RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE ASSISTANT

Vacancy Data Entry Clerk (January 18, 2019)

Data Entry Clerk in Peadiatric Fevers Research Group

– Job location:
          Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Asante Akim North Municipal District, Ashanti Region
Number of positions available:
         1 (one) Reports in the Research group to:
Principal Investigator, Project coordinators Reports at KCCR to:
The head of administration and the principal administrative secretary

A. Summary
The goal of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in new-born and young children in order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/.
The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed either at the hospital (outpatient and inpatient departments) or within the community. The post-holder is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently within a team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

B. Accountability
The post-holder is part of a team consisting of international investigators from Germany, local investigators (local PI, coordinators), laboratory technicians, midwives, fieldworkers and data management team.
The post-holder is accountable in the first instance to the local PI, the team and field coordinators and the management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine.
The post-holder should always maintain a good relationship with hospital and research staff by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

C. Tasks and Responsibilities
1. Insert study participant data by inputting text based and numerical information from source documents within time limits
2. Review data for deficiencies or errors, correct any incompatibilities if possible and check output
3. Research and obtain further information for incomplete documents
4. Apply data program techniques and procedures to respond to queries for information and access relevant files
5. Comply with data integrity and security policies and keep information confidential
6. Collect eforms on smart forms from fieldworkers/Midwives/Study nurse/Investigators, ensure that data has been correctly saved on the server, and ensure that the tablet is fully charged for next use.
7. Scan documents and print files
8. Ensure proper use of office equipment and address any malfunctions to the data manager
9. Generate reports, store completed work in designated locations and perform backup operations
10. Participate in daily review of activities by reporting on activities performed and plan next activities
11. Be available to perform related duties in accordance with the requirements of the studies

D. Required qualifications, competences and experience
• Qualifications:
– Any post-SSCE certification/diploma/degree with at least 1 year of experience
– Computer training or certification

• Essential attributes
– Computer literacy and a knowledge of relevant software packages
– Proficient typing and numeric key entry skills
– Excellent knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)
– Good communication skills, both written and verbal
– Good vision and ability to remain focussed for long periods of time

• Desired attributes
– Knowledge in data entry screen design

E. Remuneration
Remuneration will be according to KCCR standard. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable). The first 3 months will be on probation.

F. How to apply
Email the following to: the Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, (e-mail: info@kccr.de and copy
maiga@kccr.de) no later than January 18, 2019,17:00 GMT.

– A motivation letter (700-1,000 words)
– A detailed CV including the contact numbers and/or email addresses of three referees
Expected starting date: February 04, 2019

Vacancy Driver (January 18, 2019)

Job Opening
Position:  Driver in Peadiatric Fevers Research Group
 – Job location: Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Asante Akim North Municipal District, Ashanti Region
 – Number of positions available: 1 (one) Reports in the Research group to:
Principal Investigator, Project coordinators Reports at KCCR to:
The head of administration and the principal administrative secretary

A. Summary
The goal of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in new-born and young children in order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/.
The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed either at the hospital (outpatient and inpatient departments) or within the community. The post-holder is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently within a team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

B. Accountability
The post-holder is part of a team consisting of international investigators from Germany, local investigators (local PI, coordinators), laboratory technicians, midwives, fieldworkers and data management team.
The post-holder is accountable in the first instance to the local PI, the team and field coordinators and the management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine.
The post-holder should always maintain a good relationship with hospital and research staff by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

C. Tasks and Responsibilities
1. Transport project staff as well as materials for project activities
2. Assist in the execution of project activities under the instruction of the PI and coordinators
3. Transport specimen in the appropriate condition and in a timely manner
4. Maintain the project vehicle in good condition and respect the servicing schedule
5. Complete the vehicle roster per KCCR rules
6. Maintain a good relationship with the study participants, their family members and communities and respect confidentiality of the study participants
7. Participate in daily review of field activities by reporting on activities performed and plan next activities
8. Initiate corrective action as soon as deficiency is identified
9. Be available to perform on-call duties in accordance with the requirements of the studies

D. Required qualifications, competences and experience
• Qualifications:
– Valid driver’s license with driving experience of at least 5 years

• Essential attributes
– Fluent in English (write and Speak) and in Twi
– Good knowledge of Asante Akim Agogo and surrounding areas

• Desired attributes
– Mechanic and/or auto electrician

E. Remuneration
Remuneration will be according to KCCR standard. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable). The first 3 months will be on probation.

