Research Assistants / HTS Counselors Job Vacancies in Kiambu and Nairobi

Position Title: Research Assistants / HTS Counselors

(16 Positions)

Location: Kiambu and Nairobi

A clinical research Project is currently seeking experienced individuals with excellent organizational and technical skills, who are team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.

Reporting to the Study Coordinator, the Research Assistants/HTS Counselors will support the studies through implementation of all components of the study protocols at the site level.

The study will be conducted in Nairobi and Kiambu counties.


  • Ensuring compliance to protocol and procedures for all study components
  • Conducting all study components in the preferred language (English, Kiswahili) of participants
  • Administering the informed consent process
  • Administering the client and provider surveys
  • Conducting HIV testing and counseling (HTS) services to the study participants where applicable
  • Offering health education, pre and post-HTS counselling services to study participants, where applicable
  • Tracking participants’ status for all study components
  • Ensuring completeness of all data collected (recordings, field notes, survey)
  • Participating in study meetings (in-person, internet conference calls)
  • Assisting with dissemination of study findings

Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, Sociology, Community Health & Development, Social Work, Counselling or any other relevant health/social sciences. Degree qualification in the related field will be an added advantage
  • NASCOP training and certification for HTS counselors
  • Experience in HIV Testing & Counselling. Training and experience in adolescent counseling will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with community-based research for public health or clinical studies preferred.
  • Experience with research studies or programs focused on adolescents added advantage
  • Experience in qualitative surveys and transcription is an added advantage
  • Training and experience in conducting quantitative surveys preferred
  • Be willing to work in informal and low-income settlements
  • Flexibility to work non-business hours; being available for calls outside normal business hours, due to time differences between the U.S.A and Kenya
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, communication and report writing skills
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS word, Excel and PowerPoint

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send application & CV with 3 referees to the following email address: by Friday 9th December 2022.

Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position. Have the title of the role you are applying for as the subject.

The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.