Job Title: Research Officer - Malaria parasite detection by PCR

Reference Number: RO-09-11

Category: Research, Science and Biotechnology

Salary: Kshs. 105, 174

Grade: 5.4

Location: Kilifi

Country: Kenya

Job Summary:

The purpose of this appointment is to establish a system for high throughout PCR detection of malaria.

Reporting Lines:

The post reports to the Principal Investigator and will be responsible overall to the Scientific Director.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Test and optimise DNA extraction procedure using high-throughput machines.
  • Perform high-throughput DNA extraction.
  • Test and optimise real-time PCR assays for malaria parasite detection.
  • Perform high throughput PCR assays.
  • Manage the data and samples from these assays.
Skills and Competence:

Job Qualifications:
  • BSc in Biological Sciences
  • An MSc in Biological Sciences.
Job Experience and Competencies:

Post holder will have:
  • Prior experience of working in the Laboratory and performing PCR assays
  • Good computer skills and familiar with database management.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good team player as well as able to work independently.
  • Good communication skills
  • Highly motivated.
Job Application Procedure:

Click here to apply online

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.

The job application closing date is 26th September 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Title: Research Officer - Analysis of Human Resources for Health Data

Reference Number: RO-08-11

Category: Research, Science and Biotechnology

Salary: Kshs. 105, 174

Grade: 5.4

Location: Nairobi

Country: Kenya

Job Summary:

The job holder will develop work analysing the Kenyan Human Resources informatics System data. The post will require someone with data handling skills and statistical or epidemiological training and ideally, analysis experience who has an interest in human resources for health work.

Reporting Lines: The post reports to the Principal Investigator also liaising with collaborators in CDC and Emory University, USA.

Job Dimensions:
  1. Liaison with senior personnel in government and professional associations
  2. Database handling and documentation
  3. Data analysis using statistical methods and software
  4. Report writing and scientific reporting for presentation and publication
  5. Development of proposals for future work and continued funding
  6. Planning and supervision of fieldwork
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop structured literature search approaches and carry out literature searches of major Liaison with Ministry of Health, Nursing and Clinical Officer Councils and Medical Practitioners Board
  • Evaluation of existing database, creation of appropriate data dictionaries (meta-data) and data cleaning.
  • Descriptive analyses of data on: nurses, clinical officers and doctor.
  • Report writing for MoH, professional councils and collaborator.
  • Writing of scientific reports for presentation and publication
  • Development of proposals for cohort analysis to describe migration / retention etc with support from supervisors
  • Conduct of fieldwork to verify components of the HRIS database
  • Liaison with Dr. A Noor to develop geographic information platform for HR database
Skills and Competence:

Job Qualifications and skills:
  • Degree in health related subject (eg. BSN) or epidemiology / statistics / surveying / geography
  • MPH or MSc in Epidemiology / Statistics / Informatics or geography
  • Good computer skills in basic office programmes
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good presentation skills (use of powerpoint or other media) and communication skills
  • Understanding of health system and interest in HRH
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to supervise staff in field work
Job Experience:

Post holder will have:
  • Data management skills – experience with large databases
  • Use of statistical software and conduct of prior analyses (e.g. use of R, STATA, SAS, SPSS etc)
Job Application Procedure:

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Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.

The Job application closing date is 16th September 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Title: Research Officer - Qualitative Research on Human Resources for Health

Reference Number: RO-08-11

Category: Research, Science and Biotechnology

Salary: Kshs. 105, 174

Grade: 5.4

Location: Nairobi

Country: Kenya

Job Summary:

The position holder will be expected to plan, carry out and manager research studies in areas of human resources research beginning with work on absenteeism and instructed by their line manager.

Reporting Lines: The post reports to the Principal Investigator.

Job Dimensions:
  • With senior scientists undertake literature review on topics of relevance to Human Resources for Health
  • With senior scientists develop approach to collect new data on topics of relevance to Human Resources for Health
  • With senior scientists develop reports and publications on topics of relevance to Human Resources for Health
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop structured literature search approaches and carry out literature searches of major scientific databases and grey literature if appropriate
  • Identify relevant literature, archive searches and literature, abstract key findings summarise / provide feedback on findings based on narrative review.
  • Write in scientific formats systematic / narrative reviews as required, provide support in the preparing related presentations and disseminate and communicate findings.
  • Update literature searches / archive / reviews as required over time
  • Prepare and submit research papers, reports etc as may be required and with support from senior scientists.
  • With more senior scientists develop and submit proposals and research protocols and ensure all approval requirements have been met.
  • Prepare work plans linked to proposals and budgets, review against requirements and monitor to ensure research progress.
  • With more senior scientists develop appropriate research tools and methodologies and train field/ data collection teams on their use/application.
  • Identify, screen and engage potential subjects in order to determine their suitability as study participants.
  • Collect, collate and analyse/ interpret data and present reports on results/ conclusions addressing research questions (prepare tables, graphs, fact sheets etc as required).
  • For quantitative date help oversee data entry and cleaning activities including undertaking accuracy and validity checks and initiating correction of errors.
  • Actively participate in and attend scientific/departmental meetings and conferences and initiate in-house seminars, workshops and discussion forums to present and discuss research findings, breakthroughs etc
  • Maintain up to date and accurate records of all studies and results.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Skills and Competence:

