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Field Supervisor Job at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme - Career Opportunity in Kenya
Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 22 January 2021
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 13-01-2021
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 13-01-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 13-01-2065
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Field Supervisor

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Research , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Deadline of this Job:
22 January 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is based within the KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medical Research - (Coast). Our core activities are funded by the Wellcome Trust. We conduct integrated epidemiological, social, laboratory and clinical research in parallel, with results feeding into local and international health policy. Our research platforms include state-of-the-art laboratories, a demographic surveillance system covering a quarter of a million residents, partnership with Kilifi County Hospital in health care and hospital surveillance, a clinical trials facility, a vibrant community engagement programme and a dedicated training facility. The KWTRP leadership includes the Executive Director Philip Bejon, the KEMRI Centre Director Benjamin Tsofa, the Ag.
• Field Manager.
• Field Workers. .

• Train and supervise fieldworkers, carry out regular visits and spot checks to ensure adherence to data quality, ethical guidelines
• Ensure questionnaires/ data forms are well completed and track questionnaires/forms sent back for call-backs and take corrective action including re-training of field teams on use of research instruments.
• Participate in planning and carrying out community mobilization activities.
• Maintain relevant census documentation and records.
• Provide support and guidance to the Field Workers on data collection, resolve any problems and report on actions taken.
• Prepare reports on field operations as required.
• Take care of assigned equipment including timely reporting of damages and required repairs.
• Participate in continuous quality control and validation; chair weekly Field workers’ debriefs; attend weekly quality control meetings; attend quarterly CAST meetings;
• Supervise and evaluate census enumeration/manual editing and oversee mapping
• Offer technical support to the Field Management Office on how best to nest onto the KHDSS and to liaise with transport and other departments to overcome complicated logistics.
• And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

• Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Mean Grade C Minus (C-).
• Relevant Diploma from a renowned training institution.
• At least four years (4) experience of fieldwork
• Clear supervisory role in job description.
• Be registered with relevant professional body where applicable

• Co-ordination and management skills or technical skills
• Good organisational skills
• Strong Supervisory skills
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Team working with the ability to work in a multicultural environment

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Education Experience: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


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