Social Work and Community Development

Fieldworkers at Kenya Medical Research (2 Positions)

Fieldworkers at Kenya Medical Research (2 Positions)

Fieldworkers at Kenya Medical Research (2 Positions),

Fieldworkers at Kenya Medical Research (2 Positions)


Job Description:

The field worker will report directly to the study Manager. S/ He will be responsible for administering informed consent to biological parents or caretaker to children and also adults before enrolling them into the study, collecting stool samples for cholera testing, collecting environmental samples for cholera testing and administering questionnaires.

Using tablets as stipulated in the protocol. The Field worker must ensure that the data collection in the filed is conducted in the highest standards possible as per the study protocol. S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Diploma in any biomedical Sciences
  • Good English and Swahili, both spoken and written
  • Must be able to write brief reports and keep records
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be a team player

Desired qualities:

  • Experience in collection of stool and environmental samples also an added advantage.
  • Experience in household survey is an added advantage.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities.

The Field worker responsibilities shall include and not be limited to the following:

  • Consent study participants.
  • Collect stool samples as per the protocol.
  • Complete study forms and books accurately and completely.
  • Ensure proper labelling and tracking of samples and accuracy before leaving the household and Clinics.
  • Communicate with the study Manager on any issues from the field.
  • Work closely with community volunteers and clinic staff.
  • Ensure that there are requisite supplies and procured in good time
  • Attend study field briefs and share progress of work
  • Be courteous, respectful, proactive, conscientious, punctual, honest and ahardworking
  • Work closely with team leaders.
  • Must be flexible to work during weekends and public holidays.
  • Be responsible for the study supplies and equipment’s while in the field.
  • Perform any other duties assigned or delegated by the Study Manager.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application together with a detailed CV by email to: Director, Research and Development: clearly marked with Title of Job Advert not later than February 8th 2023.

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