KEMRI – Clinical Officer (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: Clinical Officer (Position 1) KMR7 Vacancy No. FN-10-03-2021 Position

Reports to: Study Doctor

Location: Kisumu

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

Duties and Responsibilities

 Register, consent study participants and assist with eligibility screening and enrolment of study participants.
 Prescreening of participants
 Support in health talks to participants at the clinic and mobilization sources
 Conduct physical and medical examinations for study participants.
 Participant vaccination and psychosocial counselling
 Perform phlebotomy and collect nasal swab specimen collection
 Complete case report forms and work closely with the study doctor to report all possible SAEs to the study safety monitor and KEMRI IRB.
 Address safety queries raised by the study safety monitor
 Conducts follow up visits on study participants.
 Perform clinical assessments of participants, grading of symptoms/diagnoses, interpret laboratory results and follow up
 Carry out medical examinations and manage adverse events among study participants.
 Collect requisite study laboratory and pathological specimens
 Prepare and counsel participants as per the study protocol.
 Perform accurate record keeping and check study forms for completeness and accuracy each day.
 Participate in the eligibility criteria selection of study participants
 Discuss participants follow-up schedule visits in collaboration with the nursing desk and reception.
 Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community.
 Maintain a good relationship with the community and other clinic staff.
 In-depth understanding the logistics required to conduct of the study.
 Report problems encountered to study Medical officer and consult appropriately.
 Assess adherence to study products by participants and institute appropriate measures
 Attend to the clinic help line
 Contact participants with Adverse events, work with the Community team to trace up these participants, counsel them, follow them up and accurately document progress
 Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports of personal study activities
 Assist the study doctor in the development and review of clinic related SOPs
 Continuously update clinic room inventory and safe keeping of all items in the respective clinic rooms

Required Qualifications

 Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
 Holds a current practicing license Clinical Officers Council of Kenya


 At least two (2) years Clinical research experience

Desirable Qualities

 Demonstrated track record working in busy clinic
 Knowledge and experience in vaccine administration and psychosocial counselling
 Strong interpersonal, communication, and listening skills
 Must be able to work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability, and integrity
 Basic computer skills
 Detail-oriented

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.


only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted




Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

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