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Vacancy No. FN-062-07-2013

Position: District Program Officer - Clinical

Reports to: District Coordinator

Location: Suba, Migori, and Rongo Districts

Duration: One Year Renewable

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all HIV-related program areas including, adult and pediatric HIV care and treatment, PMTCT, PITC , and TB/HIV care at designated facilities
  • Responsible for supporting systems for decentralization, quality of care, commodity management, and reporting along with support supervision
  • Plan and facilitate trainings including on-job training and NASCOP trainings
  • Mentorship of clinical staff
  • Work closely with DHMT counterparts, facility in-charges, and other MOH staff to ensure for provision of quality HIV services and increasing MOH ownership and capacity

    Requirements

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Registered Clinical Officer
  • At least Two (2) years working experience actively involved in HIV services - care and treatment, PMTCT, TB/HIV, PITC
  • Must have mentorship/training experience
  • Must have demonstrated leadership experience

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12th July 2013:

    hrrctp [at] kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Please write the Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope and in the subject Line for email applications.


    Job Title: Research Assistants / Enumerators

    (48 positions)

    Location: Suba / Mbita and Rongo / Uriri Districts

    Reports to: Census / CHC Coordinators

    Vacancy Number: FN-058-07-2013

    Job Summary: conduct of SEARCH study’s baseline census in 12 communities of 10,000 persons in Nyanza, Kenya

    Duties and responsibilities

  • aking initial contacts and establishing rapport with potential study subjects and introducing the study to them
  • Obtaining verbal consent from household heads for both Census and CHC
  • Interviewing household members, obtaining fingerprints, and GPS coordinated of Households using Tablet computes
  • Uploading and backing up data collected using the tablet computers on a daily basis
  • Providing safety of the study equipment
  • Mobilizing the community members for the Community Health Campaigns

    Key Requirements

  • Diploma in Community Health and Development, Social Work, Nursing, Clinical medicine, Counseling or any other related field. Degree holders in the related fields are also encouraged to apply
  • Post-qualification experience in conducting field research, surveys or community health campaigns will be an advantage
  • Must be keen and attentive to details and have ability to follow instructions and procedures properly
  • Computer Literacy is required; data entry experience preferred
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo is required
  • Must be willing to work in rural settings, with extra hours work and long distance travel

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12th July 2013: hrrctp [at] kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Note: Please write the Position and Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope and in the subject Line for electronic applications.


    Job Title: Research Assistant – Community Clinic and Health Assistant (13 Positions)

    Reports to: Community Campaign Coordinator

    Duty Station: Suba, Mbita, Uriri and Rongo Districts

    Duration: Annual Renewable Contract

    Vacancy Number: FN-057-07-2013

    Job Summary: The incumbent will perform vitals to study participants at the CHC, health education at waiting area, able to dispense other additional services e.g. vitamin A and other malaria drugs and giving incentives at the exit.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understand the study design and objectives to assist in the successful implementation of the study
  • Conducting health education at the waiting area
  • Mobilization and sensitization of community members to come to the CHC.
  • Communicate with deputy CHC coordinators regularly on study progress
  • Measure Wt
  • Measure Ht
  • Measure BP
  • Ability to translate BP results
  • Record Wt, Ht, BP in Results Card
  • Record Wt, Ht, BP in CHC Vitals Logbook

    Desired Candidate Characteristics / Skills

  • At least a Form IV certificate
  • Certificate in HTC Counseling, Community Health, Social Work or any other relevant field
  • At least one year experience working with patients who are HIV infected
  • Strong communication and organizational skills; detail oriented
  • Independent judgment and resourcefulness, understanding of the local social and geographical landscape as well as the community required
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo required
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel; Data entry experience preferred
  • Some clinical research experience with adults and young children strongly preferred

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12th July 2013: hrrctp [at] kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Note: Please write the Position and Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope and in the subject Line for electronic applications.


