Interview and Field Assistant at Research Care and Training Program (RCTP)

On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
RCTP – Nyanza
Program Description: Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).
RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment program working in 100 clinics in Nyanza Province, Kenya.
We have vacancies for a team required for the new study on injection drug use and HIV risk in Nyanza Province

Position: Interview and Field Assistant

Reports to: Principal Investigator

Location: Kisumu
Duration: Six Months
Vacancy No: FN-065-07-2013
Job Summary
The Interviewer and Field Assistant will carry out fieldwork and conduct interviews.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Locating and recruiting study participants, and conducting fieldwork,
  • Epidemiologic surveys and in-depth interviews with active drug using populations.
  • Wide variety of field activities, including community outreach, field-based behavioral observations, and interviews that require sensitivity, ingenuity, and flexibility.
  • Assisting with data entry, transcription and translation of in-depth interviews,
  • Data analysis, and interpretation
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
Minimum requirements
  • Diploma in Social sciences, Community Development, Community Health, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, or equivalent
  • Fluency (written and verbal) in English, Swahili, and Dholuo
  • Prior health-related research experience, conducting community outreach and/or participant recruitment
  • Basic computer skills are strongly preferred.
Other Skills and Attributes
  • Mature, responsible, dependent, highly organized, motivated
  • Able to maintain the highest ethical standards in conducting research
  • Interest in health issues related to drug use and a passion for working with socially marginalized populations highly desired.

Applications must include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start 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 should be sent to the address below and should be received by 7th August 2013:
Human Resources Manager
P. O Box 614-40100
Please write the Vacancy Number indicated in the advert on the envelope. 
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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