Project Coordinator

Date Posted: Aug. 16, 2021, 4:45 p.m.

Kenya Medical Research - KEMRI

Job Description

KMR/ 5 Vacancy No. FN–031–07–2021 

Reports to: Co– Principle Investigator  

Duration: A renewable one year contract, as per KEMRI scheme of service. The first three months being probation period.



 A Master’s Degree in a health–related field with qualifications in public health or a related discipline preferred 

 Bachelor of Science or an equivalent Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or relevant field 

 Experience with community–based research for public health or clinical studies preferred 

 Knowledge on TB/COVID–19 epidemiology will be an added advantage

 Prior leadership experience managing research teams preferred 


Duties and Responsibilities: 

 Provide management oversight to the project and ensure it is in line with the approved protocol and work plan; 

 Coordinate implementation of all components of the study protocol at the site level.

 Provide technical support for all study components.

 Ensure compliance to protocol and procedures for all study components.

 Oversee participant recruitment, follow–ups and communications.

 Maintain all documents related to participant recruitment and consent, data collection and management.

 Oversee collection and management of data for all study components by research staff.

 Assist with administrative needs of research study, including procurement of supplies.

 Establish and monitor study plans, schedules, work hours, budgets and expenditures.

 Document and follow up on important actions and decisions from meetings.

 Assist in training, supervision and mentorship of the Kenya–based research staff  .

 Represent the TB–COVID project management and build strong cross–functional relationships with government authorities and other partners.

 Communicate on a regular basis with the project team on the progress of the overall project and related issues. 

 Organize and participate in study meetings (in–person, internet conference calls). 

 Assist with dissemination of study findings. 

 Act as liaison between investigators, participants and staff. 


Other required skills: 

 Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

 Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.

 Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and organize workload.

 Excellent time and resource management skills.

 Ability to work with tight timelines and meet deadlines.

 Ability to manage and supervise a multi–disciplinary team.

 Ability to plan, initiate, coordinate and enforce protocols, policies and procedures.

 High level of computers proficiency.

 Flexibility to work non–business hours; being available for calls outside of business hours due to time differences between the U.S. and Kenya.


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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