Study Coordinator Job in Kenya (SANOFI Study)

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Study Coordinator Job in Kenya (SANOFI Study)

Position: Study Coordinator (1 Position) K MR 6  Vacancy No. FN-11-02-2023

Reports to:      Principal Investigator

Location:          Kisumu

Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period


  • BSc Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Public Health or a related health research field.
  • At least two year’s relevant experience managing and coordinating GCP compliant community or clinical trials.
  • At least five years practical experience in the management of research teams.
  • Experience in maintaining Study Master Files and other relevant study documents.

    • Experience of preparing trial protocol amendments and submitting trial-related documents, including study reports, to ethics boards and/or regulatory authorities.
  • Commitment to working as a member of a multidisciplinary and multicultural scientific team.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and a willingness to work with others to overcome problems as and when they arise.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Able to re-locate to Kisumu for this position.
  • Willingness to work in urban and rural areas for study purposes.

Desirable qualities

  • Prior work experience in research including implementation research studies.
  • Communication skills in Swahili.
  • Experience in drafting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience managing funds from international donor organisations
  • Plan, manage and supervise the day-to-day management and study visits for ongoing trials.
  • Prepare and submit trial documents to ethics and regulatory committees as required, including protocol amendments and six-monthly reports.
  • Supervise responses to data queries, review case report forms and other relevant study documentation, and maintain Study Master Files.
  • Participate in communication between KEMRI, study sponsors and the other study partners.
  • Lead and supervise the study teams to ensure that the studies are conducted to GCP and international trial standards.
  • Organise and participate in meetings regarding research progress, results and any other aspects of the studies.
  • Organise procurements and orders for the studies and handle petty cash expenses for study activities.
  • Assist in managing the project budgets and other project resources, liaise with administration staff in reviewing budgets, monitor expenditures and check financial reports.
  • Coordinate study monitoring visits, including preparation of responses to monitoring
  • Assist in drafting reports, publications and presentations of study results at national
  • and international meetings and for trial governance bodies (eg,. The Data and Safety
  • Monitoring Board)
  • Provide weekly reports to the line manager and Principal Investigators on the study
  • Travel to field sites as required to ensure the smooth running of study activities.
  • Promote KEMRI Kargeno research and policy hub and its core values, and play a
  • supportive role in the delivery of its day-to-day operations and strategic goals
  • Undertake other duties, including support to other studies, as may be required by the
  • trial Principal Investigators.

How to Apply

  1. All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
  2. Must include a current CV with names of at least three referees.
  3. Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: not later than February 28, 2023.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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