Community Health Workers Jobs in Kisumu Kenya - Home Based Partner Education and Testing (HOPE) Study

Feb 18, 2013

Home-Based Partner Education and Testing (HOPE) Study
Position: Community Health Workers (3 male and 3 female positions)
Location: Kisumu
Reporting to: Principal Investigator

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Administer questionnaires to participants using smart phones
  • Perform Home Based Testing and Counseling
  • Present basic education about HIV testing and prevention
  • Convey the importance of facility delivery and exclusive breastfeeding
  • Ensure proper administration of consent procedures
  • Map household locations using smart phone’s GPS capabilities
  • Prepare field reports and progress reports for the study coordinator
  • Work collaboratively with an opposite gendered health worker
  • Ensure that data are collected accurately and resolve any discrepancies
  • Conduct participant follow-up activities and feedback sessions
  • Minimum of an O-Level Certificate Mean Grade C (Plain)
  • Certificate in HTC or PITC
  • Training in research ethics
  • Minimum of 6 months previous experience with field research activities
  • Experience with community mobilization.
  • Basic computer skills particularly for Word-processing, spreadsheets and e-mail
  • Familiarity with the Kisumu region and geography
  • Strong communication skills in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo
Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:
  • Experience in research, health and development
  • Minimum of one year work experience in HTC service provision
  • Diploma in psychology, sociology, Social Sciences, Community Work, Public Health, or Nursing
  • Familiarity with smart phone technology for data collection
  • Attention to detail and good work ethic
  • Flexible and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Respectful, punctual, hardworking, conscientious
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team
Full-time position
Position length is 21 months, provided good performance
Yearly contracts offered based on period in financial year
Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
Based in Kisumu, with travel throughout the surrounding area as needed

Interested individuals who meet the above qualifications should submit a letter of application via email to and attach copies of their updated CVs by 04 March, 2013, indicating the title on the subject line. 

Additionally, one letter of reference should be included, along with the contact information for 2 additional references.


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