    Job Title: Research Assistant – CHC-HTC Counselors

    (12 Positions)

    Reports to: Community Campaign Coordinator

    Duty Station: Migori and Rongo Districts

    Duration: Annual Renewable Contract

    Vacancy Number: FN-056-07-2013

    Job Summary: The incumbent will perform screening, recruitment and retention of study participants, interviewing participants at home and at the clinic, data management (data collection, assessing accuracy of data, and reconciliation of erroneous data), and coordination and communication with study staff ( Study Coordinators, CHC coordinator and deputy CHC Coordinators)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understand the study design and objectives to assist in the successful implementation of the study
  • Provide pre and post test counseling to study participants
  • Conduct interviews at the clinic and participant’s homes using tablet PCs
  • Collect and enter information from
  • Assess adherence to medications and take anthropometric measurements
  • Communicate with study coordinator regularly on study progress

    Desired Candidate Characteristics/Skills

  • At least a Form IV certificate
  • Certificate in Counseling, Community Health, Social Work or any other relevant field
  • At least one year experience working with patients who are HIV infected
  • Strong communication and organizational skills; detail oriented
  • Independent judgment and resourcefulness, understanding of the local social and geographical landscape as well as the community required
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo required
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel; Data entry experience preferred
  • Some clinical research experience with adults and young children strongly preferred

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12th July 2013: hrrctp [at] kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Note: Please write the Position and Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope and in the subject Line for electronic applications.


    Job Title: Community Health Campaign Data Clerks

    (25 Positions)

    Reports to: Community Campaign Coordinator

    Duty Station: Suba / Mbita and Rongo / Uriri Districts

    Duration: Annual Renewable Contract

    Vacancy Number: FN-055-07-2013

    Job Summary: The incumbent will fill tablet questionnaire, scan finger prints and fill demographic information on results card.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understand the study design and objectives to assist in the successful implementation of the study
  • Scan fingerprint
  • Fill tablet questionnaire
  • Label Results card
  • Label and Issue id labels (wrist)
  • Fill demographic info on Results Card
  • Responsible for safety of tablet and other study equipment

    Desired Candidate Characteristics/Skills

  • Diploma in IT or data management, degree is added advantage
  • At least one year experience working with patients who are HIV infected
  • Strong communication and organizational skills; detail oriented
  • Independent judgment and resourcefulness, understanding of the local social and geographical landscape as well as the community required
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo required
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel; Data entry experience preferred
  • Some clinical research experience with adults and young children strongly preferred

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12th July 2013: hrrctp [at] kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Note: Please write the Position and Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope and in the subject Line for electronic applications.


    Job Title: Tracker Counselor - Home Based HIV Testing & Counseling

    (21 Positions)

    Reports to: Tracking Coordinators

    Duty Station: Suba / Mbita and Rongo / Uriri Districts

    Duration: Annual Renewable Contract

    Vacancy Number: FN-054-07-2013

    Job Summary: Conduct of SEARCH study’s annual HBHTC in 12 communities of 10,000 persons in Nyanza, Kenya

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct tracking; planning and mobilization of 12 home based testing campaigns/year
  • Conduct meetings and communication with the tracking team and local leaders and community units
  • Conducting tracking by locating households of non-post CHC participants through the use of GPS devices and home based counseling and testing activities in line with the protocols and SOPs with support from tracking and study coordinator.
  • Conduct a health, economic and educational interview, similar to the interview conducted during CHCs using tablet computers.
  • Participate in the ordering of supplies and equipment for home based counseling and testing with appropriate use of local resources when available
  • Other duties as assigned by Tracking Coordinator, Study coordinator or Study Principal Investigator

    Requirements

  • Diploma in Community Health, Social Work, Community Development, Counseling or any other related field.
  • Certificate in HTC
  • Experience in conducting research will be an advantage
  • Experience in conducting HIV Testing and Counseling
  • Experience in conducting survey interviews and working in the community will be an advantage.
  • Competent with computer software applications including Microsoft office and internet based application
  • Must be keen and attentive to details and have ability to follow instructions and procedures properly. Excellent written and verbal communication in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo required.
  • Must be non-judgmental and flexible to mix with all cadres of people.
  • Must be able to ride a motorcycle or willing to learn how to ride a motorcycle
  • Must be flexible to work for long hours and at times over the weekends and
  • Applicants should be preferably resident in the Districts in which the study will be conducted

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12th July 2013: hrrctp [at] kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Note: Please write the Position and Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope and in the subject Line for electronic applications.


