This vacancy is no longer open.  Thanks for your interest.Through our partners at ILRI, we are recruiting a clinical officer for our work in Western Kenya - the ILRI advert is reproduced below, and is available at:


Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research



 The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI): The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, and Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) and East Asia (China).  

ILRI seeks to recruit a Clinical Officer to work within the project, People, Animals and Their Zoonoses (PAZ) which is based in Kenya’s Busia District, which sits on the country’s western border, with Uganda




·         Represent the project with residents in the study area, and maintain good relations with participating study subjects

·         Undertake clinical examinations of adults and children participating in the study and record clinical findings, according to project protocols, and using electronic data recording tools

·         Undertake blood sampling from study subjects included in the study according to project protocols

·         Supervise a field technician in the carrying out off his/her duties

·         Assume responsibility for the delivery of field material to the field laboratory

·         Maintain records of the homes and animals visited

·         Take care of the project resources

·         Any other duties that may be assigned by the senior project staff

·         Willingness to spend sometimes long days in the field (returning daily to the central laboratory)

·         Represent the project with residents in the study area, and maintain good relations with

Skills and Qualifications

·         Certificate or Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution.

·         At least two years of field experience working with Community-based health studies

·         Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team

·         Ability to maintain good relations with the participating study subjects

·         Possess a valid driver’s license (not required, but would be an asset)

·         Skilled at blood sampling

·         Ability to undertake clinical diagnoses of a range of diseases based on discussions with the study subjects and physical examinations

·         Skilled at maintaining accurate records, including undertaking questionnaire-based surveys

·         Ability to work with minimum supervision

·         Willingness to learn new field techniques where appropriate and conform to project protocols

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Excellent command of English

·         Fluency in any of the following: Bukusu, Kiteso, Kiluhya, Kisamia or dholuo

·         Some previous experience of working in a laboratory is desirable

·         Demonstrated ability to achieve success in clinically orientated community-based health studies

  • Terms of appointment: This is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at Kenya’s Busia District and is on a 1 year Fixed term Salary and benefits will be in line with those provided within ILRI’s NRS scheme.

    Job level and salary

    This position is job level 1B and starting salary is KES.32,833.00. This is exclusive of other benefits provided within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.  


    Applications addressed to the Human Resources Director, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be emailed to: [address deleted as post is now closed] by 15th  April 2011.

    The position title and reference number “CLINICAL OFFICER: CO/BIOTECH/03/11should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email applications.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


     To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at

     ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

The Zoonotic and Emerging Disease group studies a range of epidemiological issues revolving around the domestic livestock, wildlife and human interface


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