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Health Facility Recorder

Full Time

Project Description

The Kenyan Medical Research Institute, Center for Global Health Research (KEMRI-CGHR), has been selected to participate in a seven country multi-center study that will quantify the burden of Shigella diarrhea among infants and young children in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to inform future Shigella vaccine trials. KEMRI-CGHR working in collaboration with the Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children at the University of Washington and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will participate in the Enterics for Global Health (EFGH)-Shigella study. The EFGH- Shigella project represents an extension of the Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) and the Vaccine Impact Assessment on Diarrhea in Africa (VIDA). The project is seeking to recruit for the following vacant position(s):

Health Facility Recorder Job,

Position:   Health Facility Recorder, KMR 10( 7 position)

Location:                                Siaya County

Reports to:                              Field Technologist

Job Description

The Health Facility Recorders will report to the Field Technologist and will be responsible for identifying patients with shigella at health facilities in Siaya County. S/he will maintain log books, complete forms, and facilitate collection of health facility data, as related to malaria hospitalization and mortality.

Qualifications

O-level Secondary education with a minimum grade of D+ (plus)
Must be willing to reside within the study area
Fluency in English, Dholuo and Swahili, written and spoken, with fluency in the local language spoken in the study area will be an added advantage
At least one year research work experience
Familiarity with and in possession of a valid certificate of Good Clinical Practices
Experience in taking anthropometric measurement

Skills, knowledge and Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively with members of the community and health facility staffs
Ability to work with minimal supervision and be a team player
Able to operate and use tablets for data collection or be willing and ready to learn and use handheld electronic
Able to devote additional time for the study including working over national and public holidays, weekends etc
Be courteous, respectful, proactive, conscientious, punctual, honest and hardworkin

Responsibilities.

Collect accurate, complete surveillance data in the study hospital using the laptops/tablets
Collect rectal swabs and whole stool samples as per study protocol
Compile weekly/monthly study progress reports
Perform and record accurate anthropometric measurements
Record information using a study form on a digital platform.
Resolve all the discrepancies in data and go back to the field to clarify
Ensure maintenance of study supplies at hospital
Attend all study meetings on time and report on progress of work
Complete any other duties assigned or delegated by the supervisor
Terms of Employment: Employment is on a one-year contract with a probation period for the first 3 months and salary is as per the stated grade.

Applications MUST include the following:

A cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications (Indicate Vacancy Number)
Current Resume’ or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
Copies of certificates and testimonials
Three letters of reference with contact information (phone and email)

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