NGO Jobs in Kenya – NRHS

The Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Kisumu dedicated to improving reproductive health of men and women. 

NRHS has several research projects related to HIV prevention and reproductive health. It runs support groups for PLWHA and Key Populations, and is working with the Ministry of Health to scale up male circumcision for HIV prevention. 
 
NRHS has a research laboratory within the UNIM Research and Training Centre in Kisumu and is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the following position in the research laboratory. 

 
Job Title:
 Temporary Laboratory Technologist

Location: Kisumu
 
Reporting To: Laboratory Technologist

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Prepare the laboratory equipment and specimens for tests.
  • Assist in collecting and performing quantitative and qualitative laboratory analysis of blood, serum, urine and other biological specimens from study patients.
  • Keep proper and clear documents of tests performed and results as per protocol.
  • Record test results in research study databases.
  • Assist and participate in the collection and packaging of specimens for transfer to other partner labs.
  • Maintain high standards in GLP, laboratory safety, and laboratory hygiene/ infection control.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Maintain highest standards of ethics, confidentiality and professionalism in the conduct of laboratory duties.
  • Any other official duty that relates to your work.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory technology from a recognised institution
  • Valid registration by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologist & Technicians Board.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience working in a busy clinical or research laboratory with previous work in microbiology and light microscopy.
  • Ability to work well in a team and with minimum supervision.
  • Good laboratory and analytical skills.
Applications should include:
  • Cover letter detailing current work, prior experience and qualifications including the areas described above, telephone and e-mail contact
  • Current CV
  • Names, telephone and e-mail contacts of at least 3 professional referees

NRHS seeks highly qualified candidates for the following position in the Anza Mapema study.
 
Job Title: Counsellor
 
Location: Kisumu 
 
Reporting To: Project Coordinator

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide counselling on HIV risk-reduction behaviour.
  • Conduct interviews on socio demographic, behavioural and health information.
  • Administer consent to eligible study participants.
  • Work with outreach and peer personnel to recruit and retain participants.
  • Offer on-going counselling to clients.
  • Coordinate group therapy activities and other psychosocial support activities
Qualifications and competencies
  • A diploma in Counselling from a recognized institution
  • Three years’ experience in HIV voluntary counselling and testing - NASCOP certified
  • Three years research experience, including consenting study participants and administering questionnaires
  • Experience and interest in evaluating and counselling key populations
  • Experience/certification in psychological counselling, counselling for drug addiction, counselling for sexual violence
  • Experience in counselling persons suffering from stigma, discrimination or human rights violations
Applications should include:
  • Cover letter detailing current work, prior experience and qualifications including the areas described above, telephone and e-mail contact
  • Current CV
  • Names, telephone and e-mail contacts of at least 3 professional referees
Apply via email to humanresources@nrhskenya.org with the job title "Counsellor" on the subject line.

Applications submitted on or before 29th April, 2016.

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