KEMRI Administrative Officer Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Administrative Officer Jobs in Kenya


Project description:

  • The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with Washington State University (WSU) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to undertake a COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness (CVE) study in Kenya championed by the Family Health Unit (FHU) in partnership with the Influenza Program.

  • COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness data are currently unavailable in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, conducting postintroduction CVE studies in sub-Saharan Africa will increase science-based evidence, public confidence, demand, and utilization of available vaccines. This study aims to measure overall and product-specific CVE against laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections associated with severe respiratory illness.

  • KEMRI will also participate in the Enterics for Global Health (EFGH)-Shigella study. The primary goal of the EFGH-Shigella study is to establish the population-based burden of Shigella diarrhea to help fill the data gap and to prepare potential field sites for further participation in the anticipated phase IIb and III Shigella vaccine trial in selected sites located in Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, and Asian countries. These two projects announce the following vacant position(s).

    Job Specifications

    The officer hired in this position will:

  • Ensure day-to-day smooth operations of administrative functions of the two projectsCVE and EFGH-Shigella studies.

  • Prepare budgets for project supplies, workshops, and transport requirement.

  • Manage the project vehicle mileage, update reports and coordinate vehicle maintenance

  • Request and follow up purchase of supplies and services through ERP and eRequestor, ascertain goods and services are delivered on time,
    with stated specification, standard and verify invoices against goods received.

  • Verify invoices and bills from the field offices before forwarding for payments

  • Ensure project stock database is updated on a regular basis to reflect stocks received and the stock levels.

  • Coordinate all logistics and supplies for the two projects

  • Facilitate field and administrative activities with adherence to the study procedures

  • Generate timely and accurate project invoices and financial reports as required

    Person specification

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must be:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Commerce, Purchasing and Supplies Management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

  • Proficient in computer applications and bookkeeping

  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili, both spoken and written

    Skills and abilities

  • Be self-motivated, a team player individual with sound judgement in decision making.

  • Excellent planning, communication, and reporting skills.

  • Work with minimal supervision and have a high standard for research ethics.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Administrative Officer Jobs in Kenya


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