NGO Jobs in Kenya – KEMRI (Many Positions)

Study Office Assistant
Ref: KEMRI/PTBI/OA/ 2017
Reports to: Project Administrator –PTBI
Location: Nairobi
Duration: 1 year renewable

Qualifications

·         Certificate in Office Administration/Management/Human Resource or related field
·         Must have attained at least D+ in KCSE
·         Competent computer skills including MS Office or equivalent
·         Internet skills including use of e-mails, group messaging and data collection
·         Experience in front office management or related areas for at least one year is required
·         Certificate of good conduct mandatory

Job Responsibilities

·         Maintain office orderliness
·         Filing and ensures proper organization of documents
·         General errands
·         Keep records for all study supplies and inventory
·         Organize for meetings and typing minutes
·         Organizing for travel and other staff logistics
·         Perform all other general duties as determined by the project leadership
·         Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Desired Qualities
·         Work management and prioritizing skills is a plus
·         Good verbal and written communication skills
·         Good problem solving abilities
·         Attention to detail and accuracy
·         Flexibility, reliability and integrity are core.

Data Research Assistants
Ref: KEMRI/PTBI/DRA/2017
Reports to: Data Manager–PTBI
Location: Migori County
Duration: 1 year renewable

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Community Health/ Health Records and Information Technology or any other health related field
·         At least 1 year experience in research work especially in public health or medical field
·         Degree in Biostatistics or Statistics is an added advantage
·         Good knowledge of Microsoft office especially Access, Excel and Word.
·         Experience with data base creation is an added advantage
·         Knowledge of health system is an added advantage
Job Responsibilities
·         Routine data collection from various health facilities in Migori County-visit each facility monthly to collect data in collaboration with facility staff for routine program data monitoring.
·         Conduct data entry from the MOH registers in the health facilitiesas well as organizing data strengthening activities.
·         Conduct data management activities in response to data queries as needed.
·         Support the data managers in their duties.
Desired Characteristics
·         Ability to work efficiently as part of a team or independently, depending on the assigned task or situation are desired
·         Keenness and ability to work well within a team and independently with minimal supervision and be able to develop on the job
·         Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines
·         Flexibility, ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment are desirable
·         Ability to speak fluent English.
·         Good verbal and written communication skills.
·         Keen to details and ability to work well within a team and independently with minimal supervision and develop on the job
·         Ability to determine priorities and meet deadlines.
·         Willingness to travel to rural areas
Study Clinical Officer
Ref: KEMRI/PTBI/SCO/ 2017
Reports to: Program Manager
Location: Migori County
Duration: 1 year renewable

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Clinical Medicine (CO)
·         Higher National Diploma in Paediatrics is an added advantage
·         At least 3 years of work experience both in clinical and in medical research
·         Very good knowledge of MS Office package is required.
·         Training in Good Clinical Research Practices is an added advantage.

Roles and Responsibilities

·         Collection of clinical data for the project from the Health facilities
·         Ensure quality of clinical follow-up of participants
·         Strengthen clinical care of preterm babies
·         Train staff on various components of saving and enhancing care of the preterm babies
·         Monitor and evaluate the consenting process and address issues that arise accordingly
·         Ensure research participants are followed up for study end points
·         Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
Desired Characteristics
·         Must demonstrate leadership skills
·         Keenness and ability to work well within a team and independently with minimal supervision and be able to develop on the job
·         Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines
·         Flexibility, ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment are desirable.

Study Nurse
Ref: KEMRI/PTBI/SN/2017
Reports to: Program Manager
Location: Migori County
Duration: 1 year renewable
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) are collaborating in a three-year implementation science study to decrease the burden of preterm births and associated deaths.
The main activities will focus on improving data use, health care quality improvements and capacity strengthening around intrapartum and postnatal care. The project is conducted in Migori County. The study seeks to fill the following position:

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Nursing (KRCHN) (Degree in nursing is an added advantage)
·         At least 3 years of research work experience in both clinical and medical research
·         Good report writing skills is mandatory.
·         Very good knowledge of MS Office package is required.
·         Training in Good Clinical Research Practices is an added advantage.

Roles and Responsibilities

·         Plan, coordinate and supervise activities of the Community Health Volunteers (CHVs)
·         Collection of daily consenting data from the CHVs
·         Ensure relevant tools are available to the CHVs
·         Monitor and evaluate the consenting process and address any matters arising accordingly
·         Ensure accurate records and reports and maintain their safety as required
·         Link up with other program leaders in empowering and motivating PTBI affiliated CHVs on a regular basis through trainings
·         Address on-site challenges raised by CHVs
·         Ensure research participants are followed up for study end points
·         Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time time
Desired Characteristics
·         Must demonstrate leadership skills
·         Keen and ability to work well within a team and independently with minimal supervision and be able to develop on the job
·         Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines
·         Flexibility, ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment

Deputy Director, Research & Development (R&D)
Job Group MR/16
Reporting to the Director KEMRI

