KEMRI / UW Study Coordinator Jobs in Kenya
KEMRI / UW Study Coordinator Jobs in Kenya
The KEMRI / UW research collaboration aims to conduct interdisciplinary, setting-specific research aimed at improving the lives of women and children living in Kenya.
Specifically, our research strives to understand various infectious diseases afflicting these populations and testing interventions.
We are looking for motivated, committed, and honest staff member to join our team. Study Coordinator
Job Group MR/9The Study Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of clinical trials and observational studies to ensure smooth implementation of the study.
She/he will manage the project on a day-to day basis, recruit research participants and oversee the collection of study and trial data whilst ensuring that these research processes adhere to regulatory requirements.
She/he will develop standard operating procedures, prepare and submit regulatory authority documents, manage study implementation teams, design and edit appropriate logs to document study-related activities, design and edit case report forms, maintain records of all study-related documents, conduct internal monitoring to ensure all protocols are being followed, and lead regular in-house trainings.
Degree in Nursing or Public Health or Degree or Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine Nursing or Public Health with at least 5 years of experience in infectious diseases related research activities
At least 5 years’ experience coordinating research studies; clinical trial experience is preferred
Experience in coordination of multiple sites and teams
Experience in coordinating externally monitored studies
Be able to design, amend and implement research protocols
Ability to manage and supervise a large and diverse team of study personnel
Ability to communicate effectively and frequently to domestic and international supervisors in person, over the phone, on Skype, and over email.
Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email)
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Able to multi-task
Be a team player
Highly detail oriented
Willing and ready to travel within country on a regular basis
Must have Certificate of good conduct
Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
The clinical study coordinator will act as the primary point person for the study and will oversee all study activities including but not limited to:
Scheduling and managing all staff members at various study sites, training new staff members including giving briefings on all operational policies and procedures; ensuring each person understands his/her role and responsibilities
Set up and manage enrollment sites at various health facilities in Homa Bay and Kisii Counties
Act as a liaison between members of hospitals, Ministry of Health, and communities including conducting regular study sensitization sessions and discussion forums
Maintain strong relationship with study clinical sites and community groups involved
Develop and update standard operating procedures and associated logs
Ensure compliance to standard operating procedures and best practices for the study
Develop and maintain quality control and assurance checks for study procedures and data
Organize and lead training of study procedures
Ensure all data and adverse event forms are filled out appropriately, submitted in a timely fashion, and records maintained
Observation of study procedures to ensure adherence to protocol
Maintenance of Trial Master File and all quality control documentation
Responsible for all ethical and pharmacy review board applications
Coordinate staff evaluation procedures
Make weekly reports on the administration of the study
Fill-in for site staff members when necessary
Act as a liaison between site staff members and Nairobi and Seattle based study leadership through regular communication with both site staff and study leadership
Lead weekly study calls with the leadership team in Nairobi and Seattle
Perform other duties that may be given by the Study Investigators
Uphold the mission and vision of KEMRI/UW Organization
Terms of Employment:
One year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months. The successful candidate shall be based in Nyanza.
Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI salary scales.
How to Apply
If you meet the above requirements, please visit our website to complete the online application form and then send an application letter with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 professional referees and copies of certificates and testimonials to Email address: [email protected] to reach us by Monday 7th January, 2019 at 3.00 p.m.
KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.
Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalised areas are encouraged to apply.
KEMRI does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview meeting and processing of offer letter.
Note: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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