KEMRI / University of Washington
The Kenya Medical Research Institute
(KEMRI) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) is conducting
research studies in Kenya.
The KEMRI/UW research collaboration
aims to conduct interdisciplinary, setting-specific research aimed at improving
the lives of women and children in Kenya.
Specifically, our research strives to
understand various infectious diseases affecting these populations and testing
We are looking for a motivated,
committed, and honest staff member to join our team in one of our research
studies, Developing low-cost universal malnutrition screening for low income
countries – the MAMMS Trial.
Study Counselor / Field Worker
To be based at
KEMRI / UW Migori Study Site
The Study Counselor will be
responsible for guiding participants through the consent process and study
procedures, training mothers to measure their child’s mid upper arm
circumference (MUAC), offering HIV testing and counseling to caregivers and
children, ensuring participants return to follow-up visits, and following up
with participants who do not return.
The counselor will also assist with
miscellaneous KEMRI/UW study activities including data entry, data query
response, attend trainings, weekly reporting, etc.
Certificate in counseling or similar
Three years of working experience as
Strong interpersonal, communication,
and listening skills
Must be able to work in a
professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability, and integrity
Ability to foster trust and
open-communication with study participants
Speaking and understanding Luo or
Kuria and Swahili language
Basic computer skills
Motorcycle riding license
Experience in participants
Experience working with mothers
Experience working with young
Experience in HIV Counseling
Experience with data entry
Have worked in a research environment
Terms of Employment:
Contract for one year, as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The
successful candidate shall undergo a three (3) months probationary period for
the first three months upon initiation of employment.
If you meet the above requirements,
complete the online application form and then send an application with your
current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the
full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 referees to Email
address: firstname.lastname@example.org to reach us by Monday 17th June 2019 at 4.00
KEMRI is an equal opportunity
employer committed to diversity; persons with disability, women, youth and
those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. kemri does not charge a
fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview
and processing of offer letter. if asked for a fee, report such request
Note: Only the shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.
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