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Community Based Enumerator, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health at Aga Khan University Hospital

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Job Description

Job Summary

  • The AIMIX project (Inclusive Artificial Intelligence for Accessible Medical Imaging Across Resource-Limited Settings) is a research project that aims to develop artificial intelligence aided pregnancy screening using low-cost fetal ultrasound. The study is being conducted as a collaboration between the Aga Khan University, The Kilifi County Department of Health, University of Barcelona and other institutions. This position is required to contribute to recruitment of participants, data collection and follow-up for the research study and related studies.
  • The AIMIX project (Inclusive Artificial Intelligence for Accessible Medical Imaging Across Resource-Limited Settings) is a research project that aims to develop artificial intelligence aided pregnancy screening using low-cost fetal ultrasound. The study is being conducted as a collaboration between the Aga Khan University, The Kilifi County Department of Health, University of Barcelona and other institutions. This position is required to contribute to recruitment of participants, data collection and follow-up for the AIMIX research study and related studies.
  • The successful candidate will be involved in community engagement for the research study, participant mobilisation, screening and recruitment, data collection and follow-up.
  • This position is based at the Rabai sub-county Hospital with fieldwork in Rabai sub-county. The role will include some local travel between health facilities and to the community. The role may also require out of hours work on nights, weekends and public holidays.
  • S/he will also contribute to other COEWCH research studies ongoing at the same site.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct community mobilisation for scheduled community meetings;
  • Identify and arrange venues for community meetings;
  • Contact relevant target groups and invite them to community engagement activities;
  • Prepare logistics for community activities refreshments, reimbursements, flyers, attendance logs, transport;
  • Identify potentially eligible participants for study participation;
  • Screen and recruit participants for eligibility;
  • Administer informed consent or assent for study participants as appropriate;
  • Handle logistics of data collection sessions, including communication, scheduling participants, refreshments and reimbursement;
  • Identify study participants via phone calls or home visits and invite them to attend scheduled study visits;
  • Maintain communication with study participants to encourage their continued involvement in research;
  • Regularly report any relevant events that affect the study to the supervisor and study coordinator;
  • Support the community liaison officer in planning for study activities; and
  • Manage study supplies used for community activities and document their use.

Requirements

  • Form 4 level education, Minimum KCSE C- or equivalent;
  • Basic computer literacy;
  • Certificate or Diploma level training in the areas of Community Health or Communication and related fields will be an added advantage;
  • Good written and verbal skills in English and Kiswahili;
  • Experience in data collection for research studies or other programs;
  • Experience in community based research activities and/or working at a health facility;
  • Experience in mobile data collection tools; and
  • Experience in collecting or handling biological samples.
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