VIROME Project - Peer Counselor - Jobs in Kenya

VIROME Project - Peer Counselor - Jobs in Kenya

Job Vacancy:
  • Peer Counselor – VIROME Project

    Objective of this Position:

    To provide support for home visits for an observational cohort study of mothers and infants in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Work schedule:

  • Full time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday.

  • Mathare North Health Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Contract Duration:
  • One year with opportunity for extension.

    Key Responsibilities and Tasks
  • Travel with a research nurse to study participants’ homes to perform research procedures.
  • Coordinate with clinical manager to obtain research supplies and manage supplies while in transit between participants’ homes.
  • Record data in an electronic database using tablets; communicate with nurse partner and data manager to transfer records and maintain devices.
  • Assist nurses with preparation and storage of specimens for transfer; transfer samples to couriers.
  • Attend meetings with the clinic manager and/or study coordinator to discuss research activities.
  • Ensure the privacy and confidentiality of study participants and their data.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Desired Qualifications
  • Minimum Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
  • Peer counselling experience in HIV setting (offering HIV testing and counseling services)
  • Understanding of Kenya Testing and Counselling services.
  • Past experience in community based work (including
    home visits)

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and accomplish tasks related to conducting home visits.
  • Ability to work in different / diverse Community settings (with cultural awareness and sensitivity).
  • Ability to ensure study participant confidentiality.
  • Ability to work efficiently as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Responsive to communication with supervisors and team members.

    How to Apply
  • Candidates who meet the above requirements should send to their CV, Academic certificates and a cover letter detailing why they are the best candidates for the positions, expected salary and include daytime telephone contacts and email.
  • Closing date for applications is 16th April, 2019.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • For more information and job application details, see; VIROME Project - Peer Counselor - Jobs in Kenya

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