KEMRI Community Health Workers Jobs at Migori County and Referral Hospital

KEMRI Community Health Workers Jobs at Migori County and Referral Hospital

  • The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) is conducting Research studies in Kenya.

  • The KEMRI/UW research collaboration aims to conduct interdisciplinary, setting-specific research aimed at improving the lives of women and children in Kenya.

  • Specifically, our research strives to understand various infectious diseases afflicting these populations and testing interventions.

  • We are looking for staff who are motivated, committed, and honest to fill the following position in one of our Research studies; Evaluating the role of maternal breast milk composition and the gut microbiome on infant growth and development.

  • Community Health Worker (Study Counselor / Field Worker)

    Job Description

  • Responsible for guiding participants through the consenting process and study procedures.

  • Ensuring HIV testing and counseling to caregivers and children is delivered as per the study protocol.

  • Together with the study team ensure enrolled participants return to follow-up visits and follow up with participants who do not return.

  • Assist in sample collection, especially breast milk collection process

  • Together with the study team ensure samples are collected from the community level

  • Assist in delivering study-based community activities

  • Ensure study participants are reimbursed as per the protocol requirements

  • Ensure good working relationship in the working environment with colleagues, MOH staff, other partners, patients and clients at large.

  • Assist in accurate anthropometry taking and cleaning of the equipment used for collection of the

  • Assist with miscellaneous KEMRI/UW study activities including data entry, data query response, attend training, weekly reporting, etc.

    Required Qualifications

  • Diploma in the following fields; Community Health and Development, Nutrition, Social work or relevant qualification from a recognized Institution;

  • Proficiency in computer application; and
    Three years of working experience as a counselor

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and listening skills

  • Must be able to work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability, and integrity

  • Ability to foster trust and open-communication with study participants

  • Basic computer skills

  • Fulfil the requirement of Chapter Six of the constitution

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Motorcycle riding license

  • Experience in participant’s follow-up/tracing

  • Experience working with breastfeeding mothers and providing lactation support

  • Experience working with infants

  • Experience in HIV Counseling

  • Experience with data entry

  • Speaking and understanding Luo or Kuria and Swahili language

  • Have worked in a research environment

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Community Health Workers Jobs at Migori County and Referral Hospital

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