Vacancies in Mobile WACh NEO, Kenya 2019
Career Kenya: Vacancies in Mobile WACh NEO, Kenya 2019
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Mobile Solutions for Neonatal Health
and Maternal Support (Mobile WACh NEO), an mHealth trial studying the effect of
mobile phone interactive SMS dialogue on neonatal health, essential newborn
care, care seeking, and maternal mental health is seeking 
Study Retention Officers.



Objective of this Position: To conduct study duties supporting nurse and participants for an
RCT study of mothers and infants.

Duties and Responsibilities:



·        
Describe the study to women attending
MNCH and conduct screening with facility clients to assess interest in and
eligibility for participation in the research study.
·        
Assist study nurses with recruiting
and enrolling participants into the study and other related study procedures.
·        
Input/Record data per approved
Standard Operating Procedures in an electronic database using tablets;
communicate with data manager to transfer records and maintain devices.
·        
Respond to patient SMS communication
when necessary and as per the SOP and referring participants to appropriate
care as needed.
·        
Assist with translation of SMS
messages and study documents.
·        
Maintain proper communication between
study site and study coordinator
·        
Maintain adequate supplies at the
study sites (for example, study forms)
·        
Ensure strict compliance with ethical
requirements for conduct of research, privacy and confidentiality of study
participants and their data including supporting the informed consent process.
·        
Submit summaries of recruitment and
enrolment to the study coordinator and suggest any improvements to the study
flow as appropriate.
·        
Provide support in active tracing and
retention of study participants in the study including home visits.
·        
Attend regular meetings with the
Study coordinator to discuss study progress and activities
·        
Provide support for non-research
activities at the facility.
·        
Any other duties as assigned by the
supervisor.
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Higher Diploma/Diploma in social
work/Community Health or a related field.
·        
Familiar with Maternal and Child Health
needs of the community
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Experience working in the community
·        
Interest in maternal, child and
neonatal health
·        
At least two years research
experience
·        
Excellent computer skills
·        
Excellent use of mobile phones for
data collection and communication
·        
Held a previous position in Maternal
and Child Health
·        
Excellent communication skills: Must
be able to communicate regularly with study coordinator via email and Skype
·        
Good organizational skills
·        
Able to work with minimal supervision
·        
Language skills: fluency in English,
Kiswahili, and Luo
·        
Team player with ability to work
closely with other study staff at the site
·        
Flexibility in the job location and
start period.
·        
Ability to input data into Android
phone system
·        
Must have up to date certificate in
Human Subjects.
Mobile Solutions for Neonatal Health and Maternal Support
(Mobile WACh NEO), an mHealth trial studying the effect of mobile phone
interactive SMS dialogue on neonatal health, essential newborn care, care
seeking, and maternal mental health is seeking a 
Data Manager.
Objective of this Position: To conduct study duties for an RCT study of mothers
and infants.
Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Develop a database of information on
neonatal health, family planning and maternal health and modification of data
collecting instruments.
·        
Monitoring input of data to ensure
accuracy, consistency, quality and integrity of data.
·        
Routine data cleaning, analysis using
STATA or R and data backup both internally and online.
·        
Design and execution of individual
and collaborative statistical analyses.
·        
Maintain study data collection
devices (tablets), including but not limited to preparing applications for use
in data collection, monitoring security and access restrictions, and
coordinating repair or replacement of devices as needed.
·        
Instruct and train study staff in use
of data collection instruments, devices and applications and respond to any
questions or concerns regarding the electronic database and/or devices.
·        
Assist Seattle-based data team with
database development and testing of data collection forms.
·        
Assist team with any issues related
to the electronic database or devices, including but not limited to resolving
Internet connectivity issues, ensuring the application uses the most up-to-date
data collection forms, and updating device software or applications as needed.
·        
Ensure research staff send data to
the study database server as specified in the study’s standard operating
procedures.
·        
Obtain and/or manage research data
obtained from external sources, such as MCH and Maternity registers or health
records not affiliated with the research study.
·        
Prepare and generate weekly data
reports for data quality and outcomes monitoring; send reports and communicate
findings to study leadership team.
·        
Respond to questions and concerns
from the study leadership team regarding data quality and data security and
maintain proper communication between study site, study coordinator and Study
Primary Investigator (PI).
·        
Ensure strict compliance with ethical
requirements for the conduct of research, privacy and confidentiality of study
participants and their data.
·        
Attend regular meetings with the
study PI and/or Study coordinator to discuss study progress and activities.
·        
Provide support for non-research
activities at the facility.

