Research Nurse (LINDA KIZAZI / VIROME Project) Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Job Vacancy: Research Nurse – LINDA KIZAZI / VIROME Project

Objective of this Position: To conduct home visits for an observational cohort study of mothers and infants in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position Details

Work Schedule: Full time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday.

Location: Mathare North Health Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

Contract Duration: One year Contract.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Travel with a peer counselor/clinic assistant to study participants’ homes to perform research procedures.
  • Coordinate with the clinic manager to schedule participant visits and obtain research supplies.
  • Conduct patient interviews and physical exams to collect personal and medical information from mothers and their children.
  • Record data in an electronic database using tablets; communicate with data manager to transfer records and maintain devices.
  • Collect samples from mothers and their children, prepare and store specimens, and transfer samples to couriers.
  • Respond to breastfeeding or medical concerns of mothers and children, referring participants to appropriate care as needed.
  • Attend meetings with the clinic manager and/or study coordinator to discuss patient care and research activities.
  • Ensure the privacy and confidentiality of study participants and their data.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum KRCHN Diploma – Kenya Registered Health Nurse.
  • Training in HIV Testing and counselling services – HTS
  • 1 Years’ experience working in research (Preferably Community Home Based.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing is an Added Advantage.


  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and accomplish tasks related to home visits including screening potential clients, consenting eligible participants and enroll them.
  • Ability to ensure study participants confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member in a collaborative team.
  • Responsive to communication with supervisors and team members.
  • Counselling skills and ability to offer health education to lactating mothers in correct breastfeeding and infant.
  • Clinical skills to identify sick mother /child through early recognition of danger signs and link them to appropriate care in timely manner.

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above requirements should send to; their CV, Academic certificates and a cover letter detailing why they are the best candidates for the positions, expected salary and include a daytime telephone contacts and email.

Closing date for applications is 16th September, 2019.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: September 3, 2019 — 7:02 pm