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Research Nurse NGO Jobs in Kenya

Research Nurse NGO Jobs in Kenya

Reference Number: RN310817

Category: Clinical Healthcare and Research

Grade: 5.01

Location: Kilifi

Country: Kenya

Summary:

JOB PURPOSE:This role will involve the day to day research activities in studies on neurocognitive and mental health outcomes among adolescents and young adults living with HIV. The post holder conducts daily activities to ensure optimal nursing assessment and care, communication with participants, timely study recruitment, data and sample collection, follow up and adherence to study-specific procedures.

REPORTING LINES:

Principal Investigator

Team leader.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and recruit eligible participants from those attending various HIV specialized clinics within Kilifi and Mombasa County.
  • Get informed consent from the both caregivers, adolescents and young adults
  • Administer questionnaires and collect data from adolescents and their caregivers.
  • Collect blood samples and ensure proper storage.
  • Participate in planning and carrying out community mobilization activities.
  • Provide support and guidance to the Field Workers on data collection, resolve any problems and report on actions taken.
  • Take care of assigned equipment including timely reporting of damages and required repairs.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in Nursing(KRCHN) – specialized in psychiatric nursing
  • Comprehensive knowledge of standard guidelines for care.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in Nursing.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency Microsoft applications.

COMPETENCIES

  • Has co-ordination and management skills or technical skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong Supervisory skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team working with the ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Experience in working at a VCT or CCRC highly desirable
  • Fluency in both English and Kiswahili

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Public Health Evaluation Assistants NGO Jobs in Kenya

Public Health Evaluation Assistants NGO Jobs in Kenya

The PHE Assistant will be supervised by the PHE Officer. The Incumbent will work closely with the PHE Officer and the SOAR Kenya team on the PedAC Study (Pediatric Active Case Finding of HIV through Facility and Community-based Testing Models in Kenya.

He/she collects and processes research data in support of the PedAC study. He/she arranges and conducts field interviews as appropriate to the study, and records research data in accordance with specified protocol and procedures at the study sites.

Duties for the Public Health Evaluation Assistants Job

  • Travel to field sites and participants’ homes if needed to collect and record data as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study.
  • Work closely with health care workers at the sites and in communities to identify potential study participants, assess eligibility and recruit them.
  • Describe purpose of the research study to all participants
  • Conduct informed consent processes with potential participants according to study procedures and obtain informed written informed consent from participants.
  • Conduct interviews in accordance with the protocol, data collection procedures, and documentation standards.
  • As appropriate to the specified position, code and verify data in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Enter study data into the electronic data capture system
  • Ensure that data collected are accurate, complete, properly handled and stored in accordance with study SOPs and confidentiality stipulations.
  • Comply with protocol, ethics and human subjects regulations and adhere to good research practices.
  • Assists in monitoring study progress including updating timelines, tracking data quality, and enrolment and notifying PHE Officer and investigators of progress.
  • Provide timely reports and communicate regularly with the PHE Officer and investigators as required.

Public Health Evaluation Assistants Job Requirements

  • Diploma in relevant field plus 3 to 5 years of experience conducting health service related research.
  • A basic degree in social science, public health or other relevant discipline and 1-3 years relevant work experience.
  • Prior experience in conducting research (e.g. data collection and recording and conducting interviews).
  • Experience collecting data using electronic gadgets.
  • Knowledge of and prior training in protection of human subjects in research and ethics regulations (evidence of research ethics certificate)
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to follow study-specific procedures and guidelines reliably.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including ability to adapt to changing situations and group dynamics.
  • Knowledge of MOH facility data collection registers an added advantage.
  • Ability to understand and apply specified field research procedures and protocols.
  • Fluent in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo.

Physical demands:

  • The position can entail long periods of sitting, standing and/or walking.
  • There will be varied exposure to environmental elements such as sunshine, rain, cold, winds.
  • Field schedules vary from day to day and according to the preference of the potential study participants so there may be need to work on Saturdays and Sundays.

