PMTCT Study Coordinator Job Re-Advertisement in Nairobi Kenya – KEMRI / UW / UON

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) and University of Nairobi (UoN) are in the process of conducting a research project evaluating PMTCT services at multiple sites in Kenya.

The KEMRI / UW / UoN study project therefore seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced person to fill the following position:

Study Coordinator

The Study Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of all project activities to ensure smooth implementation of the study. 
She/he will manage the project on a day-to day basis, including preparation of SOPs, recruitment and training of other study staff, coordinate field work activities including procurement and distribution of supplies and oversee the collection of study data whilst ensuring that these research processes adhere to regulatory requirements. 
The study coordinator will generate regular reports on the progress of the study, give technical advice to both his/her supervisee/supervisor and should be able to manage and supervise study staff. 
He or she should be able to work in fast paced environments with minimal supervision and be a team player.


  • Registered Nurse/Higher Diploma in nursing/Degree in Nursing or equivalent relevant qualification with at least two or more years of study coordination experience in a clinical research setting. (Master’s Degree in Public Health would be an added advantage)
  • Have background experience with PMTCT activities.
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel).
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • The study coordinator will act as point person for the Study.
  • Will perform all human-resources duties including coordinating recruitment, training and supervision of the other staff.
  • Scheduling and managing all staff members at various study sites, training new staff members including giving briefings on all operational policies and procedures; ensuring each person understands his/her role and responsibilities.
  • Maintain strong relationship with study clinical sites and stakeholders involved in the study
  • Prepare, print and distribute all reports related to the study that study investigators request.
  • Develop standard operating procedures and best practices for the study
  • Ensure smooth and efficient study enrollment.
  • Ensure that participant charts and specimens are conveyed daily between clinic site, laboratory and the Data office.
  • Make monthly reports on the administration of the study.
  • Perform other duties that may be given by the Investigators.
  • Ensure that there is compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
Terms of Employment:
The successful candidate will be given initially a 6 months contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months. 
This may be considered for extension depending on the dates of start and closure of fieldwork. 
The successful candidate shall be based in Nairobi


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.
If you meet the above requirements, please follow the following link to complete the application form: and then send an application letter with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 professional referees and copies of certificates and testimonials to Email address: to reach us by Thursday, 9th August 2012 at 5.00 p.m.

Note: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

All those invited for interviews will be expected to have GCP Certificate as well as Human Subject Protection training.

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