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Opening Date: 29th July, 2021

Centre for Microbiology Research KEMRI- RCTP


Background Information:

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), in Collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco through a CDC funded grant is setting up a new study, TB-COVID study, aimed at assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on TB morbidity and mortality in Kisumu County. The study will be conducted in Kisumu County and is seeking for a self-motivated and proactive individual to fill the vacancies below:

Position: Project Coordinator (1 Position) KMR/ 5 Vacancy No. FN-031-07-2021

Reports to: Co- Principle Investigator

Locations: Kisumu

Duration: A renewable one year contract, as per KEMRI scheme of service. The first three months being probation period.


  • A Master’s Degree in a health-related field with qualifications in public health or a related discipline preferred
  • Bachelor of Science or an equivalent Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or relevant field
  • Experience with community-based research for public health or clinical studies preferred
  • Knowledge on TB/COVID-19 epidemiology will be an added advantage
  • Prior leadership experience managing research teams preferred

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide management oversight to the project and ensure it is in line with the approved protocol and work plan;
  • Coordinate implementation of all components of the study protocol at the site level
  • Provide technical support for all study components
  • Ensure compliance to protocol and procedures for all study components
  • Oversee participant recruitment, follow-ups and communications
  • Maintain all documents related to participant recruitment and consent, data collection and management
  • Oversee collection and management of data for all study components by research staff
  • Assist with administrative needs of research study, including procurement of supplies
  • Establish and monitor study plans, schedules, work hours, budgets and expenditures
  • Document and follow up on important actions and decisions from meetings
  • Assist in training, supervision and mentorship of the Kenya-based research staff
  • Represent the TB-COVID project management and build strong cross-functional relationships with government authorities and other partners;
  • Communicate on a regular basis with the project team on the progress of the overall project and related issues;
  • Organize and participate in study meetings (in-person, internet conference calls)
  • Assist with dissemination of study findings
  • Act as liaison between investigators, participants and

Other required skills:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and organize workload
  • Excellent time and resource management skills
  • Ability to work with tight timelines and meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage and supervise a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to plan, initiate, coordinate and enforce protocols, policies and procedures
  • High level of computers proficiency
  • Flexibility to work non-business hours; being available for calls outside of business hours due to time differences between the U.S. and Kenya

Applications should include the following:

 Letter of application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study

A current CV including email and mobile phone contact Name and phone number for two professional referees Two letters of recommendation

A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable) Copies of academic and professional certificates

Application Method

Applications to be done through the email later than 18th August, 2021.

(Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email)

KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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