KEMRI – Community Tracker (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: Community Tracker (Positions 4) K MR7 Vacancy No. FN-10-05-2021

Reports to: Community Liaison Officer

Location: Kisumu

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

Duties and Responsibilities

 Community engagement
 Community sensitization and mobilization for the study.
 Work with CORPS to map study area and recruit potential subjects
 Hold regular meetings and communication with local leaders and Community Units
 Network with stakeholders
 Participate in accelerated mobilization (distributing flyers and posters and conducting a mobile campaign with a public address system to mobilize the community.
 Liaise with community leaders, gatekeepers and the community members about the study in consultation with the CLO.
 Community Advisory Board formulation and continuously liaising with the board
 Participant recruitment activities
 Conducting outreach activities and participant referral
 Escorting participants home as needed
 Counseling and informed consent process
 Develop and review participant recruitment SOP and implement strategies
 Participant referral to site
 Participant retention activities
 Obtaining and updating participant locator information
 Report writing on recruitment and retention strategies and updating of the community diary
 Develop and review participant retention SOP and implement strategies
 Participate in health talks at the site, community and health facilities
 Participant physical and phone tracing as needed.
 Participant home visits

Required Qualifications

 Diploma in Community Health, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Psychological Counselling or other related fields.
 Experience in working in a busy clinical research set up with extensive handson experience working in with communities and other stakeholders.


 More than two (2) years Clinical Research experience
 Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training is an added advantage

Desirable Qualities

 Commitment to integrity and high quality performance
 Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
 Keen and attentive to detail
 Ability to task-shift
 Ability to work independently, team player, good communicator, respectful, flexible, enthusiastic, innovative and proactive
 Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili. Luo speakers have an added advantage.
 Experience in mobilizing the community especially youth and women organizations
 Computer literacy
 Counselling skills

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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