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Vacancy No: CGHR/130/02/20 Program description: This program is a Collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other partners 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 Nursing Officer within Antenatal Research Collaborative (ARC) study.

Position: Nursing Officer I (1 position) KMR 8

Location: Kisumu, Kenya

Reporting to: Study Coordinator

 Job purpose:The incumbent will be responsible for providing nursing care to study participants, conducting antenatal, perinatal and post-natal care to mother and follow up for mother and baby pair. He/she will participate in taking histories, vital signs, physical examination, anthropometrics, assist in conducting deliveries and management of patients. Coordinate referral of pregnant women, enrollment and follow-ups.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in nursing from a recognized institution
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya and in possession of a valid practicing License
  • Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Swahili
  • Experience with collection of high dimensional longitudinal data

Desired Knowledge/Skills & Abilities

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

Responsibilities

  • Provide basic triage to study participants
  • Enrollment and follow-up of study participants
  • Collection of high dimensional longitudinal clinical data
  • Participate in antenatal, perinatal and post-natal care of study participants
  • Diagnose danger signs of pregnancy and make appropriate referral
  • Assist in conducting pre and post-test counselling to study participants
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and participants’ privacy
  • Maintains adequate quantity of required clinic supplies
  • Develop and reviews study SOPs
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time by immediate supervisor

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 or 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