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University of Washington Global Assistance Program Kenya
Women’s Health Project, Mombasa Kenya
Project Description: The Women’s Health Project, established in 1993, is a collaborative effort of the University of Nairobi (UoN), the University of Washington (UW), the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Mombasa County, the Ministry of Health, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), and the US President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
 
The objectives of the organization are:
  • To provide high quality care to at-risk and HIV-positive women participating in the high-risk women’s cohort (Mombasa Cohort).
  • To conduct innovative HIV and STI prevention and treatment research that will contribute substantially to local as well as global knowledge and implementation of effective interventions.
  • To support HIV and STI prevention, care, and research efforts in Mombasa by training Kenyan researchers and practitioners, implementing technology transfer, and contributing to infrastructure development.
Research Physician 
(1 Position)
Job Summary: The research physician will work as a professional and part of the medical team that attends to research participants in a long-term cohort of high-risk women.
The research physician will be responsible for overall management and quality control of clinic activities in the project.
These will include performing procedures related to screening, enrollment and treatment of study subjects.
In addition the project physician will assist the Principal investigator in various project management activities.

Essential Job Functions
  • Supervise screening and enrolment of eligible patients
  • Perform physical examinations of patients
  • Diagnose and treat study participants
  • Prescription of ARVs and identification of adverse events related to ART
  • Avail laboratory results to study participants and treat them accordingly
  • Collect specimens, confirm correct labeling of the specimen and supervise their transportation to the laboratory as well as supervise accurate entry of laboratory results in to the study record books
  • Ensure that data collected is accurate. Supervise data cleaning and correction processes.
  • Maintain consents and consent audits for ongoing projects.
  • Supervise and train study staff on study procedures and other relevant topics
  • Develop standard operations procedures (SOPs) of the clinic under supervision of the PI and training staff on the SOPs annually.
  • Prepare protocols, case report forms, informed consent forms and other documentation for human subjects ethics review for different studies
  • Data analyses and presentation of research progress and results at conferences or scientific meetings.
  • Participate in writing and reviewing of manuscripts.
  • Coordinate and lead monthly journal clubs and teaching conferences with collaborating groups in the region.
  • Contribute articles to the quarterly clinic newsletter.
  • Cover for emergency calls from cohort participants, especially those on ART.
  • Perform any additional tasks as assigned by the principal investigator.
Qualifications / Skills / Experience
  • Medical Degree (MBChB or equivalent) and licensed to practice in Kenya. Additional training such as MPH will be an added benefit.
  • Experience in the field of HIV/AIDS including counseling, administration of antiretroviral therapy and data collection.
  • Computer literacy skills with MS Office software. Knowledge of statistical software such as SPSS, Stata will be an added advantage.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Trained in good clinical practice and human subjects’ research.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
Clinical Officer
(1 Position)
Job Summary: The clinical officer will work under the supervision of the Clinic Section Head and in collaboration with the research physicians to ensure smooth running of the research site.
 
Essential Job Functions
Work with the Research Physician on the following tasks:
  • Screening and enrolment of eligible patients
  • Undertake physical examinations of patients.
  • Diagnose and treat study participants.
  • Prescription of ARVs and identification of adverse events related to ART.
  • Collect specimens and confirm correct labeling of the specimens.
  • Avail laboratory results to study participants and treat them accordingly.
  • Countercheck specimens and supervise their transportation to the laboratory as well as supervise accurate entry of laboratory results in to the study record books.
  • Coordinate journal clubs with collaborating institutions and also coordinate teaching conferences.
  • Maintain consents and consent audits for ongoing projects.
  • Cover for emergency calls from cohort participants, especially those on ART
  • Conducting face-to-face questionnaires with research participants
  • Perform any additional tasks as assigned by the clinic section head/principal investigator.
Qualifications / Skills / Experience
  • Diploma in Clinical medicine and Surgery.
  • Working experience in the field of HIV/AIDS including counseling, administration of antiretroviral therapy and data collection.
  • Two or more years of experience is preferred.
  • Computer literacy skills with MS Office software. Statistical software skills e.g. SPSS or Stata will be an advantage.
  • Good communication skills, good inter-personal skills
Administrative Assistant
(1 Position)
Job Summary: The Administrative Assistant will work under the supervision of the Administrative Section Head and in collaboration with the Community, Clinic and Laboratory Section Heads to ensure smooth running of the research site.
The Administration Assistant provides support in various administrative functions related to Human Resource Management, Supplies Management, Financial Management and General Office Administration.
Essential Job Functions
Work with the Administrative Section Head on the following tasks:
  • Reception duties
  • Supplies Inventory Management
  • Clerical and Records Management services
  • Basic Accounting Records Management
  • Perform any additional tasks as assigned by the Administration Section Head/Principal Investigator.
Qualifications / Skills / Experience
  • Diploma in Business Administration / Management from a recognized institution
  • Computer Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, internet and email client software is a must
  • Accounting software skills/certificate e.g. QuickBooks will be an advantage.
  • At least one year experience in administration, preferably in the Non-Governmental Organization sector
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent planning, multitasking and organization skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, flexible to work long hours and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and take self-initiative
Community Worker 
(1 Position)
Job Summary: The community worker will work under the supervision of the Community Section Head and in collaboration with other staff to ensure smooth running of the research site.
The community worker will have a self-initiative attitude.
Essential Job Functions
  • Research subjects recruitment
  • Patient tracing
  • Counselling
  • Planning and conducting outreach activities
  • Data management – line listing
  • Publication of the project’s newsletter
  • Translation of newsletters and material for the outreach program
  • Filing and arranging of patients files in the cabinets
  • Clerical work as assigned by the Section Heads
  • Any other duties assigned
Qualifications / Skills / Experience
  • Applicants should have a minimum KCSE mean score of C
  • Applicants must hold a Diploma in Counseling or Community Health/Development from a recognized institution.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience working in research settings involving key populations, community mobilization, and those who have previously worked as peer educators.
  • S/he must have exceptional proficiency in Swahili language and a thorough knowledge of the peri-urban geographical region of Mombasa (research study catchment area).
  • The job requires a lot of walking, and successful applicants must in addition be willing to work for long hours when necessary.

How to Apply

Applicants who meet the specified requirements should send their application letters with their detailed CVs, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials together with day-time telephone contact and current remuneration to [email protected]
Closing date for applications is 29th February 2016.

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