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Vacancy No. CGHR/128/02/20


Program Description: This Program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) whose remit is to conduct research in Malaria/HIV and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the Malaria Branch, Kisumu, has a vacancy in IMPROVE-WP5 study for the following position.
Position: Community Interviewer (5 Positions) KMR 11
Location: HomaBay and Kisumu


Reporting to: Study Coordinator
Working hours: Flexible, depending on conditions in the field.
Job Description
The Field worker will report directly to the study coordinator and field supervisor. S/He will be responsible for ensuring that the timely data collection in the field is conducted in the highest standards possible as per the IMPROVE-WP5 study protocol and GCP. S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.
Qualifications
  • Education: – O’Levels C – (minus)
  • Must be willing to reside within the study area
  • Languages: – Good English, Swahili and Dholuo, both spoken and written
  • Knowledge and skills: – Must be able to use a smart phone or tablet to collect data
  • MUST be in possession of a valid driving/riding license with emphasis in Class F and G and a competent motor cycle rider.
  • Knowledge of GCP principles
  • At least two years research experience
Desirable qualities
  • Previous experience in research and particularly working within the community
  • Work with minimal supervision and be a team player
  • Able to devote additional time for the study including working over the national and public holidays
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with members of the community and health facility staff
  • Experience with qualitative data collection e.g. in-depth interviews and focus group discussions
Responsibilities
  • Collect accurate data from the study participants in line with the standards and guidelines set in the study protocol
  • Schedule and prepare a work plan for phone calls, home follow up visits and reminders for scheduled visits for participants
  • Ensure that all the relevant case reports and appointment cards are administered appropriately
  • Ensure that all research questions are administered during the interviews
  • Check questionnaires for accuracy and completeness at the end of interviews
  • Keep clean and comprehensive records of study visits and their outcomes
  • Conduct debriefing with the study participants at conclusion of interviews
  • Conduct home visits to follow up participants
  • Ensure that one has requisite supplies in time
  • Adhere strictly to the project deadlines for completion of duties assigned
  • Use motorcycles to carry out study trial related activities as assigned by the supervisors
  • Responsible for the security, maintenance and timely renewal of motorcycle license
  • Attend all the weekly meetings in time and report on progress of work
  • Any other duties assigned/ delegated from time to time by your immediate supervisor
Terms of Employment
Six (6) months fixed-term contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first one and half (1.5) months. Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales plus supplemental amounts.
Applications should include the following
  • Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
  • Current Resume or CV, with names and contact information
  • 3 names of referees included in the CV or 3 letters of reference
  • Copies of Certificates or transcripts
  • Copies of KEMRI approved GCP certificate (CITI, FHI 360, NIH)
How to Apply
Applications should be addressed to the;
Deputy Director, CGHR,
P. O. Box 1578 – 40100,
Kisumu  to reach him not later than March 26, 2020
 KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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