·        
Any other duties as assigned by the
supervisor.
·        
Bachelor’s Degree in Public
Health/Epidemiology/Statistics/Health Information Systems or a related field.
Advanced degree in either field will be an added advantage.
·        
Interest in maternal, child and
neonatal health with experience working with maternal and child health data.
·        
At least two years’ experience in
data management on a research study
·        
Experience with developing and
implementing data management systems and protocols at RMNCH departments.
·        
Experience in computer programming
and/or health information systems desired.
·        
Excellent knowledge of quantitative
and qualitative health data.
·        
Excellent use and experience with
smart phone or tablet technology for data collection, such as with REDCap or
Open Data Kit applications.
·        
Held a previous position in Maternal
and Child Health
·        
Excellent communication skills: Must
be able to communicate timely and regularly with PI and study coordinator via
email and Skype both the local and international based ones.
·        
Strong analytical, written,
organizational and verbal communication skills
·        
Language skills: fluency in English,
Kiswahili, and Luo
·        
Team player with ability to work
closely with other study staff at the site
·        
Flexibility in the job location and
start period.
·        
Demonstrated ability to plan, lead,
coordinate, and accomplish both data management and research tasks.
·        
Ability to work effectively with
hardworking, conscientious minimal supervision and as a member of a
collaborative team.
·        
Respectful, punctual, with attention
to detail and good work ethic.
·        
Have an up to date certificate in
human subjects training and good clinical practice.
Mobile Solutions for Neonatal Health and Maternal Support
(Mobile WACh NEO), an mHealth trial studying the effect of mobile phone
interactive SMS dialogue on neonatal health, essential newborn care, care
seeking, and maternal mental health is seeking 
Study Nurses.
Objective of this Position: To conduct study duties for an RCT study of mothers and
infants.
Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Discuss study procedures and conduct
screening with facility clients to assess interest in and eligibility for
participation in the research study.
·        
Perform the informed consent
processes, obtain written and/or verbal consent for research procedures and
document the consent process as needed.
·        
Input/Record data per approved
Standard Operating Procedures in an electronic database using tablets;
communicate with data manager to transfer records and maintain devices.
·        
Develop a database of information on
neonatal health, family planning and maternal health
·        
Respond to patient SMS communication
daily and as per the SOP and referring participants to appropriate care as
needed.
·        
Update SMS system with patient
information
·        
Maintain proper communication between
study site, study coordinator and Study Primary Investigator (PI).
·        
Maintain adequate supplies at the
study sites (for example, study forms)
·        
Submit daily summary of study
progress to the study coordinator, Study (PI) or co-Investigators and suggest
any improvements to the study procedures as appropriate
·        
Ensure strict compliance with ethical
requirements for the conduct of research, privacy and confidentiality of study
participants and their data.
·        
Submit summaries of recruitment and
enrolment to the study coordinator
·        
Attend regular meetings with the
study PI and/or Study coordinator to discuss study progress and activities
·        
Provide support for non-research
activities at the facility.
·        
Any other duties as assigned by the
supervisor.
·        
Registered Nurse/Higher Diploma in
nursing
·        
Interest in maternal, child and
neonatal health
·        
At least two years research
experience post internship
·        
Trained in computer skills
·        
Previous experience in the use of
mobile phones for data collection and communication
·        
Held a previous position in Maternal
and Child Health
·        
Excellent communication skills: Must
be able to communicate regularly with PI and study coordinator via email and
Skype
·        
Good organizational skills
·        
Able to work with minimal supervision
·        
Language skills: fluency in English,
Kiswahili
·        
Team player with ability to work
closely with other study staff at the site
·        
Flexibility in the job location and
start period.
Applications must include the following:
·        
Completed online
application form (
CLICK HERE to access)
·        
Complete CV with 2 referees
indicating their telephone contacts and email contacts
·        
Relevant certificates and testimonials

If qualified for the above post, please send your CV to
the email: mwachneostudy2019@gmail.com by 15th January 2020

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