F. How to apply
Email the following to: the Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, (e-mail: and copy ) no later than January 18, 2019,17:00 GMT.
– A motivation letter (500-700 words)
– A detailed CV including the contact numbers and/or email addresses of three referees
Expected starting date: February 04, 2019

Vacancy Fieldworker (January 18, 2019)

Job Opening

Position Fieldworker in Peadiatric Fevers Research Group
– Job location: Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Asante Akim North Municipal District, Ashanti Region
– Number of positions available: 2 (two)
Reports in the Research group to: Principal Investigator, Project coordinators
Reports at KCCR to: Scientific Director, Head of Administration, Head of Laboratories

A. Summary
The goal of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in new-born and young children in
order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more
information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatricfevers/.
The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be
performed either at the hospital (outpatient and inpatient departments) or within the community. The postholder
is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work
efficiently within a team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

B. Accountability
The post-holder is part of a team consisting of international investigators from Germany, local investigators
(local PI, coordinators), laboratory technicians, midwives, fieldworkers and data management team.
The post-holder is accountable in the first instance to the local PI, the team and field coordinators and will
also be supervised by the international investigators.
The post-holder should always maintain a good relationship with hospital and research staff by
communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

C. Tasks and Responsibilities
1. Maintain a good relationship with the study participants, their family members and communities and
respect confidentiality of all study participants
2. Be familiar with all study protocols, standard operating procedures (SOP), study specific procedures
and study forms
3. Perform daily duties in a timely manner, which includes:
   – Administer informed consent according to the guidance of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
   – Administer questionnaires
   – Collect clinical data through the Case Report Forms
   – Collect anthropometry measurement (weight, height, temperature and other recordings)
   – Collect, process and store specimen (blood, urine, stool, swab) according to the SOP
4. Perform diagnostic tests (Rapid Diagnostic Tests, hematology and biochemistry tests)
5. Be accountable for the accuracy of the data collected, results obtained, and the integrity of the samples
collected
6. Organize daily duties and perform follow-up visit in the community (at the household or children welfare
clinic) in a timely manner by:
   – Completing checklists and other information sheets as required
   – Requesting and ensuring the availability of adequate consumables, reagents, forms and by keeping
up-to-date inventory lists
   – Maintaining all study-related devices functional and ready to be used.
   – Participating in daily reviews to report on field activities performed and to plan the activities of the
following days
7. Initiate corrective action as soon as any deficiency is identified
8. Be available to perform on-call duties in accordance with the requirements of the study, including
participating in training activities in accordance with his/her experience

D. Required qualifications, competences and experience
• Qualifications:
   – HND in Medical Laboratory Technology
   – Health assistant certificate
   – SSSCE/WASSCE
• Essential attributes
   – Good social and communication skills
   – Experience in community healthcare volunteering and/or child health welfare
   – Accurate, clear and organised record-keeping skills
   – Planning skills
   – Willingness to learn new methodologies and perform as part of a team
   – Adherence to confidentiality requirements
• Desired attributes
   – Familiar with the Asante Akim Agogo area
   – Knowledge in Good Clinical Laboratory Practice
   – Competence in basic laboratory techniques
   – Computer literacy, particularly with respect to Word Processing and use of Microsoft EXCEL
   – Initiative and decision-making abilities
   – Phlebotomy skills
   – Able to ride a motorcycle

E. Remuneration
Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable), with the
first 3 months as probation.

F. How to apply
Email the following to: the Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, (e-mail: <info@kccr.de> and copy
) no later than January 18, 2019,17:00 GMT.
   – A motivation letter (700-1,000 words)
   – A detailed CV including the contact numbers and/or email addresses of three referees
Expected starting date: February 04, 2019

Vacancy Midwife (January 18, 2019)

Job Opening

Position Midwife in Peadiatric Fevers Research Group
   – Job location: Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Asante Akim North Municipal District, Ashanti Region
   – Number of positions available: 2 (two)
Reports in the Research group to: Principal Investigator, Project coordinators
Reports at KCCR to: Scientific Director, Head of Administration, Head of Laboratories

A. Summary
The goal of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in new-born and young children in
order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more
information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatricfevers/.
The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be
performed either at the hospital (outpatient and inpatient departments) or within the community. The postholder
is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work
efficiently within a team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

B. Accountability
The post-holder is part of a team consisting of international investigators from Germany, local investigators
(local PI, coordinators), laboratory technicians, midwives, fieldworkers and data management team.
The post-holder is accountable in the first instance to the local PI, the team and field coordinators and will
also be supervised by the international investigators.
The post-holder should always maintain a good relationship with hospital and research staff by
communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

C. Tasks and Responsibilities
1. Maintain a good relationship with the study participants, their family members and communities and
respect confidentiality of all study participants
2. Be familiar with all study protocols, standard operating procedures (SOP), study specific procedures
and study forms
3. Perform daily duties in a timely manner, which includes:
– Administer informed consent according to the guidance of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
– Administer questionnaires
– Collect clinical data through the Case Report Forms
– Collect anthropometry measurement (weight, height, temperature and other recordings)
– Collect, process and store specimen (blood, urine, stool, swab) according to the SOP
– Support hospital staff in carrying out routine antenatal clinic (ANC) duties
– Support hospital staff in carrying out routine labour ward and theatre activities, including monitoring
of patients and deliveries (spontaneous vaginal deliveries, assisted deliveries and caesarean
sections)
4. Perform diagnostic tests (Rapid Diagnostic Tests, hematology and biochemistry tests)
5. Be accountable for the accuracy of the data collected, results obtained, and the integrity of the samples
collected
6. Organize daily duties in a timely manner by:
– Completing checklists and other information sheets as required
– Requesting and ensuring the availability of adequate consumables, reagents, forms and by keeping
up-to-date inventory lists
– Maintaining all study-related devices functional and ready to be used.
– Participating in daily reviews to report on activities performed and to plan the activities of the
following days
7. Initiate corrective action as soon as any deficiency is identified
8. Be available to perform on-call duties in accordance with the requirements of the study, including
participating in training activities in accordance with his/her experience

