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Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Study Coordinator (1 Position).

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Position: Study Coordinator (1 Position) K MR 5 Vacancy No. FN-01-11-2022

Reports to: Study Principal Investigator

Location:          Kisumu/ Siaya

Duration:         9 Months as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 2 months is a

probation period

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the study protocols, goals and logistics required to conduct research studies and implementation projects
  • Maintain daily oversight of study implementation
  • Coordinate study team to ensure proper performance of study and project activities
  • Evaluate potential patients for inclusion in the study according to the study protocol
  • Oversee the recruitment of study participants by providing counseling and linkage of study participants in conjunction with research assistants
  • Perform study visits and clinical assessments of participants, document study procedures, and interpret laboratory results in collaboration with study PIs.
  • Ensure participant safety through monitoring of clinical and laboratory adverse events
  • Ensure timely reporting of SAEs/UAEs and protocol deviations.
  • Take the lead in training and supervising the functions of relevant clinical personnel.
  • Ensure participant privacy and confidentiality are maintained
  • Overseeing, improving, and coordinating the study implementation in the health facilities and ensuring all services comply with the Quality Management Plan
  • Mentoring and supervising clinic staff members in participating sub-counties
  • Compiling clinical and study data and regular reports from the study sites
  • Developing clinic Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) to be used in the study sites
  • Oversee and monitor study budget expenditure
  • Maintain relationships with collaborating partners and the MoH
  • Work professionally and ethically with competence, accountability, and integrity
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the study PIs
  • Works professionally and ethically with competence, accountability, and integrity

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized training institution.
  • Be duly registered by the relevant professional body
  • Hold a valid practicing license

Additional desirable qualities

  • At least three years’ experience working in a clinical trial or research setting – or equivalent, preferably in a supervisory role or with supervisory duties
  • Experience working in HIV care, either in a clinical or research setting
  • Comfortable working in Siaya and Kisumu County, including in rural clinics and community-based projects
  • Be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and preferably Dholuo
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills, including project reporting, including using MS Word, Power point, and MS Excel

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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