Data Clerks, Laboratory Techs , Pharmaceutical Techs, Motorbike Rider, Office Assistant, Youth Research Assistant , Mobile Events Coordinator, Nurse Team Leaders, Clinical Officers at Impact Research and Development Organization

On Friday, July 25th, 2014

Impact Research and Development Organization is a registered Kenyan NGO headquartered in Kisumu, with regional offices in eight counties. 

IRDO’s principal mandate is to design, implement and evaluate HIV/AIDS research and intervention programs that improve the health status of individuals and local communities. 
We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill various positions in a pilot study to be conducted in Homabay County in collaboration with the University of Nairobi and New York University. 
The study is on combination HIV prevention for youth aged 15-24 years, also known as MP3.

Job Title: Mobile Events Coordinator

Duration: 6 months

Job Description: Reporting to the Study Coordinator, the Mobile Events Coordinator will organize activities during the mobile recruitment events.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop calendar of mobile events  and oversee the coordination of all the activities 
  • Spearhead mobilization campaigns
  • Ensure the mobile events are organized and coordinated, trouble shoot emerging problems, help with procedures during the events, and provide day-to-day support for the study as needed.
  • Monitor participant flow and suggest/make changes as necessary.
  • Serve as a liaison person between the IRDO, staff, study participants and the general community in the study region.
  • Prepare and submit mobile events reports on a daily basis to the overall study coordinator.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator or Investigators.
Minimum qualification and Competencies:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in health related field or Social Sciences.
  • Must have 2 years research study coordination experience, preferably HIV prevention research.
  • Candidates with a diploma in Community Health, Social Work or related fields, coupled with over 3 years experience will be considered.
  • Ability to multi-task with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willing to work in challenging environments including long hours, weekends and public holidays when necessary without additional financial compensation.
  • Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted.
  • Should be fluent in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo (the local community language)
Job Title: Nurse Team Leaders (2 positions); Clinical Officers (3 positions)

Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension to at least 6 more months.

Job Description: The Research Nurse/Clinical officer will assist in facilitating the implementation of MP3 Youth Pilot Study. S/he will be responsible for explaining the study to potential participants, administering consent, conducting interviews and performing clinical procedures. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Screen and recruit study participants.
  • Communicate  about the study and referring relevant/complex questions to the coordinator or Principal Investigator
  • Administer consent and baseline and follow up questionnaires; ensure accurate documentation of research data.
  • Obtain, label and package laboratory samples from the participants
  • Conduct clinical follow up and document communications with study participants.
  • Manage and ensure safe custody and prudent use of study supplies at the study site
  • Ensure confidentiality of any information relating to study is maintained.
  • Attend and participate in collaborative, management and clinic meetings.
  • Support other clinical duties in the study sites as and when feasible
  • Other duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator, Mobile Events Coordinator, or Investigators
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Diploma in Nursing or Clinical Medicine, with at least two (2) years of relevant work experience and ICT proficient.
  • Must be registered with the relevant bodies and have a valid practice license
  • Having at least 2 years of experience working in CCC or PSC, offering HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment and counselling services highly recommended.
  • Should have at least 2 years research experience (involving collection of clinical specimens) with good report writing skills.
  • Must have strong analytical, problem-solving and networking skills.
  • Should be a team player and a good communicator with the ability to work in a multicultural environment with minimum supervision.
  • Must be a trained and experienced HTC counselor.
  • Should be fluent in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo (the local community language)
  • Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted.
Job Title: MP3 Youth Research Assistant 
5 Positions

Duration:
6 months

Job Description: The Research Assistants will support the implementation MP3 Youth study activities in the study sites in Homa-Bay

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Support the recruitment of study participants
  • Consent and enrol study participants
  • Administer questionnaires
  • Deliver study intervention packages
  • Manage client flow during mobile events
  • Maintain and file study documents
  • Other duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator, Mobile Events Coordinator, or Investigators
Qualifications and competencies:
  • Diploma in Community Health, Social Work or related field.
  • Working experience within HIV prevention setting preferred.
  • Must be keen and attentive to details and have ability to follow instructions and procedures properly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and good inter-personal skills.
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo required.
  • Basic knowledge of and experience in ICT required
  • Experience with research/study protocols added advantage.
  • Training in HTC required. 
  • Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted.
Job Title: Pharmaceutical Technologist 
1 Position

