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Nov 3, 2017

KENPHIA Survey Field Laboratory Technologists Massive Recruitment

Ministry of Health, Republic of Kenya and ICAP of Columbia University

110 Jobs in Kenya

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership to implement the Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA) survey across 47 counties in Kenya. KENPHIA will assess the impact of HIV at a population level. 

This program is part of US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through CDC.
This is a population-based survey funded by ICAP to be conducted by the Ministry of Health.
Applications are invited from Kenyan nationals for the following positions:-

Field Laboratory Technologist 

(110 Positions)
Job Category: Equivalent of GoK Job Group J
Location: Field-based with deployment anywhere in Kenya
Reports To: Field Team Leader
Duration: 6 Months

Terms of Service: Temporary
Language Requirements: English and Kiswahili required. Proficiency in any local language is an advantage
Overall Job Function: Reporting to their respective Field Team Leaders, the Field Laboratory Technologist will be responsible for collecting blood samples and conducting rapid testing in the household.
Key Responsibilities
  • Obtain informed consent, assent or parental/guardian permission from eligible members to conduct blood draws and required testing
  • Conduct phlebotomy (venous blood draw and capillary finger and infant heel stick blood draws), followed by all other survey testing procedures including rapid HIV testing, Hepatitis B, and syphilis testing
  • Label all collected blood samples, document all test results on a tablet and manual formats and package samples for storage and shipping
  • Ensure safe disposal of biohazard waste
  • Provide referral to care and treatment, and social services to all eligible survey participants
  • Diploma or higher degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or Biomedical Sciences required
  • Registered Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB) with a valid licence
  • Must have experience in phlebotomy (venous blood draw and capillary finger and infant heel stick blood draws)
  • Experience in field data collection and/or surveys an added advantage
  • Availability for full time field work anywhere in Kenya
  • Availability to work non-standard working hours (evening, weekends and holidays)

How to Apply:
1. All applications to be addressed to the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health
2. Register your application at and complete your online application form and upload your letter of application and CV
  • Your CV should not be more than three (3) pages and should have names of three (3) professional references with their cell phone numbers and email addresses. At least one should be either your current or former supervisor.
  • Do not attach copies of certificates or any other document
  • Deadline: All applications should be received by 17th November 2017 by 5.00 pm
  • Candidates are advised to apply for one position only which suits their experience
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted. All applicants will be required to provide their original and copies of academic and professional certificates and a national identity card at the point of interview
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
Julius Korir, CBS
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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