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Latest Recruitment at University of Nairobi (March, 2020 Recommended Jobs)

The University of Nairobi, a body corporate established under the Universities Act 2012 of the laws of Kenya and the University of Nairobi Charter, is the pioneer institution of University education in Kenya and the region.

1. Study Coordinator(2SD Clinical Trial Project) – AD/3/62/20

The Project

This is a Project on adult HIV clinical trial that will be conducted at Kenyatta National Hospital, Thika Level 5 Hospital, Kiambu Referral Hospital, and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The position

Duty Station: Kenyatta National Hospital, with frequent travel to the other study sites

Reporting to: Principal Investigator

Tenure: Full-time, one year contract renewable on satisfactory performance and mutual consent.

Job Purpose

The Study Coordinator will provide overall management and clinical supervision of the study team and ensure the study protocol is adhered to at all sites.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Developing study relevant SOPs and manuals to guide study personnel
  • Ensuring adherence to the study protocol
  • Promoting Good Clinical Practice in the conduct of the study
  • Providing leadership, training, mentoring and guidance to clinical staff in all aspects of trial conduct and project orientation to ensure compliance with protocols and guidance documents
  • Participating in participant recruitment, review, and care, as per the study protocol
  • Overseeing all clinical personnel performing study specific tasks and procedures
  • Acting as a liaison between investigators, participants and staff
  • Safeguarding the safety and welfare of participants
  • Ensuring data quality, integrity, confidentiality and safe custody
  • Ensuring adherence to clinic procedures relating to the safe-keeping and confidentiality of source documents
  • Assessing study participants and participate in medical decisions
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) and registered to practice with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
  • Master’s degree in epidemiology or public health
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with direct clinical care of PLHIV, including prescribing ARVs
  • MUST have a current Certificate of Good Clinical Practice
  • MUST have a Certificate in Human Subject Protection
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Certification in the National Advanced HIV Clinical Course
  • Leadership experience in HIV programs is an added advantage
  • Research experience, particularly in a leadership role, is an added advantage

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2. Study Coordinator(2SD Clinical Trial Project) – AD/3/63/20

The Project

This is a Project on adult HIV clinical trial that will be conducted at Kenyatta National Hospital, Thika Level 5 Hospital, Kiambu Referral Hospital, and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The position

Duty Station: One position each at Kenyatta National Hospital, Thika Level 5 Hospital, Kiambu Referral Hospital, and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (applicants should state which site/s they are applying for)

Reporting to: Study Coordinator

Tenure: Full-time, one year contract renewable on satisfactory performance and mutual consent.

Job Purpose

The Study Clinical Officer will be responsible for recruitment, follow-up, retention and monitoring of study participants in accordance with the study protocols and SOPs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Screening and enrolment of eligible participants
  • Obtaining consent from participants
  • Providing clinical care of study participants
  • Supporting treatment adherence
  • Collection and entry of study information in approved clinical report forms
  • Completion of required MoH tools and registers for HIV care
  • Safe and confidential custody of study source and other study documents
  • Collection and shipment of study specimen
  • Dispensing of study medication
  • Monitoring study participants for adverse events
  • Ensuring retention of study participants in care
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and registered to practice with the Clinical Officers Council
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with direct clinical care of PLHIV, including prescribing ARVs
  • MUST have a current Certificate of Good Clinical Practice
  • MUST have a Certificate in Human Subject Protection
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Evidence of intermediate IT skills
  • Research experience is an added advantage
  • Certification in the National Advanced HIV Clinical Course is an added advantage

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3. Study Coordinator(2SD Clinical Trial Project) – AD/3/64/20

The Project

This is a Project on adult HIV clinical trial that will be conducted at Kenyatta National Hospital, Thika Level 5 Hospital, Kiambu Referral Hospital, and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The Position

Duty Station: One position each at Kenyatta National Hospital, Thika Level 5 Hospital, Kiambu Referral Hospital, and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (applicants should state which site/s they are applying for)

Reporting to: Study Coordinator

Tenure: Full-time, one year contract renewable on satisfactory performance and mutual consent.

