Research Study Manager NGO Jobs – MU-JHU Care Ltd (MUJHU)

Job Title:    Research Study Manager
Organisation: MU-JHU
Care Ltd (MUJHU)
Funding Source: US Department of Defense
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
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.
Job Summary:  The Research Study Manager  will plan, guide, coordinate and supervise
the smooth implementation of a 2,000 randomized trial evaluating blood safety
that could transform transfusion medicine in Uganda. The study is a Randomized
Trial to Evaluate Mirasol Whole Blood Pathogen Reduction Technology System to
eliminate malaria and other transfusion transmitted infections such as HIV,
hepatitis and bacteria which will be a collaborative activity involving the
Uganda Blood Transfusion Service and multiple leading health institutions. The
project is a four-year US Department of Defense funded project implemented in
Kampala, Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Regulatory submissions – Ensure initial
    and subsequent submissions to the regulatory bodies are complete and all
    regulatory reports are submitted in a timely fashion
  • Project preparation – Ensure a complete
    work plan and budget is developed, implemented and monitored with
    revisions as needed with input from key stakeholders. Contribute to SOPs,
    data base design, institutional agreements, staff JDs and other
    multifaceted study preparatory activities as needed.
  • Project coordination – Ensure the
    activities and outputs achieved are in line with the protocol, project
    plan and budget. Ensure integrity of study data through WQC activities/
    procedures and strong data management. Coordinate with the different
    internal and external stakeholders involved in the study including
    multiple Ugandan institutions and JHU.
  • Clinical coordination – Liaise with
    clinical teams to ensure study procedures and documentation are in
    accordance with the protocol.
  • Communication and reporting – Lead
    regular study team meetings and calls as well as organise regular project
    meetings. Prepare and present study updates/progress reports to the Study
    PI. Ensure complete documentation of study meetings and activities
    including internal and external communications.
  • Staff management – Supervise the
    multi-disciplinary study team (MUJHU based) and liaise with off-site study
    staff and ensure that there is a well-defined and documented delegation of
    duties with ongoing performance management. Ensure adequate initial and
    ongoing training of all study staff with substantive contributions to
    training activities and materials.
  • Budget and resource management – Work
    closely with operational and finance team to ensure strong budget and
    resource management in line with approved budget and sponsor and
    institutional requirements

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate will be an
    experienced clinician who is a successful project manager who enjoys a
    challenging, fast-paced work environment with excellent interpersonal
    skills and written communication. A degree in Medicine (MBChB) and a
    relevant master’s degree is required; such as an MPH, MSC of clinic
    masters’ degree.
  • A minimum of five years of working
    experience in a busy health institution is also required together with at
    least 2 years working experience in medical research including study
    coordination and human/other resource management roles.
  • Clinical experience and demonstrable
    knowledge in ICH guidelines, GCP and the clinical trial study process is
  • The desired person must be able and
    willing to work on multiple clinic activities including research and
    should possess strong leadership, interpersonal and written communication
  • A desirable profile would also include
    passion and commitment to contribute to reduction in
    transfusion-transmitted infections and public health impact through
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,
Hand deliver to
reception room 12 MUJHU 1 Building
Deadline: 31st October 2018
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