KEMRI / University of Washington Study Community Health Worker Jobs in Kisii, Kenya

KEMRI / University of Washington Study Community Health Worker Jobs in Kisii, Kenya

  • 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 will assist the Study Coordinator in implementing an upcoming clinical trial.

  • The Community Health Worker will be a part of a mobile team responsible for maintaining the follow-up, retention, and compliance in the clinical trial titled “LACTOLYZE Trial”.

  • She/he will be responsible for monitoring directly observed therapy of study investigational product at the homes of study participants as well as active follow up of participants who do not return to the clinic for regular study visits.

  • The Community Health Worker will also be responsible for data collection, direct data entry, and responding to data queries related to directly observed therapy.

  • The Community Health Worker must be flexible to work outside of business hours and be committed to maintaining very strong relationships with community members and study participants.

  • She/he will be based in Kisii County where patient recruitment will be happening.

  • The Community Health Worker will report directly to the Site Coordinator.

  • She/he is expected to work under minimal supervision.

    Required Qualifications:

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

  • Able to ride a motorcycle and possess a motorcycle riding licence

  • Speaking and understanding Kisii language

  • Proficiency in computer application

  • Must be able to write brief reports and keep records

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • 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

  • Good problem solver and communicator

  • Fulfil the requirement of Chapter Six of
    the constitution

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in participants follow-up/tracing

  • Experience working with breastfeeding mothers and providing lactation support

  • Experience working with infants.

  • Experience in HIV Counseling.

  • Experience with data entry.

  • Have worked in a research environment.


  • Conduct and report directly observed therapy to the enrolled study participants.

  • Collection of accurate information from the study participants in line with the standards and guidelines set in the study protocol.

  • Schedule and prepare a work plan of follow up visits and reminders for study participants.

  • Report back to the supervisors on the Lactolyze study related adverse events.

  • Ensure that all the relevant case report forms are administered appropriately and all questions asked during the interviews.

  • Check their questionnaires for accuracy and completeness at the end of interviews.

  • Keep clean and comprehensive records of study visits and their outcomes.

  • Conduct debriefing with the study participants at conclusion of interviews.

  • Ensure that one has requisite supplies in time.

  • Adhere strictly to the project deadlines for completion of duties assigned.

  • Use motorcycles to carry out Lactolyze trial related activities as assigned by the supervisors

  • Responsible for the security, maintenance, and renewal of motorcycle license.

  • Remind participants of upcoming visits.

  • Conduct home visits of participants who don’t attend regularly scheduled visits.

  • Attend all the weekly meetings in time and report on progress of work.

  • Must be a team player.

  • Any other assigned/ delegated duties by the management.

  • Fill-in for site staff members when necessary.

  • Uphold the mission and vision of KEMRI/UW Organization.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI / University of Washington Study Community Health Worker Jobs in Kisii, Kenya

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