Entry Level Study Coordinator/ Team lead – Call for Life Project Job Placement – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principle Investigator
About US:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization
which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists.
The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong
emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI
has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission:
Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services
(provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins
University Core Lab) and Outreach. The Ugandan Academy for Health Innovation
and Impact (‘The Academy’) is one of the programs housed within the IDI. The
Academy was formed after an MOU between several partners including Uganda
Ministry of Health, IDI, Janssen, the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson and
Johnson, and the Johnson and Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust in 2015. The
Academy’s mission is to urgently and demonstrably improve health outcomes for
people living with or being affected by HIV and TB through a range of carefully
focused interventions combining applied relevant research resulting in improved
national policy/guidelines, and associated training and systematic ongoing
support. The Academy will manage funding for projects in clinical development,
operational research and capacity building. Primary focus will be HIV/TB, with
the potential to expand to maternal and child health.
Job Summary: The Study Coordinator/ Team lead -Call for Life
project will be accountable for project coordination and supervision of project
CALL FOR LIFE study activities to ensure high quality implementation and
adherence to study timelines and quality assurance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work in close collaboration with all the
    stakeholders, coordinate and supervise study activities to ensure high
    quality implementation and adherence to study protocol and timelines.
  • Provide technical oversight and support to
    all the team members of the CALL FOR LIFE project team
  • Provide day to day oversight and management
    of project CALL FOR LIFE and ensure that Project CALL FOR LIFE standard
    operating procedures (SOPs) are followed during study implementation.
  • Work closely with the IS team and other
    stakeholders to ensure the integration with ICEA and the roll out of the
    CALL FOR LIFE and Call for Life tools
  • Actively participate in training study staff,
    provide continued on job training, mentoring and skills transfer or
    updates to all staff
  • Keenly monitor study procedures to ensure
    they are in time with the study protocol, as well as reporting any adverse
    study events
  • Regularly monitor study budget and expenses
    and ensure proper and efficient utilization and management of resources
    issued for purposes of project CALL FOR LIFE.
  • Keenly review preliminary findings on a
    regular basis and provide regular updates to the Principal Investigators
    including the Head of the IDI PCT Programme.
  • Maintain regular link, appropriate
    communication channels and feedback between the study partners (IDI,
    districts, MoH, Janssen) in line with the laid down procedures
  • Ensure timely production and submission of
    relevant activity and other reports to relevant authorities.
  • Manage the screening and enrolment of
    potential participants into the CALL FOR LIFE study.
  • Maintenance of the CALL FOR LIFE study files,
    and to ensure that all source documents are maintained.
  • Oversee the correct completion of all CRFs
    and other documentation relating to the CALL FOR LIFE study.
  • Manage the development of “health tips”
    – short health information messages to be used within the CALL FOR LIFE
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from
    time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a medical degree
    (MBChB, MD or equivalent) or a master’s degree in public health or a BSc
  • Research experience, as well as possession of
    Good Clinical Practices training is essential.
  • A minimum of two years of professional
    experience in implementation of HIV/ AIDS care and treatment programs in
    hospital /district settings or HIV/ AIDS/TB or research.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience in the
    management of antiretroviral therapy is desirable
  • Knowledge and skills in designing, planning,
    implementing and monitoring of HIV/AIDS care and treatment research
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing
    skills with the ability to work in a team. Ability to communicate to staff
    and other partners in a courteous and professional manner
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of data
    management systems and good computer skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and use
    judgment and initiative in the course of executing responsibilities
  • Ability to make decisions in line with
    established policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Good networking, public relations and
    interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to support and supervise
    health care providers
  • Experience in new technologies for health
    (mhealth, ehealth)
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application
cover letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
Manager, Human Resources,
Diseases Institute,
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to: hr@idi.co.ug
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
for interviews.
Deadline: 1st August 2016

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