Position) – 20% FTE
The AHEAD study aims to investigate a modified assisted partner services (aPS) model to augment screening, diagnosis, linkage and retention to care for HIV and hypertensive patients in Kenya.
We are looking to hire several positions for our research team based in Nairobi.
We are committed to excellence in our research, and to working with HIV-infected and hypertensive patients with the utmost respect and care.
We require all team members to provide ethical and respectful services to all clients, and to maintain flexible hours in order to interface effectively with international partners.
The IT manager will be responsible for the set up, design of data collection and management systems and supervision of study data collection operations.
S/he will be report to the Study Coordinator and Principal Investigator.
S/he must be able to work with minimal supervision and for long hours when necessary.
Responsibilities will include:
·         Preparing, updating and documenting systems requirements; overseeing design of data capturing systems and formulation of reports
·         Developing systems and tools for collecting, entering, editing, cleaning, storing, validation, archiving, retrieving, organizing, and transferring of data; and carrying out data review, validation, query generation and resolution, and report generation of all records generated from the database.
·         Developing and implementing processes and procedures for data management and movement.
·         Implementing and enforcing regular data security activities such as storage, backups, archiving and user administration and resolving queries that arise
·         Development of electronic case report forms using ODK
·         Responsible for supervising and managing the data management team and monitoring their performance.
·         Performing study specific data management duties as assigned
·         Responsible for preparing work plans and for managing quality control (QC) of data and systems
Qualifications:
·         Master’s Degree in Data Management /Information Science or Computer Science
·         Prior experience with data management for HIV partner services research/programs, added advantage
·         Demonstrated competence in information management and statistical analysis
·         Excellent skills in systems analysis, system documentation, data management, database design and structures
·         Excellent smart phone data collection and computing skills, including ODK, REDCap, and other Open Source software
·         Ability to handle large databases and troubleshoot issues involving complex data integration
·         Expert knowledge of maintaining and debugging live software systems and of writing and editing program documentation
·         Certification in Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practice
·         Strong analytic, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
·         Ability to work in a team environment
·         Ability to maintain flexible work hours, including occasional nights and weekends, in order to interface with key populations and international partners
Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:
·         Previous experience in a similar position will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
Please note that the appointment is on a one-year contract term renewable on mutual agreement and availability of funds.
Interested individuals who meet the above qualifications should CLICK HERE to fill our online application form and then submit the following via email to aheadstudy2019@gmail.com by 12th July, 2019.
1. Application letter
2. Up-to-date CV
3. Relevant certificates
All applications should be addressed to the Principal Investigator AHEAD Study.
Applications without the above mentioned qualifications or required testimonials will NOT be considered.

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