Clinical Research Coordinator Job in Kenya

KEMRI / University of Washington

Job Announcement: Clinical Research Coordinator

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) is conducting research studies in Kenya.

The KEMRI/UW research collaboration aims to conduct interdisciplinary, setting-specific research aimed at improving the lives of women and children in Kenya.

Specifically, our research strives to understand various infectious diseases afflicting these populations and testing interventions.

We are looking for a Clinical Research Coordinator who is motivated, committed, and honest.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will oversee pediatric studies in Migori, Homabay and Kisii Counties and will manage all Deputy Study Coordinators.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will be based in Migori and report directly to the study Principal Investigator/s.

The KEMRI/UW team seeks to recruit a dynamic, innovative and experienced person to fill the position and will be based in Migori County Referral Hospital, Migori town:

Clinical Research Coordinator – 1 Position

The Clinical Research Coordinator will have oversight of the implementation of large pediatric research studies and any affiliated sub-studies.

S/he will be expected to foster collaboration between the study staff under their purview and within KEMRI more broadly.

Additionally, s/he will monitor and provide guidance on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in each study, ensure data quality and completeness, and mentor the deputy study coordinators to resolve any protocol issues or challenges with implementation including recruitment and follow up that may arise.

This person will also be expected to resolve conflicts between study staff, support the community advisory board, and ensure transparent record keeping in site expenditures.

S/he will work with hospital and county officials to maintain a good relationship between KEMRI and our partner institutions.

S/he will attend weekly meetings for each study and should be able to attend one to two international trips per year for team meetings.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will be based in Migori and report directly to the study Principal Investigator/s.

Required Qualifications:

·  Degree in Clinical Medicine or Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the necessary professional registration documents

·  Experience coordinating clinical trials

·  Minimum of four years of experience coordinating clinical research studies

·  Ability to review and provide input on standard operating procedures (SOPs) and case report forms (CRFs)

·  Experience mentoring junior staff

·  Experience tracking budgets and other research coordination activities

·  Good communication skills and responsive to emails and phone calls

·  Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

·  Ready to work under pressure and be a team player

·  Ability and willingness to travel locally and internationally

·  Able to multi-task

·  Be a team player

·  Highly detail oriented

·  Must have Certificate of good conduct

·  Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance

·  Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB

·  Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate

Terms of Employment:

One year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

The successful candidate shall be based in Migori.

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

The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI salary scales.

If you meet the above requirements, please follow the following link to complete the application form:

and then send an application letter with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full-time telephone number and names and addresses of 4 professional referees and copies of certificates and testimonials to Email address: to reach us by Thursday 10th November, 2022 at 5.00 p.m.

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed 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 recruitment process including application, interview meeting and processing of offer letter.

Note: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KEMRI / University of Washington
P.O. BOX 2651-00202 Nairobi, Kenya