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IAAHD Research / Study Nurse Job

The consortium of Vulnerable Groups Associations through International Action Against Hunger and Drought is seeking the services of Study Nurses in Kenya.


HIV testing during emergency care is an opportunity to reach persons who are not well engaged with HIV Testing Services (HTS) in other settings and provides particularly good access to young adults, men, and key populations, which are priority groups for testing and HIV self-testing (HIVST) initiatives.

The planned research will be an implementation science study completed in MIGORI and VIHIGA Counties.

The research will evaluate the impacts and utility of enhanced HTS and HIVST programming within the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E).

The research will enroll and follow both patients and healthcare providers as participants and gather data over time on multiple outcomes about HTS metrics and operational aspects.

The results will be used to inform future research and public health initiatives designed to increase HIV testing and treatment among populations commonly missed by conventional HIV programming in other A&E settings.

Job Purpose: 

To screen, consent, enroll, and follow up with patient subjects for the collection of data for a pilot implementation science study evaluating the utility of enhanced approaches to HTS and HIVST programming during A&E care.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Screen and enroll eligible participants in the study in the A&E
  • Ensure proper administration of consent procedures
  • Administer screening and enrollment questionnaires to participants
  • Utilize hard copy data forms to complete data collection as needed
  • Utilize mobile devices to complete electronic data collection
  • Ensure that data are collected accurately and resolve any discrepancies
  • Perform follow-up evaluations with enrolled participants either in person or through phone contact if needed
  • Be able to refer participants for HIV testing and counseling as needed
  • Prepare quarterly reports for the Study Coordinator
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Study Coordinator
  • Attend weekly study team meetings either in person or virtually

Essential Qualifications:

  • Diploma or degree in Nursing (KRCHN or BSc)
  • Previous experience in clinical or research activities.
  • Specific experience with emergency care research desirable
  • Familiarity with HIV testing, prevention, and treatment strategies
  • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice
  • Basic computer skills particularly for Word-processing, spreadsheets, and e-mail
  • Familiarity with smartphone/device technology for data collection
  • Strong communication skills in English and Kiswahili

Desirable qualities, skills, and abilities:

  • Experience with HIV testing and care
  • Experience with HIVST programming
  • Experience with emergency medical care
  • Certificate in Voluntary Counseling and Testing or HTC from NASCOP or accredited facilities is an added advantage
  • Training in research ethics
  • Attention to detail and good work ethic
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Respectful, punctual, hardworking, conscientious
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team


  • Full-time position at 40 hours per week which will require working overnight and on weekends based on a variable schedule to accommodate study needs
  • Position length is 4 months, provided good performance
  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience

How to Apply

Apply with your current CV, copies of certificates, and testimonials to recruitment@iaahd.com not later than 22/03/24

All applications should be addressed to the HR, HIV AECI Study.

N/B Applications without the above-mentioned qualifications or required certificates will NOT be considered.

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