KWTRP Hiring Research Medical Officer – Primary Healthcare

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Category: 

Medical Research Health

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Job Grade: 

7.11

Country: 

Kenya

Location: 

Nairobi

JOB PURPOSE: 

The research officer will be responsible for 1) Supporting a body of work focused on examining the impact, implementation, and political economy of primary healthcare interventions 2) Support policy engagement initiatives of HERU.

Description: 

REPORTS TO:  Study PI and Study Supervisor.

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: N/A

INDIRECTLY SUPERVISES: N/A

BUDGET AND RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITY:  None

JOB DIMENSIONS:

The primary responsibility will be to support a body of work focused on evaluating primary healthcare interventions aimed at achieving universal health coverage in Kenya.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

For the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) to:

  • Develop research proposals for ethics and scientific review.
  • Lead the implementation of studies once ethics review has been obtained.
  • Lead the analysis and write-up of study findings.
  • Support HERU policy engagement initiatives
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
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QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful applicant will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery (MBChB, MBBS or equivalent).
  • At least two years post-qualification experience in medical practice or health research environment.
  • Experience and skills in conducting evaluations in primary healthcare, and broader policy and systems research
  • Qualitative data analysis skills using NVIVO as a minimum.
  • A licensed Kenyan Medical practitioner

Desirable Criteria:

Excellent organizational and communication skills

COMPETENCIES:

  • Good writing skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills a meticulous approach to documentation (including word processing and spreadsheet skills)
  • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and meet deadlines.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS:

  • Office based.
  • Field work in selected counties.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the country.

Working hours:

Requires flexibility in the hours worked, with the priority being meeting the team’s research goals.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply for this post you must be a registered user. Log into your account then go to Vacancies, view the post and click on the button: “Apply for this job”.

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All applicants are required to state their current/last salary.

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, detailed curriculum vitae and valid clearance certificate (certificate of good conduct) during the interviews. 

The application closing date is 10th January 2024

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer. Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.  KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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