Study Coordinator Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Job Vacancy: Study Coordinator

Objective of this Position: To coordinate research and clinical activities for an observational cohort study in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position Details

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

Location: Position will be based at the study office in Nairobi, Kenya, with visits to the clinic (Dandora 1 and 2 Health Centre) and laboratory as needed.

Contract Duration: One year with opportunity for extension.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Oversee implementation of the study protocol, participant care and safety, and adherence to regulatory requirements as set by the Kenyan government and collaborating institutions.
  • Supervise and lead the study clinic team and activities: Provide clinical care and manage and mentor clinical staff.
  • Support the PIs in coordination of activities between the Nairobi and Seattle-based PIs / research sites and co-investigators.
  • Monitor study progress in the form of weekly investigator calls and summaries.
  • Participate in the development, piloting, and implementation of standard operating procedures, training materials, data collection forms, and data management systems.
  • Train and manage clinical and research staff on clinical, data collection and specimen collection procedures, data protection precautions, and any other study procedures.
  • Ensure necessary local ethics review board approvals and renewals are obtained for the study and managing study ethics and human subject protection.
  • Monitor, report and respond to adverse events related to study participation.
  • Triage and respond to questions or issues raised by study staff, communicating concerns to the other team members or the PI as needed.
  • Support the study data manager in quality assurance and control of raw data, including but not limited to protecting the confidentiality of participants’ information.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Principal investigators.

Desired Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB.ChB) or equivalent from an accredited Kenyan institution.
  • Master’s degree in Medicine (M.Med) or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years of clinical experience with infants, children, and/or pregnant and postpartum women as a medical officer, clinical officer, and/or physician.
  • At least one year of health-related research experience.
  • Basic training in research and leadership is desirable.


  • Demonstrated ability to plan, lead, coordinate, and accomplish both clinical care and research activities.
  • Strong analytic, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team
  • Familiarity with smart phone or tablet technology for data collection.
  • Attention to detail and good work ethic.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Respectful, punctual, hardworking, and conscientious.
  • Responsive to communication with local and international Co-investigators.

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above requirements should send the following to accompanied by their daytime telephone contacts and preferred email address:

  • CV with names of at least two referees
  • Academic certificates
  • Cover letter explaining why they are the best candidate for the position and expected salary

Closing date for applications is Thursday, 24th June 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: June 11, 2021 — 6:42 pm