Kenya Medical Research Institute(KEMRI)

Community Interviewer - Alego Usonga and Rarieda Sub Counties

Published:KMR 09
  • Advertised Date: 01/01/0001
  • Closing Date: 08/25/2022 17:00:00
  • Applications: 329

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • i.Recruit and consent study participants
  • ii.Schedule participant for monthly follow up.
  • iii.Collect a blood sample by fingerpick (older children) and/or heel prick (infants)
  • iv.Prepare dried blood spots (DBS) on filter paper.
  • v.Perform a Malaria RDT.
  • vi.Complete study forms accurately and completely.
  • vii.Ensure proper labelling, storage and tracking of samples and work with the study coordinator to arrange for transport to the laboratory.
  • viii.Conduct interviews with study participants within the study villages.
  • ix.Carry out community sensitization and mobilization for the ATSB trial.
  • x.Educate the community on the ATSB and communicate with the study coordinator on the concerns and all the field issues.
  • xi.Ensure that he/she has requisite supplies in good time.
  • xii.Attend study field meetings and report on progress of work.
  • xiii.MUST be courteous, respectful, proactive, conscientious, punctual, honest, and hardworking.
  • xiv.Work closely with the Data Manager to solve queries.
  • xv.Must be able to relate well with the MOH staff, CHVs and the community.
  • xvi.Perform any other duties assigned or delegated by the study management.

Vacancy Requirements:

# Description. Requirement Type
1 i.Secondary Education with a minimum grade of D + (Plus) Mandatory
2 ii.Good English, Swahili and Dholuo, both spoken and written. Mandatory
3 iii.GCP certificate Mandatory
4 iv.Ability to ride a motorcycle. Mandatory
5 v.Knowledge of office computer packages (word, excel and PowerPoint) or ability to work with smart phones. Mandatory
6 vi.Experience in data collection using electronic device e.g smartphone or tablet. Mandatory
7 vii.Must be able to write brief reports and keep records. Mandatory
8 viii.Be a resident or willing to live and work in the study area. Mandatory
9 ix.Experience in working in a cohort study and household survey will be an advantage. Mandatory
10 x.Experience in collection of blood samples also an added advantage. Mandatory
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