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Jobs at Kenya Medical Research – KEMRI

Jobs at Kenya Medical Research - KEMRI

Jobs at Kenya Medical Research – KEMRI,

Jobs at Kenya Medical Research – KEMRI

Jobs in Government, Jobs at Kenya Medical Research – KEMRI

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.

Study Nurse

Vacancy No. FN-01-01-2023

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Register and consent study participants and assist with eligibility determination
  • Recruit, Screen and enroll study participants
  • Understand and execute the study procedures as indicated in the study protocol
  • Informed Consent administration per study protocol and collection of participant medical, surgicaland reproductive history.
  • Administer study questionnaires
  • Provide contraceptive counseling, HIV/AIDS counseling and testing and STI risk reduction assessment counselling and support.
  • Support in health talks to participants at the clinic and mobilization sources.
  • Perform physical including anthropometric measurements and pelvic exam to participants
  • Collect blood, urine and genital samples from the participants as required by the study protocol
  • Ensure adherence to the participant flow at the clinic.
  • Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community in consultation with the study clinician.
  • Ensure participant retention and adhere to site retention strategies.
  • Maintain a good relationship with the community, study participants and other clinic staff.
  • Maintain up-to-date participant visit notes
  • Administer Case Report Forms (CRFs), accurate recording of data on CRFs and perform selfquality checks


  • Must have a Diploma in Nursing – Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) with extensive and recent hands-on clinical experience
  • Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • More than two (2) years Clinical research experience
  • Knowledge of HIV prevention and treatment services
  • Knowledge and ability to counsel clients on Sexual and reproductive health and contraceptive use
  • Knowledge and experience in managing STI cases will be an added advantage

Additional desirable qualities

  • Experience collecting genital samples for research purposes
  • Prior experience in reproductive health-related clinical research recruiting women
  • Commitment to integrity and high-quality performance
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  • Keen and attentive to detail
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures
  • Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili.
  • Extensive counseling skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Experience with data collection using digital tools especially REDCap
  • Preferably a female
  • Flexible and ready to work during odd hours

Closing: 2nd February, 2023.

Data Manager 

Vacancy: CGHR /343/01/23

Job description

The successful candidate will work with the Study Trial Manager, Research Administrator, Quality Management Plan lead, a Data specialist and County Health Records Iinformation Officer to organise

Qualification Required:

  • Bachalors degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Biostatistics, Applied Statistics or any other related field
  • At least two (2) years experience in a data management related role in a busy setting, preferably in the health research environment.
  • Excellent working knowledge of statistical packages/programs (preferably STATA, Excel, R and Python) and statistical analyses.
  • Experience with electronic data collection tools (CommCare, REDcap, ODK, etc.). Experience with REDCap is an added advantage. `
  • Knowledge of database languages, such as SQLor Ms Acess preferable.
  • A high level of competency in using Microsoft, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working in a human research program/project and clinical trials will be an added advantage
  • Experience in creating data visualization dashboards using RShiny, RMarkdown, Matplotlib

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and a focus on quality and innovation.
  • Ability to prioritise work, exercise initiative and work with minimal direction.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Closing: 6th February, 2023.

Method of Application

All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.

  • Must include a current CV with the names of at least three referees.
  • Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
  • Indicate the Vacancy Number on the subject of the application Email.

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: not later than the stipulated deadline

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