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Quality Assurance / Quality
Control Officer
Organization:  Makerere University Walter
Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  QA/QC Coordinator
About US:
Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a
non-profit biomedical research Organization, whose mission is to mitigate
disease threats through quality research, health care and disease surveillance.
MUWRP was established in 2002 by a Memorandum of Agreement between The Henry M.
Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, lnc. (HJF) and
Makerere University (Mak) to undertake medical research to test HIV vaccines.
Over the years, MUWRP’s portfolio has progressively expanded to include vaccine
research for Ebola and Marburg viruses, surveillance of influenza and
influenza- like viruses and other emerging infections in humans and animals;
also epidemiological, basic and implementation research in HIV treatment, care
and prevention programs in the Districts of Kayunga, Mukono, Buvuma and Buikwe.
Job Summary:   The Quality
Assurance / Quality Control Officer will be responsible for maintaining QA/QC
activities for the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Work with the Study coordinator, Medical Officer
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
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 with the Study Coordinator 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.
Conduct 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 the Ministry of Health In charges of
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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Diploma in Clinical
Medicine or Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery.
At least two years of relevant experience in
Quality Control/Quality Assurance in a research setting.
Good writing and presentation and interpersonal
Highly organized, detail-oriented and
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Have a fair working knowledge of quality
assurance and control procedures, regulations as they relate to medical
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
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.
Ability to professionally communicate in writing
and verbally or other means deemed appropriate. The ability to frequently
travel between MUWRP sites in Uganda.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should complete a MUWRP
Application  Form, Download
Fill and submit it together with their Application letter,
Photocopies of academic qualifications and Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees, as
one word/pdf document. The location should be clearly stated in the application
and sent to:
The Senior Human Resource Officer
Makerere University Walter Reed Project
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala.
Or via email to: –
Deadline: 14th February 2020
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