KEMRI Clinical Officer Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Clinical Officer Jobs in Kenya

Program description

  • This program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and other organizations and donors.

  • It involves conducting research and programmatic support for activities related to Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis and other diseases.

  • Due to its continued growth, the program seeks to fill the position of a Clinical Officer within Antenatal Research Collaborative (ARC) study.


  • Collection of high dimensional longitudinal clinical data

  • Making brief summary of the clinical cause of illness of the enrolled cases

  • Conducting detailed clinical data abstraction from the medical records of enrolled cases to a web based system or other

  • Diagnose danger signs of pregnancy and make appropriate referral

  • Present clinical data to consultants

  • Deliver study determined causes of death to the family members of enrolled

  • Support the process of study sensitization/feedback to the communities, health facilities, MOH leadership and other partners

  • Assess pregnancy, childbirth and healthcare-related factors that may affect outcomes for mothers or their babies

  • Provide basic triage to study participants

  • Enroll and follow-up study participants
    Participate in antenatal, perinatal and post-natal care of study participants

  • Maintain strict confidentiality and participants’ privacy

  • Maintain adequate quantities of required clinic supplies

  • Ensure high quality accurate data collection and recording of confidential clinical data

  • Develop and reviews study Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by immediate supervisor


  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized Institution

  • Minimum of 3-year clinical experience, post internship in a busy clinical research environment

  • Be registered with Clinical Officers Council and in possession of a valid practicing

  • Experience with collection of high dimensional longitudinal data

  • Good interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and have a high standard for research ethics

  • Fluency in both English and Swahili, written and

  • Strong leadership and
    excellent organizational skills

  • Be interested and willing to work in a mortality and antenatal research study

    Desired Knowledge/Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to withstand postmortem procedures
    Computer literacy, record keeping skills and meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy to bereaved family members

  • Ability to work in a complex multidisciplinary group, especially in MOH set-up

  • Be a team player

    Terms of Employment

  • Employment is a one (1) year renewable contract with probation period for the first 3 months.

  • Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI salary scale depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

    Applications MUST include the following

  • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address

  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
    Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
    Contact telephone number

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send in their applications to:

    The Deputy Director, KEMRI-CGHR,

    P. O. Box 1578- 40100,


  • Applications are due no later than: March 26, 2020.

  • Kemri is an equal opportunity employer commited to diversity; persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

  • Kemri does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview and processing of offer letter.

  • If asked for a fee, report such request immediately

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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