KEMRI Community Health Worker Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Community Health Worker Jobs in Kenya


This project is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention. It involves conducting research and program support for activities
related to Malaria, HIV, TB and other infectious diseases.

It is within this remit that the program
has a vacancy in the Division of Global Health Program Influenza Study – Maternal Infant
Surveillance Platform.

Position: Community Health Worker ,Job Group KMR 8 (7 positions)

Location: Siaya.

Reports to: Field Supervisor

Essential Requirements

  • A Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Community Health Development, Nutrition or
    any other Social Sciences from recognized institutions.
  • 1 year working experience doing community work
  • Having worked in a maternal, new born and child health program is an added advantage
  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative data collection
  • Basic computer skills in MS suites
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili

    Desirable qualities:

  • Must be willing to reside within Study Area
  • Experience with recruiting, training, supervision or management of community health
    volunteers
  • Ability to speak and write in Luo language.
  • Flexible and willing to work extra hours including weekends and public holidays
  • Work under minimal supervision and be a team player.
  • Ability to work with data collection netbooks.
  • Specific Tasks and responsibilities: The field technologist shall include and not limited to the
    following:
  • Participant’s mobilization both at the community and ANC clinics
    Consenting and recruiting eligible participants into the study.
  • Conduction weekly follow ups
  • Data entry in the netbooks and filing of source documents
  • Timely query resolutions
  • Collection of cord
    blood and placenta tissues
  • Supplies management
  • Keep clean and comprehensive records of study visits and outcomes
  • Adhere strictly to the project deadlines for completion of duties assigned
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor
  • Terms of Employment: Fixed term contract for 4 months.

    Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on education levels,
    relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

    The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI
    scales plus supplemental amounts.

    Applications Must include the following:

    1. Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
    2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
    3. Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
    4. Copies of Certificates, or Transcripts
    Applications are due no later than December 3, 2019. To: Deputy Director, CGHR, P.O. Box
    1578, Kisumu

    KEMRI Is an Equal Opportunity Employer Commited to Diversity;

    Persons With Diasbility, 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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