HOPE Study Nurse Counselors Jobs in Kisumu, Kenya

Home-based Partner Education and testing (HOPE) Study

Vacancy for Nurse Counselors

Position:  Nurse Counselors (2 positions)

Location
: Kisumu

Reporting to:  Study Coordinator

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Screen and enroll eligible women at the antenatal clinic
  • Ensure proper administration of consent procedures
  • Administer screening and enrollment questionnaires to participants
  • Utilize Open Data Kit (ODK) on mobile phones to complete data collection
  • Ensure that data are collected accurately and resolve any discrepancies
  • Perform follow-up visits with participants in clinic setting
  • Perform HIV rapid testing and counseling for adult participants
  • Collect uncontaminated blood samples from infants on filter paper for HIV testing
  • Present basic education about HIV testing and prevention
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for the Study Coordinator
  • Provide on-going counseling and make relevant referrals for on-going support including medical clinics, TB clinics, support groups, post test clubs, etc.
  • Assist with Maternal and Child Health activities as needed
  • Perform other duties as directed by study coordinator
Qualifications:
  • KRCHN or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Minimum of one year previous experience in clinical or research activities
  • Familiarity with HIV-testing, prevention, and treatment strategies
  • Basic computer skills particularly for Word-processing, spreadsheets and e-mail
  • Strong communication skills in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo
  • Female candidates encouraged to apply
Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:
  • Experience with couple counseling and HIV testing, PMTCT, and/or HIV treatment
  • Certificate in Voluntary Counseling and Testing or HTC from NASCOP
  • Training in research ethics
  • Familiarity with smart phone technology for data collection
  • Attention to detail and good work ethic
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Respectful, punctual, hardworking, conscientious
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team
Expectations:
  • Full-time position
  • Position length is 21 months, provided good performance
  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
  • Based in Kisumu, with travel throughout the surrounding area as needed
Interested individuals who meet the above qualifications should submit a letter of interest via email to hope.study.ke@gmail.com by 30th  June, 2013, indicating the position title on the subject line. 
Additionally, a recently updated CV, 1 letter of reference, and the contact information for 2 additional references should be included as attachments.