mHealth Trial Study Retention Officers Job Vacancies in Kenya

CHV NEO, a mHealth trial studying the effect community-based digital communication on neonatal mortality, Essential newborn care provision and care seeking is seeking Study Retention Officers.

Objective of this Position: To conduct study duties supporting participants for an RCT study of mothers and infants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Describe the study to women attending MNCH and conduct screening with facility clients to assess interest in and eligibility for participation in the research study.
  • Recruit and enroll participants into the study and other related study procedures.
  • Input/Record data per approved Standard Operating Procedures in an electronic database using tablets; communicate with data manager to transfer records and maintain devices.
  • Respond to patient study questions and concerns when necessary and as per the SOP and referring participants to appropriate care as needed.
  • Maintain proper communication between study site and study coordinator
  • Maintain adequate supplies at the study sites (for example, study forms)
  • Ensure strict compliance with ethical requirements for conduct of research, privacy and confidentiality of study participants and their data including supporting the informed consent process.
  • Submit summaries of recruitment and enrolment to the study coordinator and suggest any improvements to the study flow as appropriate.
  • Provide support in active trading and retention of study participants in the study including home visits.
  • Attend regular meetings with the Study coordinator to discuss study progress and activities
  • Provide support for non-research activities at the facility.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Essential Requirements:

  • Diploma/Degree in social work/Community Health/ counselling psychology or a related field
  • Familiar with Maternal and Child Health needs of the community
  • Experience working in the community
  • Interest in maternal, child and neonatal health
  • At least t wo years research experience
  • Excellent computer skills(Attach certificate)
  • Excellent use REDCAP for data collection
  • Held a previous position in Maternal and Child Health
  • Excellent communication skills: Must be able to communicate regularly with study coordinator via email and Zoom
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Language skills: fluency in English, Kiswahili, MUST be fluent in LUO
  • Team player with ability to work closely with other study staff at the site
  • Flexibility in the job location and start period.
  • Ability to input data into Android Tablet.
  • Must have an up to date certificate in Human Subjects.

Applications must include the following:

  • CLICK HERE to complete our online application form
  • Complete CV with 3 referees indicating their telephone contacts and e-mail contacts
  • Relevant certificates and testimonials

If qualified for the above post, please send your CV and testimonials addressed to the Principal Investigator, CHVNeo study to the email: by 12th December, 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.