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Field Clerk (Field worker)

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The community interviewer will report directly to the Field supervisor. S/He will be responsible for performing informed consent to biological parents or caretaker to children aged between 12-23 months, collecting a blood sample for malaria testing, administering questionnaire using tablets and taking MUAC as stipulated in the protocol. The Field Worker must ensure that the data collection in the field is conducted in the highest standards possible as per the MVIP study protocol. S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.
Essential Requirements:
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum grade of a D+ plus.
  • Good command of English, Swahili, Luo and/or Luhya languages, both spoken and written
  • Must be able to write brief reports and keep records.
  • Preferably residents of Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga, Busia, Siaya, Kisumu, Migori and Homabay
Desired Qualities:
  • Experience in household survey is an added advantage.
  • Experience in collection of blood samples also an added advantage.
  • Preference will be given to those who worked in the previous round of the malaria vaccine feasibility study (baseline household survey)

Responsibilities

  • Consent study participants
  • Collect a blood sample by finger prick
  • Perform a Malaria Rapid Diagnostics Tests.
  • Complete study forms accurately and completely
  • Ensure proper labelling and tracking of samples and accuracy before leaving the households.
  • Communicate with the Field Supervisors on field issues
  • Ensure that one has requisite supplies in good time
  • Attend study field debriefs and share progress of work
  • Be courteous, respectful, proactive, conscientious, punctual, honest and hardworking.
  • Work closely with the Team leaders.
  • Must be flexible to work during weekends and public holidays.
  • Be responsible for the study supplies and equipment’s while in the field.
  • Perform any other duties assigned or delegated by the study management.

Job Requirements

Required education: High, secondary school
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),
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