KEMRI Clerk – CI Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Clerk – CI Jobs in Kenya

Program 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 recruit a highly motivated and pro-active individual to fill in the following vacancy in the Burden of Respiratory Disease among the Elderly Study within the DGHP Branch.

The study aims to understand pathogen-specific incidence of respiratory illness among the older persons and estimate costs associated with influenza disease among the elderly population. The incumbent(s) will report to the Site Research Administrator and will be responsible identifying, consenting recruitment, follow up and retention of eligible study participants.

Essential Requirements

• O-Levels D+ (Minimum) K.C.S.E

• Ability to speak, understand and translate either Luo, English & Swahili

• Ability to adhere to research protocol as written

• GCP certificate

• Ability to ride a motorbike

• Experience in electronic data collection e.g smartphone, tablets

• Be a resident or willing to live and work in the study area

• Experience in working in a research /hospital setting is an added advantage

Desired Qualities

• Ability to maintain project schedules and work extra hours as needed

• Ability to perform all duties and responsibilities independently, in a timely manner with minimal supervision

• Attention to details and good work ethics

• Must be able to write brief reports and keep records that are clear and legible

• Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as
part of a team

• Must be courteous, proactive, hardworking and have good organizational skills

Job Description:

Reporting to the study coordinator the field technician will be responsible for consenting, follow up and retention of study participants. S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

• Assist in identification of potential participants

• Consent and recruit eligible participants

• Ensure consistent implementation of research protocol over time

• Schedule participants for follow ups

• Complete study forms accurately & completely

• Ensure he/she has the requisite supplies in good time

• Work closely with the data team to resolve queries

• Maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive research information

• Participate in monthly program meetings

• Must be able to relate well with MOH staff and CHVs and the community

• Perform any other duties assigned/delegated by the study management.

How to Apply

For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Clerk – CI Jobs in Kenya

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