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Retention Officer


K MR /7 (K) Vacancy No. FN-025-11-2019
Reports to: Study Coordinator
Location: Kisumu
Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period
Responsibilities
  • Oversee the trackers retention activities
  • Continuously Assess retention rates per participant per tracker and support as needed
  • Consult with management and take lead in the Multi-disciplinary team meeting
  • Keep track of the transport reimbursement log and oversee update as needed in liaison with reception
  • Provide timely reports and solutions to gaps.
  • Track and do summary report of all missed visits and tracing efforts
  • Confirm and address participant relocation
  • Engage with stakeholder i.e. School administration, parents, student and peers to foster retention of participants
  • Review and update retention SOP as needed
  • Review retention strategy in consultation with the team
  • Retention incentives procurement and distribution
  • Time to time community engagement, school retention club and health talk
  • Link with parents, participants and clinic
  • Work hand in hand with the CLO and lead clinic person in addressing any retention matters regarding participants
  • Develop training materials and Mentorship of study staff
  • Identifies gaps and issues that require attention and channels them appropriately.
  • Ensures privacy and confidentiality.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the study coordinator
  • Works in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity
Qualifications
  • Diploma in nursing – Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN).
  • Must be registered with the Nursing officer’s council of Kenya.
  • Extensive experience working in Research
  • Experience and interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment.
  • Ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges.
  • Strong communication, training, leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
Required Experience/Skills
  • Two years working experience as community tracker or related function
  • Work experience working in a clinical set up and Good documentation skills with high attention to detail
  • Commitment to integrity and high-quality performance
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  • Keen and attentive to detail
  • Ability to task-shift
  • Ability to work independently, team player, good communicator, respectful, flexible, enthusiastic, innovative and proactive
  • Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili. Luo speakers have an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy
  • Counselling skills
Applicants should attach the following:
  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
  • Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
  • Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • A copy of National Identity card or passport
How To Apply
All applications to be done through email hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org.

Community Tracker

K MR /7 (K) Vacancy No. FN-026-11-2019
Reports to: Community Liaison Officer
Location: Kisumu
Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period
Responsibilities
  • Community engagement
  • Community sensitization and mobilization for the study.
  • Work with CORPS to map study area and recruit potential subjects
  • Hold regular meetings and communication with local leaders and Community Units
  • Network with stakeholders
  • Participate in accelerated mobilization (distributing flyers and posters and conducting a mobile campaign with a public address system to mobilize the community.
  • Liaise with community leaders, gatekeepers and the community members about the study in consultation with the CLO.
  • Community Advisory Board formulation and continuously liaising with the board
  • Participant recruitment activities
  • Conducting outreach activities and participant referral
  • Escorting participant’s home as needed
  • Counselling and informed consent process
  • Develop and review participant recruitment SOP and implement strategies
  • Participant referral to site
  • Participant retention activities
  • Obtaining and updating participant locator information
  • Report writing on recruitment and retention strategies and updating of the community diary
  • Develop and review participant retention SOP and implement strategies
  • Participate in health talks at the site and health facilities
  • Participant physical and phone tracing as needed.
  • Ability to hold discussions with teachers, parents and guardians regarding their respective children’s retention.
Qualifications
  • Diploma in Community health, Social Sciences, social work, sociology, psychological counselling or other related fields.
  • Experience in working in a busy clinical research set up with extensive hands-on experience working in with communities and other stakeholders.
  • Experience working in a busy reproductive health service provision/promotion organization or delivery of contraceptive services.
  • Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training is an added advantage
Required Experience/Skills
  • Two years working experience as community tracker or related function
  • Commitment to integrity and high-quality performance
  • Good ability to work in a team
  • Keen and attentive to detail
  • Ability to task-shift
  • Ability to work independently, team player, good communicator, respectful, flexible, enthusiastic, innovative and proactive
  • Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili. Luo speakers have an added advantage.
  • Experience in mobilizing the community especially youth and women organizations
  • Computer literacy
  • Counselling skills
Applicants should attach the following:
  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
  • Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
  • Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • A copy of National Identity card or passport
How To Apply
All applications to be done through email hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org.

Laboratory Technologist Internship

Qualifications
Must possess a Diploma from a recognized Institution in any of the following fields; –
  • Medical Laboratory Technology 2 positions
  • Applied Biology 1 position
  • Must be registered with KMLTTB
Language: Excellent and proven written and verbal English and Kiswahili.
In addition, the applicants must:
  • Be a Kenyan youth below 30 years of age
  • Should have graduated and obtained the relevant final certificate
  • Provide a Certificate of good conduct
Personal Attributes
  • Should possess interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be goal oriented, dynamic, passionate and self-starter
  • A person of integrity
  • Should possess strong analytical skills
  • Must be computer literate.
Please Note
  • Appointment is for a period of one (1) year non-renewable and is subject to availability of funds.
  • A stipend will be paid but successful candidates will cater for their own transport, accommodation and upkeep during this period.
  • Interns will be expected to take up a personal accident cover and medical Insurance cover
  • KEMRI/the project WILL NOT offer employment after the completion of internship.
How To Apply
Applications should include the following:
  • Letter of Application indicating the field of study
  • Current Resume or CV with names and contact information (telephone and e-mail address)
  • Copies of Certificates and transcripts.
Apply to Deputy Director, CGHR, P.O. BOX 1578, 40100, KISUMU not later than December 9, 2019.
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