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Research Assistant Job in Kenya

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A study to be conducted in a health facility in Nairobi is seeking for short-term study staff.
The study, seeks for experienced and competent staff to support development of data collection tools and to support actual data collection.
Job Title: Research Assistant / Study Clinical Officer
Location: Nairobi County
Number of Positions: One (1)
Position Summary: The study will collect data in a public health facility in Nairobi County, Kenya. The study requires a research assistant who will be responsible for implementing study procedures including consenting, data abstraction from study participant medical records and submission of the same and maintain study records.
He/ She will work closely with the Principal Investigator to implement sound data collection and management processes.
Core Duties and Responsibilities
·         Participate in a training on the study protocol, including study procedures and ethics related to study conduct
·         Conduct assenting and consenting of study participants
·         Generate study ID numbers for all eligible participants
·         Generate and maintain a study link log for the study
·         Abstract quantitative data from patient records as per protocol and set targets using standardized study data collection tools
·         Submit all abstracted study data as per protocol to the study database
·         Contact and follow up study participants to participate in the study, and maintain a contact/call log.
·         Support the study principal investigator in maintaining study records in secure places in line with study procedures
·         Any other duties related to data collection and submission as assigned by the principal investigator/ study team
·         Ensure confidentiality of study data at all times.

Required Qualifications and Job Experience
·         Higher diploma or Bachelors in Clinical Medicine or Nursing is required with at least 2 years’ experience in HIV care
·         Prior experience in studies including, consenting, data collection or other roles in a study are required.
·         Ability to work in a team (good team player)
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Be available for the time required for the study
Terms of Employment: This duration of engagement if 2 months with possibility of extension to three months’ dependent on study progress.
Applications should include the following
·         Letter of Application
·         Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
·         Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
·         Copy of national identification
·         Copies of professional bodies registration
How to Apply
Interested individuals who meet the above qualifications should submit their applications in hard copy by 4th April 2019 2.00 pm indicating the title of the position being applied for on the envelope.
Applications should be dropped at the reception at the National AIDS and STI Control Program, Afya Annex Ground floor reception in Upper Hill, Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds along Hospital Road
Applications should be addressed to the
Principal Investigator
Mental Health Study
National AIDS and STI Control Program
P.O Box 19636-00202
Kenyatta National Hospital

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