Monday, 10 June 2013

Research Assistant / Enumerator Kenyan Vacancies

Job Title: Research Assistant / Enumerator
36 Positions

Reports to: Principal investigator
Duty Station: Rarieda, Bondo, Gem, Siaya, Ugunja, Ugenya
Duration: 1 Month, starting Mid July, 2013
Vacancy No. FN-037-05-2013

Program Description: 
The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP), is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

RCTP is seeking motivated individuals to fill the following vacancies for integrated Community Case Management of pneumonia, Malaria, diarrhea in Children under 5 years project.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Making initial contacts with potential study subjects and, introducing the study to them,
  • Establishing rapport and facilitating community entry to the other members of the research team.
  • Conducting in-depth interviews with the participants;
  • Preparing research field notes for review by members of the research team;
  • Serve as language interpreter
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by management.
  • Diploma in Community Health, Social Work, Nursing, Clinical medicine or any other related field. Degree holders in the related fields are also encouraged to apply.
  • Post-qualification experience in conducting research will be an advantage
  • Must be keen and attentive to details and have ability to follow instructions and procedures properly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication required.
  • Fluency of dholuo language is mandatory
  • Must be non-judgmental and flexible to mix with all cadres of people.
  • Applicants must be resident in the different districts in which the study will be conducted and should indicate the district in which they are to work in.
  • Computer Literacy is required.
Applications must include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available tostart work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers
All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 19th June 2013:

Human Resources Manager
P. O Box 614-40100

Please write the Vacancy Number indicated in the advert.

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