Field Officer Intern at Kenya Medical Research – KEMRI

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.

A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:

Two positions -To be based in Thika


The purpose of the internship is to be trained in recruitment and retention activities for a research clinic team.

The field officer intern will be trained on the following responsibilities:-

  • Support the retention teamstaff meetings, and other events as needed.
  • Bring to the study teams’ att in activities aimed at maintaining high retention of study participants.
  • Conduct outreach activities in order to maintain high retention of study participants.
  • Participate in trainings, team/ention any problems, challenges, observed in study activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.
  • Education and Professional Training
  • Diploma in counseling, social work, nursing or clinical medicine from a recognized Institution
  • Training in reproductive health sciences would be an added advantage


  • Basic counseling
  • Basic IT and social media skills


  • Experience on health issues with communities
  • Basic knowledge of reproductive health
  • Prior work experience with young women

Terms of Engagement:

Appointment in the internship program will be for 6 months. This may be extended for another 6 months depending on performance.

Please Note:

i. A stipend will be provided.
ii. Interns will be expected to take up a personal accident cover and medical Insurance cover

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