D. Required qualifications, competences and experience
• Qualifications (required):
– Diploma or Degree in Midwifery
• Essential attributes
– Good social and communication skills
– Experience in ANC and labour ward work
– Accurate, clear and organised record-keeping skills
– Planning skills
– Willingness to learn new methodologies and perform as part of a team
– Adherence to confidentiality requirements
• Desired attributes
   – Familiar with the Asante Akim Agogo area
   – Knowledge in Good Clinical Laboratory Practice
   – Computer literacy, particularly with respect to Word Processing and use of Microsoft EXCEL
   – Initiative and decision-making abilities
   – Phlebotomy skills

E. Remuneration
Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable), with the
first 3 months serving as probation.

F. How to apply
Email the following to: the Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, (e-mail: info@kccr.de and copy
maiga@kccr.de) no later than January 18, 2019,17:00 GMT.
– A motivation letter (700-1,000 words)
– A detailed CV including the contact numbers and/or email addresses of three referees
Expected starting date: February 04, 2019

Driver Needed

 

VACANCY NOTICE

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the filariasis team at KCCR is looking for a driver.

Main Responsibilities/Activities

·           To transport project staff as well as materials for project activities.

Activities include but not limited to:

·              Assisting in the execution of project activities under the instruction of the project leader

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 

The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

 

·         Secondary School education with at least three (3) years working experience (E)

·         Fluent in English (write and speak) (E)

·         Valid driver’s licence (E)

·         Accident free driving for the last 3 years (E)

·         Always punctual (E)

·         Must be a team player and prepared to work out of normal working hours including weekends (E)

·         Must be able to work under pressure (E)

·         Mechanic and/or auto electrician (D)

·         Must be ready to work outside Kumasi for many days (E)

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de

Closing Date:10th December 2018. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Dr. (Mrs,) Linda B. Debrah (lbdebrah.chs@knust.de;batsa.debrah@kccr.de)

RECEPTIONIST / OFFICE ASSISTANT

VACANCY NOTICE

RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE ASSISTANT

 The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) is seeking for an experienced person for appointment from 15th January 2019 as a Receptionist/Office Assistant with secretarial knowledge.

KCCR is a joint venture between the Ministry of Health of Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi and the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany. The centre is committed to the pursuit of excellence in biomedical research in tropical medicine.

 QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATION

 The Position holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

HND in Secretaryship and Management or Diploma in Business Studies with at least two (2) years post professional experience (E)

Must be a team player and have good interpersonal working relationship (E)

Excellent written and spoken English (E)

Must be able to work under pressure (E)

The successful applicant should additionally be prepared to work for longer hours (E)

Experience in the use of Microsoft Office (E)

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications including their CV, Motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de

 Closing Date: Wednesday, 12th December 2018.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Biomedical Scientist – Laboratory Technologist/Technician

 VACANCY NOTICE

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Institute of Medical Microbiology Immunology and Parasitology, Bonn, Germany is seeking a Biomedical Scientist – Laboratory Technologist/Technician position on the TAKeOFF project. The post is funded by Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and seeks to establish a Filarial Clinical Trial & Research Platform (F-CuRE) to address patient needs.

 

Main Responsibilities/Activities

·      To execute the TAKeOFF project’s laboratory activities by undertaking assigned tasks in accordance with the project’s protocol by making use of standard research techniques and methods. These may include fieldwork and laboratory experimentation.

Activities include but not limited to:

  • Preparation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the conduct of all laboratory procedures in consultation with Projects Post doc and Coordinator.

·      Planning/Organising day-to day research activities which involves field and laboratory activities in consultation with Projects Coordinator in accordance with SOPs generated.

  • Responsible for documentation of all projects laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Ensuring hygiene in the laboratories, proper handling of equipment as well as workplace safety.
  • Performing/organizing for repairs and calibrations as appropriate in close cooperation with head of laboratory and projects coordinator.
  • Initiating the timely ordering and safe storage of laboratory equipment in line with KCCR/Project guidelines.
  • Any other task assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 

The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

 

·      Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, Biological Sciences or HND in Medical Laboratory Technology with at least two (2) years working experience (E)

·      Knowledge in Good Laboratory Practice (E)

·      Must be a team player and have good interpersonal working relationship (E)

·      Must be able to work under pressure (E)

·      The successful applicant should be prepared to work for longer hours (E)

·      Experienced in statistical analysis of clinical data (D)

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de

Closing Date: 21st September 2018. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Dr (Mrs,) Linda B. Debrah (lbdebrah.chs@knust.de;batsa.debrah@kccr.de)