Opening Date: 9/16/2022
Vacancy No.: CGHR/315/09/22
This program is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whose remit is to conduct research in Malaria, HIV, Parasitology, TB and other diseases.
Due to its continued growth, the collaboration would like to fill a vacancy in the following position for the ReSCOV Study within the DGHP branch
Position: Clinical Officer – (1 Position) KMR 8
Location: Siaya County
Reports to: Research Administrator
Diploma in Clinical Medicine.
Higher National Diploma in pediatrics an added advantage.
Registered and with a valid practicing license from the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya
At least 1 year combined post-internship pediatric clinical experience
Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite
Fluency in English, Swahili and Luo languages, both written and spoken.
Must be willing to reside in/within the study sites
Experience working in a research study
Certificate in “Good Clinical Practice” and/or “Human Subjects Protection”
Experience in using a laptop and or tablet (handheld computers)
Skills and Abilities
Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills
Reporting to the Research administrator, the Clinical Officer will be responsible for
screening, enrolment, and clinical management of enrolled participants, as well as careful
administration of Caregiver Reported Early Development Instruments (CREDI) and Bailey Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (BSID) assessment tools, documentation and data entry of findings.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop an in-depth understanding of the study’s goals and activities to conduct the study
Perform screening & consenting and enrollment of participants,
Perform physical examination, take medical history, prescribe medication and make follow
up of enrolled participants
Make diagnoses and decisions on patient’s management according to study protocols and
the recommended national guidelines
Document applicable study data during all study procedures
Clinically manage ill participants and conduct clinical procedures including venipuncture, insertion of IV cannulas and collect biological samples when necessary
Perform screening and assessment of study participant in terms of motor, cognitive,
language and social-emotional development using CREDI and BSID tools.
Respond to and resolve queries about participants’ information documented in the study
Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor
Terms of Employment
Selected candidate will be offered a one year (1) renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service
with a probation period for the first 3 months.
Remuneration: The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI guidelines.
Applications should include the following:
Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)
All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees
Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
All the applications to be done on or before October 6, 2022, latest 5.00 p.m.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see: https://www.kemri.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/315-Clinical-Officer.pdf