NGO Jobs in Kenya - KEMRI (Several Vacancies)

Project Driver


Program description
One Health Research Group is a collaboration between Kenya MedicalvResearch Institute (KEMRI), Washington State University (WSU), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) It is in this mandate that the program is seeking a highly motivated and pro-active individual to fill in the following vacancy for the Livestock for Health Project (L4H) based in Marsabit County.
POSITION: Project Driver
JOB GROUP: MR 4
LOCATION: Marsabit (Laisamis Sub-County)
REPORTS TO: Project Coordinator
Job Summary
This job exists to facilitate movement of goods, research materials, study participants clients or staff from one point to another as authorized to enhance research activities and smooth running of operations in the organization in achievement of its objectives.
Qualifications
Academic
·         Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade D+ from Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)
Technical
·         Suitability Test for Drivers Grade III conducted by the Ministry of Roads and Public Works;
·         Knowledge of skills required to perform a variety of manual tasks.
·         Knowledge of relevant legislation-National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) rules.
·         Computer literacy.
Others
·         MUST be a resident of Marsabit County.
·         MUST speak the local language (Rendille/Samburu)
·         Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
·         Three (3) years of experience.
·         Ability to work under pressure.
·         Valid driving license.
Responsibilities
·         Transport research materials, study participants and members of staff from one location to another for efficiency in meeting the project or Institute objectives and achieve the set time lines.
·         Ensure the security and safety of goods and passengers during transit to avoid loss, damage and maintain the integrity of materials being transport
·         Carry out routine checks of assigned vehicle to ensure proper maintenance in terms of cleanliness and report effects or malfunctions for proper management and further action.
·         Maintain an up to date work ticket through proper recording of the mileage, destination and time for accountability and control of the movement of vehicle assigned.
·         Report any incidents or accidents to the relevant authorities to inform further action.
Applications MUST include the following
·         Letter of Application
·         Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
·         Letters of reference from referees
·         Copies of Certificates and transcripts
Terms Of Employment
Contract for 1 year renewable as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation is the first 3 months. Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within the stated grade, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.
How To Apply
Applications are due no later than: June 14th 2019 to: personnel@kemri.org
Subject line: APPLICATION FOR MARSABIT PROJECT DRIVER POSITION KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI AND DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING ANDPROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.

Clinical Officer
A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
Job purpose
To deliver quality clinical and other reproductive health services to both sero-concordant and discordant couples involved in a HIV prevention project.
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.
·         Review laboratory and other participant results and manage as needed
·         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.
Qualifications
Education and Professional training
·         Diploma in Clinical Medicine, preferably in reproductive health
·         Those with demonstrated training and competence in reproductive health delivery and couple HIV testing and counselling will have added advantage.
·         Be registered by the Clinical officers Council
Experience
·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience with demonstrated direct involvement in reproductive health care and service delivery, and knowledge in HIV care and treatment
·         Experience with couple HIV testing and counselling 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.

New Nurse Counselor (2 Posts)
A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
Job purpose
To deliver quality nursing, counseling and other reproductive health services to both seroconcordant and discordant couples involved in a HIV prevention project.
Responsibilities
·         To screen and enroll eligible study participants as per study protocol
·         To obtain participation consent from eligible volunteers for study participation
·         To obtains medical history and perform physical examination as required
·         To provide individual, group and family counseling to participants and patients as needed
·         To complete interviewer administered questionnaires and other study documents
·         To complete and obtain study specimens such as phlebotomy and specimen processing as per study protocol
·         Perform HIV counseling, testing
·         Responds to participant’s calls and queries
·         Assist in community sensitization such as for study recruitment
·         Assist in retention activities including follow up of participants and reminding of clinic appointments
·         Performs other duties assigned by supervisor
Qualifications
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.