How to Apply

If you meet these qualifications, apply online though our recruitment portal. CLOSING DATE – 31 AUGUST 2017

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

FAO NGO Jobs in Kenya-Migration Specialist

FAO NGO Jobs in Kenya-Migration Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO: VA-025-2017

Issued on:  10 August 2017
Deadline For Application:  23 August 2017
Position Title: Migration Specialist
Contract Type: Personal Services Agreement
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Organizational unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya
Duration: 11 months with possibility of extension
Eligible candidates: Kenyan Nationals
Anticipated Start Date: September 2017

Background

Migration (rural to rural and rural to urban) in Kenya can be attributed to lack of employment, limited access to services and better education opportunities, amongst other factors. Many migrants migrate to rural towns or secondary cities as the population grows quickly and the economy of the country develops further. As youth account for 35 percent of Kenya’s population, and with over 1 million entering the labour market annually, agriculture presents a prospect for job creation and alternative(s) to viable livelihoods to distress rural out migration. This project aims to address the root causes of distress rural out-migration of youth, by creating additional and improved employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in agri-business along select local value chains and create linkages with the existing social protection programmes with a special focus on Kiambu County, a peri -urban area with a vibrant agriculture sector.

Reporting Line and Scope of the assignment

Under the direct supervision of FAO Representative in Kenya and in close collaboration with the National Project Manager, technical officers from the ESP division in Headquarters and the sub-regional office, the incumbent will:

Contribute to the organisation of a regional capacity development workshop in Kenya to enhance the capacities of rural and agricultural stakeholders on migration, agriculture and rural development (30 October/3 November 2017).

Coordinate the activities to analyse migration dynamics, including technical oversight of primary data collection in collaboration with implementing partners and relevant FAO technical staff.

Analyse secondary data on migration in Kenya and contribute to the analysis of migration dynamics and livelihood profiling of youth in Kiambu County.

Support the identification of youth beneficiaries in Kiambu County that are most prone to migrate as a survival strategy. Provide technical advice to the national and county-level stakeholders on ways to reduce distress rural out-migration and harness the developmental potential of migration.

Carry out a capacity needs assessment on migration and coordinate the organization of capacity development activities at national/regional level for the Government to mainstream migration issues in policies and programmes.

Provide policy and technical support to integrate migration into relevant policies, strategies and programmes, and identify entry points to enhance coherence of the policy framework.

Engage with diaspora associations to mobilize their support and organize a young innovation award for successful youth agro-entrepreneurs.

Engage and accompany youth beneficiaries and provide technical support and capacity development to local stakeholders to provide youth with information on migration opportunities, rights and challenges.

Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Advanced university degree in Migration, Employment, Economics or related field in development.

At least five years of relevant experience in the field of migration, employment and rural development, including experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, capacity development/training, policy support and analysis, and relevant experience at field level.

Experience in the fields of agriculture and rural development, social protection and value chains is considered an asset. Professional experience in Kenya is considered an asset.

Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.

Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc. Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries,retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.

Systematic, well-structured and efficient approach to work assignments. Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency. Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.

The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment. Tact and courtesy. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background. High degree of self-motivation and initiative. Willingness to learn and apply new analytical approaches.

Competencies

Results Focus Teamwork

Communication

Building effective relationships

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

To Apply

Candidates are requested to submit their application by email to vacancy-kenya@fao.org quoting the position title and vacancy announcement number.

A duly completed Personal Profile Form (PPF) generated from FAO’s iRecruitment portal as a PDF-file is to be submitted by email together with a cover letter. Please note that attached resumes or CV’s in place of the PPF will not be accepted.

In order to prepare a Personal Profile Form, you must first register on the FAO iRecruitment site by clicking on the following link to register: http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

Applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

This vacancy is open to both male and female candidates. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.