Retention Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Kenyatta National Hospital 

Position Title: Retention Officer

The retention Officer will be responsible for assisting the study nurses with recruiting and enrolling participants into the study in the selected facilities in Homabay and Siaya Counties. He/she will directly report to the Study coordinator


  • Work closely with the nurses to ensure a seamless and coordinated running of the study.
  • Contacting each study participant enrolled
  • Ensuring that the study participants receive adequate intervention and are compliant to the study procedures
  • Provide an effective personalized and individual support service to the study participants.
  • Prepare daily clinic summaries of women screened and recruited into the study
  • Defaulter tracing
  • Contribute to Pre-exposure prophylaxis awareness in the facilities
  • Preparing study participants for DEXA Scan procedures
  • Collect data per approved Standard Operating Procedures and input into Android tablet system (RedCap)

Essential requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of a Diploma in Social Work /Community Health from a recognized institution  
  • Must be Fluent in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo (common languages among our research participants)
  • At least two years research experience
  • Must have excellent skills in REDCAP for data collection
  • Must have a certificate in Human Subjects Protection
  • Must be conversant with the study area
  • Should have excellent computer skills
  • MUST have a certificate in Human Subjects Protection
  • Excellent communication skills: Must be able to communicate regularly with study coordinator via email and Zoom.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Team player with ability to work closely with other study staff at the site

Applications must include the following:

  • Application letter to principal investigator PrIMA-X study, complete CV with 2 referees indicating their telephone contacts and e-mail contacts
  • Relevant certificates and testimonials
  • If qualified for the above post, please send the above documents to the email by; 17th January 2024

NB: This position need to be filled within one week after the interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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