Research Manager Job Careers – The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

Job Title:   Research Manager
Organization:  The AIDS Support
Organization (TASO Uganda)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director
Program Management and Capacity Development
Ref: TS/HR/
PMGT06: Research Manager
About US:
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda) is an
Organisation contributing to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring
hope and improving the quality of life of persons, families and communities
affected by HIV infection and disease. TASO is implementing various projects
funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Agency for
International Development (USAID) and the Global Fund to support the Government
of Uganda accelerate epidemic control and the attainment of the UNAIDS 95 95 95
Job Summary:  The Research Manager will manage, coordinate
and harmonize TASO Uganda research Projects. He/she will take lead in research
grants writing, resource mobilization for the institutional research function
and ensure implementation of activities in accordance with the National and
International research standards and policies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Write and submit research grants to the
different funders
Ensure that all research projects are
implemented in accordance to the study protocols, national and international
Develop appropriate communication plans for the
principle investigators, funders, research teams and other TASO staff.
Establish and maintain the TASO Research
Develop publications from TASO projects both
research and programs.
Work with the Senior Biostatistician, STA
M&E and M&E Specialist to ensure that a clean data base for research is
Ensure that all the relevant research TASO data
bases are appropriately updated (Grants, FOA, publications, abstracts,
Ensure that capacity development in research for
all staff through development and implementation of a capacity building plan.
Work with the Senior Biostatistician to ensure
that journal clubs are conducted
Provide a stewardship role for the TASO REC by
working with the REC Secretariat.
Serve as the secretary to the TASO Research
Advisory Committee. (RAC)
Promote the development of the research unit and
individual research project work plans and budgets
Prepare quarterly and annual reports for the
institutional research function.
Identify new research collaborators and maintain
the existing collaborators.
Conduct Donor Profiling for TASO as an
Routinely update the TASO research priority
areas in relation to the national and institutional research agenda
Ensure MOUs are signed in line with TASO
standards and policies.
Closely work with the Research Grants and
Administration Officer to support to all research activities.
Update staff on new developments in research
that are relevant to TASO programming.
Key Outputs
Grants written and submitted
Updated research data base developed and
Manuscripts written / edited and submitted for
TASO donor profiling done
Research cohorts developed and maintained
Clean and updated program data base maintained
Research collaborations established and
All TASO projects implemented in accordance with
the research code of conduct

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Masters’ Degree in
Public health, or any other medical, health sciences discipline. A PhD in a
related field is an added advantage.
Additional Training Necessary: Project
management or clinical trial management and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
At least five years’ experience working in
public health research project implementation. He/she should have been or is
currently a Principle Investigator or Co-Investigator on at least one grant in
the last 5 years, with at least 5 publications in a peer reviewed journal and
at least 3 years of management.
Principles of Programme Monitoring and
Current technology in support of research
Developments and trends in the response to
HIV/AIDS in Uganda and internationally
Research ethics guidelines both at local and
international level.
Research funding mechanisms
Grants writing skills
Good Communication and interpersonal skills
Good leadership and management skills
Computer skills relevant to research
Other Qualities/Attributes: Analytical mind,
Innovativeness, Sound judgment and Integrity, Emotional control,
Confidentiality and Ability to meet strict deadlines and work longer hours.
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume,
copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials and three referees, two
of which should be professional referees including their telephone and email
All interested Candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online
Job Application Form, scan and save all the relevant documents in one folder
and forward online applications with the relevant credentials to:
Deadline: 27thFebruary
2020 by 11:59 pm
NB: While TASO appreciates all the interested applicants,
only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. In case you do
not hear from TASO Uganda One (01) month after the closing date, please
consider yourself unsuccessful.
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