Vacancies at Kenya Medical Research – KEMRI Jobs,
Vacancies at Kenya Medical Research – KEMRI Jobs
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.
- KEMRI in collaboration with Clean Air (Africa) is seeking to employ a dynamic, innovative, experienced and self- driven assistant qualitative analyst to be part of an established team to work on a multi-national Unit project in Kenya funded by NIHR CLEAN-Air (Africa) Global Health Research Unit between (2022-2027) which is also part of the Energy, Air
- Pollution and Health Research Group at the Department for Public Health, Policy and Systems, University of Liverpool. The Unit’s Programme builds on substantial success of the CLEANAir (Africa) Global Health Research Group (2018 to 2022: see www.cleanairafrica.com)) and expands its geographical focus from Kenya to include Cameroon, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.
- The Project is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Qualitative Analyst
Duties and responsibilities:
- Conduct qualitative research: Design and implement qualitative research studies, including interviews, focus groups, surveys, and case studies, to explore the various dimensions of air pollution, energy systems, and health impacts.
- Data collection and analysis: Collect, organize, and analyze qualitative data using established methodologies and techniques such as thematic analysis, content analysis, and grounded theory.
- Interpretation of findings: Identify patterns, themes, and trends in qualitative data to draw meaningful insights and translate them into actionable recommendations.
- Literature review: Stay abreast of the latest research and scientific literature related to air pollution, energy systems, and health to provide a comprehensive context for your qualitative analysis.
- Collaboration and teamwork: Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of researchers, scientists, and policymakers to integrate qualitative findings with quantitative data and contribute to a holistic understanding of the subject matter.
- Report writing and presentation: Prepare clear and concise reports summarizing research findings, methodologies, and recommendations for a diverse range of stakeholders, including policymakers, government agencies, and the general public. Present research findings at conferences, workshops, and other scientific forums.
- Quality assurance: Ensure the accuracy, validity, and reliability of qualitative data through rigorous quality assurance protocols, including data verification and validation.
- Continuous learning: Keep up-to-date with emerging qualitative research methods, analytical tools, and technologies in the field of air pollution, energy, and health to enhance research capabilities and improve the quality of outputs.
- Any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
- Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health, Sociology, Anthropology, or any related field.
- Knowledge in conducting qualitative research, preferably in the areas of air pollution, energy systems, or health.
- Strong knowledge of qualitative research methodologies, including data collection techniques, coding frameworks, and analysis approaches.
- Training on qualitative analysis software (ODK) is an added advantage.
- Familiarity with the scientific literature and key concepts related to air pollution, energy sources, and their impacts on human health and the environment.
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to synthesize complex information into actionable recommendations.
- Certificate of completion on household air pollution, health, and prevention.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present research findings effectively to diverse audiences.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- Attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality research outputs.
- Flexibility to adapt to changing project priorities and timelines.
- Any other duties and responsibilities as my be assigned by the Principal Investigator.
Research Field Workers Coordinator
- KEMRI in collaboration with Clean Air (Africa) is seeking to employ one dedicated and proactive research field worker coordinator to be part of an established team to work on a multi-national Unit project in Kenya funded by NIHR CLEAN-Air (Africa) Global Health Research Unit between (2022-2027) which is also part of the Energy, Air Pollution and Health Research Group at the Department for Public Health, Policy and Systems, University of Liverpool
- The Unit’s Programme builds on substantial success of the CLEAN-Air (Africa) Global Health Research Group (2018 to 2022: see www.cleanairafrica.com)) and expands its geographical focus from Kenya to include Cameroon, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.
- CLEAN-AIR (Africa) Air Project is seeking to employ a highly motivated and skilled research Field Workers Coordinator to join our dynamic team focused on studying the complex interplay between air pollution, energy use, and human health
Duties and responsibilities:
- Data collection: Supervise collection of data from the field on air pollution levels, emissions, and related environmental parameters using monitoring equipment and instruments.
- Surveys and interviews: Administer surveys and conduct interviews with individuals, communities, and stakeholders to gather information on perceptions, behaviors, and impacts related to air pollution and energy systems.
- Sample collection and analysis: Supervise collection of samples of air, soil, water, and other environmental media for laboratory analysis and assist in analyzing the collected samples as per established protocols.
