Study Coordinator – Rapid Viral Load Project Non-profit Careers – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
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 health.
 Job Summary: The Study Coordinator will support the Rapid Viral
Load project. The successful candidate will be based in Mbarara with frequent
travels to the field sites in South Western Uganda and will be reporting to the
Key Duties and
Charged with scientific and administrative
oversight of the RAPID-VL field activities.
Coordinate the simultaneous screening and
enrolment of study participants at multiple study sites.
Responsible for ensuring that all the research
data that is collected from the study clinics through data extraction and
direct participant interviews on both paper and electronic case report forms
are filled appropriately.
Work in liaison with the facility head, provides
quality improvement and support supervision trainings and support of the clinic
Tasked with the supervision of staff under the
RAPID-VL project and liaising with other study staff at multiple Health
facilities and the IDRC office in South Western Uganda.
Develop essential study documents such as
protocols, SOPs and formulate training materials.
Monitor and compile suspected adverse events and
protocol violation reports and data queries as laid out in the study protocol
and standard operating procedures.
Arrange for, coordinate and facilitate
structured continuous protocol trainings of the study staff.
Work as the liaison coordinator between IDRC,
the RAPID-VL project and participating District Local Governments &
Implementing Partners personnel.
Provide Site budget oversight including
reviewing staff requests and budgets, approving project expenditures including
but not limited to fuel vouchers, participant re¬imbursements, and other
RAPID-VL study related expenditures.
Review of requisitions for supplies, services
and funds to run the RAPID-VL Project in South Western Uganda.
Work closely with laboratory and the procurement
department to quantify consumption and ensure that the necessary supplies and
logistics needed to run the laboratory are in place.
Develop periodic works plans and budgets.
Appropriately manage and account for all allocated resources including
logistical supplies and funds.
Prepare and submit periodic study progress
reports to present at local and extra-mural meetings including providing
interim updates to the study investigators accordingly.
Responsible for maintaining the good image
IDRC/RAPID-VL at both internal and extra-mural fora.
Ensure that the organization’s properties under
care like buildings, study equipment, patient care tools, furniture and
automobiles are appropriately utilized and well maintained.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Medicine, and a masters’ in Public Health is an added advantage
Must be registered with Uganda Medical and
Dental Practitioners Council with a valid Practicing license.
GCP/HSP training a MUST
At least two years of HIV experience or
coordinating HIV related programs with good working knowledge of HIV /AIDS
prevention, treatment and care service delivery.
Practical experience working with District
Health Officers (DHOs) and Community level Health structures in HIV Care and
Excellent teamwork, communication skills (both
oral and written) with strong management and analytical skills.
Knowledge of Runyakore/Rukiga languages (spoken,
written and comprehension).
Excellent report writing skills
Working knowledge of MS office Computer packages
Ability to work in a rural setting
How to Apply:
Send applications 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 OR IDRC Fort portal Office Kagote Division, Kabafumu Road OR IDRC
Jinja Bugembe Office next to Uganda Prisons.
Applications can also be submitted to
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT COMMENTS: Please note that failure to comply with
the below will render your application invalid for this process.
All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of
Current CV (Use Word or PDF format only for
email submissions; photos are not allowed).
Typed letters of application (Use Word or PDF
format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed)
2 reference letters from past employers or
supervisors (Use Word or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not
Copies of academic certificates (Use Word or PDF
format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed):
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Deadline: 8th November
2017 by 5:00pm
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