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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Project Coordinator in support of the TB-SPEED Project Job at MUJHU CARE LIMITED - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Coordinator in support of the TB-SPEED Project

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Deadline of this Job:
not later than Monday, 2nd October 2017 by 5.30pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
MUJHU CARE LTD/Makerere University — Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, a Kampala based equal opportunities HIV and TB Research and Service Delivery Organisation with more than 350 employees is seeking for interested‘ committed and reliable professionals with the described qualifications to apply for the following position;
Post: Project Coordinator in support of the TB-SPEED Project
Description and purpose:
The successful candidate will plan, guide. coordinate and supervise the smooth preparation and implementation of the study protocol for the TB- SPEED project activities at the MUJHU Site and support multicounty implementation for specific output activities under the guidance of the IOR. The TB-SPEED Project goal is to contribute to the reduction in childhood mortality from tuberculosis by delivering an available, feasible. cost-effective, and decentralized childhood tuberculosis diagnostic approach to enhance case-finding and access to treatment. The project is a tour-year UNITAID funded project implemented in seven countries (Uganda as well as Cambodia, Cameroon, Cote dlvoire, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Zambia).
The holder of this position will work under the direct supervision oi the Investigator of Record and will be responsible for the following duties for the Protocol:
  • Project preparation: Coordinate the submission of the study protocols to regulatory bodies and involvement in study planning and start up activities at the site. Develop the site specific project implementation plan and coordinate the hospital selection exercise for the implementation of the project. May also support study teams on other countries in the submission of their decentralized protocols.
  • Project coordination: Ensure the outputs implemented at the MUJHU site are in line with the protocol and project plan. Monitor the project progress of the decentralization output in the participating countries, ensure that quality assurance procedures for the project are in place and track the recruitment at the various project sites
  •  Project communication and reporting: Participate in study team meetings and calls organise regular project meetings. as well as in the elaboration of the national project communication plan. Prepare progress reports to the Study Pl and central research unit at the University of Bordeaux in France. Coordinate with the Countries on the decentralized protocol and Regulatory office on communications IRBs and renewal of approvals
  • Training of study specific staff.
  •  Participate in any other duties assigned by the relevant authorities
Required qualifications and profile:
A Master’s degree in Medicine. Public Health international Health or Epidemiology with at least 2 years Working experience in clinical research in resource constrained settings. Previous working experience in a multicounty research study or multicounty study sites. Experience in project management is an added advantage. Demonstrable knowledge in ICH guidelines, GCP and the clinical trial study process is desirable. The applicant must be willing and able to multitask and prioritize research activities and should possess strong leadership skills, enjoy professional challenges while being a loom player. He or she will have demonstrable good interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Multilingual capacity including French would ho an added benefit given the multi-country study team A desirable profile would also include passion and commitment to contribute to the reduction in childhood mortality and public health impact through research.
Job application procedure
Applications with complete C.V, including 3 referees and their full addresses or contact Tel Nos. copies of academic certificates and testimonials should be hand delivered to : MU-JHU Human Resource Manager, through reception Room 10, MUJHU 1 Building or at:  not later than Monday, 2nd October 2017 by 5.30pm. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.