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Research Assistant (1 Position) K MR 7 Vacancy No. FN-003-01-2022

Duties and Responsibilities:
 Register and consent study participants and assist with eligibility determination, screening and enrolment of study participants.
 Informed Consent administration per study protocol and collection of participant medical, surgical and reproductive history.
 Work in consultation with the study TAs in all steps above.
 Provide contraceptive counselling, HIV/AIDS counselling and testing and STI risk reduction assessment counselling and support.
 Pre-screening and screening of participants.
 Support in health talks to participants at the clinic and mobilization sources.
 Perform pelvic exams, cervical cancer screening, contraceptive counselling administration and removals.
 Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community in consultation with the study doctor.
 Ensure participant retention and adhere to site retention strategies.
 Maintain a good relationship with the community, study participants and other clinic staff.
 Maintain up to date participant visit notes.
 Administer Case Report Forms (CRFs), accurate recording of data on CRFs and perform self QC.
 Perform phlebotomy on all study participants.
 Assess adherence to study products and take anthropometric measurements.
 Develop and review clinic related SOPs.
 Laboratory results interpretation.
 Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports of personal study activities.
 Closely work with other staff members to ensure the success of the study.
Qualifications
 Diploma in Nursing – Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) with extensive and
recent hands-on clinical experience.
 MUST be registered with the Nursing officer’s Council of Kenya.
Required Experience
 More than two (2) years Clinical research experience.
 Knowledge of HIV prevention and treatment services.
 Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training in mental
Health/Psychiatry Nursing, is an added advantage.
Other Required Skills
 Commitment to integrity and high quality performance.
 Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
 Keen and attentive to detail.
 Ability to follow instructions and procedures.
 Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili.
 Counselling skills.
 Computer literacy.

Pharmaceutical Technologist KMR 8

RESPONSIBILITIES
 Dispense drugs to study participants
 Counsel clients on drugs administration and compliance
 Order corresponding supplies such as drugs, clinical items and other pharmaceutical items from
approved vendor(s) and sponsor organization(s).
 Maintain drug logs and manage inventory to assure adequate and accurate inventory levels are maintained
 Prepare pharmacy budget as per the needs of the study protocols
 Support and promote the safe and ethical use of investigational drugs
 Develop standard operating procedures for pharmacy management as per study protocols.
 Issue clinical items to clinicians and counselors
 Perform other functions as requested by the supervisor
Education and experience
 Diploma in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Technology from PPB accredited institution
 Must be enrolled with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board and in a professional association Experience
 At least three years’ experience
 Experience working in clinical research setting is an added advantage
 Experience and knowledge in vaccines and HIV care is vital
Terms of employment
Employment is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency

How to apply
a) All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
b) Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
c) Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: phrdrecruit@pipsthika.org not later than 15th February, 2022.

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