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Vacancy No: CGHR/131/02/20

 Program description: This program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and other organizations and donors. It involves conducting research and programmatic support for activities related to Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the program seeks to fill the position of a Clinical Officer within Antenatal Research Collaborative (ARC) study.

POSITION:   CLINICAL OFFICER (1 position) KMR 8

Location: Kisumu, Kenya

Reports to:     STUDY COORDINATOR

Responsibilities

  • Collection of high dimensional longitudinal clinical data
  • Making brief summary of the clinical cause of illness of the enrolled cases
  • Conducting detailed clinical data abstraction from the medical records of enrolled cases to a web based system or other
  • Diagnose danger signs of pregnancy and make appropriate referral
  • Present clinical data to consultants
  • Deliver study determined causes of death to the family members of enrolled
  • Support the process of study sensitization/feedback to the communities, health facilities, MOH leadership and other partners
  • Assess pregnancy, childbirth and healthcare-related factors that may affect outcomes for mothers or their babies
  • Provide basic triage to study participants
  • Enroll and follow-up study participants
  • Participate in antenatal, perinatal and post-natal care of study participants
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and participants’ privacy
  • Maintain adequate quantities of required clinic supplies
  • Ensure high quality accurate data collection and recording of confidential clinical data
  • Develop and reviews study Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by immediate supervisor

 Qualifications

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized Institution
  • Minimum of 3-year clinical experience, post internship in a busy clinical research environment
  • Be registered with Clinical Officers Council and in possession of a valid practicing
  • Experience with collection of high dimensional longitudinal data
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and have a high standard for research ethics
  • Fluency in both English and Swahili, written and
  • Strong leadership and excellent organizational skills
  • Be interested and willing to work in a mortality and antenatal research study

Desired Knowledge/Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to withstand postmortem procedures
  • Computer literacy, record keeping skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy to bereaved family members
  • Ability to work in a complex multidisciplinary group, especially in MOH set-up
  • Be a team player

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment is a one (1) year renewable contract with probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI salary scale depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications MUST include the following

  • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
  • Contact telephone number

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send in their applications to:

The Deputy Director, KEMRI-CGHR,

P. O. Box 1578- 40100,

Kisumu

 Applications are due no later than: March 26, 2020.

 KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY

 Only short listed candidates will be contacted