3 Fresher Quality Assurance/Quality Control Officer Non-profit Jobs – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Organisation: Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: QA/QC coordinator
Position Number:
MUWRP-023/016
About US:
The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit HIV
research program that was established in 2002 as a result of a memorandum of
understanding between Makerere University and The Henry M. Jackson foundation
for Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. of USA (HJF). The primary purpose of
MUWRP is to develop, evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate disease
threats of public health importance to Uganda. Activities include; vaccine development
and building of vaccine testing capability in Uganda, conducting of
epidemiological and basic research and provision of HIV Treatment, care and
support in Kayunga, Mukono and Buvuma Districts.
Job Summary: The Quality
Assurance/Quality Control Officer will be responsible for maintaining QC/QA
activities for research projects based at Nakasero research site.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will work closely with the Study
coordinator and the PI to ensure that study activities and processes are
conducted as per protocol and related SOPs
·        
Ensure that CRFs are correctly, accurately and
promptly filled by the clinic research team before presentation for data entry
·        
The incumbent will evaluate and respond to
quality events, incidents, queries, and complaints as they arise in real time
·        
Keep up to date with all related quality and
research ethics legislation and compliance issues
·        
Work closely with the quality coordinator and
regulatory affair office to compile and prepare materials for submission to
regulatory agencies.
·        
Establish and document internal quality
assurance and quality control processes/procedures.
·        
Utilize guidance documents (SOPs, MOPs, research
protocol, etc), local and international standards, or consensus standards to
support the research teams to conduct all research procedures as expected.
·        
Carry out the day to day quality control audits
and promptly communicate the findings to the appropriate stakeholders
·        
Communicate any critical compliance risks noted
from these activities to the Principle Investigator and or senior management.
·        
Prepare a weekly QC/QA updates for discussion in
the weekly research meetings.
·        
Identify and coordinate the resolution of data
queries as they happen
·        
Determine relevant data quality training
requirements and assist with staff training
·        
Work with staff of various departments to ensure
quality data for all conducted research and address any queries or data
anomalies with relevant staff.
·        
Any other duties as assigned by the
supervisor/designee.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants should at least hold a Diploma in
Clinical Medicine or Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery or a health related
field.
·        
At least two years relevant experience in
Quality Control/Quality Assurance in a research setting.
·        
Good writing and presentation skills
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills
·        
Strong leadership and communication skills.
·        
Fluency in verbal and written English and
Luganda.
·        
Highly organized, detail-oriented and
self-motivated/driven.
·        
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
·        
Working well in a team
·        
Have a fair working knowledge of quality
assurance and control procedures, regulations as they relate to medical
research.
·        
Possesses the ability to train all levels of
staff in Quality Control/Assurance
·        
Ability to work in teams, motivate, influence
data staff and manage time and projects.
·        
Organizational, planning, research and problem
solving skills.
·        
Must be detail-oriented and understand the
importance and benefits of data quality.
·        
Strong written and verbal communication skills
to present findings and recommendations
·        
Ability to work as a part of a team and interact
with data users and managers
·        
Strong statistical and numerical ability
·        
Possess technical skills necessary to work with
computer systems such as knowledge of office software such as Microsoft word,
excel and access.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should download the
application form, download here,
attach it together with application letters, CVs, Photocopies of academic
qualifications and three professional referees. The position number (Check top
of advert) and preferred location should clearly be stated in the application
letter.
Please send applications to:
The Human Resources and Administration Manager
Makerere University Walter Reed Project
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 19th September 2016
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