Research Assistants in Kenya - NGO


The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is engaged in a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention-Kenya (CDC-Kenya) to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and its partners for HIV and STI program Monitoring and Evaluation. We are recruiting an individual through our affiliated international NGO ‘Global Programs for Research & Training’ to serve as an M&E Officer for HIV monitoring and evaluation activities. This position requires a one-year commitment, with the potential for extension at the end of the period, subject to funding availability.
Global Programs for Research and Training is registered as an international NGO in Kenya, wholly owned and affiliated to the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
The Ministry of Health – National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) – the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Global Programs, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are conducting an evaluation of the sustainable laboratory quality systems program implemented by PEPFAR Partners in Kenya. The objectives of the study are to determine to what extent the program achieved three key outcomes and to understand the facilitating factors, barriers, and lessons learned during the project implementation period.
Global Programs for Research and Training is seeking qualified Research Assistants to conduct this study. These positions will require two-months commitment.
The research assistants will work under the direct supervision of the study coordinator and overall supervision by principal investigators.
Key Responsibilities:
o    Attend the full study training to understand the purpose and intent of the study, as well as the plan for implementation.
o    Work in close collaboration with laboratory implementing partners to ensure accuracy of abstracted data
o    Collect relevant study data from sampled laboratories throughout the country
o    Abstract data for sampled laboratories as shared by laboratory implementing partners
o    Schedule and conduct key informant interviews
o    Provide routine progress reports to the study coordinator and study co-investigators
o    Ensure data quality by responding to data manager’s queries.
o    Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
o    The selected research assistant will have the following minimum qualifications:
o    Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Medical Laboratory, Public Health or any other healthrelated field.
o    Knowledge and understanding of public health research issues, specifically regarding HIV/AIDS.
o    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in diverse team.
o    Excellent verbal and written communication.
o    Proficiency in using Microsoft office and strong typing skills.
o    Willing to work in Nairobi for the duration of the research project.
o    Fluency in English or Swahili.
Added advantage
o    Training in Bio safety and Good Clinical Practice is an added advantage.
o    Experience in laboratory or/and research settings.

How to Apply
Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
Applicants desiring consideration for this post should submit the following indicating the position being applied for:
Cover letter with current position & salary (if applicable) and date available
Current cv with names and telephone numbers for 3 referees
Applications must be sent by email to: HR.Kenya@ucglobalprograms.org with the email subject Research Assistant Laboratory Evaluation by end of day April 19, 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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