KEMRI – Assistant Study Coordinator (KEN SHE Study)

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Study Description

The KEN SHE Study is a prospective, blinded randomized study that will test the efficacy of single-dose bivalent and nonavalent HPV vaccination as a catch-up strategy.

Position: Assistant Study Coordinator (Position 1) KMR6 Vacancy No. FN01-05-2021) K MR6 Vacancy No. FN-10-03-2021

Reports to: Study Coordinator

Location: Kisumu

Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

Duties and Responsibilities

 Plan and coordinates the initiation of research study protocol, and the establishment of operating policies and procedures.
 Plan, implement, supervise and conducts routine assessment of data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol
 Ensures the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities.
 Coordinate the day-to-day activities of any technical support staff.
 Assist in preparation of study initiation and monitoring visits
 Assist in Regulatory binder assembly and maintenance
 Recruitment and retention of study subjects
 Assist study’s community engagement processes
 Assist in staff training on the protocol related topics
 Responding to priority mails, and participate in inter site calls and conferences
 Assist in submission of the protocol to IRBs and renewals
 Liaise with the study coordinator on reporting study related safety issues and reports and resolution of queries that may arise.
 Attend to Staff HR related issues in liaison with the HR department
 Drafting, reviewing and implementation of SOPs.
 Assist on planning for orientation of new staff

Required Qualifications

 Bachelor of Science or an equivalent Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or relevant field


 Two years’ experience in clinical trials management and coordination
 Experience with supervising research for public health or clinical studies

Desirable Qualities

 Prior leadership experience managing research teams preferred
 Experience with community health initiatives preferred
 Experience with research studies or programs focused on senior citizens
 Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
 Fluency in English and Kiswahili
 Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
 Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and organize workload
 Excellent time and resource management skills
 Ability to work with tight timelines and meet deadlines
 Ability to manage and supervise a multi-disciplinary team
 Ability to plan, initiate, coordinate and enforce protocols, policies and procedures
 Experience using computers for a variety of tasks, including proficiency in organizing conference calls and typing to record meeting minutes
 High level of competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook

Applicants should attach the following:

• Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number on the subject line)
• Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and email address
• Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
• Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
• A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
• A copy of National Identity card or passport

All applications to be done through email

KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


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