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Sep 15, 2017

Study Coordinator Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Study Coordinator 

1 Position

The SHARP study aims to investigate the use of assisted partner services (APS) and phylogenetic testing to prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Nairobi. 

We are looking to hire several positions for our research team based in Nairobi. 

We are committed to excellence in our research, and to working with vulnerable populations with the utmost respect and care. 

We require all team members to provide ethical and respectful services to vulnerable, key populations, and to maintain flexible hours in order to interface effectively with international partners.

The study coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all daily study operations in Nairobi, including supervising study personnel, maintaining up-to-date study protocols and approvals, and liaising with key stakeholders, both locally and internationally. 

S/he will report to the study manager and Principle Investigator. 

S/he must be self-directed, working with minimal supervision, and must be committed to providing services and care for vulnerable populations.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Coordinate the development of the study protocol and tools
  • Training staff at study site
  • Ensure necessary local ethics review board approvals and renewals are obtained for the study and Managing study ethics and human subjects protection
  • Participate in Database development and management
  • Coordinate all meetings required for the success of the study
  • Ensure that necessary supplies/materials are in stock for study implementation.
  • Serve as the liaison between the study team, the study Principal Investigators (PI’s), and collaborators. 
  • Oversight of study implementation at study sites
  • Coordinate and participate in the data analysis and report writing activities
  • Preparation of study research reports
  • Oversight of community advisory board (CAB) and safety monitoring board (SMB)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MBChB or equivalent)
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
  • Prior experience as a research Study Coordinator, or Assistant Study Coordinator - mandatory
  • Certification in Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practice
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, lead, coordinate, and accomplish research activities
  • Strong analytic, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to maintain flexible work hours, including occasional nights and weekends, in order to interface with key populations and international partners
Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:
  • Experience with HIV research, antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV testing and counseling (HTC) programs
  • Familiarity with smart phone technology for data collection, including ODK
  • Attention to detail and good work ethic
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Respectful, punctual, hardworking, conscientious
  • Responsive to multiple communication modalities with international team members
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team
  • Experience working with key populations, particularly people who inject drugs (PWID)
Please note that the appointment is on a one-year contract term renewable on mutual agreement and availability of funds.

Interested individuals who meet the above qualifications should submit the following via email to [email protected] by 24th September, 2017.
  1. Application letter
  2. Up-to-date CV
  3. Relevant certificates
All applications should be addressed to the Principal Investigator SHARP Study.

N/B Applications without the above-mentioned qualifications or required certificates will NOT be considered.

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