BOHEMIA (Broad One-Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa) is a UNITAID funded project affiliated to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) conducting a cluster randomized controlled trial (cRCT) to evaluate ivermectin mass drug administration (MDA) to humans and cattle for malaria prevention trial in Kwale county. The project’s local implementing partner is KEMRI, through Kwale and Kilifi KEMRI Centers. The project is seeking to appoint a pharmacist to support the team in implementing a robust, multi-faceted cluster randomised controlled trial based in Kwale country.
POSITION: Pharmacist (1 position)
Job Grade: KMR 5
REPORTING TO: Study Principal Investigator
The candidate will be expected to perform investigational medical product (IMP) related duties from drug importation, repackaging, storage, handling, dispensing and disposal as well as ensuring adequate documentation is in place throughout. The study pharmacist will work together with a clinical team and will supervise pharmacy technologists. The pharmacist will report to the principal investigator.
• Degree in pharmacy from PPB accredited institution. • Must be registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board. • Hold a valid practicing license. • Must have previous experience working in clinical trials and knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP). • Additional qualification or training in health research related field is desirable. Key
Skills and Competencies
• Experience working in Kwale • At least three years’ experience working in a clinical trial or research setting or equivalent • Experience working in community-based projects • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Effective written communication skills, including project reporting, including using MS Word, Power point, and MS Excel • Works professionally and ethically with competence, accountability, and integrity • PPS training
Terms of Employment
One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months.
Salary is payable within the stated job grade. Applications MUST include the following: • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER) • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address • Contacts of three referees including telephone numbers and/or e-mail addresses • Copies of Certificates. • Contact telephone number Application letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director, CGMR (C), P. O. Box 428– 80108 Kilifi.
Application deadline is January 4, 2023
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER.
IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY TO RELEVANT AUTHORITY
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted