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NRHS seeks highly qualified candidates for the following positions in a Penile Microbiome study (Afya Jozi, Afya Jamii)
Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Kisumu dedicated to improving reproductive health of men and women. NRHS has several research projects related to HIV prevention and reproductive health.

 

It runs support groups for PLWHA and Key Populations, and is working with the Ministry of Health to scale up male circumcision for HIV prevention. NRHS wishes to recruit a clinician with research experience to be in charge of its research program and to provide technical assistance with program activities.
Job Title:  Clinical Officer
Location:   Kisumu County
Reporting To:  Research Director
Job Description:
Purpose: Responsible for care and follow up for participants enrolled in research studies and non-research clients.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • To screen patients and ensure that they are fit for the research study.
  • Explain the research study protocol to the patients and administer consent to eligible clients.
  • Screen and treat STIs; give health education on HIV and STI prevention and reproductive health.
  • Provide VMMC services.
  • To ensure proper study participants’ record keeping and accurate entry of data before and after study related procedures.
  • Conduct interviews on socio demographic, behavioural and health information.
  • Collect biological specimens for research study purposes, including but not limited to: serum, urine, vaginal swab, cervicovaginal lavage, penile swab, urethral swab, oral swab, rectal swab
  • Conduct medical examinations, including speculum and bimanual examinations, and provide treatment at both scheduled and unscheduled visits, refer clients to appropriate providers for specialised management of their conditions.
  • Liaise with the cleaners to ensure that clinical space is cleaned after and in readiness for patients.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and sterilisation of the instruments that are used in the medical examination in liaison with the cleaning staff.
  • Maintain a regularly updated inventory of all instruments and consumables.
  • Take an active role in the training of Nurses and other Clinical Officers in the research project.
  • Dispense medication as needed; ensure patient safety; prevent and treat any medical emergency
  • Discuss return appointments as per study protocol.
  • Offer appropriate referral options to the clients.
  • Prepare and implement infection control protocol and monitor that infection prevention standards are followed properly.
  • Ensure coordination of clinical activities with the laboratory, data entry staff, nurse, counselor and receptionist.
  • Keep information about clients in strict confidence.
  • Be fully responsible and accountable for project resources entrusted to you.
  • Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Prepare and deliver narrative oral or written reports to the supervisor as needed.
  • Work with Medical Director to revise/maintain appropriate referral options for clients.
  • Any other official duties as may be assigned.

 

Qualifications and competencies
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience as RCO.
  • Minimum of two years in clinical research.
  • Experience with VMMC, Obstetrics & Gynecology preferable.
  • Must be registered in Kenya to  Practice as a Clinical officer
  • A diploma or equivalent  in clinical medicine & surgery
  • Training and certification in STI and VMMC desirable
  • Prior GCP and Human subjects training is desirable

 

Job Title :  Nurse Counselor
Location :   Kisumu
Reporting To  :  Research Director
Job Description:
Purpose: Responsible for counseling, care and follow up for participants enrolled in research studies and for non-research clients
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • To screen patients and ensure that they are fit for the research study.
  • Explain the research study protocol to the patients and administer consent to eligible clients.
  • Provide voluntary HIV testing and counseling services; screen and treat STIs; give health education on HIV and STI prevention and reproductive health.
  • Provide VMMC services.
  • To ensure proper study participants’ record keeping and accurate entry of data before and after study related procedures.
  • Conduct interviews on socio demographic, behavioural and health information.
  • Collect biological specimens for research study purposes, including but not limited to: serum, urine, vaginal swab, cervicovaginal lavage, penile swab, urethral swab, oral swab, rectal swab
  • Conduct medical examinations, including speculum and bimanual examinations, and provide treatment at both scheduled and unscheduled visits, refer clients to appropriate providers for specialised management of their conditions.
  • Liaise with the cleaners to ensure that clinical space is cleaned after and in readiness for patients.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and sterilisation of the instruments that are used in the medical examination in liaison with the cleaning staff.
  • Maintain a regularly updated inventory of all instruments and consumables.
  • Take an active role in the training of Nurses and other Clinical Officers in the research project.
  • Dispense medication as needed; ensure patient safety; prevent and treat any medical emergency
  • Discuss return appointments as per study protocol.
  • Offer appropriate referral options to the clients.
  • Prepare and implement infection control protocol and monitor that infection prevention standards are followed properly.
  • Ensure coordination of clinical activities with the laboratory, data entry staff, nurse, counselor and receptionist.
  • Keep information about clients in strict confidence.
  • Be fully responsible and accountable for project resources entrusted to you.
  • Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Prepare and deliver narrative oral or written reports to the supervisor as needed.
  • Work with Medical Director to revise/maintain appropriate referral options for clients.
  • Any other official duties as may be assigned.

