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Counseling Psychologist

Kenya Medical Research Institute
Homabay , Migori, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco through an NIH funded grant is setting up a new Study, SEARCHSAPPHIRE trial, aimed at piloting HIV treatment and prevention interventions with the goal of further reducing HIV incidence following the successes recorded in the SEARCH trial. The study will be conducted in Homabay and Migori counties.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology.
  • Registration with the Kenya Counseling Psychology Association
  • A valid counseling license
  • Relevant work experience in the field of HIV especially with adolescents and young adults.
Other required skills:
  • Post qualification experience in conducting field research, surveys or community based activities with people living with HIV will be an added advantage.
  • Strong Communication and organization skills; detail oriented
  • Independent judgment and resourcefulness, understanding of the local social and geographical landscape as well as the community required
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo required
  • Must be willing to work in rural remote settings of Suba, Mbita, Uriri & Rongo with extra hours and long distances travels.
  • Computer literacy a must
  • Some clinical research experience and having worked in a clinic/hospital set up preferred
  • Ability to ride a motorbike (with a valid driving license) will be an added advantage.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting training to providers and patients
  • Provide pre and post-test counselling to study participants
  • Administer the tablet questionnaire
  • Label Results card
  • Fill demographic info on Results Card
  • Responsible for safety of tablet and other study equipment assigned to them
  • Conduct meetings and communication with local leaders and community units
  • Participate in the ordering of supplies and equipment for home based counselling and testing with appropriate use of local resources when available
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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