- Site visits and inspections: Visit various sites, including industrial facilities, power plants, and residential areas, to assess pollution sources, emission controls, and compliance with environmental regulations.
- Data management: Record, organize, and manage field data using appropriate tools and technologies, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and proper documentation.
- Equipment maintenance: Maintain and calibrate field equipment, ensuring they are in good working condition and adhering to safety protocols.
- Community engagement: Engage with local communities and stakeholders to raise awareness about air pollution, energy conservation, and health impacts, and foster collaboration for research and intervention activities.
- Team collaboration: Collaborate with researchers, scientists, and other field workers to coordinate field campaigns, share findings, and contribute to the overall research objectives.
- Coordinating data management on household air pollution from the counties
- Supporting piloting of digital platform for remote teaching and data collection for surveillance.
- Health and safety: Adhere to health and safety guidelines while working in the field, including proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and adherence to safety protocols.
- Reporting: Assist in preparing reports, summaries, and presentations of fieldwork findings, contributing to the overall research outputs and project deliverables.
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Biomedical Sciences, Statistics, Public Health, Nutrition, Social Science, or a related field. M.Sc. Degree will be an added advantage
- Knowledge in fieldwork, data collection, or environmental monitoring is preferred.
- Knowledge of air pollution, energy use, and their impact on human health and the environment.
- Familiarity with fieldwork techniques, data collection methods, and sample handling procedures.
- Ability to operate monitoring equipment and instruments for data collection.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for accurate data recording and management.
- Certificate of completion on air pollution, health, and prevention.
- Effective communication skills to interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities.
- Flexibility and adaptability to work in various field settings and weather conditions.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, collaborating effectively with colleagues.
- Commitment to following health and safety protocols and guidelines.
- Any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Principal Investigator.
This is a full-time position that may involve travel to different field sites within the Nairobi. The position offers opportunities for professional growth and the chance to contribute to meaningful research and interventions in the field of air pollution, energy, and health.
Field Worker Interns – 3 positions
The Kenya Medical Research Institute is committed to providing the youth with opportunities to acquire, sharpen their knowledge and gain technical/practical skills to complement their studies in order to enhance their employability in line with the Kenya Vision 2030. The KEMRI Internship Program (KIP) seeks to develop a pool of young talent adequately exposed to working in the research industry. After the internship program, the candidates will have gained practical workplace experience to him/her have a competitive edge in the job market.
NIHR CLEAN-Air (Africa) is seeking to employ three (3) Field worker Interns to join our dynamic team focused on studying the complex interplay between air pollution, energy use, and human health
The Interns will be trained on:
- Data collection for air pollution levels, emissions, and related environmental parameters using monitoring equipment and instruments.
- Conducting surveys and interviews with individuals, communities, and stakeholders to gather information on perceptions, behaviors, and impacts related to air pollution and energy systems.
- Conducting sample collection and analysis for air, soil, water, and other environmental media for laboratory analysis and assist in analyzing the collected samples as per established protocols.
- Data management to ensure accuracy and completeness.
- Equipment maintenance to ensure they are in good working condition and adhering to safety protocols.
- Data reporting of fieldwork findings, contributing to the overall research outputs and project deliverables.
- Bachelors’ Degree or Diploma in Environmental Science, Statistics, Public Health, Nutrition, Social Science, or a related field.
In addition, the applicants must:
- Be a Kenyan youth below 30 years of age
- Should have graduated and obtained the relevant final certificate
- Provide a Certificate of good conduct
- Should possess interpersonal and communication skills
- Must be goal oriented, dynamic, passionate and self-starter
- A person of integrity
- Should possess strong analytical skills
- Must be computer literate.
Terms of Engagement :
- Appointment to the Internship program will be for a period of six months. The successful candidate (s) will be paid a monthly stipend of Kes. 25,000 and a project allowance of Kes. 5,000
How to submit application
Terms of Employment:
- This is a one-year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service, with a probation period in the first 2 months.
- Remuneration: The salary scale is based on applicable KEMRI scales.
Applications must include the following:
- Letter of application
- Current CV with contact telephone numbers and e-mail address
- Three Reference Letters
- Copies of certificates and transcripts
The Director General
Kenya Medical Research Institute
P.O. Box 54840-00200
Attn: Principal Investigator, Clean Air (Africa) Project
A copy of the application should be sent by email to: email@example.com no later than 2nd August, 2023