Job Qualifications:
Job Experience:

Post holder will have:
  • At least 1 years experience in research using various research methodologies and tools and in a health or health related environment
  • Sound theoretical knowledge and understanding of research methodologies and protocols
  • Experience using basic statistical analyses
Job Competencies:
  • Analytical skills, ability to develop a new area of research with more senior scientists and capacity for follow through
  • Attentive to detail
  • Proactive, initiative, flexibility and willingness to help, learn and take on additional roles
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team worker, able to work in a multi-cultural environment, punctual and high integrity.
Job Application Procedure:

Click here to apply online

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.

The application closing date is 16th September 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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About AMREF

AMREF is the largest international health development non-governmental organization based in Africa.

Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health.

Headquartered in Kenya, AMREF has programmes in Ethiopia, Uganda, Southern Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners.

For more information visit our website www.amref.org.

We are seeking to fill the position of Administrative Assistant, Ref: CHR/11/08-14 to be based at AMREF Headquarters

Job Position: Administrative Assistant

Directorate: Operations

Unit: Corporate Finance

Physical Location: AMREF Headquarters

Reports to: Corporate Finance Manager

Main Purpose of Job

To provide general administrative support to Corporate Finance by ensuring effective communication, information processing and logistics coordination

Key Responsibilities

Secretarial support and information flow
  • Receives and reviews correspondence to the office
  • Provide the relevant case history
  • Prepare routine responses for the manager or directs it within the unit for action as relevant
  • Receiving and dispatching correspondence
  • Completing forms in accordance with foundation procedures
  • Conducting searches to find needed information using such sources as the Internet
Reception
  • Receives all visitors and acts as the first point of reference for all queries to the unit
  • Answering telephones and giving information to callers, taking messages or transferring calls to appropriate individuals
Planning
  • Coordinating the director’s calendar of events through communications to relevant offices both internal and external
  • Annual planning as well as ad hoc planning of activities
Organising
  • Coordinating the execution of events under the office including meetings, workshops and other work-related gatherings
Reporting
  • Processing and distributing a variety of reports including minutes, monthly and annual reports from the office as required
Information Management
  • Developing and maintaining relevant databases and filing systems for optimal management of information and contacts
Office Management
  • Maintaining the office inventory and stationary supplies and utility services maintenance
Liaisons
  • Liaising with both external and internal contacts in coordination with the director to ensure follow-up and execution of planned activities. This includes but is not limited to AMREF collaborators, donors, partners, managers and staff as may be relevant
Budget Control
  • Monitoring the office budget and support its preparation as needed
Required Qualifications

Education and knowledge
  • Diploma in Management, KSCE
  • Knowledge of modern office procedures
Experience
  • 3 years in office support
  • Office management in a busy office environment
Skills
  • Report writing
  • Planning and organization
  • Detailed
  • Proactive
  • Team work
  • Interpersonal
  • Communication skills
Competences
  • Confidentiality
  • Ethical
  • Integrity
  • reliability
  • Ability to work within deadlines
Mental Competencies

Problem Analysis
  • The job requires a professional and analytical approach to office administration.
Flexible Thinking
  • The job requires creative problem solving within the framework of set corporate policies and procedures.
Decision Making
  • The job requires ability to make timely and well-considered decisions based on corporate policies
Communications

Oral

Internal: The job demands a high level of oral communication skills in order to effectively communicate with other departments and staff members

External: The job demands a high level of oral communication skills in order to effectively communicate with external parties including banks, debtors, creditors, country offices

Written:

Internal: The job demands a high level of written communication skills in order to effectively communicate with other departments and staff members

External: The job demands a high level of written communication skills in order to effectively communicate with external parties including banks, debtors, creditors, country offices and donors

Environmental Conditions

Corporate Policies, Systems, Procedures and Methods

The job demands a thorough understanding of corporate culture and Human Resource Management policies and procedures

Work Environment

Normal office environment

Hours of Work

Normal working hours. Job holder may be required to work outside normal working hours due to the nature of the work in general

If you feel that you meet the criteria, complete the online application form here attaching your CV. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We encourage those interested to send their applications by Friday, 09 September 2011.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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