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Research Assistant Job in Kenya

Position: Research Assistant – Nurse

Job description

in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous and self-governing
international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three
continents ( An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network
(, AKU provides higher education in several disciplines, carries
out research pertinent to the countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and
over 325 outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2,500
students and over 14,000 staff.

The University is both a model of academic
excellence and an agent of social change. As an international institution, AKU
operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.

Aga Khan University-East Africa (AKU-EA) through its Research Office in Mombasa
is conducting a study: “Pregnancy Care Integrating Translational Science
Everywhere (PRECISE)” in Kaloleni and Rabai Sub-counties in Kilifi County,
Kenya. The study will involve following up pregnant women from early pregnancy
through delivery to the post-delivery and it will include local travel within
the study area- between health facilities and to communities. Applications are
invited from appropriately qualified candidates for the position of Research
Assistant – Nurse in the study. The staff will be based at the research sites
in Kilifi County.

research assistant – nurse will be required to support the study’s activities
at the health facility. This will include screening and recruitment of study
participants, clinical and non-clinical data collection, sample collection and
handling and additional study procedures.


  • Liaise with health facility
    staff to identify potentially eligible study participants for recruitment
    into specific studies and sub-studies

  • Screening and recruitment of
    study participants and administering informed consent.

  • Clinical and non-clinical data
    collection for study participants

  • Perform anthropometric
    measurements and vital signs measurements and other clinical tests and
    study procedures for participants

  • Contribute to collection,
    transport, logging and initial processing of biological samples

  • Support health facility staff
    in obtaining and recording other data relevant for the study.

  • Contribute to follow up of
    participants in their homes and communities.

  • Create and plan for data
    collection activities summary reports for activities as guided by the
    study coordinator on a daily, weekly and monthly basis

  • Communicate to families and
    community members about the study, as appropriate and as guided by the
    study coordinator

  • Regularly report any relevant
    events that affect the study to the study coordinator


  • Diploma in Kenya Registered
    Nurse Midwife or Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse or equivalent.

  • Valid Practicing license from
    the Nursing Council of Kenya.

  • Basic Computer literacy and
    training in Microsoft Office.

How to apply

together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone
contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be
sent to th

Manager, Recruitment

Aga Khan University

P. O. Box 30270-00100,

email to [email protected]. Applications by
email are preferred.

indicate the title of the position on your application.

Applications should be submitted latest by September 21, 2020
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