    Job Title: SEARCH Nurse - ART Delivery

    (6 Positions)

    Reports to: SEARCH ART Coordinator

    Duty Station: Suba / Mbita and Rongo / Uriri Districts

    Duration: Annual Renewable Contract

    Vacancy Number: FN-052-07-2013

    Job Summary: Provision of ART services based on the SEARCH study protocol at health facilities in the study communities in Suba.

    Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Obtain consent/assent for study enrolment.
  • Assist in the physical examination of study participants.
  • Assist in follow up of study participants.
  • Offer HIV counseling, care and support to study participants.
  • Provide pre/post test counseling and adherence counseling to participant.
  • Offer contraception counseling and provide contraceptive methods at the site.
  • Completing case report forms.
  • Assist in follow-up of laboratory results.
  • Perform accurate record keeping and check study forms for completeness and accuracy each day.
  • Schedule follow-up visits.
  • Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community.
  • Maintain a good relationship with the community and other clinic staff.
  • Develop an in depth understanding of the study’s goals and the logistics required to conduct the study
  • Report problems encountered to study supervisor and consult appropriately.
  • Attend meetings related to the study.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the study manager and designated supervisors

    Key Requirements:

    Education and Prior Work Experience

    Required:

  • Diploma in Nursing and must be registered by relevant body
  • At least one year experience with clinical research
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in HIV Clinical Care including anti retroviral
  • Experience implementing and supervising research (public health or clinical studies)

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be a team player and motivator
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills:

    1 Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and Dholuo

    2. Maintain frequent contact using cell phone, email, and Skype

    3. Diplomatic with strong leadership skills.

    4. Keen to detail

  • Able to monitor, gather and evaluate information of broad scope and complexity
  • Natural ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges
  • Competent with computer software applications including Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet-based applications
  • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment with extensive travel to rural sites in southern Nyanza Province

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12th July 2013: hrrctp [at] kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Note: Please write the Position and Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope and in the subject Line for electronic applications.


    Job Title: SEARCH Data Officer

    (1 Position)

    Reports to: SEARCH Data Coordinator

    Duty Station: Suba / Rongo

    Duration: Annual Renewable Contract

    Vacancy Number: FN-051-07-2013

    Job Summary: Supervision of Data collection and Entry based on the SEARCH study protocol at health facilities in 12 study communities in Suba and Rongo, Kenya

    Duties and responsibilities include:

  • In charge of the tablets used by Research Assistants during the CHCs and at clinics
  • Assist in backing up and uploading CHCs databases on a daily basis.
  • Conduct mentorship on the job trainings to healthcare workers on HMIS tools.
  • Supervise data entry in to the Kenya EMR system in the health facilities within SEARCH communities
  • Carry out routine data quality audits and control.
  • Ensure there adequate supply of data collection and collation tools at CHC and Health facilities.
  • Provide weekly feedback on the data entry progress at CHC and health facilities.
  • Must maintain confidentiality of the patients’ information at all times.
  • Work closely with the DHMTs, facility in-charges and other MOH staff to ensure provision of quality HIV services and increasing MOH ownership and capacity.
  • Attend study field meetings and report on progress of work.
  • Perform any other duty that will be assigned by the supervisors.
  • Keep inventory of research assistants’ performance and activities.
  • Liaise with the county administration especially the chief and his/her assistant to collect data of deaths in the communities.

    Key Requirements:

    Education and Work Experience

  • Diploma in Health Records, Statistics, Information Technology or related discipline from a recognized institution.
  • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment with extensive travel to health facilities in Suba, Mbita and Rongo Districts
  • Experience in OpenMRS and/or Kenya EMR systems is an added advantage.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of Ms Excel and basic statistics is required; demonstrated skill in statistical analysis, SPSS, Ms Access and other databases formats strongly desired
  • Must have good interpersonal skills, flexible and a team player.
  • Knowledge of Health Management Information Systems is desired
  • Able to monitor, gather and evaluate information of broad scope and complexity

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12th July 2013: hrrctp [at] kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Note: Please write the Position and Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope and in the subject Line for electronic applications.


