NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - KEMRI

Nursing Officer III

Program description
This program is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It involves conducting research and program support for activities related to malaria, HIV and other diseases. It is in this Mandate that HIV-Research Branch has the following vacancy in the HIV-R Clinic.
Job purpose
The incumbent will be responsible for providing nursing care to study participants, conducting treatment, monitoring and managing side effects and SAEs, taking histories, vital signs and participating in the physical examination and management of patients, collecting blood and other samples including stool and urine.
Qualifications
·         Must have a Diploma in Community health nursing from a recognized institution.
·         Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya
·         Valid Practicing License from Nursing Council of Kenya
·         Ability to work well with the public, in a team and able to collaborate well with counterparts.
·         Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills
·         Fluency in both written and spoken English and Swahili
Responsibilities
·         Provides basic triage to study participants
·         Collects specimen and performs tests to study participants.
·         Conducts rapid HIV testing to study participants with pre and post-test counselling.
·         Maintains strict confidentiality and participants’ privacy.
·         Maintains adequate amounts of required medical supplies.
·         Ensures accurate data collection and recording of confidential clinical data.
·         Maintains strict confidentiality and participants’ privacy.
·         Advices the study participants on availability of referral services.
·         Develops in-depth understanding of the study design and goals for successful implementation and execution of the study
·         Develops and reviews study SOPs
·         Training on reproductive health services including cervical cancer screening
·         Perform any other duties as assigned by the study management
Terms of Employment
Employment is a one year renewable contract with probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI salary scale depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.
Applications MUST include the following
·         A cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications (Indicate Vacancy Number)
·         Current Resume’ or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
·         Copies of certificates and testimonials
·         Three letters of reference with contact information (phone and email)


Clinical Officer
This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV, parasitology, TB and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the collaboration would like to fill a vacancy in the following position for the HIV- Research Branch of KEMRI / CGHR:
Basic Functions
The clinical officer will report to the study medical officer. The primary responsibilities for the position is to screen participants, verify protocol eligibility, complete study forms, conduct physical examinations, complete source documents, prescribe study and non-study drug and refer participants for further medical checkup when necessary and perform adverse event reporting.
S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.
Qualifications
·         Must have a Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution.
·         S/He must be registered with relevant authorities and in possession of a valid practicing license.
·         Must be able to communicate effectively with participants, health facility staff, study staff, and study investigators.
·         Fluency in both English and Swahili, written and spoken.
·         Strong interpersonal, communication skills and excellent organizational skills
·         Ability to multi-task
·         Minimum of 1-year clinical experience.
·         Experience in clinical research, reproductive health and family planning will be an added advantage.
Responsibilities
·         Adverse Event reporting and follow up.
·         Clinical management of participants.
·         Participant screening and enrollment and follow-up in various clinical trials.
·         Contraceptive and reproductive health services provision
·         Conduct study clinical procedures as per study protocol
·         Documentation of data in source documents and case report forms
·         Participate in study team meetings to solve clinical and study logistical challenges
·         Any other duties as assigned by supervisor
Terms of Employment
Employment is on a one year renewable contract with probation for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI salary scale depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.
Applications MUST include the following
·         A cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications (Indicate Vacancy Number)
·         Current Resume’ or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
·         Copies of certificates and testimonials
·         Three letters of reference with contact information (phone and email)
How To Apply
Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send in their applications to: The Director, KEMRI-CGHR, P. O. Box 1578- 40100, Kisumu
Applications are due no later than: May 6, 2019
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED 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 shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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