SHARP Study Coordinator Job in Kenya


Study Coordinator

(1 Position)

The SHARP study aims to investigate the use of assisted partner services (APS) and phylogenetic testing to prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Kilifi, and Mombasa and their environs. We are committed to excellence in our research, and to working with vulnerable populations with the utmost respect and care.

We require all team members to provide ethical and respectful services to vulnerable, key populations, and to maintain flexible hours in order to interface effectively with international partners.

The study coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all daily study operations in Kilifi & Mombasa, including supervising study personnel, maintaining up-to-date study protocols and approvals, and liaising with key stakeholders, both locally and internationally.

S/he will report to the Research Director and Principal Investigator. S/he must be self-directed, working with minimal supervision, and must be committed to providing services and care for vulnerable populations.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate the development of the site protocol and processes
  • Training staff at multiple study sites
  • Ensure necessary local approvals and renewals are obtained for the study and overseeing human subjects protection
  • Participate in Database development and management, and subsequent site specific data management
  • Coordinate all meetings required for the success of the study
  • Ensure that necessary supplies/materials are in stock for study implementation.
  • Serve as the liaison between the study team, the study Principal Investigators (PI’s), and collaborators.
  • Oversight of study implementation at study sites
  • Coordinate and participate in the data analysis and report writing activities
  • Preparation of study research reports
  • Oversight of community advisory board (CAB) and safety monitoring board (SMB)


  • Be a registered lab technician, nurse or clinical officer with research experience
  • Prior experience as a research Study Coordinator, or Assistant Study Coordinator – mandatory
  • Certification in Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practice
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, lead, coordinate, and accomplish research activities
  • Strong analytic, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to travel to different study sites in Mombasa and Kilifi Counties.
  • Experience working with key populations, particularly people who inject drugs (PWID) is an added advantage
  • Ability to maintain flexible work hours, including occasional nights and weekends, in order to interface with key populations and international partners

Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:

  • Experience with HIV research, antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV testing and counseling (HTC) programs
  • Familiarity with smart phone technology for data collection, including ODK
  • Attention to detail and good work ethic
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Respectful, punctual, hardworking, conscientious
  • Responsive to multiple communication modalities with international team members
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team

How to Apply

To apply, CLICK HERE to complete our online form and then email your current CV, copies of certificates and testimonials to not later than January 11, 2019.

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Updated: December 19, 2018 — 6:06 am