KEMRI / UW Study Counselors / Field Workers Jobs in Kenya 2019

Career Employment KEMRI / UW Study Counselors / Field Workers Nairobi Kenya June 2019 

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 interventions.

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

(3 Positions)

Job Group MR/6

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Certificate in counseling or similar profession
  • Three years of working experience as a counselor
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Motorcycle riding license
  • Experience in participants follow-up/tracing
  • Experience working with mothers
  • Experience working with young children
  • 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, please CLICK HERE to 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: to reach us by Monday 17th June 2019 at 4.00 p.m.

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 immediately

Note: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.