2 Regional Evaluation Coordinator Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Duty Station: Eastern
or Western Region, Uganda
About US:
The Infectious Diseases
Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization. IDRC
conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and
Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications and have impacted
on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over
41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May
2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of health
sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide
    leadership for the PBO Net Study Regional office, and maintain
    communication and links with the study coordinator and investigators.
  • Manage
    approximately 17 staff members based at the Regional office, and oversee
    staff at associated Field offices.
  • Participate
    in hiring, training and line-management of the field staff in
    collaboration with the study coordinator and investigators.
  • Oversee
    the management and implementation of the PBO study activities at the
    Regional sites in collaboration with investigators and other coordinators.
  • Manage
    all field activities at the assigned Regional office, and associated Field
    offices, including the cross-sectional community survey, entomology
    survey, transport of specimens, procurement and distribution of supplies,
    and storage of data and supplies.
  • Support
    data collection and data entry, in collaboration with the data management
    team, investigators and other coordinators.
  • Maintain
    data in a confidential manner as per established Good Clinical Practice
  • Participate
    in the preparation and distribution of study reports, in collaboration
    with the data management team and investigators.
  • Participate
    in report writing, data analysis and manuscript preparation.
  • Take
    part in regular team meetings.
  • Any
    other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine
  • Possession
    of a Master’s Degree (Epidemiology, Public Health, or similar discipline)
  • Additional
    training in Human Research Subject Protection and Good Clinical Practice
  • Excellent
    communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability
    to work independently, and under stringent deadlines
  • Experience
    coordinating clinical trials and/or operational research studies
  • Experience
    supervising large field teams
  • Experience
    with MS Excel, Access and/or STATA data analysis software
  • Ability
    to speak at least one language commonly used in Eastern Region or Western
  • Willing
    to be based up-country in Eastern or Western Uganda
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send typed letters of application together with
current CV, two reference letters from past employers and copies of academic
certificates should be delivered to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases Research
Collaboration (IDRC),
P. O Box 7475, Kampala, 2C
Nakasero Hill Road OR IDRC Tororo office at the Tororo District Hospital OR
IDRC Mbarara Office opposite Lake View Hotel OR IDRC Mbale office on Plot 35
Masaba Road OR IDRC Busia Office at Masafu General Hospital
NB: Please
clearly indicate in your application letter “Application for the post of
Regional Evaluation Coordinator” and state your region of preference
“Eastern Region or Western Region.”
Deadline: 23rd December,
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