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Program Coordinators

Essential Requirements:

  • Education – A minimum of a Masters degree in Public Health, Science or Social sciences
  • At least three (3) years experience leading a research team in clinical, epidemiological, sociological, demographic or population science research and/or program management
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili (written and oral)

    Desirable Qualities:

  • Experience in oral and poster scientific presentations using presentation software (MS PowerPoint)
  • Experience in scientific writing and scientific protocol development
  • Proven experience working with statistical packages (SAS, SPSS, STATA), spreadsheet programs (MS Excel) and database programs (MS Access, FoxPro, Paradox)
  • Good judgment in problem solving, awareness of own limitations, and strong internal motivation
  • Ability to multitask, coordinate and supervise various teams

    Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the conceptualization and development of protocols
  • Assist in the design and implementation of various projects in IEIP
  • Work with scientific and administrative staff to ensure collection of high quality data
  • Conceptualize and develop analytical plans for various data
  • Work with branch staff to conduct analyses and develop scientific abstracts and manuscripts
  • Conduct regular meetings with scientific staff and be updated on the progress of studies
  • Liaise with the administrative section to ensure resources are available and allocated prudently
  • Oversee human resource management to ensure that section staffing is optimized
  • Work closely with IEIP leadership to develop the capacity of branch staff through training and mentoring
  • Diagnose program and research implementation problems
  • Design and implement necessary organizational systems to ensure efficient and effective delivery of quality research and services
  • Coordinate and supervise monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Prepare and/or supervise preparation of reports for KEMRI, MOH, CDC, USAID, and other partners as needed
  • Effectively represent the GDD/IEIP program in national and international venues
  • Write performance reports and ensure performance targets are met
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the supervisor

    Applications should include the following:

  • Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  • Letters of reference from your referees
  • Copies of Certificates and transcripts

    Terms of Employment: 1(one) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation period for the first 3 months.

    Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within the relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

    Applications are due no later than: 7th March 2014 to:

    Human Resource Manager,
    KEMRI/CDC Program,
    P.O. Box 1578,
    Kisumu.

    Or email to recruitment [at] kemricdc.org or log into our web

    KEMRI/CDC is an equal opportunity employer; women and disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

    KEMRI/CDC and does not charge a Fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application,

    Interview meeting and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, Report such request immediately TO 0704-414 324.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


    Data Analyst

    The data analyst’s position requires the incumbent to perform various data management, processing and analysis functions for the IEIP program in an accurate and timely fashion.

    Essential qualifications

  • Bsc. Degree in Statistics, Information Technology or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year working experience in a busy data processing, management and analysis field.
  • Excellent knowledge and working experience of at least one statistical analysis package (SAS, STATA, SPSS) and database software (SQL Server 2005, Ms Access) especially longitudinal relationalized database management system.
  • Experience in managing and ensuring data quality.
  • Experience working with any electronic data collection systems in clinical settings will be an added advantage.

    Desirable qualities

  • Ability to use STATA in data analysis
  • Ability to develop an in-depth understanding of study goals and its implementation.
  • Must have strong self-motivation and ability to work in a team, with good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn additional development skills and strategies on the job and be able to apply these.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • High qualities of public relations and able to work with little or no supervision

    Specific duties and responsibilities

    The data analyst will be required to;

  • Be involved in data downloading and uploading from mobile devices such as PDAs, Netbooks and Smartphones.
  • Participate in design of data collection tools
  • Participate in data retrieval, analysis and interpretation
  • Collate, query and clean data coming in from the field sites including flagging out inconsistencies and/or errors arising from data obtained from the field as part of routine data checks
  • Perform various data manipulations and analyses
  • Work with other team members and investigators on various analyses as requested
  • Ability to produce reports and generate tables as needed
  • Perform additional duties as may be assigned by their supervisor

    Applications should include the following:

  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  • Letters of reference from your referees
  • Copies of Certificates and transcripts

    Terms of Employment: 1(one) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation period for the first 3 months.

    Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within the relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

    Applications are due no later than: 7th March 2014 to:

    Human Resource Manager,
    KEMRI/CDC Program,
    P.O. Box 1578,
    Kisumu.

    Or email to recruitment [at] kemricdc.org or log into our web

    KEMRI/CDC is an equal opportunity employer; women and disabled Persons are encouraged to apply. KEMRI/CDC and does not charge a Fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application,

    Interview meeting and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, Report such request immediately TO 0704-414 324.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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