2 US NIH Entry Level Project Vacancies – Study Coordinators at MU-JHU Care Ltd

Organisation: MU-JHU Care Ltd (MUJHU)
Funding Source: US National Institute of Health (NIH)
Duty Station: Kampala and Mityana, Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager
About US:
MU-JHU Care Ltd (MUJHU) is a
registered Ugandan non-governmental organization dedicated to providing services
and conducting research on HIV/AIDS care and prevention related to
mother-to-child transmission of HIV. MUJHU is implementing a US National
Institute of Health (NIH)-funded study entitled “Using Enhanced Peer Group
Strategies to Support Prevention of Mother To Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT)
Option B+ in Uganda” planned to take place in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, and
Mityana Hospital, Mityana District.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Manage
    and coordinate the day to day activities of the study and ensure
    collection of quality data
  • Take
    part in screening and enrollment of study participants
  • Manage
    the different staff involved in the study and ensure that all staff are
    correctly carrying out their duties as relates to the study protocol and
    regulatory requirements
  • Keenly
    track enrolled study participants to ensure timely follow up study visits.
  • Regularly
    verify and ensure correct completion of study forms and collection of
    laboratory samples
  • Actively
    participate in quality control (QC) and review of study documents
  • In
    charge of the development and generation of study documents e.g. source
    documents, study specific standard operating procedures, consent forms,
    etc.
  • Work
    closely with hospital staff and the study staff to ensure coordination and
    minimize interferences between study activities and routine clinic work at
    the PMTCT clinic
  • Participate
    in preparation of correspondences with the study sponsors, IRBs and other
    regulatory bodies as well as other stakeholders.
  • In
    charge of the compilation and presentation of study updates/ reports
  • Study
    specific training of staff
  • Coordinate
    study team meetings
  • Offer
    support supervision to study staff regularly
  • Participate
    in any other duties assigned by the Program Manager
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    incumbent should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MBChB)
    with at least 2 years working experience in a busy health institution,
  • Possession
    of an MPH, MSC in clinical discipline (e.g., clinical epidemiology or
    clinical trials) is an added advantage.
  • Computer
    literacy skills are required
  • Consideration
    will be given to persons with previous working exposure in a
    multi-disciplinary, HIV/AIDS medical research or program set-up.
  • Working
    knowledge and experience of working in a community set up will be an added
    advantage.
  • The
    desired person should be willing and able to multitask and should possess
    strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • The
    person must also be flexible to work upcountry as one of the study sites
    is based in Mityana District.
How to Apply: 
All candidates with the
relevant qualifications and experience are encouraged to send a detailed CV
demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and
addresses of three (3) referees, copies of academic certificates and
testimonials, including daytime telephone contact wither by post or hand
delivery to the following address;
The Human Resources Manager,
MU-JHU Care Ltd, Upper Mulago Hill Road, P. O. Box 23491, Kampala, Uganda. 
Email to: mmayiga@mujhu.org
NB: Only short listed applicants will be
contacted.
Deadline: 19th June 2015 by
5:00pm

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