2 Field Workers Jobs in Kenya – KEMRI 2020
Career Employment Kenya: 2 Field Workers Jobs in Kenya – KEMRI 2020
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The KEMRI / University of Washington Study

External Job
Announcement

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration
with the University of Washington (UW) is conducting Research studies in Kenya.

The KEMRI/UW research collaboration aims to conduct
interdisciplinary, setting-specific research aimed at improving the lives of
women and children in Kenya.

Specifically, our research strives to understand various
infectious diseases afflicting these populations and testing interventions.

We are looking for staff who are motivated, committed, and
honest to fill the following position in one of our Research studies;
Evaluating the role of maternal breast milk composition and the gut microbiome
on infant growth and development.

Community Health Worker (Study Counselor / Field Worker)

2 Positions

Job Group KMR/8

Location: Migori County
and Referral Hospital

Job Description:

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Responsible for guiding participants through the consenting
process and study procedures.

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Ensuring HIV testing and counseling to caregivers and children
is delivered as per the study protocol.

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Together with the study team ensure enrolled participants return
to follow-up visits and follow up with participants who do not return.

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Assist in sample collection, especially breast milk collection
process

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Together with the study team ensure samples are collected from
the community level

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Assist in delivering study-based community activities

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Ensure study participants are reimbursed as per the protocol
requirements

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Ensure good working relationship in the working environment with
colleagues, MOH staff, other partners, patients and clients at large.

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Assist in accurate anthropometry taking and cleaning of the
equipment used for collection of the same.

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Assist with miscellaneous KEMRI/UW study activities including
data entry, data query response, attend training, weekly reporting, etc.

Required
Qualifications:

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Diploma in the following fields; Community Health and
Development, Nutrition, Social work or relevant qualification from a recognized
Institution;

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Proficiency in computer application; and

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Three years of working experience as a counselor

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Strong interpersonal, communication, and listening skills

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Must be able to work in a professional and ethical manner with
competence, accountability, and integrity

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Ability to foster trust and open-communication with study
participants

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Basic computer skills

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Fulfil the requirement of Chapter Six of the constitution

Preferred
Qualifications:

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Motorcycle riding license

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Experience in participant’s follow-up/tracing

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Experience working with breastfeeding mothers and providing
lactation support

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Experience working with infants

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Experience in HIV Counseling

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Experience with data entry

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Speaking and understanding Luo or Kuria and Swahili language

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Have worked in a research environment

Terms of
Employment: 
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 educational levels, relevant
experience and demonstrated competency.

The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI salary scales.

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please CLICK HERE and complete the online
application form. Also, send your certificates, an application letter and an
updated CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the
full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 referees to Email
address: kemriuwjobs@gmail.com no later than Friday 9th October, 2020 at 3.00
p.m.

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY;
PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN AND YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE
ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION
PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF
ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH CASES IMMEDIATELY.

Note: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE