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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: Community Tracker (Positions 4) K MR7 Vacancy No. FN-10-05-2021
Reports to: Community Liaison Officer
Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period
Duties and Responsibilities
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
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
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
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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