Duration:
1 year

Job Description: The Pharmaceutical Technologist will be responsible for pharmacy services in the MP3 youth study.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain referred participant profiles
  • Dispense study drugs and counsel patients on proper use of the various drugs dispensed.
  •  Ensure that essential stocks are available in the pharmacy at all times.
  • Monitor stock levels of study drugs and place orders as necessary
  • Ensure receipt and proper storage of pharmaceuticals
  • Keep appropriate documentation for accountability and research needs.
  • Monitor storage conditions, expiry status and security of pharmaceuticals
  • Monitor, document and report study drug related adverse events and adherence problems
  • Other study related duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator or Investigators
Qualifications and competencies:
  • Holder of diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized institution.
  • Must have a practice license duly issued by Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • 2 years experience in a community or hospital pharmacy
  • Good knowledge of essential drugs and medical supplies
  • Ability to dispense, record and report accurately
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills, flexible and with proven ability to work in a team
  • Experience with research/study protocols will be an added advantage
  • Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted.
  • Should be fluent in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo (the local community language)
Job Title: Laboratory Technicians 
3 Positions 
Duration: 6 months
 
Job Description: The Laboratory Technician will be working closely with the Study Coordinator on issues related to collection, processing, shipment and/or analysis of study samples.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Develop laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Process all study samples
  • Compile laboratory data
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator
Qualifications and competencies:
  • Holder of diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or similar qualification from a recognized medical training institution.
  • Registered by the National Laboratory Technologists and Technicians Board.
  • At least 2 years experience preferably in a busy HIV care program.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and able to work independently to improve standards.
  • Organized, detail oriented and able to thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience with research/study protocols strongly encouraged.

Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted.

Job Title: Data Clerks
2 Positions
Duration: 1 year
 
Job Description: The data clerks will be responsible for organizing, cleaning and entering data into a computer system.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Ensure timely and accurate data entry into the databases.
  • Cleaning and ensuring completeness of electronic and hard copy data.
  • Support biometric registration and verification of participants.
  • Ensure all data (soft and hard copies) are documented and filed correctly.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator.
Qualifications and competencies:
  • Diploma in Data Management or Information Technology.
  • 2 years experience in a data entry position.
  • Good typing and data entry speed; attention to details and data accuracy.
  • Understand the importance of quality and timely data.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Experience in research data entry, especially HIV, highly advantageous.
Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted.
 
Job Title: Motorbike Rider
Duration: 1 Year

Job Description: The Motorbike Rider will support the implementation MP3 Youth study activities in the study sites in Homa-Bay.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Daily collection of laboratory supplies, samples and results to and from sites.
  • Monthly collection of data reports from sites.
  • Other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other relevant staff.
Qualifications and competencies:
  • KCSE Certificate with a mean grade of  D+.
  • Current valid riding license.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct.
  • Must be over 25 years of age.
  • Good communication skills and a team player
  • 2 years motorbike riding experience.
  • Good knowledge of the County and its environs added advantage.
  • Should be fluent in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo (the local community language)
  • Experience in basic mechanical skills added advantage
Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted
Willing to be trained in handling and transport of biohazardous material
Job Title: Office Assistant

Duration: 1 year

Job Description:  The office assistant will provide front office and other administrative services at the Homabay office.


Key Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Cleaning and arranging the office
  • Helping in office administrative duties.
  • Preparing for meetings; receiving, sorting and distributing incoming mails; preparing outgoing mail for distribution
  • Monitoring and maintaining office supplies; maintaining office filing and storage systems.
  • Ensuring office equipment is properly maintained and serviced
  • Run errands as requested, such as going to the post office and bank
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator, Data Manager and other study staff.
Qualifications and competencies:
  • KCSE Certificate with a mean grade of C-plain
  • Certificate in Business administration, secretarial studies or any other related field.
  • Competency in computer skills including MS Office or equivalent.
  • Internet skills including use of e-mail, group messaging and information gathering a must.
  • 2 years relevant experience in a similar position.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills, flexible and with proven ability to work in a team
  • Should be fluent in English. Kiswahili and Dholuo (the local community language)
Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted

Submit applications, complete with current CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of two professional referees, current and expected salary, to reach the undersigned not later than July 31, 2014. 

Applicant should quote post the job title as shown for each posts in the advertisement.

The Human Resources Manager,
Impact Research and Development Organization,
P. O. Box 9171,
Kisumu.

Or

Email to: [email protected]

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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