Study Clinical Officers at Research Care and Training Program (RCTP)

On Monday, October 27th, 2014

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.
RCTP is seeking motivated, proactive individuals to fill the following positions in the Sustainable East African Research on Community Health (SEARCH) Study. 

SEARCH is a five-year cluster randomized trial to test whether universal ART can improve health, Educational, and economic outcomes.

We are going to be conducting a household census in 12 communities and annual multidisease diagnostic health campaigns. We will also be supporting ART delivery through FACES clinics.
Job Title: Study Clinical Officer 
(6 Positions)
Reports to: The ART Coordinator
Location: Suba
Duration: Annual Renewable Contract
Vacancy No: FN-48-10-2014
Job Summary: The incumbents will provide ART services based on the SEARCH study protocol at health facilities in the study communities in Suba.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Obtain consent/assent for duty enrolment.
  • Conduct physical examination of the study participants.
  • Assist in follow up of the study participants.
  • Offer HIV counseling, care and support to study participants.
  • Provide pre/post test counseling and adherence counseling to participants.
  • Offer contraceptive counseling and provide contraceptive methods at the site.
  • Completing case report forms.
  • Assist in follow-up of laboratory result.
  • Perform accurate record keeping and check study forms for completeness and accuracy each day.
Key Requirements:
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine with current registration with Clinical Officers Council of Kenya.
  • At least one year experience with clinical research
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in provision of HIV care including anti-retrovirals.
  • Experience in implementing and supervising research(Public health or clinical studies)
  • Working experience with HIV care setting preferred.
Other skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Fluent spoken English, Dholuo, and Kiswahili required
Applications should include the following
  • A cover letter stating current position (if applicable); and date available to start working for the study
  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact information,
  • Name and phone number for two professional referees,
  • Two letters of recommendation preferably froma previous employer,
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates.
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 31st October 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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