NGO Jobs in Kenya – KEMRI (Several Vacancies) 2019
Career Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Kenya – KEMRI (Several Vacancies) 2019
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Project Driver

One
Health Research Group is a collaboration between Kenya MedicalvResearch
Institute (KEMRI), Washington State University (WSU), Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
(UNICEF) It is in this mandate that the program is seeking a highly motivated
and pro-active individual to fill in the following vacancy for the Livestock
for Health Project (L4H) based in Marsabit County.

LOCATION:
Marsabit (Laisamis Sub-County)
REPORTS
TO: Project Coordinator
This
job exists to facilitate movement of goods, research materials, study participants
clients or staff from one point to another as authorized to enhance research
activities and smooth running of operations in the organization in achievement
of its objectives.
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Kenya Certificate of Secondary
Education (KCSE) with a mean grade D+ from Kenya National Examination Council
(KNEC)
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Suitability Test for Drivers Grade
III conducted by the Ministry of Roads and Public Works;
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Knowledge of skills required to
perform a variety of manual tasks.
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Knowledge of relevant
legislation-National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) rules.
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Computer literacy.
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MUST be a resident of Marsabit
County.
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MUST speak the local language
(Rendille/Samburu)
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Certificate of Good Conduct from
Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
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Three (3) years of experience.
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Ability to work under pressure.
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Valid driving license.
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Transport research materials, study
participants and members of staff from one location to another for efficiency
in meeting the project or Institute objectives and achieve the set time lines.
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Ensure the security and safety of
goods and passengers during transit to avoid loss, damage and maintain the
integrity of materials being transport
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Carry out routine checks of assigned
vehicle to ensure proper maintenance in terms of cleanliness and report effects
or malfunctions for proper management and further action.
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Maintain an up to date work ticket
through proper recording of the mileage, destination and time for
accountability and control of the movement of vehicle assigned.
·        
Report any incidents or accidents to
the relevant authorities to inform further action.
Applications MUST include the following
·        
Letter of Application
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Current Curriculum Vitae with
telephone number and e-mail address
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Letters of reference from referees
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Copies of Certificates and
transcripts
Contract
for 1 year renewable as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation is the first 3
months. Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within the stated grade,
relevant experience and demonstrated competency.
Applications
are due no later than: June 14th 2019 to: 
personnel@kemri.org
Subject
line: APPLICATION FOR MARSABIT PROJECT DRIVER POSITION KEMRI IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI
AND DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING
APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING ANDPROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A
FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.
A
KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project is currently conducting clinical
trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following
positions:
To
deliver quality clinical and other reproductive health services to both
sero-concordant and discordant couples involved in a HIV prevention project.
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Participate in the setup and
implementation of clinical studies in line with study protocols and other
guidance documents.
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Track and maintain relevant clinical
systems to ensure fidelity to project timelines and other compliance
requirements.
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Collect and review data as guided by
good clinical and data practices.
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Review laboratory and other
participant results and manage as needed
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Participate in general research and
study specific seminars, awareness drives and educational activities.
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Liaise with the study physician and
other staff as necessary to ensure appropriate patient and participant
management
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Participate in and conduct training
in research study protocols, best practices, data collection and management
etc.
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Generate and draft clinical/ study
reports as may be required
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Lead trial working group meetings as
required.
·        
Participate in resolving monitoring
findings and queries.
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And any other duties as assigned.
Education and Professional training
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Diploma in Clinical Medicine,
preferably in reproductive health
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Those with demonstrated training and
competence in reproductive health delivery and couple HIV testing and
counselling will have added advantage.
·        
Be registered by the Clinical officers
Council
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Minimum of 3 years’ experience with
demonstrated direct involvement in reproductive health care and service
delivery, and knowledge in HIV care and treatment
·        
Experience with couple HIV testing
and counselling an added advantage
Employment
is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3
months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on
education, experience and demonstrated competency.
New Nurse Counselor (2 Posts)
A
KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project is currently conducting clinical
trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following
positions:
To
deliver quality nursing, counseling and other reproductive health services to both
seroconcordant and discordant couples involved in a HIV prevention project.
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To screen and enroll eligible study
participants as per study protocol
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To obtain participation consent from
eligible volunteers for study participation
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To obtains medical history and
perform physical examination as required
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To provide individual, group and
family counseling to participants and patients as needed
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To complete interviewer administered
questionnaires and other study documents
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To complete and obtain study
specimens such as phlebotomy and specimen processing as per study protocol
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Perform HIV counseling, testing
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Responds to participant’s calls and
queries
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Assist in community sensitization
such as for study recruitment
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Assist in retention activities including
follow up of participants and reminding of clinic appointments
·        
Performs other duties assigned by
supervisor
Education and Professional training
·        
Diploma in Nursing or related field
·        
Experience in female reproductive
health service delivery particularly cervical cancer screening is an added
advantage
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Registered with the Nursing Council
of Kenya
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Team player
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Excellent Communication and people
skills
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Highly organized
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Ability to work without supervision
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Two (2) years’ experience working in
a comprehensive Care Centre or an equivalent HIV care setting
·        
Prior GCP and Human subjects training
is desirable
·        
Experience working in clinical
research setting is an added advantage
Employment
is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3
months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on
education, experience and demonstrated competency.
Research Assistants Internship (2
Posts)
A
KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently
conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in
the following positions:
The
internship programme will be for six (6) months renewable once.
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Timely collection of quality data
from patients’ charts
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Verify quality of data by comparing
abstracted data to source documents
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Ensure facilities have adequate data
collection tools and request necessary supplies for the project
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Liaise with the health facility staff
to ensure project activities are conducted as scheduled
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Providing project management team
with regular feedback on field activities

