Study Coordinator, Mental Health Interventions for Pregnant Adolescents, Inspire Project, Department of Psychiatry at University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi, a body corporate established by an Act of Parliament Cap 210 of the Laws of Kenya is the pioneer institution of University education in Kenya and the region.
The only institution of higher learning in Kenya for a long time, the University of Nairobi responded to the national regional and Africa's high level manpower training needs by developing and evolving strong, diversified academic programmes and specializations in sciences, applied sciences, technology, humanities, social sciences and the arts. To date, the range of programmes offered number approximately two hundred.
University of Nairobi(UNES) Ltd is seeking to fill in the position of Digital Health and Data Systems Lead with qualified and highly competent individuals to join the Health IT Project Team. Health IT is a USAID funded Project that seeks to build capacity for the Ministry of Health and Implementing partners. The project is involved in the development and maintenance of health systems with the aim of strengthening quality of data.Ref Number - AD/12/356/19 (1 POST) (CHS) Background The US Fogart International Centre and National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded an K43 grant entitled implementing mental health interventions for pregnant adolescents in primary care context to the University of Nairobi. The grant award is for the period September 2018 up to April 2023. The position The position of Study Coordinator is located in Nairobi and is tenable on one year contract, renewable on mutual agreement. Job description

Oversee firld visits for data collection and follow ups
Conducting interviews and follow up assessments
Sourcing participants in liaison with other health workers
Helping in preparing the delivery of various interventions
Regular communication with project team
Oversee research activities
Writing of progress reports


Masters degree in Clinical Psychology or a related field from a recognized institution
At least two years experience of work in community mental health and delivering cum supervising psychotherapists in primary health care facilities of Nairobi
Experience in managing donor funded health professional eduication/training in higher institutions will be desirable.
Demonstrate ability to have productive interactions with stakeholders, partners and students involved in mental health and have some exposure to working on mental health projects
A record os success in operating in a team environment to achieve organizational goals
Demonstrate effeciveness in managing multiple priorities and programmes
Exposure to evidence-based psychotherapies like IPT
Basic research skills in data collection, analysis, etc.

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