Study Coordinator Non-profit Careers – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)


Job Title:        Study Coordinator

Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Duty Station: Kampala,


About US:

The Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization.
IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and
Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 300 publications and have impacted
on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over
41 Grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May
2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of Health
Sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of


Job Summary:  The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration
(IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of STUDY COORDINATOR
for a new project called Strengthening the Blood Pressure Care and Treatment
cascade for Ugandans living with HIV-Implementation Strategies to Save lives
(PULESA). This is a Kampala based position.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The study coordinator will be responsible for oversight/project
    management in the field and serve as a liaison between the sites and the
    Investigator team
  • Work with a team of Ugandan as well as international Project
    Collaborators to give administrative and scientific oversight of the
    PULESA Trial activities.
  • Developing and maintaining study protocols, preparation of  questionnaires/data collection forms,
    informed consent  documents,
    institutional review board (IRB) approvals;
  • Overseeing implementation of the study activities including
    screening and enrolment of participants;
  • Generating and sharing weekly reports and updating Team members and
    collaborators on study progress;
  • Monitor and document suspected adverse events, protocol violation
    reports and data queries as laid out in the study protocol and SOPs;
  • Schedule and coordinate study related conference calls with
  • Coordinating data collection and cleaning;
  • Review requisitions for supplies, services and funds to run the
    PULESA Trial and ensure
  • Develop and track the study budget, payments, and accountabilities;
  • Supervise, appraise and monitor staff performance and output on the
    PULESA Trial;
  • Arrange for, coordinate and facilitate structured continuous
    protocol trainings of the study staff;
  • Develop periodic works plans for the study;
  • Participate in preparing data for presentation/publication
  • Ensure that the organization’s property under his/her care are
    appropriately utilized and well maintained.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and a
    Master’s Degree in Public Health or a related field with a valid annual
    practicing license
  • Prior experience working as a Study Coordinator on trials and/or
    longitudinal studies for a minimum of two years
  • Good working knowledge of HIV and Hypertension care and treatment
  • Possess a GCP and HSP certificate
  • Fluency in Luganda.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Demonstrate experience with management of data especially with  quantitative data management packages
    (e.g., STATA).
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under stringent deadlines and to work independently
  • Excellent attention to detail


How to Apply:

All candidates
should Email their applications to:
addressed to:

The Human Resource
Manager, Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),



  • All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of
    • Current CV with contact details of three work related referees not
    • Typed application letter,
    • Copies of academic transcripts (O’ and A’ level, Bachelors’ and
      Masters’ Degree certificates ONLY)
    • GCP and HSP certificates.
    • Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the
      applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.
  • Applications cannot be amended following submission.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will contacted
  • IDRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process
    neither does it use the services of any recruitment agencies.


Deadline:  18th September 2020


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