NGO Jobs in Kenya – KEMRI

KEMRI / University of Washington

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) is conducting research studies in Kenya.
The KEMRI/UW research collaboration aims to conduct interdisciplinary, setting-specific research aimed at improving the lives of women and children living in Kenya. Specifically our research strives to understand various infectious diseases afflicting these populations and testing interventions.
We are looking for motivated, committed, and honest staff members to join our team in one of our ongoing Research Studies (Building the evidence base for care of acutely ill, undernourished children in limited resource settings– cohort study)
The KEMRI / UW Study Projects seeks to recruit a dynamic, innovative and experienced person to fill the following position which will be based in Migori County Referral Hospital:
Study Counselor / Field Worker
(1 Post)
Job Group MR/6
The Study Counselor will be responsible for guiding participants through the consent process and study procedures, offering HIV testing and counseling to caregivers and children, ensuring participants return to follow-up visits, and following up with participants who do not return.
The counselor will also assist with miscellaneous KEMRI/UW study activities including data entry, data query response, attend trainings, weekly reporting, etc.
Required Qualifications:
·         Certificate in counseling or similar profession
·         Three years of working experience as a counselor
·         Strong interpersonal, communication, and listening skills
·         Must be able to work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability, and integrity
·         Ability to foster trust and open-communication with study participants
·         Speaking and understanding Luo or Kuria and Swahili language
·         Basic computer skills
Preferred Qualifications:
·         Motorcycle riding license
·         Experience in participants follow-up/tracing
·         Experience working with children
·         Experience in HIV Counseling
·         Have worked in a Research set up
Terms of Employment: Contract for one year, as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The successful candidate shall undergo a three (3) months probationary period for the first three months upon initiation of employment.
Application Procedure
If you meet the above requirements, please CLICK HERE to fill our online recruitment form and then send an application with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 referees to Email address: kemriuwjobs@gmail.com to reach us by Friday 16th March, 2018 at 4.00 p.m.


Study Clinical Officer
(1 Post)
Job Group MR/7
The Study Clinical Officer will participate in pediatric research including data and sample collection. S/he will be expected to observe good clinical practice in carrying out duties and work as a team with other staffs.
S/he will be reporting to the Study Coordinator or the Medical Coordinator and should be ready to carry out other duties as delegated by the Study Coordinator.
Required Qualifications:
·         Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
·         Have the necessary registration documents
·         Computer Literate
·         Three years experience working in a busy Pediatric clinic or Ward set up
·         Three years experience in Pediatric Phlebotomy
·         Good communication skills
·         Ready to work under pressure
·         Be a team player
Terms of Employment: Contract for one year, as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The successful candidate shall undergo a three (3) months probationary period for the first three months upon initiation of employment.
Application Procedure
If you meet the above requirements, please CLICK HERE to fill our online recruitment form and then send an application with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 referees to Email address: kemriuwjobs@gmail.com to reach us by Friday 16th March, 2018 at 4.00 p.m.


Study Laboratory Technologist
(1 Post)
Job Group MR/7
The Study Lab Technologist will participate in HIV related research and provide technical support to research teams in the set up of Laboratory experiments, analysis of sample/data and recording of applied processes and procedures to meet clinical research objectives.
S/he will be reporting to the Site Coordinator or the Medical Coordinator and should be ready to carry out other duties as delegated by the Site Coordinator.
Required Qualifications:
·         Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
·         Registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board
·         Knowledge and understanding of GCLPs and regulatory/accreditation agency requirements
·         Knowledge of laboratory Health and Safety practices
·         At least 2 years of experience
·         Computer Literacy
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·         Ready to work under pressure
·         Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Terms of Employment: Contract for one year, as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The successful candidate shall undergo a three (3) months probationary period for the first three months upon initiation of employment.
Application Procedure
If you meet the above requirements, please CLICK HERE to fill our online recruitment form and then send an application with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 referees to Email address: kemriuwjobs@gmail.com to reach us by Friday 16th March, 2018 at 4.00 p.m.
Note: Only the 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. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY

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