Kenya Medical Research Institute Field Officer Jobs in Thika Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute Field Officer Jobs in Thika Kenya

KEMRI –CCR PHRD clinical trials Project is currently looking for a motivated individual to fill in the
following position:


  • Field Officer M/R 9 (1 position)
  • Thika
    Reports to:
  • Study Coordinator.


    To support recruitment and retention activities for a research clinic team involved in providing HIV prevention research and other reproductive health services to both sero-concordant and
    discordant couples


  • Work with the recruitment team to identify and recruit eligible persons for study
  • Identify and support activities aimed at maintaining high retention of study participants
  • Conduct outreach activities in order to engage eligible participants
  • Attend and participate in trainings, team/staff meetings, and other events as needed.
  • Performs screening activities to identify eligible research candidates, including reviewing
    study site patient databases and office records for patients that meet the protocol inclusion
  • Reports enrollment progress on a regular basis. Provides feedback on particularly difficult
    studies to enroll and develops recruitment strategies to improve enrollment.
  • Recommends and supports the implementation of patient recruitment tactics to facilitate
    on-time completion of clinical trials as appropriate
  • Interacts with key stakeholders in study management to plan and carries out community
    and stakeholders education on planned, ongoing and completed studies to raise awareness
    and buy in and to develop and execute strategy for future recruitment drives.
  • Represents the institution in stakeholder forums
  • Ensures that all enrolled participants are retained in the study project
  • Bring to the study team’s attention any problems, challenges, observed in study activities
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor.

    Education and Professional Training
  • Degree in Counseling, Social work, Nursing or other Community Health accreditation from a
    recognized Institution
  • Training on HIV Testing and Counseling and reproductive health sciences

  • Knowledge of STI, HIV/AIDS care
  • Basic
  • Basic IT and social media skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge on sexual and reproductive health service delivery

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with direct involvement in patient care or outreachespecially with vulnerable groups- particularly in couple testing and counselling
  • Peer support, outreach and coordination an added advantage
  • HIV Counseling and Testing skills an added advantage
  • Should be familiar with the Ministry of Health systems

    The eligible candidates will be based in Thika with frequent travel to sites within the Central region.

    Terms of employment

  • Employment is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months.

    How to Apply

    All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.

  • Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
  • Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
  • Evidence of having satisfied the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
  • KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
  • Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anticorruption Commission .

    A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed
    above should be sent to: phrdrecruit@pipsthika.orgnot later than 11th March 2019.

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted
  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Medical Research Institute Field Officer Jobs in Thika Kenya

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