KEMRI Clinical Officer Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Clinical Officer Jobs in Kenya

Opening Date: 9/16/2022

Vacancy No.: CGHR/315/09/22

Program Description

This program is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whose remit is to conduct research in Malaria, HIV, Parasitology, TB and other diseases.

Due to its continued growth, the collaboration would like to fill a vacancy in the following position for the ReSCOV Study within the DGHP branch

Position: Clinical Officer - (1 Position) KMR 8

Location: Siaya County

Reports to: Research Administrator


  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine.

  • Higher National Diploma in pediatrics an added advantage.

  • Registered and with a valid practicing license from the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya

  • At least 1 year combined post-internship pediatric clinical experience

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite

  • Fluency in English, Swahili and Luo languages, both written and spoken.

  • Must be willing to reside in/within the study sites

  • Experience working in a research study

  • Certificate in “Good Clinical Practice” and/or “Human Subjects Protection”

  • Experience in using a laptop and or tablet (handheld computers)

    Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills

    Job Summary:

    Reporting to the Research administrator, the Clinical Officer will be responsible for
    screening, enrolment, and clinical management of enrolled participants, as well as careful
    administration of Caregiver Reported Early Development Instruments (CREDI) and Bailey Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (BSID) assessment tools, documentation and data entry of findings.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the study’s goals and activities to conduct the study

  • Perform screening & consenting and enrollment of participants,

  • Perform physical examination, take medical history, prescribe medication and make follow
    up of enrolled participants

  • Make diagnoses and decisions on patient’s management according to study protocols and
    the recommended national guidelines

  • Document applicable study data during all study procedures

  • Clinically manage ill participants and conduct clinical procedures including venipuncture, insertion of IV cannulas and collect biological samples when necessary

  • Perform screening and assessment of study participant in terms of motor, cognitive,
    language and social-emotional development using CREDI and BSID tools.

  • Respond to and resolve queries about participants’ information documented in the study

  • Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

    Terms of Employment

    Selected candidate will be offered a one year (1) renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service
    with a probation period for the first 3 months.

    Remuneration: The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI guidelines.

    Applications should include the following:

  • Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)

  • All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements

  • Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees

  • Must include copies of academic and professional certificates

    All the applications to be done on or before October 6, 2022, latest 5.00 p.m.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see: KEMRI Clinical Officer Jobs in Kenya

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