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Retention Officer

Study Description
The KEN SHE Study is a prospective, blinded randomized study that will test the efficacy of single- dose bivalent and nonavalent HPV vaccination as a catch-up
Position: Retention Officer (1 Position) K MR /7 (K) Vacancy No. FN-025-11-2019
Reports to:Study Coordinator
Location: Kisumu

Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period
 Responsibilities
·         Oversee the trackers retention activities
·         Continuously Assess retention rates per participant per tracker and support as needed
·         Consult with management and take lead in the Multidisciplinary team meeting
·         Keep track of the transport reimbursement log and oversee update as needed in liaison with reception
·         Provide timely reports and solutions to
·         Track and do summary report of all missed visits and tracing efforts
·         Confirm and address participant relocation
·         Engage with stakeholder i.e. School administration, parents, student and peers to foster retention of participants
·         Review and update retention SOP as needed
·         Review retention strategy in consultation with the team
·         Retention incentives procurement and distribution
·         Time to time community engagement, school retention club and health talk
·         Link with parents, participants and clinic
·         Work hand in hand with the CLO and lead clinic person in addressing any retention matters regarding participants
·         Develop training materials and Mentorship of study staff
·         Identifies gaps and issues that require attention and channels them
·         Ensures privacy and
·         Performs other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the study coordinator
·         Works in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity
 Qualifications
·         Diploma in nursing – Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN).
·         Must be registered with the Nursing officer’s council of
·         Extensive experience working in Research
·         Experience and interest in working in an innovative and demanding
·         Ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve
·         Strong communication, training, leadership skills
·         Excellent organizational skills

Community Tracker

Reports to: Community Liaison Officer
Location: Kisumu
Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period
 Responsibilities
·         Community engagement
·         Community sensitization and mobilization for the
·         Work with CORPS to map study area and recruit potential subjects
·         Hold regular meetings and communication with local leaders and Community Units
·         Network with stakeholders
·         Participate in accelerated mobilization (distributing flyers and posters and conducting a mobile campaign with a public address system to mobilize the community
·         Liaise with community leaders, gatekeepers and the community members about the study in consultation with the CLO
·         Community Advisory Board formulation and continuously liaising with the board
·         Participant recruitment activities
·         Conducting outreach activities and participant referral
·         Escorting participant’s home as needed
·         Counselling and informed consent process
·         Develop and review participant recruitment SOP and implement strategies
·         Participant referral to site
·         Participant retention activities
·         Obtaining and updating participant locator information
·         Report writing on recruitment and retention strategies and updating of the community diary
·         Develop and review participant retention SOP and implement strategies
·         Participate in health talks at the site and health facilities
·         Participant physical and phone tracing as
·         Ability to hold discussions with teachers, parents and guardians regarding their respective children’s retention.
 Qualifications
·         Diploma in Community health, Social Sciences, social work, sociology, psychological counselling or other related
·         Experience in working in a busy clinical research set up with extensive hands-on experience working in with communities and other
·         Experience working in a busy reproductive health service provision/promotion organization or delivery of contraceptive
·         Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training is an added advantage
Required Experience/Skills
·         Two years working experience as community tracker or related function
·         Commitment to integrity and high-quality performance
·         Good ability to work in a team
·         Keen and attentive to detail
·         Ability to task-shift
·         Ability to work independently, team player, good communicator, respectful, flexible, enthusiastic, innovative and proactive
·         Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili. Luo speakers have an added
·         Experience in mobilizing the community especially youth and women organizations
·         Computer literacy
·         Counselling skills
How to Apply
·         Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
·         Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
·         Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
·         Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
·         A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
·         A copy of National Identity card or passport
All applications to be done through email hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org .
KEMRI 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. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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