NGO Jobs in Kenya – KEMRI (Many Vacancies)

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Kenya Medical Research Institute
A KEMRI – CCR Clinical Trials Research Project is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
Study Clinician / Clinical Officers
M/R 7
Location: Nairobi (1 position) and Thika (1 position)
Reports to: Study Coordinator
Job Purpose: Provide clinical support to a research clinic team involved in providing a vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and other reproductive health services to adolescent girls and young women.
Responsibilities
·         Participate in the setup and implementation of clinical studies in line with study protocols and other guidance documents.
·         Track and maintain relevant clinical systems to ensure fidelity to project timelines and other compliance requirements.
·         Collect and review data as guided by good clinical and data practices.
·         Participate in general research and study specific seminars, awareness drives and educational activities.
·         Liaise with the study physician and other staff as necessary to ensure appropriate patient and participant management
·         Participate in and conduct training in research study protocols, best practices, data collection and management etc.
·         Generate and draft clinical/ study reports as may be required
·         Lead trial working group meetings as required.
·         Participate in resolving monitoring findings and queries.
·         And any other duties as assigned.
Education and Professional Training
·         Diploma in Clinical Medicine, preferably in reproductive health.
·         Those with demonstrated training and competence in female reproductive health service delivery will have added advantage.
·         Be registered by the Clinical officers Council
Experience
·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience with direct involvement in patient care especially in reproductive service delivery
·         Experience working with adolescents and young people- particularly with young women in reproductive health delivery an added advantage
·         HIV Counseling and Testing skills an added advantage

Project Data Officers
M/R 9
Location: Nairobi (1 Position) and Thika (1 Position)
Reports to: Data Manager
Job purpose: The Project Data Officer will be responsible for data management including data collection, mining, filling, archiving, QA/QC, database updates, reports generation, etc.
Responsibilities
·         Data collection, compilation, cleaning, investigational analysis and processing for entry into databases.
·         Designing, improving and updating live data bases for long term data storage and back-ups.
·         Assisting in data analysis.
·         Preparing daily and weekly reports.
·         Scanning and filling of records, archive systems in accordance to department procedures.
·         Monitor security of all technology.
·         Any other duty assigned by supervisor.
Education and Professional Training
·         Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and computer Science or a related field from a recognized university.
Experience
·         At least one year experience in data entry/data management
·         Skills in database development.
Terms of Employment: Employment is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Field Officers
M/R 6
Location: Nairobi (2 positions) and Thika (3 positions)
Reports to: Study Coordinator
Purpose: To support recruitment and retention activities for a research clinic team involved in providing a vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and other reproductive health services to adolescent girls and young women.
Responsibilities
·         Work with the clinic team to identify and recruit eligible persons for study participation
·         Identify and support activities aimed at maintaining high retention of study participants
·         Conduct outreach activities in order to engage eligible participants
·         Attend and participate in trainings, team/staff meetings, and other events as needed.
·         Bring to the study teams attention 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
·         KCSE mean grade C plain and above
·         Training on HIV Testing and Counseling and reproductive health sciences
Competencies
·         Knowledge of STI, HIV/AIDS care
·         Basic counseling
·         Basic IT and social media skills
·         Demonstrated knowledge on sexual and reproductive health service delivery
Experience
·         Minimum of 1 years’ experience with direct involvement in patient care or outreach especially in adolescent, paediatric and youth targeted centers
·         Experience working with adolescents and young people- particularly with young women in reproductive health delivery required
·         Peer support, outreach and coordination an added advantage
·         HIV Counseling and Testing skills an added advantage
·         Should be familiar with the Ministry of Health systems
The eligible candidates will be based in Nairobi and Thika with frequent travel to sites within the Central region.
Terms of Employment: Employment is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Laboratory Technologist
M/R 8
Location: Nairobi (1 position) and Thika (1 position)
Reports to: Laboratory manager.