 

Qualifications and competencies
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a recognized institution/organization.
  • Experience in reproductive health research is preferred.
  • Experience in VMMC is preferred.
  • A Diploma in Nursing / counseling studies and Syndromatic management of STIs
  • Must be registered to Practice as a nurse in Kenya
  • Must be certified to provide HIV counseling and testing services
  • Prior GCP and Human subjects training is desirable

 

Desirable attributes:
  • Confidentiality
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Proactive and reliable

 

Job Title :  Laboratory Technologist
Location  :   Kisumu
Reporting To  :  Research Director
Job Description:
Purpose: The Lab Technician will be based at UNIM Clinic Laboratory in Kisumu to receive, verify and analyze specimens, record results on appropriate forms and report results promptly to the clinical staff.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Prepare the laboratory equipment and specimens for tests.
  • Assist in collecting and performing quantitative and qualitative laboratory analysis of blood, serum, urine and other biological specimens from study patients.
  • Laboratory assay tests will include, but not be limited to: light microscopy, culture, antibody testing, specimen staining.
  • Keep proper and clear documents of tests performed and results as per protocol.
  • Record test results in research study databases.
  • In partnership with the procurement and stores, manage the consumables and equipment inventory and place timely orders for re-stocking of necessary items.
  • Assist and participate in the collection and packaging of specimens for transfer to other labs.
  • Keep information about clients in strict confidence.
  • Be fully responsible and accountable for NRHS resources assigned to you.
  • Maintain high standards in good laboratory practice (GLP), laboratory safety, and laboratory hygiene/ infection control.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Maintain highest standards of ethics, confidentiality and professionalism in the conduct of laboratory duties.
  • Any other official duty that relates to your work.

 

Qualifications and competencies
  • Must have excellent knowledge and previous experience in microbiology and light microscopy.
  • Ability to work well in a team and with minimum supervision.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience working in a busy clinical or research laboratory with previous work in microbiology.
  • Good laboratory and analytical skills.
  • At least a diploma in Medical Laboratory technology
  • Must be registered by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologist & Technicians Board.

 

Desirable attributes:
  • Confidentiality
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Proactive and reliable

 

Job Title :  Data Entry & Management Clerk
Location :   Kisumu
Reporting To  :  Reseach Director
Job Description:
Purpose: Responsible for data entry and management of data gathered within and outside the clinic.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Prepares source data for computer entry by compiling and sorting information; establishing entry priorities.
  • Processes research study and patient documents by reviewing data for deficiencies; resolving discrepancies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents to the team leader for resolution.
  • Enters clients and account data by inputting alphabetic and numeric information on keyboard or optical scanner according to screen format.
  • Maintains data entry requirements by following data program techniques and procedures.
  • Verifies entered data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or reentering data; purging files to eliminate duplication of data.
  • Tests clients and account system changes and upgrades by inputting new data; reviewing output.
  • Secures information by completing data base backups.
  • Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

 

Qualifications and competencies
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in a research setting.
  • Sound knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Stata or its equivalent. Working knowledge of MS Access is desirable.
  • A diploma in Information Technology or data management or equivalent professional level

 

Desirable attributes:
  • Confidentiality
  • Thoroughness
  • Data Entry Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Proactive and reliable

 

Job Title :  Recruiter / Tracer
Location  :   Kisumu
Reporting To  :  Research Director
Job Description:
Purpose: Carry out & coordinate all mobilization and tracing activities in the district
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • In conjunction with study team, develop and implement recruitment strategy for research study participants.
  • Provide recommendations for modification of recruitment and tracing protocols as needed, including narrative reports as requested.
  • Linking up and working together with various stakeholders in Kisumu District in the promotion of research study participant recruitment in Kisumu district
  • Assist in implementation of recruitment sessions at public places such as bus stages and beaches
  • Support the development of key messages and coming up with innovative ways of recruiting research study participants from the community.
  • With the Project Coordinator, develop strong relationships with selected CBOs and work with them for recruitment of research study participants

 

Qualifications and competencies
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience as a recruiter/tracer for male circumcision or for a research study.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to speak and write English
  • Native DhoLuo speaker and able to speak KiSwahili
  • A diploma in social work & community related studies or equivalent professional level

 

Desirable attributes:
  • Ability to lead
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Proactive and reliable

 

Job Title :  Receptionist/Quality Controller
Location  :  Kisumu
Reporting To  :  Research Director
Job Description:
Purpose:
Responsible for assisting in office administration, reception and tracking of research participants and clients, maintenance of study files, procurement and monitoring of inventory.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Receive office Visitors and incoming calls and forward them to the appropriate officers.
  • Assist in sending goods through courier services or any other appropriate mode.
  • Receive and identify potential research participants.
  • Scheduling and registering study participants for study visits and clinical visits.
  • Initiate and maintain research records for study participants; identifying, rectifying, and reporting missing components.
  • Assist in supervision of photocopying and arranging of monthly financial receipts.
  • Ensure all files and records are managed appropriately.
  • File data and perform other routine clerical tasks as assigned for other departments.
  • Order and maintain relevant office supplies for effectiveness of office duties.
  • Operate a variety of standard office machines including computers, phone, fax, photocopying machines among others.
  • Assisting with study documents and sensitive materials while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Coordinating travel and accommodation logistics for NRHS staff.
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness / hygiene and tidiness within the office.
  • Any other official duties assigned by your immediate supervisor or senior staff members

 

Qualifications and competencies:
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a receptionist, secretary, or administrative assistant in a busy clinical or research environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills a must.
  • A diploma in secretarial/administrative studies or equivalent professional level experience.

 

Desirable attributes:
  • Confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Proactive and reliable

Applications Should Include:

  • A cover letter detailing current work, prior experience and qualifications in the areas described above, telephone and e-mail contact
  • A current CV
  • Names, telephone and e-mail contacts of at least 3 professional referees

 

Apply via email to humanresources@nrhskenya.org with the job title on the subject line.

 

Applications should be received by the Human Resources Manager on or before 24th February, 2014
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