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Study Coordinator

Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP), is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW). RCTP is seeking a motivated, proactive individual to fill the position of Study Coordinator for Shamba Maisha project (Vacancy number FN-022-11), a pilot agricultural intervention for food security and HIV health outcomes among FACES patients. This is anew project which will give FACES patients the ability to improve their household nutrition through agriculture. The Shamba Maisha Intervention is made up of three components; Agricultural and finance training, provision water pump and microfinance Loan program, each implemented by our team alongside Kenyan partner organizations.

The study will be located in Migori and Rongo District Hospital – Nyanza Province.

Job Summary:

  • The Study Coordinator is responsible for the smooth functioning of this multi-sectoral study. Responsibilities will include coordinating communications with micro finance and agricultural.
  • Overseeing data management; ensuring that the recruitment and follow-up goals of the study are met;training and mentoring research staff; supervising and monitoring performance of field staff.
  • Spearheading strong relationships among collaborating organizations in the health, finance and agricultural sectors and helping with dissemination of findings to all collaborating partners and relevant local organizations.

    Key Requirements:

  • At least Masters of Science or Advanced Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Agriculture,Nutrition or Public Health or relevant field.
  • Prior leadership experience managing teams and/or coordinating multiple stakeholders required.
  • Experience with supervising research (agriculture, public health or clinical studies), 5-7 years of experience strongly preferred.
  • Additional skills in grassroots agricultural, nutritional or microfinance programs would be an advantage.

    Applications should include a cover letter with current position and salary (if applicable), and date available to join the project. A current CV with names and telephone contacts of at least 3 referees and an email address and a telephone number (land line or mobile). At least two letters of recommendation. Copies of official certificates and testimonials and copy of the latest pay slip.

    Closing Date: 28th October 2011

    For more information and application see: Study Coordinator for Shamba Maisha

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