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Oct 4, 2017

Vijana SMART Study Research Assistants Jobs in Kenya

Social Media for Adolescent Retention and Treatment (Vijana - SMART) Study

Position: Research Assistant 

(2 Posts)

We are seeking an individual to assist in facilitating the implementation of vijana - SMART study. 

S/he will be responsible for explaining the study to potential participants, administering consent, conducting interviews and performing clinical procedures. 

  • Diploma level certification in health sciences field (nursing, clinical officer, public health)
  • Registered with relevant board
  • Bachelors level or higher in nursing or health science-related field will be an added advantage
  • Experience in data collection, data entry and management
  • Computer and ICT skills (Microsoft office, WhatsApp messaging, electronic data collection)
  • Background in HIV Research
  • Skills building rapport and discussing sensitive issues with adolescents
  • Experience working with closely with the Ministry of Health facilities.
  • Experience in HIV related research and especially with HIV-infected adolescents
Description of Duties:
  • Implement project strategy in recruitment, screening and consent procedures.
  • Administer and manage baseline and follow-up questionnaires using tablet based data collection instruments.
  • Assist with conduct of in-depth interviews and focus group discussions.
  • Liaise with relevant partners, stakeholders and collaborators in Nairobi and USA to ensure proper implementation of the project instruments.
  • Develop project activity strategy with timely and regularly reviewed implementation work plans.
  • Develop /adapt relevant materials to support field activities.
  • Plan, implement and maintain records on site activities.
  • Facilitating and interacting with adolescent social media (WhatsApp) group discussions regarding HIV adherence, peer support and adolescent HIV care.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project; assist in preparation of annual work plans and progress reports as per donor requirements.
Duration of Employment: This contract will be for 1 year renewable

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online and then email your current CV, copies of certificates and testimonials to [email protected] by not later than 18th October 2017. 

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