University of Washington GAP Kenya
Women’s Health Project, Mombasa
Community Liaison Officer (1 Position)
Project Description: The Women’s Health Project, based in Mombasa was established in 1993, and is a collaborative effort of the University of Nairobi (UoN), the University of Washington (UW), the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Mombasa County, the Ministry of Health, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), and the US President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
The objectives of the organization are:
- To provide high quality care to at-risk and HIV-positive women participating in the high-risk women’s cohort (Mombasa Cohort).
- To conduct innovative HIV and STI prevention and treatment research that will contribute substantially to local as well as global knowledge and implementation of effective interventions.
- To support HIV and STI prevention, care, and research efforts in Mombasa by training Kenyan researchers and practitioners, implementing technology transfer, and contributing to infrastructure development.
Main objective of this position
Interacting with PI, other members of the research and administrative team, research partner organizations, and public health professionals in Mombasa County.
The Community Liaison Officer position serves as the focal person for the outreach program, recruitment and retention, and assists in research data collection, entry, cleaning, and study logistics for different studies at the Women’s Health Project in Mombasa.
This position supervises 3 or more community outreach workers who implement the recruitment, retention and community engagement activities undertaken by the research project
Key responsibilities and tasks include;
- Serve as a liaison between research team and key stakeholders at partner institutions
- Coordinate project’s outreach program
- Identify strategies and recruit eligible participants for research studies
- Coordinate retention activities
- Administer research study surveys
- Assist in coordinating and attending site visits with staff
- Lead research dissemination events to communicate research results to the target population and research partners
- Assist with IRB submissions regarding protocol changes and annual reviews
- Assist in data entry and checking process
- Assist in qualitative data collection and analysis
- Coordinate field work, data abstraction, and management of implementation science research studies
- Perform any other assigned duties
Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience
- Holder of a Bachelor degree – Public Health/Social Sciences/ Community Health and Development/ Arts
- At least 1-2 years’ experience in a research setting
- Excellent knowledge of both the city and the peri-urban geographical region of Mombasa
- Strong computer skills
- Excellent management skills
- Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals
- Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment
- Able to work with minimal supervision, and be ready to work for long hours when necessary
- Fluency in Swahili
- Have certification in good clinical practices and human subjects training
- Familiarity working with HIV-infected or at-risk for HIV infection individuals
- Certificate in HIV testing and counselling
- Ability to conduct qualitative research interviews and focus group discussions, transcription and translation of qualitative data
- Knowledge qualitative analysis of research data
- Knowledge of implementation science research
How to Apply:
Applicants who meet the specified requirements should send
- Application letters
- Detailed CVs with 3 referees
- Copies of academic and professional certificates
- Payslip and/or current remuneration
- Other testimonials together with day-time telephone contact
Emails should be sent to email@example.com
Subject should read “Community Liaison Officer”
Closing date for applications is 5.00PM on Friday 7th May 2021.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.