mPACT Study Research Assistant Jobs in Kenya

mPACT Study Research Assistant Jobs in Kenya


Summary

  • This study is being conducted by Kenyatta National Hospital and University of Washington.

    The main aims of the study are:

  • to study the use of mobile technology in adolescents and

  • to use social media to provide social and treatment support to HIV-infected adolescents.

    Management Responsibility

  • Responsible for ensuring efficient, valid and comprehensive data collection and entry for project instruments.

  • Responsible for delivering on project activities.

    Description of Duties

  • Implement project strategy in recruitment, screening and consent procedures.

  • Administer and manage baseline questionnaires using tablet based data collection instruments.

  • Assist with the conduct of in-depth interviews and focus group discussions.

  • Liaise with relevant partners, stakeholders and collaborators in Nairobi and USA to ensure proper implementation of the project instruments.

  • Develop project activity strategy with timely and regularly reviewed implementation work plans.

  • Develop /adapt relevant materials to support field activities.

  • Plan, implement and maintain records on site activities.

  • Facilitating and interacting with adolescent social media (WhatsApp) group discussions regarding HIV adherence, peer support and adolescent HIV care.

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project; assist in preparation of annual work plans and progress reports as per donor requirements.

    Job Specifications

    Professional / Qualifications

    Minimal

  • Diploma level certification in health sciences field (nursing, clinical officer, public health)
    Registered with relevant board

    Desirable

  • Bachelors level or higher in nursing or health science-related field

    Relevant Experience

    Minimal

  • Experience in data collection, data entry and management

  • Computer and ICT skills (Microsoft office, WhatsApp messaging, electronic data collection)
    Background in HIV Research

  • Skills building rapport and discussing sensitive issues with adolescents

    Desirable

  • Experience working with closely with the Ministry of Health facilities.

  • Experience in HIV related research and especially with HIV-infected adolescents.

    Key Skills

    Minimal

  • Strong Interpersonal communication skills

  • Good analytical skills

  • Good organizational skills – planning and implementation

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently

    How to Apply

  • Send CV and cover letter to

  • knhmpactstudy@gmail.com by 2nd February 2020


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