NGO Jobs in Kenya – KEMRI

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) / US Army Medical Research Directorate – Kenya (USAMRD-K), “The Walter Reed Project” carry out medical research and test improved means for predicting, detecting, preventing and treating infectious diseases. 

The organization seeks to fill the following positions:

 

1. Position: Senior Data Manager / Deputy Program Manager 

(1 Post)
  
 
Program: Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSS)
 
Reports to: Principal Investigator (HDSS)
 
Location: Kombewa - Kisumu

Position Summary: The Senior Data Manager will lead the data team in HDSS program and will work under the supervision of the section head. 

He/she will manage and maintain a longitudinal database for the program, ensure consistency and integrity of data, oversee data collection, interpret data including statistical values, and provide data support to nested studies.

Essential Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer studies, mathematics, statistics, information technology, demography or related fields with at least 3 years’ experience working in a research organization.
  • Coordination, analytical data management and supervisory skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Excellent knowledge in the following computing and analysis packages (SAS, STATA, SPSS, R)
  • Skills in data management systems and proficiency in standard office tools
2. Position: Field Assistant (Two Posts)
 
Program: Clinical Trials
 
Reports to: Field Supervisor
 
Duty Station: Kombewa
 
Job Summary: The Field Assistant will be responsible for community sensitization and relations regarding upcoming studies and the KEMRI/Walter Reed Project activities. 

Core duties include recruitment and follow-up of study participants, collection of data from MOH facilities and the community and communicating challenges encountered in the field to the Field Supervisors and Community Liaison Officer.

Qualifications and Required Skills/Abilities:
  • A minimum KCSE mean grade of D+ (plus).
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Basic computer and counseling knowledge.
For more details on the duties and responsibilities, kindly visit our website www.usamrukenya.org
 
Terms of Employment: Contract for 1 year renewable per KEMRI schemes of service

Probation period for the first 3 months

Salary negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency

How to Apply:
 
Applicants should submit their application letters, CVs, testimonials, copies of certificates and 3 reference letters with day time contacts- telephone numbers and e-mail addresses no later than June 10, 2016 to:

The Human Resources Manager,
KEMRI / Walter Reed Project
P.O Box 54-40100
Kisumu

or Email: Kisumu.HR2@usamru-k.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

KEMRI / Walter Reed Project is an equal opportunity employer.

Note: Applications must include copies of all relevant certificates and transcripts. 

Applications without these will be disregarded.

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