NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – KEMRI 2019
Career Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – KEMRI 2019
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Research Officer


The Spatial Repellents (SR) project is funded by UNITAID and
seeks to fill the gaps for assessing spatial repellent products efficacy,
deployment and uptake strategies. In this regard, Kenya has been selected as
the site for conducting the epidemiological evaluation of spatial repellent
product efficacy in a high malaria transmission setting. This study will be
conducted in Busia County over the next two years. The project seeks to fill
the following position(s).

Position: Research Officer MR 11

Location: Busia County with residence around the KEMRI ALUPE
Campus in Busia
Duration: One (1) year with a possibility of extension
Reporting to: Principal Investigator
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BSc Nursing plus MSc Epidemiology or
MPH from a recognized University. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(MB. ChB) with MSc Epidemiology or MPH will also be considered.
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MSc in Epidemiology, Public Health or
related field
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Excellent written and verbal
communication skills.
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At least 3 years professional
experience in epidemiological research relevant to the transmission and/or
control of tropical infectious diseases
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Previous experience working in a
multi-disciplinary team including with ministry of health teams and community
health worker teams
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Strong hands-on experience with
current methods of epidemiology surveillance; having worked in a
multidisciplinary, multi-site project will be an added advantage
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Strong supervisory and management
skills
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Strong data management and analysis
skills
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Strong project budgeting skills
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Possession of a valid certificate in
human subjects research protection (Mandatory but can be acquired during
in-processing)
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Ability to work independently, in a
timely manner and under minimum supervision
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Willingness to reside in field study
sites
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Experience working in/with a Public
health Institutions
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The primary role of the SR Epidemiology
Program Manager will be to oversee the implementation of the epidemiologic
components of the study during the conduct of the SR study in consultation with
the Social Science and Entomology Program Managers
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Lead the development of an
epidemiological surveillance plan and standard operating procedures for all
activities under the surveillance plan. Manage and supervise field-based
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epidemiology team of >35 people
including clinical officers and community interviewers, to ensure adherence to
SOPs for participant enrolment and monthly follow ups. Manage and supervise
laboratory-based teams comprising microscopists and lab technologists based at
the KEMRI ALUPE Campus.
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Coordinate activities of field staff,
laboratory staff and data management staff to ensure seamless flow of
activities and data
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Data cleaning and summaries of all
epidemiological data including preliminary analysis in consultation with the PI
and data manager.
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Preparation of Epidemiological
reports and submission of the same to the PI in a timely fashion
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Oversight of procurement and
inventory supplies and equipment for the epidemiology component of the study
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Implement capacity-building efforts
to increase and expand the skills of local counterparts and field team
technicians.
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Participate in planning meetings and
scheduled conference calls with the study team and study partners
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Perform any other related duties that
may be assigned from time to time
Terms of Employment: One (1) year renewable contract as per
KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation period for the first 3 months.
Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on
education levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary
scheme is based on the KEMRI scales plus supplemental amounts.
The Kenya Medical Research Institute is committed to providing
the youth with opportunities to acquire, sharpen their knowledge and gain
technical/practical skills to complement their studies in order to enhance
their employability in line with the Kenya Vision 2030.
EDCTP funded Project, TMA2017CDF-1852 has an internship
opportunity for the following position:
Position: Research Assistant Intern (2 positions)
The interns will be trained on
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Collection of quality data from
patients` charts
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Comparing abstracted data to source
documents
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Data entry and basic data analysis
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Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a
recognized Institution in Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology, Immunology,
Virology) or any other related field
In addition, the applicants must:
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Be a Kenyan youth below 30 years of
age; and
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Provide a Certificate of good
conduct.
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Should possess interpersonal and
communication skills
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Must be goal oriented, dynamic,
passionate and self-starter
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A person of integrity
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Should possess strong analytical
skills
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Must be computer literate.
The Internship programme will be for six (6) months.
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A monthly stipend of Kes. 25,000/=
will be given without any other benefits.
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Interns will be expected to take up a
personal accident cover and medical insurance cover
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The project WILL NOT offer employment
after the completion of internship.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.
This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research
Institute and the Stanford University, California, USA whose main purpose is to
conduct a research study titled “Disentangling the human vector relationship to
disrupt dengue and chikungunya virus outbreaks in Kenya”. The section has a
vacancy for an Office Assistant.
Position: Office Assistant MR 4 (1 position)
Reporting to: Principal Investigator.
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Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
(KCSE) D+ and above.
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Certificate and experience in
computer application packages.
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One year experience in office work.
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Excellent interpersonal,
communication and highly effective multi-tasking skills with ability to
coordinate and prioritize workload.
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Flexible and able to work with
minimal supervision.
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Perform general office management at
the office of project Principal Investigator.
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Perform general clerical duties
including data entry, record keeping, organizing for meetings, requesting for
supplies, etc.
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Operate office machines to make
copies of documents
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Perform any other relate tasks as may
be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service
and a probation period for the first 3 months.
The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.
This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research
Institute and the Stanford University, California, USA whose main purpose is to
conduct a research study titled “Disentangling the human vector relationship to
disrupt dengue and chikungunya virus outbreaks in Kenya”. The section has a
vacancy for an Assistant Research Officer (ARO).
Position: Assistant Research Officer MR 9 (1 position).
Reporting to: Principal Investigator
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Bachelor degree in
biomedical/biological science, microbiology or any science related course from
a recognized institution.
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Excellent written and verbal
communication skills.
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At least two years work experience in
polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a research set-up
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Experience in viral PCR work will be
an added advantage.
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Strong hands-on experience in running
a biomedical research laboratory.
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Strong supervisory and management
skills.
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Strong data processing skills.
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Ability to work independently, in an
organized and a timely manner and under minimum supervision.
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The primary role of the ARO will be
to test human blood samples for the presence of dengue and chikungunya viruses
using real-time PCR in a research laboratory.
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Implement all laboratory Standard
Operating Procedures (SOPs).
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Upload all laboratory data on online
databases.

