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Field Officer Intern at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP)

The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is based within the KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medical Research – (Coast). Our core activities are funded by the Wellcome Trust. We conduct integrated epidemiological, social, laboratory and clinical research in parallel, with results feeding into local and international health policy. Our research platforms include state-of-the-art laboratories, a demographic surveillance system covering a quarter of a million residents, partnership with Kilifi County Hospital in health care and hospital surveillance, a clinical trials facility, a vibrant community engagement programme and a dedicated training facility. The KWTRP leadership includes the Executive Director Philip Bejon, the KEMRI Centre Director Benjamin Tsofa, the Ag. Nairobi Programme director Mike English and the Chief Operating Officer Catherine Kenyatta.


The purpose of the internship is to support recruitment and retention activities for a research Clinic team.


  • Work with support from the clinic team to lead in activities aimed at maintaining high retention of study participants.
  • Conduct outreach activities in order to maintain high retention of study participants.
  • Attend and participate in trainings, team/staff meetings, and other events as needed.
  • Bring to the study teams’ attention any problems, challenges, observed in study activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Education and Professional Training

  • Diploma in Counseling, Social work, Nursing or Clinical Medicine from a recognized Institution

Full Description


  • Basic counseling
  • Basic IT and social media skills

Terms of Engagement:

Appointment in the Internship program will be for 6 months. This may be extended for another 6 months depending on performance.

Please Note:

  • A stipend will be provided.
  • Interns will be expected to take up a personal accident cover and medical Insurance cover

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