Responsibilities

·         Establish strategic partnerships for research, innovations, and technology transfer and product development;
·         Approve commercialization of research products, services, and support intellectual property protection and related activities;
·         Oversee the development, implementation and co-ordination of training programmes and capacity building activities in the Institute;
·         Spearhead the development and implementation of resource mobilization strategy to support research and innovations in the Institute;
·         Ensure prudent resource management and compliance to budgetary requirements and financial reporting;
·         Ensure maintenance of accurate and up to database of all Research assets including research projects and intellectual properties;
·         Oversee the preparation and implementation of strategic plans and annual work plans for the Centres, Scientific programmes and the Scientific Ethical Review Unit (SERU);
·         Ensure compliance with research policy, regulation, standards and guidelines;
·         Facilitate dissemination, translation and implementation of research findings;
·         Interpret the Science, Technology and Innovation Act and other relevant statutes in relation to the Institute;
·         Spearhead partnerships, collaborations and links with professional institutions and related bodies in advancing the Institute’s interest;
·         Developing and implementing Institutional research Policy;
·         Responsible for KEMRI’s scientific dissemination demonstrated by policy briefs, publications and patents;

Requirements

·         Served in a senior research position for a minimum period of 10 years 5 of which must have been in senior management level in human health research;
·         A proven track record in scientific research supported by funding and at least ten (10) scientific publications in referred journal;
·         A proven track record in leadership and management with at least seven (7) years of experience at Senior Management level. Strategic management experience will be a definite added advantage;
·         Bachelors degree in any of the following fields;-Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy,
·         Biomedical Sciences, Public Health or any relevant Social Science from a recognized Institution;
·         Masters degree in any of the following fields;-, Medicine/Pharmacy/Dentistry,
·         Veterinary Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health, Community Health, Epidemiology, or any relevant
·         Social Science from recognized institution;
·         Doctor of Philosophy degree in any of the following fields:-Biomedical Sciences,
·         Public Health, Clinical Medicine/ Surgery/ Community Health, Epidemiology or any relevant Social Sciences from a recognized institution;
·         Meet the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution;
·         Demonstrate a high degree of integrity, honesty and commitment to good corporate governance and excellence in performance; and
·         Membership to a relevant professional body;
Terms of Service
The successful candidates will be engaged on a three (3) year contract renewable.

Director
Job Group MR/17
KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following position:
Responsible to the KEMRI Board of Management, the Director KEMRI shall provide strategic leadership and shall be in charge of the day-to-day running of the Institute on behalf of the Board of Management. The highly performing and results-oriented leader will ensure achievement of the Institute’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

Director Job Responsibilities

·         Ensure excellence in research and innovation for human health;
·         Be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Institute;
·         Provide appropriate support and leadership to employees of the Institute;
·         Responsible for the achievement of the objectives of the Institute;
·         Prepare the annual operating budgets and establish proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures;
·         Develop and recommend to the Board the Institute’s research and development strategy;
·         Responsible for the execution and communication of the Board’s strategies, decisions and policies;
·         Ensure that the Institute has an effective management structure including succession plans;
·         Maintain a high performance organization drivenby talented and competent staff who consistently deliver outstanding results;
·         Cultivate an atmosphere of trust for the creation and delivery of high quality, effective and accountable systems;
·         Ensure that all Board papers are accurately written, relevant and availed to the Board members on time;
·         Serve as the link between the Institute and the Ministry of Health and other
·         Government agencies;
·         Serve as the link between the Board and the Management;
·         Responsible for stakeholder management and the enhancement of the corporate image of the Institute;
·         Coordinate and prepare business related proposals, reports and other submissions for consideration by the
·         Board and other decision makers
·         Ensure continuous improvements in the quality and value of services and products provided by the Institute;
·         Ensure continuous achievement of the Institute’s financial and operating goals and objectives;
·         Oversee and ensure implementation of Institute policies and procedures;
·         Maintain a conducive work environment for attracting, retaining, and motivating employees;
·         Foster a culture that promotes ethical and good corporate governance;
·         Take responsibility as the principal spokesperson of the Institute; and
·         Ensure that the Institute complies with the relevant laws;

Requirements

·         Be a Kenyan citizen;
·         Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields;-Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health or any relevant Social Science from a recognized Institution;
·         Be a holder of Master’s degree in any of the following fields;-, Clinical Medicine/ Surgery/ Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health, Community Health, Epidemiology, or any relevant Social Science from a recognized institution;
·         Be a holder of Doctor of Philosophy degree in a relevant field;
OR Hold equivalent experience;
·         Must be registered with a relevant professional body;
·         Have at least ten (10) years’ experience in research five (5) of which must be in a Strategic leadership position in a large research organization;
·         Training in Business, Management and Leadership will be an added advantage;
·         Demonstrated research experience with publications in reviewed journals;
·         Demonstrated ability to fund raise and manage grants;
·         Have the ability to initiate, develop and enhance current and future collaborative activities of the Institute with
·         relevant partners and donors;
·         Have experience in Government procedures in financial management, procurement, Human Resource and Security management regulations and policies that govern State corporations;
·         Demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, management and leadership capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of research and a thorough understanding of research policies and regulations;
·         Possess excellent communication skills;
·         Meet the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution; and
·         Demonstrate a high degree of integrity, honesty and commitment to good corporate governance and excellence in performance
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send copies of their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of certified certificates, professional qualifications, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address, not later than 27th June, 2017.To:
The Chairman
KEMRI Board of Management
P.O. Box 54840 –00200
NAIROBI
Please write the Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Application letter. Applications must be sent through the address in the advert.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

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