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Research Officer – Regulatory Affairs Job at The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Research Officer – Regulatory Affairs

Jobs at:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Deadline of this Job:
20th OCTOBER, 2017

Duty Station:
Mbarara, Uganda

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Job details:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children and to help those already infected with HIV/AIDS. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, Pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide.
EGPAF Uganda Country program scope involves; 1)the USAID Regional Health integration to Enhance Services in the South West Uganda project that aims to increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, Care and Treatment, Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health Services, Family Planning, Nutrition Assessment, Counseling Support, Malaria Prevention and Treatment and other Primary Care Sen/ices. 2) The Optimizing HIV Treatment Access among Pregnant Women (OHTA) covering 8 districts of South West Uganda. 3) The ELMA-funded Unfinished Business Project that focuses on closing the Adult-Pediatric ART gap. 4) Saving Lives at Birth that focuses on Development of a Model for National Scale-up of the Pratt Pouch to expand infant Nevirapine Prophylaxis in Uganda, Prevent Mother-to- child Transmission of HIV and to Save Infant Lives.
Job Title: Research Officer – Regulatory Affairs
Location: Mbarara
Reporting Relations: Senior Technical Advisor, Research and Evaluation
Job Summary;
The Regulatory Affairs Officer will oversee all ethical and regulatory activities related to research and evaluations carried out at the Foundation. S/he will maintain an up-to-date regulatory file, correspond with relevant local and international research/evaluation regulatory bodies and actively participate in building research regulatory capacity at the Foundation in audience with acceptable National and international Laws and regulations. The Regulatory Affairs Officer will contribute 100% time and effort to set-up electronic and paper hosed systems for safe custody of all required regulatory documents, develop appropriate SOPs that streamline regulatory processes, provide guidance and duration to researchers and research staff at the Foundation and build their capacity through mentoring and training on research/evaluation ethics and regulations. He/she will coordinate and advise on all regulatory activities at the facility level and at EGPAF Head Office in Mbarara. in addition, s/he will periodically communicate directly with the relevant office in charge of research/evaluation, regulation at the EGPAF Headquarters in Washnigton DC. Oversee and maintain safe custody of all essential documents used in the conduct of evaluations/research at EGPAF and periodically update approvals in accordance with local and international regulatory bodies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required;
A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Medicine. Social Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, Business Administration, Education or Diploma in Clinical Medicine with knowledge of social research methods. Extensive experience coordinating clinical research for related activities experience in managing regulatory documents will be an added advantage Good writing skills and ability to develop relevant regulatory documents for review by the immediate supervisor. Understanding of Uganda and global policies and guidelines for conducting research involving human participants.
Job application procedure
Please send a cover letter and CV to:
The Senior Human Resources Manager
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 15, Kitante Close
P.O. Box 21127
Kampala, Uganda
Application should be sent to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org. Deadline for submission of applications is 20th OCTOBER, 2017.
NO HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED