NRHS Director of Research Job in Kisumu Kenya

NRHS seeks highly qualified
candidates for the position of Director of Research
Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Kisumu
dedicated to improving reproductive health of men and women. 
NRHS has several
research projects related to HIV prevention and reproductive health. 
It runs support groups for PLWHA and Key Populations, and is
working with the Ministry of Health to scale up male circumcision for HIV prevention. 

NRHS wishes to recruit a clinician with
research experience to be in charge of its research program and to provide technical assistance with program activities.

Job Title: Research Director

Location: Kisumu
Reporting To: Director of NRHS
Job Description: The successful candidate will be based in Kisumu, Kenya, but
with some travel to the field. 
He/she will provide
technical leadership and guidance for all NRHS research program activities. 
Research Director will work closely with project coordinators and clinical staff as well as counterparts from the Ministry of
Health, and implementing partners. 
The Research Director will be the
Coinvestigator and/or the Principal Investigator on several grants and
  • Overall responsibility for effective management of
    research protocols to meet objectives and timelines in accordance with NRHS and donor principles, policies and procedures.
  • Provide clinical oversight of HIV prevention, care and
    treatment services including medical male circumcision for research and programmes.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are maintained and that project
    reviews and evaluations are carried out and reported as planned.
  • Ensure NRHS research procedures are adhered to, reports
    are comprehensive and on time, and that NRHS complies with all legal, ethical and regulatory requirements.
  • Represent NRHS to the donors, provincial and national health
    authorities, NGOs, networks and other parties as necessary.
  • Prepare accurate, timely and innovative project proposals
    and reports
  • Provide oversight for staff at the UNIM Research and
    Training Center and research projects implemented by NRHS and its partners
  • Ensure compliance with ethical requirements for conducting
    human subjects research
  • Identify new research areas and funding opportunities,
    conceptualize, prepare and submit research proposals for funding.
  • Manage research data and disseminate research findings through presentations and publications targeting
    diverse audiences.
Desired Qualification & Experience:
  • A Bachelor degree in medicine and surgery (MBChB) is
    highly preferred, but other qualifications
    will be considered.
  • At least four years of experience in HIV-related and/or
    reproductive health research in a management or leadership position.
  • Experience in writing research grant proposals and
  • Familiarity with the Kenyan health system and governmental
  • Excellent computer skills, report writing and budgeting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and good
    interpersonal skills
Applications should include:
  • A cover letter detailing current work, prior experience
    and qualifications in the areas described above,
    telephone and e-mail contact
  • A current CV
  • Names, telephone and e-mail contacts of at least 3
    professional referees
Apply via email to with the job
title “Research Director” on the subject line. 
Applications should be received by the Human Resources Manager on or before 21st
February, 2014.

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