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8 Research Assistants Jobs in Kenya – KEMRI

Position: Research Assistants (8
Positions) KMR/7 Vacancy No. FN-031-07-2021

Reports to: Project
Coordinator

Locations: Kisumu

Duration: A renewable one year
contract, as per KEMRI scheme of service. The first three months being
probation period.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Nursing, Public Health, Sociology,
    Community Health & Development; Social Work, Counselling or any other
    relevant health/social sciences required. Bachelor’s Degree qualification
    in the related field preferred

  • Experience with community-based research for
    public health or clinical studies preferred

  • Experience with research studies or programs on
    TB/COVID-19 will be an added advantage

  • Training and experience in conducting quantitative
    surveys preferred

Responsibilities

  • Implement all components of the study protocol at
    the site level

  • Ensure compliance to protocol and procedures for
    all study components

  • Explaining the study to and recruiting eligible
    participants for the study

  • Administering informed consent and enrolling
    eligible participants

  • Administering baseline assessments surveys for
    participants recruited into the study

  • Assist in sample collection for SARS-CoV-2
    screening

  • Regularly monitoring participants progress as per
    the study protocol

  • Conduct routine follow up visits and assessments
    of the participants during the study period

  • Conduct contact tracing for close contacts of all
    TB and COVID-19 cases confirmed

  • Ensure completeness of all data collected

  • Participate in study meetings (in-person, internet
    conference calls)

  • Assist with dissemination of study findings

  • May perform other project related duties as
    requested or required

Other required skills:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication
    skills

  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Dholou required

  • Ability to work effectively independently and as
    part of a team

  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities
    and organize workload

  • Excellent time and resource management skills

  • Ability to work with tight timelines and meet
    deadlines

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary
    team

  • High level of competency in Microsoft applications
    including Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Must be willing to work in informal and low-income
    settlement

  • Flexibility to work non-business hours; being
    available for calls outside of business hours due to time differences
    between the U.S. and Kenya

How to Apply

Applications to be done
through the email [email protected] later
than 18th August,
2021.

(Indicate Position &
Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email)

 KEMRI or any of
its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of
reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests
should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to
automatic disqualification.

 KEMRI IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN,
YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.

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