Fresher Research Ethics Committee Administrator Jobs – CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda

 

Job Title:    Research Ethics Committee
Administrator

Organization:
CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda

Duty Station:
Uganda

 

About US:

CURE Children’s
Hospital of Uganda, a Private-Not-For-Profit (PNFP) Christian hospital
specialized in pediatric neurosurgery and integrated spiritual ministry.

 

Job Summary:  The Research Ethics Committee Administrator
(REC) will ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the Hospital’s
Research Ethics Committee (REC) by coordinating the administrative activities.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Coordination
function     

·       
Ensure
the efficient and effective functioning of the REC committee by coordinating
the administrative activities.

·       
Initiate
and prepare agendas, distribution of committee papers, recording and preparing
accurate meeting minutes.

·       
Coordinate
continuing REC review of the study protocols and materials to ensure on-going
REC approval of the study(ies).

·       
Execution
of all decisions of the committee, preparing reports and briefings for the
Chair, and Head of Research Services as required.

·       
Assist
the ongoing development of ethics policies and processes and participating in
training activities.

·       
Review
study protocols, consent documents, REC documents and any other study related
documentation to ensure that they are in compliance with standard REC
requirements.

Administration
function

·       
Establish
and maintain effective communication with researchers and REC members both
orally and in writing.

·       
Preview
submitted applications for ethical approval to ensure applications are complete
and allocating them to lead reviewers according to research expertise and
ethical review experience.

·       
Responsible
for processing, preparing and sending general correspondence to researchers
regarding the decisions of the REC including approvals, conditional approvals
and other correspondence related to research protocols and modifications,
adhering to set deadlines.

·       
Flag
significantly high risk cases to the Chair for discussion prior to allocation
to a reviewer.

·       
Organize
and facilitate adhoc meetings or ethical reviews outside of scheduled REC
meetings.

·       
Record
and file correspondence from external bodies relating to the ethical approval
of projects, including UNSCT and Research Ethics Committee.

·       
Send
copies of correspondence where required to principal investigators, Chair of
REC etc.

·       
Respond
to general queries and provide accurate and timely advice in relation to
complex matters about research ethics applications and the Hospital procedures.

·       
Track
open queries and requests for approvals. Request additional documentation as
required and follow up outstanding items where amendments are requested by REC.

·       
Provide
regulatory and administrative support to the local REC at CURE Uganda.

·       
Assist
with creation and maintenance of REC files at the study site(s)

·       
Interpret
regulations, policies, procedures and ethical principles in research compliance
in aspects of protocol reviews and records management.

·       
Organize
a large volume of information and manage it in an accurate and efficient
manner.

Occupation Health
and Safety

·       
All
staff are expected to work in such a way that does not cause injury to
themselves, other staff members or customers.

·       
Follow
and comply with H&S policies, processes and apply them to their own work
activities, including using/wearing Personal Protective Equipment as required.

·       
Participate
in activities directed at preventing harm and promoting well-being in the
workplace.

·       
Identify,
report and self-manage hazards where appropriate.

·       
Early
and accurate reporting of incidents at work and raising issues of concern when
identified.

Spiritual Ministry

·       
Participate
in the hospital’s Spiritual Ministry programs.

Other duties

·       
Other
official related duties that may be assigned by Supervisor.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Bioethics, Social Work,
Administration, or other similar degree program from a recognized institution.
Diploma level with relevant administrative work experience will be considered.

·       
Certificate
in good clinical practice, record keeping, or document management is an added
advantage.

·       
One to
three years of minimum work experience in administration/administrative
position(s).

·       
Experience
with research and research methodologies.

·       
Knowledge
of national and international laws and policies governing the protection of
human subjects in research.

·       
Computer
knowledge.

·       
Work
independently with minimal supervision even in stressful situations.

·       
Maintain
strict standards of confidentiality in dealing with protected information.

·       
High
level moral and professional integrity.

·       
Skills
in delivering high quality oral and written presentations.

·       
Proactively
delivers output in a timely manner.

·       
Strong
interpersonal relationship skills.

·       
Attention
to detail.

 

How to Apply:

All applicants
should submit their documents as a single combined PDF file to include: cover
letter, CV/ Resume, salary history, and references to the Human Resource
Manager by email to ug.hr@cure.org or delivery to CURE Children’s Hospital,
Plot 97-105 Bugwere Road, Mbale.

Further information
may be obtained by calling: 0454435273.

 

NB: Those who have
already applied for these positions do not need to reapply. While we thank all
applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be
contacted. All forms of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

 

Deadline: 21st December 2020 

 

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