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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
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
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
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
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