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Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Clerical Officer (Community Interviewers).

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Opening date: April 29, 2022 Vacancy No. CGHR/282/04/22
Program Description: The L9LS Malaria Monoclonal antibody trial in Kenya is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (CDC), the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH), and several other institutions. This trial will be conducted at the Siaya County Referral hospital and Kogelo Dispensary in Siaya County. The KEMRI Malaria Branch has a vacancy for Community Interviewers for the L9LS Malaria Monoclonal antibody trial.

Position: Clerical Officer (Community Interviewers) KMR /10 (3 Positions)

Location: Siaya County

Reports to: Field Coordinator/ Research Administrator

Person specification:

i. OLevel secondary education with a minimum grade of a D+ (plus)

ii. Be trained in VCT/HIV Counselling certificate (an added advantage)

iii. Be in possession of a valid motorcycle riding license

iv. Have a Good command of English, Swahili and Dholuo, both spoken and written

v. Be able to write brief reports and keep records.

Desirable qualities:

Previous experience in research and particularly in clinical trials

Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) principles and Human Subjects Protection (HSP)

Job Description

The Community Interviewer will report directly to the Field Coordinator. S/He will be responsible for ensuring that the data collection in the field is conducted with the highest standards possible as per the L9LS monoclonal antibody study protocol and GCP. S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

i. Collect and document accurate information from the study participants in line with the standards
and guidelines set in the study protocol and SOPs

ii. Schedule and prepare a work plan of home follow up visits and reminders for study visits during home visits

iii. Report to the field coordinator and to the clinical team any adverse events as instructed in the field work/home followup visit SOP

iv. Ensure that all the relevant case report forms and diary cards are filled appropriately, and all questions asked during the interviews

v. Check questionnaires for accuracy and completeness at the end of interviews

vi. Keep clean and comprehensive records of study visits and their outcomes

vii. Conduct debriefing with the study participants at conclusion of interviews
viii. Adhere strictly to the project deadlines for completion of duties assigned

ix. Use motorcycles to carry out study trial related activities as assigned by the supervisors

x. Responsible for the security, maintenance and timely renewal of motorcycle insurance

xi. Attend all scheduled meetings on time and report on progress of work

xii. Perform HIV testing and counselling of mothers and children during screening for study participation

xiii. Any other assigned/ delegated duties by the immediate supervisor

Terms of Employment: Elected candidate will be offered 1 (one) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on education level, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI guidelines.

How To Apply

Applications should include the following:
Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)

Current CV with names of at least 2 referees

Copies of academic and professional certificates

A copy of Certificate of good conduct

All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website
http://www.kemri.go.ke/erecruitment ERecruitment Portal on or before 19th May 2022 latest 5.00 p.m.
Please visit the KEMRI web site
http://www.kemri.go.ke for more details on the advertisement.
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST
IMMEDIATELY TO RELEVANT AUTHORITY.

Only shortlisted candidates will be conside
red.

https://www.kemri.go.ke/careers/

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