KEMRI/CDC Study Coordinator job in Kenya

Study Coordinator

Vacancy Re-Advertisement KEMRI/CDC Research & Public Health Collaboration

Opening date: 6/07/2012                                            

Program Description
The KEMRI/CDC program is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and involves conducting research and providing programmatic support for activities related to malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and other diseases. 
Due to its continued growth in the area of research, the program has the following vacancy:

Study Coordinator (1 position)
Vacancy No: K73/05/12
Job Group: MR7 to MR11 Grading depends with Qualifications
Location: Kisian

Essential Qualifications

  • Diploma/higher Diploma in Nursing, or BSc or Masters Degree in public health or related field
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English
  • Minimum of four years of work experience in a research institution/organization
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience as a study coordinator
  • Experience leading or supervising a research study
  • Clinical background (nursing or clinical officer)
  • Ability to lead and work within a team environment and in a diverse cultural environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with study staff verbally and in writing
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative and resourcefulness
  • Work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and priorities tasks
  • Familiarity of ICH GCP guidelines
  • Strong interest in reproductive health, health systems and/or malaria
Position Summary: 
Incumbent will be the coordinator a study in the malaria branch, entitled “Evaluation of Drug Used in Early Pregnancy” (EMEP) which is an established pharmacovigilance surveillance system for antimalarials used during pregnancy based in Asembo. 
He/she will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of all study-related activities, will ensure that study procedures are carried out according to the research protocol, and will report to the PIs of the study.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop an in-depth understanding study design and goal, and ensure that the study is conducted in compliance with study protocols and other regulatory requirements
  2. Supervise field staff and provide on-site oversight of all study-related activities
  3. Monitor and report on enrolment progress
  4. Check that all items necessary for successful conduct of the study are available to study staff
  5. Coordinate procurement process for supplies needed
  6. Plan and chair meetings with study staff as needed
  7. Work with the data manager to resolve any data queries in the field
  8. Respond to questions about the study posed by study participants and/or PIs
  9. Provide progress reports and solve and report problems encountered in the field to the PIs
  10. Arrange community sensitization activities if  and when needed
  11. Work with study administrative staff to generate budget report on a monthly basis. Ensure that all deliveries/births of enrolled EMEP participants are captured on time
  12. Perform any other duties as assigned by the study PIs
Terms of Employment: 
Contract for 1 year, renewable as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period is for the first 3 months. Salary negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications Must include the following:

  • Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Current Resume or CV, with names and contact information (telephone and e-mail address)
  • Copies of Certificates or transcripts
Applications are due no later than: 19TH July 2012 to: the Human Resources Manager KEMRI/CDC Program, P.O. BOX 1578, 40100, Kisumu or e-mail to or Log to WWW.JOBS.CDCKEMRI.ORG

Note: Applications MUST include copies of certificates & Transcripts. Applications without these will be disregarded

KEMRI/CDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview meeting and processing of offer letter.  
If asked for a fee, report such request immediately to 0701112145.

Those who applied early need not to re-apply -Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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