Quality Management Coordinator Non-profit Careers – UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program

Organisation: The
UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Director
Program (the Program), founded in 2001, is a not for profit organization with
offices and research facilities based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in
Entebbe. The Program’s main activities are conducting research, building
capacity and providing advocacy for HIV/AIDS vaccine as well as molecular and
epidemiological work toward HIV prevention. The Program is mainly funded by the
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), USA but also receives funding
from other donors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversees
    the quality management activities of the Program
  • Works
    with the Quality Management Officers and other Program technical staff in
    the different departments to determine and establish quality standards and
    procedures in  Program
  • He/
    She will oversee the development, performance and management of Quality
    Assurance and Quality Control Activities of the Program.
  • Together
    with QM officers identify QMP activities/ processes for the Studies/Trials
    before their commencement and oversee their implementation
  • Oversee
    the development of all program SOPs and ensuring that SOPs are adhered to
    by the respective staff
  • Ensure
    that all processes contributing to the performance of clinical trials and
    observational studies are conducted properly.
  • Prepare
    quarterly Quality Management Unit reports about the overall quality
    trending in the program
  • Participate
    in internal and external audit activities
  • Ensure
    GCP/GCLP compliance of Unit studies and GCP & HSP certification of
    study staff.
  • Work
    closely with the Principal Investigators and laboratory manager in
    compliance requirements
  • Oversee
    and supervise staff in the Quality Management Unit
  • Perform
    any other duties that may be assigned to him/her by the Executive

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in bio-medical, MBChB, or
    related scientific research field, Training in GCP / GCLP and in Human
    Subjects Protection.
  • Four
    years of post-qualification research experience preferably in a leadership
    role in a GCP compliant study or GCLP accredited laboratory
  • Experience
    in development of study protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, Study
    Operation and/or Pharmacy or Laboratory operation manuals.
  • Knowledge
    of research design and research methodology
  • Knowledge
    of international and local requirements for research involving human
  • Ability
    to understand individual tasks and role within the larger context of
    overall research program
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send a written cover letter along with copies of academic
certificates, Curriculum Vitae, day-time telephone contact numbers and names of
two professional referees addressed to:
Administration Manager,
UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program
 P.O. Box 49, Entebbe.
E-mail to:  information@iavi.or.ug
Deadline: 15th February 2018 by 5:00pm East Africa

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