KEMRI Community Health Worker Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Community Health Worker 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.

Essential Requirements

• Diploma in social work, nutrition and community health development or any related social science from a recognized institution

• Training in GCP

• Ability to ride a motorbike and in possession of a valid driving license endorsed as relevant

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

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

Skills and Abilities

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

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

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

• 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 Community Health Worker Jobs in Kenya

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