PrIMP Study Coordinator Employment Opportunity – RTI International

Job Title:   Study Coordinator
Organization: RTI
Project Name: PrePex
Implementation in Military Populations (PrIMP) Study
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About RTI:
International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to
improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of
more than 4000 provides research and technical services to governments and
businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and
pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced
technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and
the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
About PrIMP:
The PrePex
Implementation in Military Populations (PrIMP) study has a purpose to evaluate
the use of the PrePex™ device for VMMC and compare it to standard surgical male
circumcision. Both male military personnel of UPDF and civilians will be asked
to participate in the study by choosing to have either the PrePex™ or standard
surgical VMMC, then completing a series of surveys and clinic visits to assess
their experiences and satisfaction with the VMMC procedure.
Job Summary: The Study
Coordinator will be responsible for providing support and coordinating
in-country activities for a US Department of Defense  HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) –funded Voluntary Medical Male
Circumcision  (VMMC)study implemented in
partnership with the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF). The Study
Coordinator will work closely with the implementing team, consisting of RTI
staff based in the US and in Uganda, UPDF staff and DHAPP staff, to implement
and monitor the study at four study sites in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Offer overall technical direction to the study
implementing team to ensure that all activities meet the required quality
standards and contribute to achievement of study goals and objectives
Conduct bi-weekly site monitoring visits to four
UPDF VMMC PrIMP study sites to observe that study procedures are followed,
assess quality of data collection activities, provide technical assistance to
UPDF study staff, and ensure availability of supplies
In charge of documenting problems and solutions from
site visits so that standard procedures are put in place to avoid similar
problems in the future
Offer technical support to UPDF staff as needed for
computerized data collection instruments (CAPI) and case management system
Ensure constant availability of logistics and
supplies for study sites
Support the implementing team by coordinating
in-country travel and logistics for study trainings and meetings
Support communication of findings to the
implementing team in a timely fashion
Keenly review and proof own work for accuracy and
Maintain files to document work performed, including
site visits, study reports, etc
Perform other tasks as assigned by the study
implementation team
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree with
three years’ related experience; or a Master’s degree and one year of related
experience (degree in public health or other health-related field is
A minimum of one to three years’ experience in
managing health-related research studies (experience with HIV or VMMC studies
is preferred).
Ability to listen and communicate well in English,
both verbally and in writing.
Willingness and ability to make site visits
throughout the country.
Skills in planning, supervising and training of health
High-level of proficiency with MS Word, Outlook,
PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
Demonstrated capacity to work well both independently
and collaboratively within teams.
Ability to multi-task, and careful attention to
detail and accuracy.
Additional training in HIV comprehensive care is
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should apply online by sending their applications
online including updated CVs including three work references to
Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 28th October 2015

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