Monday, June 17, 2013

KEMRI / USAMRU-K “The Walter Reed Project”

“The Walter Reed Project”
Vacancy No: 002/05/2013

“The Walter Reed Project” also known as KEMRI/USAMRU-K is a Research Based Organization that is affiliated to the Kenya Medical Research Institute. 
Our mission is to develop and test improved methods for predicting, detecting, preventing and treating infectious disease. 
The organization seeks to fill the following positions at the Malaria Diagnostics Centre (MDC):

1. Lead Coordinator, MDC
  • In charge of formulating and developing appropriate training curricula.
  • Organizing and coordinating training programs in Kisumu and other established sites. Establishing work priorities and schedules and assigning/reassigning duties so that the centre’s milestones are met.
  • Steering the activities of the MDC and ensuring efficient utilization of the centre’s resources
  • Planning and coordinating malaria related activities with partners/organizations.
  • Providing technical support to Division of Malaria Control/MoH and other organizations.
  • Writing funding proposals for MDC related activities
  • Preparing budgets.
  • Generating and compiling monthly and activity reports.
Skill and Experience:
  • BSc degree Biomedical Sciences or Medical Lab
  • Trained in GCLP
  • MSc degree in Project Management, Public Health, or Laboratory Science
  • A good understanding of Laboratory Malaria Diagnostics
  • Hands on post qualification experience in coordinating scientific research activities for a minimum of 3 years
  • Tested leadership qualities and ability to impart knowledge to others
  • A demonstrated ability to develop funding proposals
2. Presidents Malaria Initiative Project Coordinator
Job Responsibilities:
  • Liaise and coordinate with USAID/PMI Kenya, the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH), the Division of Malaria Control (DOMC), and other key stakeholders.
  • Develop work plans, reports and other documents as required by USAID/PMI and other key stakeholders
  • Oversee implementation of activities as outlined in the work plan
  • Ensure proposed activities and deliverables as captured in the work plan are achieved in a timely manner in line with USAID/PMI, MOH and DOMC objectives.
  • Development and implement monitoring and evaluation plans for proposed activities in line with USAID/PMI performance benchmarks.
  • Participate in planning, review and coordination meetings as scheduled.
Skills & Experience
  • Preferably a bachelor’s degree in health or social science with experience in health systems strengthening.
  • At least two years experience in malaria health systems strengthening
  • Familiarity with USAID/PMI project management systems and regulations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID/PMI, MOH officials, and other key stakeholders.
  • Experience in work plan development, report writing in addition to monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent computer, writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently
Applications should include the following: Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER), Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) with telephone number and e-mail address, Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, Copies of Certificates and Transcripts.
Applications are due no later than 25th June, 2013
Human Resource Manager, 
"The Walter Reed Project"
P.O. Box 54-40100, 
Or e-mail to
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
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