Research Care and Training Program (RCTP),Jobs career in Suba Kenya 2013

Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP), is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).
RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment program working in over 100 clinics in Nyanza Province, Kenya.
RCTP is seeking a motivated individual to fill the following vacancy for Sustainable East African Research for Community Health (SEARCH).
SEARCH is a five year cluster randomized trial to test whether universal ART can improve health, educational, and economic outcomes.
We are going to be conducting a household census in 12 communities and annual multi-disease diagnostic health campaigns.
We will also be supporting ART delivery through FACES clinics.

Job Title: SEARCH Information Technology Manager 

Vacancy No.FN-024-03-013
Reports to: SEARCH Study Coordinator
Duty Station: Suba with frequent travel to Rongo
Duration: Annual appointment,

Job Summary: Design, monitor, and coordinate data, communications, and IT systems for the SEARCH study.

Key Requirements:
  • Diploma in IT or related disciplines
  • Certificates in community work is an added advantage
Prior Work Experience
  • At least one (1) years’ relevant post-qualification experience
  • Previous experience in a clinical research trial will be an added advantage
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong analytical skills to identify and diagnose problems
  • Knowledge in tablet computers, finger print scanners technology
  • Knowledge in relational database development required
  • knowledge on mySQL is  an added advantage
  • Self-motivated, hardworking with good interpersonal skills
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work a s a team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Installation and maintenance of computer, tablet, and fingerprint scanners Installation of tablet soft wares and configuration of hardware systems
  • Assistance in project implementation and system deployment
  • Technical support to end-users
  • Liaison with vendors and services providers
  • Engage in practical research and initiate ideas that promote system availability & performance
Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter with current position and salary (if applicable),  and date available
  • A current CV
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Copies of official certificates
  • Copy of the latest pay slip
  • Names and telephone contacts of at least 3 referees
  • An email address and a telephone number (land line or mobile)
Applications should be sent electronically to the email addresses below and followed with hard copies of the same to the address below:

Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 614, Code 40100

Closing Date: 2nd April 2013

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