HOPE Project Retention Officers Career Opportunities in Kenya

Job Title: Retention Officers

HOPE Project, Kisumu and Homabay

The Research and Programs Office at Kenyatta National Hospital in collaboration with the University of Washington is seeking to fill the following positions.

HOPE study is looking to hire 2 retention officers to be based in Homabay and Kisumu starting May 2023.

The objective of HOPE study is to understand the effect of maternal HIV status and treatment on long term developmental and mental health outcomes.

This study will be conducted in Kenyan children and adolescents age 6 weeks-18 years at 5 hospitals in Nairobi and Kisumu.

Position: Retention Officers (2 Positions)

Qualified Kenyan candidates are invited to fill the above positions on one year renewable contract subject to merit, ability and competencies as reflected in work performance and results.

Reporting to: Study Coordinator

Location: Kisumu County

Duties and responsibilities

  • Follow up recruited and enrolled participants.
  • Contacting study participants to remind them clinic days
  • Ensuring that the study participants comply with study procedures.
  • Work closely with the nurses to ensure a seamless and coordinated running of the study.
  • Provide an effective personalized and individual support service to the study participants.
  • Prepare daily clinic summary reports of women screened and recruited into the study
  • Tracing of study participants.
  • Providing to the Study Coordinator weekly activities report

Academic Qualification

  • Diploma in Social Work, Community Development or any other relevant course

Required experience

Two years experience in HIV and ART Management, diagnosis and treatment procedures of conditions associated support with HIV and adherence in adolescence.


  • Effective Communication English, Kiswahili
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Good time Management
  • Team Player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Client service support and public relations
  • Must be conversant with the study area
  • Computer literate

How to Apply

Interested applicants MUST send a cover letter stating current position of employment highlighting duties and responsibilities and state date of availability to begin work if successful.

Attach CV indicating two (2) referees indicating their telephone contacts and e-mail contacts and relevant copies certificates and testimonials.

Also Include two (2) recommendation letters (minimum) and a copy of last pay slip and email to hopestudy2021@gmail.com

The deadline for application is 22nd April, 2023

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by April 25th, 2023