Research Assistants Internship (2 Posts)
A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
The internship programme will be for six (6) months renewable once.
Responsibilities
·         Timely collection of quality data from patients’ charts
·         Verify quality of data by comparing abstracted data to source documents
·         Ensure facilities have adequate data collection tools and request necessary supplies for the project
·         Liaise with the health facility staff to ensure project activities are conducted as scheduled
·         Providing project management team with regular feedback on field activities
·         Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.
Qualifications
Education and experience qualifications
·         College diploma in nursing, health records or any health related field
·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team
·         Excellent organizational skills
·         Good interpersonal skills

Chief Laboratory Technologist
Job Purpose
The Chief Laboratory Technologist will be responsible for the management of operations and coordination of laboratory activities.
Responsibilities
·         Responsible for assisting the laboratory Director in the overall direction of the Clinical Research Centre Laboratory.
·         Responsible for assisting the Director in the design and implementation of the Quality management program.
·         Ensuring that the laboratory produces quality clinical results by directly participating in testing and supervising.
·         Responsible for supervising all the laboratory functions including but not limited to clinical laboratory SOP development and maintenance, proficiency testing, phlebotomy (policy and procedure).
·         Serve as the primary point of contact for all clinical laboratory related issues, results, interpretation and logistics.
·         Responsible for developing and facilitating a good management structure within the laboratory.
·         Conducting protocol for specific laboratory tests & procedures
·         Writing and implementing an analytical laboratory plan for newly implemented research and/or clinical studies
·         Management of overall in charge of shipments- by obtaining permission from ERC & MOH and Liaises with couriers and Seattle for shipment of samples.
·         Liaising with Clinic on matters related to the study and promoting Lab – Clinic interface.
·         Responsible for the coordination of all regulatory and compliance activities and training requirements for the laboratory.
·         Oversee annual review of lab SOPs & initiate updates as needed; collect signatures and maintain inventory of archived documents.
·         Managing the QA program including EQA and IQC.
·         Responsible for the overall maintenance of the laboratory equipment.
·         Maintaining laboratory records, data management and good documentation practices.
·         Preparing duty Rota and ensures all sections are adequately covered.
·         Conducting lab staff performance and appraisals, orientation and training new employees on Human subject, GCP.
·         Supervising laboratory technologists in the collection, processing and storage of samples.
·         Ensures adherence to study protocols and proper handling of bio-hazardous materials.
·         Coordinating collaborations with other laboratories
·         Serves as liaison to internal and external investigators and collaborators.
·         Ensures on-going integrity of laboratory samples by overseeing all handling and repository projects while assuring accurate documentation and adherence to protocols and to timelines.
·         Advising the laboratory director on technical issues within the laboratory.
Qualifications
·         Possess Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or related discipline.
·         A Masters’ Degree in a Science related field.
·         At least seven (7) years’ experience in a busy clinical research laboratory.
·         At least five (5) years’ experience in a management position
Job Knowledge and Skills
·         Experience in carrying out laboratory testing for research and/or clinical trials.
·         Experience in usage of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
·         Must possess a scientific imagination commensurate with the independent execution of research projects
·         Trained on Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)
·         Experience in laboratory audit processes
·         Must have an aptitude for technical problem solving
·         Ability to effectively supervise laboratory staff, interns and students on attachment in the laboratory.
·         Good communication and management skills
·         Knowledge of basic word processing and basic statistical skills of analyzing laboratory data and evaluation of quality control laboratory data
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
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.

Laboratory Internship
Job Purpose
To assist the Laboratory Manager in the operations and coordination of laboratory activities
The internship programme will be for six (6) months.
Responsibilities
·         Performs a variety of technical laboratory procedures according to Standard Operations Procedures and Study Protocols under supervision of senior laboratory technologist,
·         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/reagents on hand
·         Maintains confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential
·         Maintains laboratory equipment as outlined in the various operation SOPs and equipment manuals
Qualifications
·         Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Experience and Skills
·         Must be reliable, self-motivated and self-driven
·         Good communication and management skills
·         Strong I.T skills.
A stipend will be offered.
How To Apply
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 21st June, 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 those shortlisted will be contacted.

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