Purpose: To assist the Laboratory Manager in the operations and coordination of laboratory activities
Responsibilities
·         Performs a variety of technical laboratory procedures according to Standard Operations Procedures and Study Protocols
·         Performs laboratory quality assurance/ quality control practices
·         Participates in Quality Control and Quality Improvement for area of specialty and Lab indicators
·         Ensures that quality control data are within acceptable ranges before reporting patient results
·         Identifies out of range control values, takes corrective action, and notifies others of changes
·         Conducts internal quality audit regularly and initiates corrective and prevention actions
·         Responsible for accurately completing records and reports and other statistical information for master files or databases. Follows laboratory policy for data retrieval, record keeping, samples, and identification, requisition, reporting and charting procedures
·         Maintains high level of competence in GCLP, laboratory safety and standard operation procedures
·         Maintains a neat, clean and organized work area
·         Keeps an adequate supply of working materials on hand
·         Maintains confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential
·         Maintains laboratory equipment as outlined in the various operation SOPs and equipment manuals
·         Develops laboratory standard operating procedures and manuals
·         Any other duties assigned by supervisor
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
·         MUST be registered by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board
Experience and Skills
·         At least three (3) years’ experience in a busy clinical research laboratory
·         Experience in carrying out laboratory testing for research studies and/or clinical trials Trained and certified on Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)
·         Experience in laboratory audit processes
·         Must be reliable, self-motivated and self-driven
·         Must have an aptitude for technical problem solving
·         Good communication and management skills
Terms of Employment: Employment is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Nurse Counselors
M/R 7
Location: Nairobi (1 position) and Thika (4 positions)
Reports to: Study Coordinator.
Job Purpose: To deliver quality nursing and counseling services to patients and research study participants involved in a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine clinical trial.
Responsibilities
·         Obtains consent from participants for various studies
·         Obtains medical history and performs pelvic examination
·         Offers individual, group and family counseling to participants and patients
·         Completes interviewer administered questionnaires
·         Phlebotomy, specimen processing
·         Does HIV counseling, testing and lab results interpretation
·         Responds to participant’s calls.
·         Community sensitization in order for recruitment purposes of study participants
·         Performs other duties assigned by supervisor
·         Retention activities-follow up of participants in need of close monitoring and review together with visit reminders via phone calls
Education and Professional Training
·         Diploma in Nursing or related field
·         Experience in female reproductive health service delivery particularly cervical cancer screening is an added advantage
Licensure
·         Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
Competencies
·         Team player
·         Excellent Communication and people skills
·         Highly organized
·         Ability to work without supervision
Experience
·         Two (2) years’ experience working in a comprehensive Care Centre or an equivalent HIV care setting
·         Prior GCP and Human subjects training is desirable
·         Experience working in clinical research setting is an added advantage
Terms of Employment: Employment is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Pharmaceutical Technologist
M/R 7
Location: Nairobi (1 position) and Thika (1 position)
Reports to: Pharmacy Lead
Job Purpose: To dispense drugs to study participants and manage the Pharmacy
Responsibilities
·         Dispense drugs to study participants
·         Counsel clients on drugs administration and compliance
·         Order corresponding supplies such as drugs, clinical items and other pharmaceutical items from approved vendor(s) and sponsor organization(s).
·         Maintain drug logs and manage inventory to assure adequate and accurate inventory levels are maintained
·         Prepare pharmacy budget as per the needs of the study protocols
·         Support and promote the safe and ethical use of investigational drugs
·         Develop standard operating procedures for pharmacy management as per study protocols.
·         Issue clinical items to clinicians and counselors
·         Perform other functions as requested by the supervisor
Education and Experience
·         Diploma in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Technology from PPB accredited institution
·         Must be enrolled with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board and in a professional association
Experience
·         At least three years’ experience
·         Experience working in clinical research setting is an added advantage
·         Experience and knowledge in vaccines and HIV care is vital
Terms of employment: Employment is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.
How to Apply
a) All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
b) Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
c) Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: phrdrecruit@pipsthika.org not later than 19th October, 2018.
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.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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