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Kemri NGO Jobs,COUNSELLOR – NIH-supported ‘TAMBUA MAPEMA PLUS’ trial

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Reference Number: CSLRNIH11012017

Category: Clinical Healthcare and Research

Grade: 4.01

Location: Mtwapa

Country:

Kenya

Summary:

JOB PURPOSE: The position holder will work on the NIH-supported Tambua Mapema Plus trial evaluating the impact of a novel screening programme to detect prevalent and acute HIV infection in adult patients and their partners seeking urgent care at 6 health facilities in Mtwapa and Shanzu. HIV-infected participants and their infected partners will be enrolled in an immediate treatment cohort at KEMRI-Mtwapa. Any identified HIV-negative partner will be enrolled in a PrEP cohort at KEMRI-Mtwapa. Field data collections will run for 2-years. The candidate will join a dynamic team that conducts different clinical epidemiology studies with key populations at the KEMRI clinic in Mtwapa.

REPORTING LINES:

The post reports to the Project Manager.

JOB DIMENSIONS:

The position holder will spend 100% of their time at one of the six health facilities, and will make home visits to HIV-infected study participants.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To conduct data collections, including observation of standard of care, and provision of the screening intervention.
  • To screen for study eligibility, enrol willing eligible adult study participants, and document reasons for refusal
  • To conduct assisted-partner notification of HIV-infected participants
  • To make home visits.
  • To observe standard operating procedures.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Counselling or equivalent.
  • At least two years’ experience in counselling with documented experience in research
  • Experienced in HIV testing and counselling

Competencies:

  • Good listening skills, sensitivity and empathy
  • Able to work independently, to prioritise work, and to give attention to detail
  • Confidentiality, integrity, patience and calm disposition
  • Good record keeping and basic report writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

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