UCSF Global Programs for Research & Training Research Assistant Jobs in Kenya

UCSF Global Programs for Research & Training Research Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Conduct recruitment, screening, and informed consent activities for the study
  • Timely Data entry of study information collected from participants
  • Conduct interviews at the clinic and participants’ homes using tablet PCs
  • Respond to data queries
  • Work with Clinicians to ensure accurate data collection and entry
  • Understand the study design and objectives to assist n the successful implementation of the study
  • Screen, recruit and consent study participants
  • Communicate with study coordinator, data manager and other HODs regularly on study data progress
  • Ensure compliance to protocol and procedures for the study
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting as per study protocol
  • Works in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity

    Required Qualifications
  • Diploma in IT, computer science, community development or related field required

    Required Experience
  • Must have at least 2 years’ experience in data entry
  • Knowledge of computer packages such as MS Word, Excel, Access and databases such as Kenya EMR, Open MRS and comfortable working with computers
  • Familiarity with using Android tablets to collect survey data and troubleshoot tablet malfunctions

    Other Required Skills
  • Good understanding of HIV data collection tools such as Blue (Green) cards, MOH registers
  • Experience with questionnaire implementation on tablets and data abstraction
  • HIV research experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with research studies in community and/or HIV care
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; detail oriented
  • Independent judgement and resourcefulness, understanding of the local social and geographical landscape as well as the community required
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo required
  • High level of integrity
  • Ability to travel to study sites and participant homes on a regular basis
  • Ability to ride a motorbike (with a valid driving license) will be an added advantage

    How to Apply
  • Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
  • All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

    All applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV with names and telephone numbers for three referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
  • Salary history
  • Applications must be sent by email to HR.Kenya@ucglobalprograms.org with the email subject Research Assistant by end of day Friday, 26th July, 2019.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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