Study Coordinator Non-profit Career Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal
Vacancy Code: DOX01
About US:
The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a
partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall
objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on
Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five
operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention,
Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided
through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins University
Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job Summary:    The Study Coordinator will be tasked with
the coordination and administration of research study associated activities,
with an aim of implementing the study protocol(s) according to the guidelines
of the institution, of good clinical practices (GCP) and of the law; Assisting
in project planning, and ensuring that the pre-established work scope, study
protocols, and regulatory requirements are followed up and implemented;
Recruiting and coordinating research subjects, as appropriate, and serving as
principle administrative liaison for the project; Overseeing and coordinating
the provision of administrative and staff services to the Principal
investigator(s); developing and maintaining recordkeeping systems and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Study Coordinator is responsible for overall coordination of the
    various study functions: recruitment and retention, clinic, pharmacy, data
    management, laboratories and administration;
  • Supports investigators with implementation of study protocol,
    planning and problem-solving;
  • Responsible for developing work plans and implementation schedules
    for the study;
  • Supervises staff and ensures that they achieve the aims and
    objectives of the study as indicated in the protocol;
  • Responsible for planning and developing recruitment and retention
    plans, ensures that the recruitment and follow-up goals of the study are
  • Responsible for ensuring participants receive appropriate care,
    medical evaluations when needed and alerting the PIs and sponsors of any
    serious adverse events that may occur in the course of the study;
  • Responsible for coordinating contractual issues of the study and its
    collaborating partners such as outside laboratories, clinical care and HIV
    care organizations; 
  • Responsible for coordinating the processes and activities involved
    in and the documentation of ethical approvals as well as keeping them
    active and in compliance under the supervision of the Principal
  • Responsible for outreach activities, sensitizing the community and
    liaising with the Community Advisory Board;
  • Ensures submission of all study progress and performance reports to
    the principal investigators, sponsors etc.;
  • Participates in development and control of budgets in accordance
    with financial guidelines;
  • Contributes to the writing of Scientific Articles.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Study Coordinator job must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in either Biomedical Sciences (BBMS), Medicine and Surgery (MBChB),
    Science in Nursing (BSN), or Biomedical Laboratory Technology (BBLT) and
    any related field.
  • Good Clinical Practice Certification with at least one years’
    experience in a Research Coordinator role.
  • A minimum of two years of post-internship experience in a clinical
  • Experience working in Medical research.
  • Competence in the use of standard office software.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • HIV/AIDS training is an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Superb organisational skills, including the ability to manage
    multiple sites simultaneously in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills; excellent written and oral
  • Advanced analytical, evaluative, and critical thinking skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS related issues.
  • Ability to work in a team but also work independently.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and schedule assignments.
  • Ability to team work.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should E-mail their updated CVs, which
should include details of email address (if any), present position, current
remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus
telephone contact to the following address. Please make sure that your application
letter, updated CV and certificates are attached as one document and indicate
the Vacancy code as the subject for your email
The Senior Human
Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University
Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 22nd November 2018
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