Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Data Assistant (1 Position), Kisumu.

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Position: Data Assistant (1 Position) KMR 7 -Vacancy No. FN-023-05-2021

Reports to: Data Manager

Location: Kisumu

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

Duties and Responsibilities

• Updating study databases
• Arranging follow up files for daily participants schedules
• Performing QA/QC of Case report forms (CRFs) and name charts to ensure quality and accuracy both hard copies and online.
• Maintain data supplies inventory
• Filing study documents
• Specimen Label printing and delivery to the clinic team
• Participate actively in the archival process of study data and ensuring proper storage and maintenance of the same.
• Communicate closely with Data Manager to ensure priority tasks are completed and to resolve any data or other related issues that arise.
• Ensure data entry computers and all equipment in data room are secure, password protected and used appropriately.
• Promptly responding to QC report.
• Develop and review of data related SOPs.
• Generating weekly reports.


• Higher Diploma in Actuarial science , Computer related courses or its equivalent
• Experience in data entry and organization
• Competency in using computer software applications like Microsoft Office programs and familiarity with web-based programs, excel spreadsheets required.

Required Experience

• Minimum of 1 year’s relevant work experience preferably in a healthcare field.
• Must be competent in computer statistical packages.

Other Required Skills

• Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Commitment to integrity and high quality performance.
• Attention to details.
• Strong professional references from previous supervisors.
• Above average computer applications experience and proficiency.
• Ability to work in a clinically busy, resource-challenged, and demanding environment

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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