Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Community Mobilizer & Tracker (3 Positions), Kisumu.

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Position: Community Mobilizer & Tracker (3 Positions) KMR/ 7 Vacancy No. FN-024-05-2021

Reports to: Recruitment and Retention 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 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 Recruitment and Retention Officer.
• Participant recruitment activities.
• Conducting outreach activities and participant referral.
• Escorting participant’s home as needed.
• Counselling and informed consent process.
• 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 and health facilities.
• Participant physical and phone tracing as needed.


• Higher 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 hands-on experience working in with communities and other stakeholders.
• Experience working in a busy reproductive health service provision/promotion organization or delivery of contraceptive services.
• Knowledge of HIV prevention and care services and family planning services
• Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training is an added advantagebility to hold discussions with teachers, parents and guardians regarding their respective children’s retention.

Required Experience

• Two years’ experience in a similar field.
• Experience in research setting and having Human Subject protection certificate will be an added advantage

Other Required Skills

• Good communication skills
• Pleasant personality
• Ability to work under pressure
• Good report writing skills
• Good Computer skills, especially, MS Office packages

Applicants should attach the following:

• Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
• Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail 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
• Requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

Applications to be done through the email no later than 24th June 2021. (Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your 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 short-listed candidates will be contacted.




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