Job Purpose

The Study Nurse/Counsellor will be responsible for recruitment, follow-up, retention and monitoring of study participants in accordance with the study protocols and SOPs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Screening of participants
  • Obtaining consent from participants
  • Providing family planning services
  • Preventing missed appointments and ensuring retention of study participants
  • Supporting treatment adherence
  • Collection and entry of study information in approved clinical report forms
  • Completion of required MoH tools and registers for HIV care
  • Safe and confidential custody of study source and other study documents
  • Collection and shipment of study specimen
  • Dispensing of study medication
  • Monitoring study participants for adverse events
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Kenya Enrolled Nurse and registered to practice with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with direct clinical care
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Evidence of intermediate IT skills
  • MUST have a current Certificate of Good Clinical Practice
  • MUST have a Certificate in Human Subject Protection
  • Diploma or Degree in nursing is an added advantage
  • Additional training in counselling is an added advantage
  • Research experience is an added advantage
  • Experience in HIV clinical care is an added advantage
  • Certification in the National Advanced HIV Clinical Course is an added advantage

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4. Accountant

The Project

The University of Nairobi, through the COEHM and CRISS plus Projects has received funding from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to support the implementation of high quality, sustainable and comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment in Nairobi and parts of central Kenya.

Job specifications

Applicants must be qualified accountants with at least CPA-K and a bachelor’s degree in accounting, management, economics or finance.They must also have 5 years’ experience working in either donor funded projects or a large NGO or public sector.Candidates are required to have information technology skills and be proficient in computerized accounting.Knowledge of donor agency grant rules and regulations, proficiency in sage 300 and masters in finance or accounting will be a distinct advantage. This position will require the ability to supervise, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.The candidate should have high level of integrity and ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams.

Tenure

Full-time, one year contract renewable on satisfactory performance and mutual consent.

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5. Clinical Officer

Job description

The applicant will be expected to perform protocol specific activities including examination of volunteers and provision of treatment where necessary while  ensuring compliance with research protocol. The applicant should be in a position to write monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

Qualifications

  • Applicants should be holders of KCSE mean grade C and above.
  • They must have a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registered with Clinical Officers Council
  • Good Clinical Practice Certificate and certificate in protecting human research participants  will have added advantage

Experience

Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years’ work experience preferably in a research Institution.

Required skills, knowledge and abilities

  • Ability to provide effective leadership in the management of the clinic activities.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written and must be computer literate.

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6. Assistant Accountant/Administrator

Job description

The applicant must be in a position to carry out accounting work and administrative work in consultation with the accountant and the administrator of the Institute.

The applicant should be in a position to reconcile bank accounts, run petty cash accounts and make payments. In addition to that we expect the applicant to have administrative skills and be able to run a site office independently.

Qualifications

  • B.Com with accounting option or equivalent
  • At least CPA II or equivalent
  • Must have Knowledge of spread sheets and data base management.
  • Must be conversant with the use of QuickBooks accounting package.

Experience

At least two years’ experience in a similar position.

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7. Pharmaceutical Technologist

Job description

The applicant should be able to dispense drugs to study participants, counsel clients on drugs administration and compliance maintain drug logs and manage inventory to assure adequate and accurate inventory levels are maintained, and also develop standard operating procedures for pharmacy management as per study protocols.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Technology from PPB accredited institution
  • Must be registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board

Experience

  • At least three years’ experience
  • Experience working in clinical research setting is an added advantage
  • Experience and knowledge in vaccines and HIV care is vital

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8. Information Technologist ( IT) Specialist

Qualifications

  • Should have a Diploma in computer science/software engineering/Information Technology/BBIT. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree will have added advantage
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • Ability to analyse software/database
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel
  • Basic networking skills including TCP/IP, DHCP

Added advantage

Applicants with the following additional qualifications will have added advantage

  • Provisional experience with Server operating systems is a plus
  • Experience with data analysis software’s – SPSS, or R a plus
  • Experience with relational database software’s – MSSQL, MySQL a plus
  • Knowledge of Open Source software – OpenClinica, OpenMRS, REDCap a plus
  • Knowledge of software development environment – ASP, VB.Net and PHP a plus

Skills

  • Good user support service
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills

Experience

  • At least two years’ experience in a similar position.

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