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Relay laboratory results promptly to
field teams.
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Manage all laboratory equipment and
field supplies.
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Participate in planning meetings and
scheduled conference calls with other members of the study team.
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Coordinate and train students on
attachment and internship assigned to the laboratory.
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Perform any other related duties that
may be assigned from time to time.
One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service
and a probation period for the first 3 months.
The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.
This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research
Institute and the Stanford University, California, USA whose main purpose is to
conduct a research study titled “Disentangling the human vector relationship to
disrupt dengue and chikungunya virus outbreaks in Kenya”. The section has a
vacancy for a Clinical Officer.
Position: Clinical Officer MR 7 (1 position)
Reporting to: Principal Investigator.
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Diploma in clinical medicine.
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Be registered with relevant
professional body and in possession of a valid practicing license.
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At least two years of clinical trial
experience.
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Strong interpersonal and
communication skills (oral and written)
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Fluency in both English and Swahili,
written and spoken.
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Training in Good Clinical Practices
and Paediatric Life Support are added advantages
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Collect clinical data for the project
from study participants.
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Perform phlebotomy on consented study
participants.
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Attend to clinical follow-up of
participants.
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Provide clinical care to study
participants in a designated health facility, which includes on-call.
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Liaise with other study team members
as necessary to achieve the desired goals.
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Contribute to seminars, educational
activities in a selected health facility.
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Any other related duties as assigned
from time to time by the supervisor.
One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service
and a probation period for the first 3 months.
The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.
This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research
Institute and the Stanford University, California, USA whose main purpose is to
conduct a research study titled “Disentangling the human vector relationship to
disrupt dengue and chikungunya virus outbreaks in Kenya”. The section has a
vacancy for a Laboratory Technologist.
Position: Laboratory Technologist MR 7 (1 position).
Reporting to: Principal Investigator
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Diploma in medical laboratory from a
recognized institution.
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Registered with Kenya Medical
Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).
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Two years’ experience in both field
and laboratory work in a research setting.
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Experience and skilled in phlebotomy.
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Experience with data entry.
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Supervise a team of Field Assistants
to conduct scheduled surveys on healthy community cohort component of this
study.
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Perform phlebotomy on consented study
participants.
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Collect data as per study protocol
using tablets.
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Perform any other duties as assigned
by the supervisor.
One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service
and a probation period for the first 3 months.
The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.
This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research
Institute and the Stanford University, California, USA whose main purpose is to
conduct a research study titled “Disentangling the human vector relationship to
disrupt dengue and chikungunya virus outbreaks in Kenya”. The section has two
vacancies for Laboratory Technologists.
Position: Laboratory Technologist MR 7 (2 positions)
Reporting to: Assistant Research Officer/Principal Investigator.
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Diploma in applied biology or related
subject from a recognized institution.
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Two years’ experience in both field
and laboratory research setting.
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Experience with polymerase chain
reaction (PCR) or field entomology on mosquitoes, especially Aedes aegypti,
will be added advantage.
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Experience with data entry.
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Prepare human blood samples for
testing for presence of dengue and chikungunya viruses using real-time PCR in a
research laboratory.
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Participate in the management of
project laboratory equipment
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Make requisition for and control use
of field supplies.
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Be responsible for sample collection
of Aedes aegypti eggs, larvae, pupae and adults at targeted places by assigned
entomology team.
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Rear Aedes aegypti in the
insectaries.
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Perform morphological identification
of mosquitoes.
One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service
and a probation period for the first 3 months.
The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.
This program is Collaboration between Kenya Medical Research
Institute and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine whose remit is to
conduct research in malaria, HIV and other diseases.
Due to its continued growth, the program has a vacancy in the
IMPROVE 2 project within the Malaria Branch.
POSITION: Study Clinician, MR 7
LOCATION: Rabuor Sub-County Hospital
REPORTING to: Study Coordinator
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Diploma in Clinical Medicine
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Experience in malaria in pregnancy
clinical trials
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Experience in HIV care and treatment
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GCP training
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Fluency in English and Kiswahili-
both written and oral.
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Excellent communication skills;
ability to work well in a team, with the public and to collaborate with
counterparts.
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Experience in cardiac safety
monitoring conducting ECGs
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Experience with ultrasound in
pregnancy
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Able to write regular reports in a
timely manner
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Able to work closely with ministry of
health PMTCT teams
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Able to work well in a diverse team
Specific tasks and responsibilities:
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Provide participant education and
informed consent for the trial
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Administer study drugs in line with
the protocol and standard operating procedures
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Conduct cardiac safety monitoring for
trial participants by carrying out ECGs for a sub-set of participants
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Review all sick visits and refer for
appropriate care
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Complete case report forms according to
Good Clinical Practice standards
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Participate in sample collection as
required by the protocol and standard operating procedures
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Advice PMTCT providers on switching
guidelines for eligible participants as per the trial
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Advice PMTCT providers with HIV care
and treatment of research participants
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Conduct quality checks of case report
forms and correct errors before data entry
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Conduct maternal and infant
anthropometry for research participants
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Other duties as assigned by the study
coordinator
One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service.
Probation period for the first 3 months.
Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on
education, experience and demonstrated competency.
Applications MUST include the following:
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Letter of Application (INDICATE
VACANCY NUMBER)
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Current Curriculum Vitae with
telephone number and e-mail address
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Contacts of three referees including
telephone numbers and/or e-mail addresses
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Copies of Certificates.
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Contact telephone number
Apply to Director, CGHR, P.O. Box 1578-40100 Kisumu not later
than August 13, 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 short listed candidates will be contacted

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