KEMRI Community Liaison Officer II - School Engagement Programme Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Community Liaison Officer II - School Engagement Programme Jobs in Kenya

Job 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.

    Job Dimensions

  • 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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