Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Programmer (Kisumu).

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Study Description

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), in collaboration with the Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U) is currently conducting research projects that include the ADAPT-I (Adaptive Strategy for Preventing and Treating Lapses of Retention in Adult HIV Care (ADAPT-R) Study and ADAPT-R-II. The ADAPT studies utilise the novel sequential multiple assignment randomized trial (SMART) approach to assess the effectiveness and cost efficiency of a family of sequential strategies to prevent initial lapses in HIV retention and to treat those that occur.

Position: Programmer -KMR 6 – Short Contract (1 Position) Vacancy No.FN-012-04- 2021

Reports to: Study Programmer

Location: Kisumu

Duration: 3 months

Duties and Responsibilities

 Assist with development of data collection tools
 Document and prepare user manuals for training end user of the tools
 Assist with the development of data pipelines to migrate data from pre-existing environments to the new platforms, and work to develop user-facing modules to consume data
 Maintain and troubleshoot current data collection tools functionality, ensuring for consistent study data flow
 Prepares flow charts and systems diagrams to illustrate data system and assist in problem analysis and detailed design source documentation
 Provide support and advice to system administrators when they encounter software issues that require a more advanced software understanding
 Provide software as needed to transfer and transform data between platform and data stores such as MySQL, SQL, ODK, among others
 Work closely with the study programmer and data manager, to optimize the pre-existing and newly developed tools to optimal data system use and functionality
 Liaison with FACES programming team through frequent communication and knowledge sharing for enhanced and complimentary programming skills
 Prepares data for analysis in various formats as required by investigators.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering/Computer science/Statistics or equivalent from a recognized university.

How to apply:

All applications should be done through email

Closing Date: 7th June, 2021

Applicants should attach the following:

 A cover letter stating date available to start
 Academic Certificates
 A current CV including email and mobile phone contact information,
 Name and phone number for two professional referees,
 A copy of National Identity card or passport
 Certificate of Good Conduct

Terms of Engagement:

Appointment will be for a period of Three (3) months and the salary is negotiable.

Please write the Vacancy Number and Position applied for in the subject Line of the application.

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. Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted




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