Kenya Medical Research Recruitment Form 2023/2024

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Last Updated on June 28, 2023

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified and eligible candidates for the Kenya Medical Research Recruitment 2023.

Kenya Medical Research Recruitment Form 2023

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions;

  1. Assistant Principal Research Scientist (Trainers) – 4 positions
  2. Principal Librarian
  3. Principal Legal Officer
  4. Principal Cateress
  5. Principal Driver

Assistant Principal Research Scientist (Trainers) – 4 positions

Position Description

  • The Assistant Principal Research Scientist will be reporting to the Director, Directorate of Research Capacity Building

Job Specifications
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifying research gaps in line with the Institute’s research priority areas;
  • Development of research proposals in the relevant research thematic area;
  • Implementing pre-clinical and clinical research projects and/or supervise designated aspects of the work;
  • Conducting medical examinations and writing medical reports;
  • General diagnosis, care, treatment and provision of specialized clinical care for study participants;
  • Conducting community diagnosis, care and treatment during Corporate Social
  • Responsibility (CSR) activities;
  • Establishing strategic partnerships for research, training, innovations, technology;
  • Sourcing for grants to fund the approved research protocols;
  • Supervising junior professional and technical staff attached to his/her pre-clinical and clinical research program,
  • Monitoring and evaluating implementation of research projects;
  • Writing manuscripts, reports and translating research findings into lay language;
  • Disseminating and translating research findings for evidence based policy formulations and implementation;
  • Identifying technology with potential for intellectual property protection;

Person Specifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields;-Medicine and surgery, Dentistry, Veterinary, Pharmacy or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following fields;-, Clinical Medicine/ Surgery/ Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy;

OR

  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Biomedical Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Public Health, any relevant Social Science, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Developed at least twelve (12) proposals, six (6) of which have been funded;
  • Published at least six (6) articles in refereed journals with at least three (3) article as the first or lead author;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer application; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Strategic thinking;
  • Proposal writing skills;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Creativity and Innovativeness;
  • Critical thinking skills;
  • Research fundraising skills;
  • Communication and reporting skills;
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Networking and ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Team player

Principal Librarian

Position description

  • The Librarian will be reporting to the Director, Research Capacity Building

Job Specifications
Duties and responsibilities will entail;

  • Initiating formulation and reviewing of library information policies;
  • Legislation, standards, rules and regulations and facilitate their implementation;
  • Overseeing the development of programs and activities to promote library and information service and reading culture;
  • Validating networking and collaboration programs;
  • Ensuring library and information services are in conformity with international standards, procedures and norms;
  • Advising the Institute on all matters pertaining to management of library information services;
  • Coordinating library and information activities in all Centres within the Institute;
  • Liaising with stakeholders to mobilize resources for library information services; overseeing and reviewing budget proposals for the department;
  • Facilitating innovation and review of library information services and products;
  • Overseeing monitoring, evaluation and report on implementation of library service programs; and
  • Development, implementation and realization of the department’s strategic objectives, performance contracts and appraisal systems.

Person Specifications
For appointment to this grade an officer must have: –

  • At least eight (8) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been in supervisory role;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Library or Information Studies or their recognized qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Post graduate diploma in Library or Information Studies;
  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Studies or their recognized qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications;
  • Demonstrated merit, skills and abilities as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Planning, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Communication and reporting skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams

Principal Legal Officer

Job Specification
The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

  • Providing legal advice to the Management on specific aspects under the directive of the Deputy Director (Legal Services).
  • Drawing contracts, agreements and other legal documents for the Institute;
  • Undertaking research on different information to ensure that the Institute is acting in accordance with all applicable laws;
  • Preparing Quarterly Legal Reports;
  • Identifying legal and compliance risks and issues relative to the Institute’s intended actions;
  • Managing the risk exposure of the Institute by ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements;
  • Drafting of legal opinions and preparing witnesses for court attendance;
  • Review pleadings filed in court from time to time;
  • Attendance of court from time to time to monitor progress of court cases involving the Institute;
  • Undertaking conveyance for the Institute properties;
  • Handling of intellectual property rights aspects of the institution.
  • Undertaking such assignments as may be assigned by immediate supervisor;

Person Specifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • At least eight (8) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been at supervisory role;
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Business Administration, Public Administration or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution is an added advantage;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya;
  • Membership to the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).
  • Valid practicing licence;
  • Management course lasting not less four (4) weeks;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Demonstrated work performance and results; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution. Certification in Data Protection and 3 years’ experience in a Data protection environment will be an added advantage.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Analytical skills
  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Team player 

Principal Cateress

Job specifications
The duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

  • Policy development and implementation for the section
  • Developing and coordinating the implementation of catering procedures and guidelines;
  • Involved in budget making and controls for the section.
  • Carrying out regular checks to determine the functionality of the catering equipment
  • Providing specifications for the procurement of catering equipment and materials;
  • Keeping records of the catering equipment, materials and supplies;
  • Manage the catering section and ensure efficiency
  • Carrying out coaching and mentoring catering staff interns and trainees; and preparing periodical reports.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of a strategic plan and performance targets for the section.

Person specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

  • At least eight (8) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been in supervisory role;
  • 2-3 years Diploma in any of the following disciplines; Institutional Management; Catering and Accommodation Management; Hospitality Management; Technology in Hotel and Restaurant management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • 2 years Higher National Diploma in any of the following disciplines; Institutional Management; Catering and Accommodation Management;
  • Hospitality Management; Technology in Hotel and Restaurant management OR Bachelor degree in any of the discipline Technology in Hotel and Restaurant Management; Hospitality Management; Foods and Nutrition;
  • Technology in Nutrition and Dietetics; OR
  • Bachelor degree in any of the following disciplines; Institutional Management;
  • Catering and Accommodation Management; Hospitality Management;
  • Technology in Hotel and Restaurant management; Foods and Nutrition;
  • Technology in Nutrition and Dietetics; \
  • Registration/certification with a relevant professional body;
  • Supervisory Course not lasting less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer application;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Planning and supervisory skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication and reporting skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Mentorship skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills 

Principal Driver

Job Specifications
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Driving vehicles as authorized;
  • Carrying out routine checks on the vehicles;
  • Detecting and report malfunctioning of vehicles system;
  • Maintaining records of vehicles;
  • Ensuring security and safety of the vehicle;
  • Ensure safety of the passengers and or goods therein;
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle;
  • Ensuring adherence to or observations of traffic laws; and
  • Reporting any incidents to police and/or the office immediately they occur.

Person Specifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • At least eight (8) years relevant work experience where applicable;
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade of D+ or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Valid driving license free from any current endorsements and valid for any of the classes of vehicles which the officer is required to drive;
  • Passed the Suitability Test for Drivers Grade II;
  • First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week from St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution.
  • Customer Service Training Certificate from Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution;
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya police;
  • Proficiency in computer application;
  • Demonstrated work performance and results; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution. 

Method of Application

Terms of Employment:

  • Employment is for one (1) year contract as per KEMRI Human Resource Policy and Procedures Manual with a probation period for the first three (3) months.

The following will be required during the interviews:- Certificate of good conduct, HigherEducation Loans Board compliance certificate, KRA Tax compliance certificate, Credit Reference Bureau clearance certificate, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance.
Kindly attach your cv, cover letter, copies of certified academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant documents.
All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website www.kemri.go.ke/erecruitment – E-Recruitment Portal on or before 16th July, 2023 latest 5.00 p.m

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. KEMRI does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview and processing of offerletter. If asked for a fee, report such requests immediately.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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