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Other duties and responsibilities as
may be assigned.
Education and experience qualifications
·        
College diploma in nursing, health
records or any health related field
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Ability to work independently and as
part of a team
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Excellent organizational skills
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Good interpersonal skills
Chief Laboratory Technologist
The
Chief Laboratory Technologist will be responsible for the management of
operations and coordination of laboratory activities.
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Responsible for assisting the
laboratory Director in the overall direction of the Clinical Research Centre
Laboratory.
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Responsible for assisting the
Director in the design and implementation of the Quality management program.
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Ensuring that the laboratory produces
quality clinical results by directly participating in testing and supervising.
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Responsible for supervising all the
laboratory functions including but not limited to clinical laboratory SOP
development and maintenance, proficiency testing, phlebotomy (policy and
procedure).
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Serve as the primary point of contact
for all clinical laboratory related issues, results, interpretation and
logistics.
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Responsible for developing and
facilitating a good management structure within the laboratory.
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Conducting protocol for specific
laboratory tests & procedures
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Writing and implementing an
analytical laboratory plan for newly implemented research and/or clinical
studies
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Management of overall in charge of
shipments- by obtaining permission from ERC & MOH and Liaises with couriers
and Seattle for shipment of samples.
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Liaising with Clinic on matters
related to the study and promoting Lab – Clinic interface.
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Responsible for the coordination of
all regulatory and compliance activities and training requirements for the
laboratory.
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Oversee annual review of lab SOPs
& initiate updates as needed; collect signatures and maintain inventory of
archived documents.
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Managing the QA program including EQA
and IQC.
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Responsible for the overall
maintenance of the laboratory equipment.
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Maintaining laboratory records, data
management and good documentation practices.
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Preparing duty Rota and ensures all
sections are adequately covered.
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Conducting lab staff performance and
appraisals, orientation and training new employees on Human subject, GCP.
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Supervising laboratory technologists
in the collection, processing and storage of samples.
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Ensures adherence to study protocols
and proper handling of bio-hazardous materials.
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Coordinating collaborations with
other laboratories
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Serves as liaison to internal and
external investigators and collaborators.
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Ensures on-going integrity of
laboratory samples by overseeing all handling and repository projects while
assuring accurate documentation and adherence to protocols and to timelines.
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Advising the laboratory director on
technical issues within the laboratory.
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Possess Degree in Medical Laboratory
Sciences or related discipline.
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A Masters’ Degree in a Science
related field.
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At least seven (7) years’ experience
in a busy clinical research laboratory.
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At least five (5) years’ experience
in a management position
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Experience in carrying out laboratory
testing for research and/or clinical trials.
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Experience in usage of Laboratory
Information Management Systems (LIMS)
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Must possess a scientific imagination
commensurate with the independent execution of research projects
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Trained on Good Clinical Laboratory
Practice (GCLP)
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Experience in laboratory audit
processes
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Must have an aptitude for technical
problem solving
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Ability to effectively supervise
laboratory staff, interns and students on attachment in the laboratory.
·        
Good communication and management
skills
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Knowledge of basic word processing
and basic statistical skills of analyzing laboratory data and evaluation of
quality control laboratory data
Employment
is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3
months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on
