KEMRI Community Liaison Officer II - School Engagement Programme Jobs in Kenya
KEMRI Community Liaison Officer II - School Engagement Programme Jobs in KenyaJob Purpose To plan, implement and evaluate secondary school engagement with health research at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) Kilifi.
To contribute to the programme’s approach to ethical aspects of research practice, including through facilitating school engagement and supporting related research activities.
We are looking for a young motivated and energetic Kenyan graduate with experience of post-university employment/internship.
Budget and Resource Resposibilities
Responsible for a Laptop, digital voice recorders and video equipment used in the course of work
Petty cash budgets up to approximately Ksh. 100,000 associated with fieldwork and meeting organisation.
Implementation of School Engagement Programme SEP Activities
Planning, implementing, participating in and evaluating secondary school engagement activities for the KWTRP School Engagement Programme.
The selected candidate will participate in, support with and facilitate SEP activities which include but not limited to: School Visits to KEMRI, researcher visits to schools, on-line engagement, Young Persons’ Advisory Groups (YPAGs), the School Leavers’ Attachment Scheme, and science competitions.
Organising and taking care of logistics for school sessions, workshops, school-KEMRI visits, educational activities and meetings with KEMRI staff, teachers, students, and other stakeholders.
This includes: organising workshop/meeting resources (IEC materials, stationery, refreshments, LCD projector etc.); preparing budgets; booking venues; administration of participants travel costs, subsistence etc., and coordinating with participating staff.
Support with evaluation/research procedures including but not limited to: record and note take in meetings; data collection (mainly FGDs and surveys); and data processing and analysis.
Contribute to the development of project materials and data collection tools.
Participate in and supervise fieldworkers in data collection (surveys and FGDs
Liaise with KEMRI departments, research staff, schools, County Education Officers.
Support Community Liaison Group in key strategic activities
Support the Community Liaison Group at the KWTRP where needed in activities including but not limited to open-days, community meetings, translation, IEC material preparation, evaluation and staff training.
Development and ongoing modification of guidelines for CE and related cross cutting issues
Participate in regular team meetings.
In collaboration with other community liaison staff, identify, document and apply lessons generated from the various engagement activities.
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Public Health (1st/2nd Upper class)
Excellent enthusiastic and energetic communicator with young people as well as senior stakeholders
Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet applications, and excellent writing skills
At least one-year experience in health research or demonstrated collaboration with a health research institution or a relevant post-graduate diploma in research
At least one-year experience of facilitating learning sessions with young people/ children or secondary school science teaching
Experience in project management
Physical Environment /Conditions
The post is situated in Kilifi but may require travel for not more than 8 days.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Community Liaison Officer II - School Engagement Programme Jobs in Kenya
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