COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LEAD/ OR A NURSE RESEARCHER (FEMALE)

Africa International University is a private Chartered International Christian University with its main Campus located in Karen, Nairobi. Our Mission is to educate Christ centred leaders for the transformation of God’s people and the world through innovative programs, research and community engagement.

HEAt exposuRe impacts on maTernal and Neonatal Health (HEARTH) Kenya Project is a collaboration between AIU and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), funded by Medical Research Fund (MRF) under the Climate Impacts Call (https://www.medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk/projects/impactsofindoorandoutdoorheatexposureonmaternalandneonatalhealthinruralkenya). The Project domiciled in the Environmental Health And Governance Centre (EHAG), at the school of business is a 3-year project in Kilifi, Kenya. We invite qualified candidates who are driven by research excellence in climate and health to apply for the following positions: 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LEAD/ OR A NURSE RESEARCHER (FEMALE) – 15 MONTHS 

The HEARTH KENYA PROJECT project will specifically target mothers who have recently given birth and their newborns. This individual will navigate interactions with mothers, conduct home visits, and collaborate with community health volunteers, leaders, Chiefs, and health clinic staff. Given the sensitivity and criticality of this role to the project’s success, the Community Engagement lead should have the following qualifications:

  • A mature female, conversant with Kilifi culture, either born there or through work experience with a good mastery of Kiswahili. 
  • She should have experience working with mothers in the health facilities and homes, conversant weighing newborns and working with postpartum mothers and community health volunteers.
  • She should be a nurse, a social scientist or a public health specialist. A nurse with research experience is preferred to help with clinical data interpretation.
  • She will work closely with project manager and research interns to collect both qualitative and quantitative data, eliciting conversations with women and working closely with the project manager and research interns to install data loggers in the homes.
  • She should be someone who can step in if the Project Manager is absent. She must show a good mastery on protocol implementation, data protection, participants’ confidentiality and consenting process.
  • She must have experience recruiting difficult to engage patients in the homes and in health facility settings.
  • She must be a good writer to contribute to peer-reviewed publications.
  • She must be able to interpret clinical data.

Requirement for Appointment:

  1. Minimum of a Diploma in Nursing (KRCHN) from a recognized institution
  2. A registered member of the Nursing Council of Kenya
  3. Must have worked in a similar position for at least 2 years
  4. Excellent computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, internet etc.
  5. Personal Attributes: High level of integrity, team player, emotional intelligence and collaboration
  6. Experience working in a research setting or project will be an added advantage

How to Apply

Applications should be emailed to job.application@aiu.ac.ke. Attach a cover letter, detailed resume, and duly filled job application form. The deadline for application is 14th June 2024 5.00 p.m.