Community Health Worker - 4 Positions

Date Posted: Jan. 17, 2023, 4:56 a.m.

KEMRI (Kenya Medical Research)

Job Description

Vacancy No. CGHR/336/01/23

Job description:

Reporting to the study coordinator the field technician will be responsible for consenting, follow up and retention of study participants. S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.


Assist in identification of potential participants

Consent and recruit eligible participants

Ensure consistent implementation of research protocol over time

Schedule participants for follow ups

Complete study forms accurately & completely

Ensure he/she has the requisite supplies in good time

Work closely with the data team to resolve queries

Maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive research information

Participate in monthly program meetings

Must be able to relate well with MOH staff and CHVs and the community

Perform any other duties assigned/delegated by the study management.


Diploma in social work, nutrition and community health development or any related social science from a recognized institution

Training in GCP

Ability to ride a motorbike and in possession of a valid driving license endorsed as relevant

Experience in electronic data collection e.g. smartphone, tablets

Be a resident or willing to live and work in the study area

Skills and abilities

Experience working in a research /hospital setting is an added advantage

Ability to speak, understand and translate either Luo, English & Swahili


Ability to maintain project schedules and work extra hours as needed

Ability to perform all duties and responsibilities independently, in a timely manner with minimal supervision

Attention to details and good work ethics

Must be able to write brief reports and keep records that are clear and legible

Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team

Must be courteous, proactive, hardworking and have good organizational skills

How To Apply

Applications should include the following: 

  • Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)
  • A current CV with names of at least 2 referees
  • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice and/or Human Subjects Protection
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates

If you believe you meet the stated requirements please apply to 

The Deputy Director, 
1578-40100, Kisumu 

The subject in the vacancy header should be the vacancy number

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