Vijana-SMART and mPACT Study Coordinator Job in Kenya

mPACT and Vijana-SMART Studies

Study Coordinator

Summary: We are seeking a study coordinator for two related research studies: Vijana-SMART and mPACT. Both studies investigate use of WhatsApp messaging to provide peer and healthcare worker support to youth living with HIV, and are led by the same team of investigators.

The role of the study coordinator will be to collaborate with mPACT and Vijana-SMART Study Principal / Co-Investigators, oversee implementation of Study protocols, train and supervise Study staff, and complete and document study procedures.

Report to: Principal & Co-Investigators

Supervises: Qualitative Interviewers, Research Assistants

Job Specifications:

  • Professional Qualifications: BSc in health sciences plus 2 years of experience with study coordination and personnel management in Kenya OR certificate training plus 5 years of experience with coordinating research studies in Kenya
  • Familiarity with research ethics and ethical review process
  • Team player, outgoing, innovative and flexible
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer and ICT (information and communication technology) skills (Microsoft office, WhatsApp messaging, electronic data collection)
  • Experience working in public clinics in Kenya and establishing relationships with clinic management

Reporting Relationships:

Immediate Supervisor: Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Subcontract Principal Investigator (PI)

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee all daily aspects of the studies.
  • Liaise with clinic administrators to establish mPACT study sites.
  • Train and supervise mPACT and Vijana-SMART staff, including research assistants and qualitative interviewers.
  • Initiate and coordinate activities that improve the performance of the study.
  • Communicate closely with and provide frequent study updates to PI/Co-Investigators.
  • Complete and distribute meeting agendas and lead weekly mPACT staff meetings.
  • Review, approve and distribute meeting minutes.
  • Work closely with staff at study sites to ensure high recruitment for research study. Record weekly summaries marking progress in enrollment and follow-up of participants in the study.
  • Liaise with study site administrators as needed.
  • Confer and communicate with study site clinicians and medical staff if any questions or problems arise.
  • Update and maintain the mPACT study manual.
  • Review and confirm eligibility of each patient for research study.
  • Provide adequate knowledge and education about the study to patients so they can sign an Informed Consent.
  • As needed, administer Informed Consent and store them safely.
  • Manage and document any adverse events to study participation.
  • Manage funds provided by the PI and account for it by documenting in logs.
  • Make purchases and keep inventories of supplies.
  • Maintain personnel files including annual leave, sick off, and absence.
  • Make monthly reports of project expenses and communicate with PI when more funds are needed. Reconcile receipts to send to Seattle.
  • Maintain and organize files of personnel, correspondence, meetings applications, IRB records, receipts, budget, inventories, etc…
  • Keep supply records and maintain contact information of suppliers.
  • Liaise with KNH regarding expenditures of the subcontract funds.
  • Contribute to data analysis and interpretation.
  • Perform other duties as specified by the Principal/Co-Investigators.

Training available

  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Human Subjects Protection

How to Apply

Applicants to post their CVs and certificates on

Deadline: 31st August 2018

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Nairobi County

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Updated: August 23, 2018 — 9:18 am