Project Co-ordinator NGO Career Jobs – MU-JHU Care Ltd (MUJHU)

Organisation: MU-JHU Care
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior Community
Liaison Officer
About US:
MU-JHU Care Ltd (MUJHU) is a registered Ugandan non-governmental
organization dedicated to providing services and conducting research on
HIV/AIDS care and prevention related to mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Job Summary: The Project
Co-ordinator will plan, guide, coordinate and supervise the smooth preparation
and implementation of the study protocol for the TB- SPEED project activities
at the MUJHU Site and support multi-country implementation for specific output
activities under the guidance of the IOR. The TB-SPEED Project goal is to
contribute to the reduction in childhood mortality from tuberculosis by
delivering an available, feasible, cost-effective, and decentralized childhood
tuberculosis diagnostic approach to enhance case-finding and access to
treatment. The project is a four-year UNITAID funded project implemented in
seven countries (Uganda as well as Cambodia, Cameroon, Cote dolvoire,
Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Zambia).
Key Duties and
The Project
Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties for the Protocol:
  • Project preparation – Coordinate the
    submission of the study protocols to regulatory bodies and involvement in
    study planning and start – up activities at the site. Develop the site
    specific project implementation plan and coordinate the hospital selection
    exercise for the implementation of the project. May also support study
    teams on other countries in the submission of their decentralized
  • Project coordination – Ensure the outputs
    implemented at the MUJHU site are in line with the protocol and project
    plan. Monitor the project progress of the decentralization output in the
    participating countries, ensure that quality assurance procedures for the
    project are in place and track the recruitment at the various project
  • Project communication and reporting –
    Participate in study team meetings and calls, organise regular project
    meetings, as wed as in the elaboration of the national project
    communication plan. Prepare progress reports to the Study PI and central
    research unit at the University of Bordeaux in France. Coordinate with the
    countries on the decentralised protocol and Regulatory office on
    communications with the IRBs and renewal of approvals.
  • Training of study specific staff
  • Participate in any other duties assigned
    by the relevant authorities

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s
    degree in Medicine, Public Health, International Health or Epidemiology
  • A minimum of two years working experience
    in clinical research in resource constrained settings.
  • Previous working experience in a
    multi-country research study or multi-country study sites.
  • Experience in project management is an
    added advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge in ICH guidelines, GCP
    and the clinical trial study process is desirable.
  • The applicant must be willing and able to
    multitask and prioritize research activities and should possess strong
    leadership skills, enjoy professional challenges while being a team
    player. He or she will have demonstrable good interpersonal skills with
    excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Multilingual capacity including French
    would be an added benefit given the multi-country study team.
  • A desirable profile would also include
    passion and commitment to contribute to the reduction in childhood
    mortality and public health impact through research.
How to Apply:
All candidates with the relevant qualifications and experience are encouraged
to send a detailed CV with three professional referees and their full
addresses, copies of academic certificates and testimonials to the following
The Human Resources Manager, MU-JHU, Room 10 MUJHU 1 Building, Kampala,
Email to:
NB: Only short listed
applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 2nd October
2017 by 5:00pm
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