Field Coordinator at Research Care and Training Program (RCTP)

On Monday, August 11th, 2014
Program Description: The 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 and Treatment
program working in over 140 clinics in Nyanza, Kenya.

RCTP is seeking motivated individuals to fill the following vacancies in the “Linda Kizazi Project”: 
A multi-faceted community-based approach to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding in Kibera slum, Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Field Coordinator 
2 Positions

Reports to: The Project Coordinator

Location: Nairobi
Duration: 17 months
Vacancy No. FN-37-08-2014
Key Responsibilities
  • Directly supervising Community Health Workers (CHWs) and overseeing data collection
  • Data collection, entry and management
  • Preparing project reports (monthly, quarterly and annual)
  • Conducting field visits and interviewing women in Kibera slum
  • Recruitment of study participants and conducting follow-up home visits
  • Coordinating breast-feeding support groups among project participants
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and quarterly progress meetings
  • Ensure regular and timely updates of recruitment, follow-up and data collection progress
Key Requirements
  • Minimum of a Diploma in health-related or social science-related fields
  • Competence in data collection, entry and management
  • At least 1 years’ experience working in a community-based project in an urban slum
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • A team player
  • Works well under minimal supervision and under pressure
Preferable Qualities
  • Experience working in a community-based project in Kibera
  • Experience working with community-based women groups or income-generating groups
  • Experience with implementing the community health strategy
All Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable)
  • A current CV with the names and telephone contacts of at least 2 referees
  • At least two letters of reference preferably from a previous employer
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
  • An email address and a telephone number (landline or mobile).
How to Apply

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 22nd August 2014

Human Resources Manager
P. O Box 614-40100

Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Email.

Note: RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, the Youth, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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