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Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Research Assistants ( 2 Positions).

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Position: Research Assistants ( 2 Positions) K MR 7 

Vacancy No. FN-02-11-2022

Reports to: Study Coordinator & Study Principal Investigators

Location: Kisumu/ Siaya

Duration: 9 Months as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mobilize and sensitize facility health workers on cervical cancer screening and prevention
  • Conduct health talks to patients on cervical cancer screening and treatment
  • Conduct community engagement and entry through meetings and regular communication with key stakeholders on cervical cancer screening.
  • Define and manage client flow to cervical cancer screening rooms to eliminate missed opportunities for screenings and treatment
  • Ensure all study data collection tools and consent forms are available and kept in a safe lockable cabinet.
  • Attend facility departmental and PI meetings sharing study updates
  • Conduct pre-test and post- test interviews using tablet computers
  • Data collection, entry, and cleaning using REDCap and Open Data Kit (ODK)
  • Conduct In-depth interviews and develop transcripts from transcription and translation
  • Lead study focus groups with the support of the study coordinator and Principal Investigators
  • Conduct participant tracing through phone call reminders, short message service (SMS), and home tracking by the use of locator information
  • Other duties as assigned by data management, Study coordinator, or Study Principal Investigators.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Community Health, Sociology, and Social Work. A degree in any health-related course will be an added advantage.
  • At least two years relevant experience in research or clinical setting, preferably with significant counseling and social science department role
  • Experience in working in HIV care or communities affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Experience in conducting surveys, in-depth interviews or focus groups, and working in the community will be an added advantage

Other required skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Data collection and entry experience using REDCap (and/or ODK) (preferred)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili, and Luo required
  • Must be keen and attentive to details and can keenly follow instructions and procedures

How to Apply

  1. All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
  2. Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of the Email
  3. Must include a current CV with names of at least three referees.
  4. Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: hrrctp@kemri-rctp.org not later than 2nd December, 2022.

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY;PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Only short-listed candidates will be contact.

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