NGOs / Project Management

Site Lead Research Assistant

Contract

Background Information:
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), in collaboration with the Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U) is currently conducting research projects that include the ADAPT-I (Adaptive Strategy for Preventing and Treating Lapses of Retention in Adult HIV Care (ADAPT-R) Study and ADAPT-R-II. The ADAPT studies utilise the novel sequential multiple assignment randomized trial (SMART) approach to assess the effectiveness and cost efficiency of a family of sequential strategies to prevent initial lapses in HIV retention and to treat those that occur. We have the below vacancy in ADAPT (Adaptive Strategy for Preventing and Treating Lapses of Retention in Adult HIV Care (AdaPT-R) Study
Position: Site Lead Research Assistant (1 Position) K MR/ 7 Vacancy No. FN-01-09-2021
Reports to: Assistant Coordinator
Location: Kisumu
Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is
a probation period
Duties and Responsibilities:
 Oversight and study management at the site
 Conduct participant recruitment, screening, informed consent, and randomization/re- randomization
 Data collection, data entry, documentation, and organization per the study protocol and standard
operating procedures
 Site stock management
 Send daily site reports
 Communicate regularly with the Study Coordinators and other study staff and will respond to data and study
queries with information and reports as required
 Assist caregivers and adolescents with disclosure support
 Maintain study registers, logs, and files and make sure all study documents are kept secure and locked
 Write reports and participate in study meetings as require
Participant follow up and tracing
Required Qualifications and experience
 Diploma in Community Health, Social Work & Community Development or any other
related Diploma in Social Sciences with C plain and above in O level
 At least two years of research assistant experience
Other Required Skills
 Motorcycle riding will be an added advantage
 Excellent Computer skills

Applicants should attach the following:
• Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start
working for the study
• Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
• Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
• Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
• A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
• A copy of National Identity card or passport

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