education, experience and demonstrated competency.
To
assist the Laboratory Manager in the operations and coordination of laboratory
activities
·        
Performs a variety of technical laboratory
procedures according to Standard Operations Procedures and Study Protocols
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Performs laboratory quality
assurance/ quality control practices
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Participates in Quality Control and
Quality Improvement for area of specialty and Lab indicators
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Ensures that quality control data are
within acceptable ranges before reporting patient results
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Identifies out of range control
values, takes corrective action, and notifies others of changes
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Conducts internal quality audit
regularly and initiates corrective and prevention actions
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Responsible for accurately completing
records and reports and other statistical information for master files or
databases. Follows laboratory policy for data retrieval, record keeping,
samples, and identification, requisition, reporting and charting procedures
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Maintains high level of competence in
GCLP, laboratory safety and standard operation procedures
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Maintains a neat, clean and organized
work area
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Keeps an adequate supply of working
materials on hand
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Maintains confidence by keeping
laboratory information confidential
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Maintains laboratory equipment as
outlined in the various operation SOPs and equipment manuals
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Develops laboratory standard
operating procedures and manuals
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Any other duties assigned by
supervisor
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Diploma in Medical Laboratory
Sciences
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MUST be registered by the Kenya
Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board
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At least three (3) years’ experience
in a busy clinical research laboratory
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Experience in carrying out laboratory
testing for research studies and/or clinical trials Trained and certified on
Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)
·        
Experience in laboratory audit
processes
·        
Must be reliable, self-motivated and
self-driven
·        
Must have an aptitude for technical
problem solving
·        
Good communication and management
skills
Employment
is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3
months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on
education, experience and demonstrated competency.
To
assist the Laboratory Manager in the operations and coordination of laboratory
activities
The
internship programme will be for six (6) months.
·        
Performs a variety of technical
laboratory procedures according to Standard Operations Procedures and Study
Protocols under supervision of senior laboratory technologist,
·        
Identifies out of range control
values, takes corrective action, and notifies others of changes
·        
Conducts internal quality audit
regularly and initiates corrective and prevention actions
·        
Responsible for accurately completing
records and reports and other statistical information for master files or
databases. Follows laboratory policy for data retrieval, record keeping,
samples, and identification, requisition, reporting and charting procedures
·        
Maintains high level of competence in
GCLP, laboratory safety and standard operation procedures
·        
Maintains a neat, clean and organized
work area
·        
Keeps an adequate supply of working
materials/reagents on hand
·        
Maintains confidence by keeping
laboratory information confidential
·        
Maintains laboratory equipment as
outlined in the various operation SOPs and equipment manuals
·        
Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences
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Must be reliable, self-motivated and
self-driven
·        
Good communication and management
skills
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Strong I.T skills.
A
stipend will be offered.
·        
All applicants must meet each
selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
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Must include a current CV with names
of at least 2 referees.
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Must include copies of academic and
professional certificates.
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Must include a copy of Certificate of
good conduct
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Must have KRA Certificate of Tax
compliance
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Must have Clearance Certificate from
HELB
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Must have credit reference Bureau
Certificate
A
duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of
documents listed above should be sent to: 
phrdrecruit@pipsthika.org not later than 21st June, 2019
KEMRI
IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH
DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO
APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS
INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A
FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.

Only
those shortlisted will be contacted.

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