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Nurse Vacancy Announcement KEMRI/CDC Program

Vacancy No.K21/01/2010

Program description:

This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It involves conducting research and program support for activities related to malaria, HIV and other diseases.

Due to its continued growth, the Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) has vacancy in the IPD/OPD facilities.

Position: Nurse (1 Positions)
MR 7
(Job Group K)

Location: Siaya, Tingwan’gi, Njejra

Reports to: IPD/OPD Coordinator and the Clinical officer in charge.

Language: Fluency in English and Kiswahili (written and oral)

Essential requirements:

• Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution.
• At least 2 years of clinical experience in caring for infants, children and adults.
• Proficiency in computer usage especially Microsoft packages
Desirable Skills:
• Previous work in health facilities.
• Research experience(especially data collection) would be an added advantage
• Excellent social, interpersonal, communication and listening skills, open minded and non-judgmental.
• Ability to work independently as well as an active member of the team.
Major duties and responsibilities:
• Provide counsel as needed in IPD/OPD Facility.
• Physical examination, of patients, immunizations and administration of drugs.
• Administer informed consent to participants and respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community.
• Collect samples from participants, keep track and ensure correct storage of the same.
• Keep accurate records and check study forms for completeness and accuracy each day.
• Maintain a good relationship with the community and other clinic staff.
• Must develop an in depth understanding of the study’s goals and the logistics required to conduct the study.
• Attend meetings related to the study.
• Perform other duties assigned the management/supervisor.
Applications should include the following:
• Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
• Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
• Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
• Copies of Certificates, Diplomas or Transcripts
• Contact telephone number.
Applications are due no later than: 16th February 2010.


Human Resource Manager,
KEMRI/CDC Program,
P.O. Box 1578, Kisumu.

Or e-mail to recruitment @

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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