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Opening date: November 9, 2020 Vacancy No: CGHR/152/11/20
Program description; This program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and other organizations and donors. It involves conducting
research and programmatic support for activities related to Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis and other diseases.
It is in this mandate that the program is seeking a highly motivated and pro-active individual to fill in the following vacancy in the Maternal RSV Study within the DGHP Branch.
Position: Research Scientist (1 position) KMR6
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Social Science, Applied Sciences, Education,
Public Health, any relevant Social Studies, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution
Proficiency in the use of computers.
Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
Desired Skills, Competences & Abilities
Planning and reporting skills
Fluency in both English and Swahili, written and spoken.
Good interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively
Demonstrated ability to transcribe FGD discussions
High level of attention to detail in data management
Ability to multitask and prioritize duties
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Organizing and supervising the implementation of all field activities and performing necessary
- Serving as a principle source of information of study status and deliverables
- Developing and designing local training and capacity building in collaboration with the study
- Drafting, editing and preparing correspondence, reports and other project related materials
- Under minimal direction, coordinating a wide range of research procedures and conducting a
variety of complex tasks determined by the field and scope of the study
- Working as part of a team in contributing to the analysis of results under the direction of the
project PI and data team, collating, managing data during data collection periods (monthly) and
providing quality assurance/quality control
- Coordinating and carrying out designated research tasks and projects, making use of selected
methodology and materials, desk research, statistical analysis, or other investigative techniques
- Support the submission of periodic reports of project status to the PI, regularly suggesting
additional tests or modifications in current procedures
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Employment is six months (6) contract with probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable
within the appropriate KEMRI salary scale depending on education, experience and demonstrated
Applications MUST include the following:
Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
Contact telephone number
Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send in their applications to: The
Deputy Director, KEMRI-CGHR, P. O. Box 1578- 40100, Kisumu
Applications are due no later than 30th November, 2020.
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY
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