KEMRI-Wellcome Trust – Community Liaison Officer I – Training Coordinator (Kilifi).

The job holder will work closely with PIs and Study Coordinators to identify training gaps for Programme Field Workers (FWs), as well as other interface staff.

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Reference Number: CLO-17102019
Employment Type: Full time
Category: Research
Job Grade: 7.01
Country: Kenya
Location: Kilifi
 
JOB PURPOSE:
 
This position’s main tole is to plan, coordinate and implement internal Programme training for interface staff. The job holder will work closely with PIs and Study Coordinators to identify training gaps for Programme Field Workers (FWs), as well as other interface staff. He/She will also be responsible for supporting development of training and supervision materials.The job holder will also work closely with the Community Liaison Group to develop training materials, including conducting trainings for relevant community groups and community representatives.
 
Description:
 
REPORTS TO:
  • Heads of Community Engagement and Surveillance.
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Manage a budget for the training activities.
JOB DIMENSIONS:
 
This role involves considerable amounts of time spent in planning and implementing training; as such, the staff undertaking this role must have excellent organizational skills and be a good trainer and communicator (verbal and written) and must be able to interact with staff at all levels.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate and implement Training of Interface staff
  • Develop an annual CPD plan for FWs and relevant interface staff in consultation with study coordinators, FW supervisors/Managers and PIs, and Head of Surveillance
  • In collaboration with other Programme trainers, lead the development/updating of Programme FWs training curricula for Basic and Refresher trainings.
  • Coordinate and implement participatory training courses across programme for these groups, including proactive communication with PIs/project managers/study coordinators
  • Identify and manage a Programme training team (CLG and others), including ensuring the trainers are up-to-date with latest training skills.
  • Manage an annual budget for Programme FWs/Interface staff training activities.
  • Continuously assess training needs of field staff and discuss these needs with the PIs/project managers or coordinators in consultation with the Head of Surveillance.
  • Organize training materials and all logistics related to trainings/ training meetings.
  • Participate in the CLG team’s strategic work planning and goal setting to include training activities.
  • Support in monitoring and evaluation of training activities.
  • Together with the Head of Surveillance, support supervisors in development of supervision tools to ensure quality field work.
  • Document and report all training activities.
Engagement and Ethics responsibilities:
  • Support the CLM in developing and implementing training activities for relevant community groups, including KEMRI Community Representatives
  • Support in the development/updating/amending of training guides and training curricula for community representatives.
  • Undertake Research review and governance support activities including participating in activities of the Communications and Consent Committee (CCC), reviewing and translating information and consent forms and advising on language of the same.
  • Participate in Study specific engagement activities including CAST meetings to identify study specific training needs, and support in bridging identified skills/knowledge gaps among study staff.
  • Support development of SOPs and information, education and communication (IEC) materials used to communicate study and research/KWTRP activities.
  • Support other community engagement activities as needed
  • Supervise other community/public engagement staff, and attachment students as may be needed.
  • Any other relevant duties as guided by supervisors.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Masters Degree in Public Health, Social Science, Community Development, Project Planning, or other relevant areas of study.
  • Must have proven Training of Trainer skills, with at least 3 years of active training activities.
  • Knowledge of Research Ethics, Good Clinical Practice, an added advantage.
  • Training on Communication and Consenting an added advantage.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:
  • Experience in planning management and evaluation of training using participatory approaches
  • Experience in developing training guides and manuals
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate large and small meetings
  • Ability to work independently as well as supporting team activities
  • Ability to network with other stakeholders
  • Must be computer literate
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships among project staff and the public
  • Experience of working in Kilifi is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of local language and culture is an added advantage.
ANY OTHER INFORMATION:
  • High levels of personal integrity, particularly in relation to confidentiality required in a health research context
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
 
To apply for this post you must be a registered user. Log into your account then go to Vacancies, view the post and click on the button: “Apply for this job”.
 
All applicants are required to state their current/last salary.
 
Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, detailed curriculum vitae and valid clearance certificate (certificate of good conduct) during the interviews.
 
The application closing date is 31st October 2019.
 
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer. Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
 
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