KEMRI – Research Driver (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: Research Driver (1 Position) K MR 8 Vacancy No. FN-05-05-2021

Reports to: Study Administrator

Location: Kisumu

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

Duties and Responsibilities

 Safely drive the vehicles as assigned
 Ensure compliance to the road Traffic Act
 Carry out daily routine checks on the vehicle before driving out.
 Ensure maximum security of vehicle and its accessories under his charge.
 Ensure safety of passengers and cargo under his charge.
 Monitor condition and performance of vehicle and promptly report to superiors.
 Carry out minor repairs and adjustments on the vehicle, and maintain their cleanliness.
 Take vehicle for servicing and repairs as directed by the superior.
 Maintain a record of movements for the vehicle assigned to him.
 Submit reports on vehicle movements and mechanical conditions as requested
 Report any accidents experienced to the administrator within the same working day of occurence
 Offer transport to study visitors
 Transport staff members to various outreach activities
 Picking potential participants to study clinic from collaborating recruitment sources
 Transporting study participants to specialized clinics or hospitalization
 Assist in purchase and delivery of study supplies as needed
 Transporting subjects, locating/tracing them where necessary.
 Shipment of study participants samples to respective laboratory
 Assist in distribution of study recruitment materials

Required Qualifications

 O-Level School Certificate.
 Valid Driving License class BCE
 Certificate of Defensive Driving Course will be added advantage.
 Current Certificate of Good conduct
 Basic Automotive Mechanical skills and sound knowledge about vehicles.


 At least Three years proven experience as a driver on highways

Desirable Qualities

 Must be a good communicator, good listener, patient, proactive and can follow instructions.
 Good eye sight, neat and good interpersonal skills
 Good knowledge of the local community and traffic
 Experience in courier or shipment of biological specimens

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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