    Job Title: SEARCH Research Assistant- ART Clinics

    (8 Positions)

    Reports to: SEARCH ART Coordinator

    Duty Station: Suba

    Duration: Annual Renewable Contract

    Vacancy Number: FN-050-07-2013

    Job Summary: Support in the provision of ART services based on the SEARCH study protocol at health facilities in the study communities in Suba

    Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Making initial contacts with potential study subjects and introducing them to the study.
  • Recruit and obtain informed consent from study subjects.
  • Manage calendar of appointments under supervision of study clinician.
  • Filing and maintaining study documents.
  • Deliver reminders of appointment dates to study participants.
  • Administer questionnaires.
  • Trace study participants.
  • Maintaining and uploading study data on a daily basis under supervision of data manager.
  • Accurate and prompt study documentation.
  • Transport Reimbursement for referred participant
  • Other duties as assigned

    Key Requirements:

  • Diploma in Community Health, Social Work or related fields
  • Post-qualification experience in conducting research will be an added advantage.
  • Must be keen and attentive to details and have ability to follow instructions and procedures properly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication required.
  • Fluency of Dholuo language is mandatory.
  • Must be non-judgmental and flexible to mix with all cadres of people
  • Applicants must be resident in the different districts in which the study will be conducted and should indicate the district in which they are to work in.

    Experience:

  • Research experience preferred.
  • Working experience within a HIV care setting preferred.

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12th July 2013: hrrctp [at] kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Note: Please write the Position and Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope and in the subject Line for electronic applications.


    Job Title: Administration Assistant

    (1 Position)

    Reports to: Administration Coordinator

    Duty Station: Suba/Mbita

    Duration: Annual Renewable Contract

    Vacancy Number: FN-049-07-2013

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Man the reception and direct visitors to respective office
  • Receives and inspects all incoming materials and reconciles with purchase orders; processes and distributes documentation with purchase orders; reports, documents and tracks damages and discrepancies on orders received.
  • Receive orders from user department.
  • Maintains the reception area and stores area in a neat and orderly manner
  • Answers questions regarding procedures and resolves discrepancies regarding receipts, deliveries, warranties, repairs and surplus property
  • Considerable skill in operation of a computer, proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs
  • Maintain inventory records
  • Maintain asset register
  • Maintain service schedule for office equipment and generator.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • O-Level School Certificate.
  • At least a Certificate in either Business Administration, project management or purchasing and procurement
  • At least one year’s experience in a busy, preferably research setting
  • Proficiency in MS Office software

    Skills and Specifications

  • Ability to operate office equipment
  • Ability to provide quick solutions to problems.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good Interpersonal relations.
  • Capable of working for long hours and sometimes at odd situations.

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12th July 2013: hrrctp [at] kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Note: Please write the Position and Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope and in the subject Line for electronic applications.


    Job Title: Office Assistant (1 Position)

    Reports to: Administration Coordinator

    Duty Station: Suba / Mbita

    Duration: Annual Renewable Contract

    Vacancy Number: FN-053-07-2013

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Cleaning the office
  • Receiving visitors and directing them to respective offices
  • Operate office equipment e.g. photocopier
  • Purchasing simple and urgent office requirements from nearby supermarkets or shops
  • Making sure the office is open and securely closed in time
  • Keeping the office organized and clean at all times
  • Carrying heavy office suppliers to different offices upon need.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • O-Level School Certificate.
  • 2 years experience working with a reputable organization

    Skills and Specifications

  • Good communication skills.
  • Good Interpersonal relations.
  • Capable of working for long hours and sometimes at odd situations.

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12th July 2013: hrrctp [at] kemri-ucsf.org

    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Note: Please write the Position and Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope and in the subject Line for electronic applications.

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