Jobs in Uganda - Junior Study Coordinator Job at Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Junior Study Coordinator Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 24 May 2021

Hiring Organization: Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Job Details:

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate to fill the position of Junior Study Coordinator for the SEARCH IPT project based in Mbarara. The successful candidate will report to the Programme Coordinator.
Purpose of the Position: The Junior Study Coordinator will coordinate Phase II of the SEARCH IPT study as well as coordinate administrative activities for the study in the region.


Job description
• Participate in developing essential study documents, formulate training materials, coordinate and participate in the trainings of these documents to study staff.
• Participating in making the standard operating procedures and ensuring that staff understand and adhere to SOPs and other study guidelines.
• Planning and preparing for meetings with District Health Officers (DHOs) and District
• TB/Leprosy supervisors (DTLS) according to the study protocol.
• Presenting study related material to DHOs/DTLS and facilitating discussions at SEARCHIPT study meetings.
• Work with DHOs to plan and conduct Trainer of Trainers (ToT) meetings in the districts using the SEARCH-IPT Business curriculum and to provide technical support to them where necessary.
• Keep track of all ToT meetings in districts participating in the SEARCH-IPT intervention and document them accordingly.
• Ensure collection of routine data on variables of interest to the SEARCH-IPT study from the District Health Information System (DHIS2) with support from your supervisor.
• Ensure timely reporting and submission of all study updates and progress reports to the study team as required.
• Provide leadership and technical guidance to other members of the SEARCH-IPT study team.
• Work as the liaison coordinator between SEARCH-IPT and participating District Local
• Governments & Implementing Partners personnel. In consultation with the supervisor may be delegated to represent SEARCH-IPT at meetings with implementing partners.
• Liaise with procurement department to quantify consumption and ensure that the necessary supplies and logistics needed to run the study are in place.

Key Result Areas/Outputs (approximately 5)
• Number of DHO meetings successfully planned, executed with reports submitted to the study team.
• Participation in development of study SOPs.
• Number of ToT meetings successfully attended in participating districts.
• Ensure that all SEARCH-IPT data is complete and collected as per the study protocol and SOPs.
• Study and organizational meetings actively participated in.

Qualifications and other desirables for the job:
• A bachelor’s degree in human medicine and Surgery from a reputable institution.
• A Master’s degree in Public Health is an added advantage.
• At least two years’ progressive work experience in a clinical and/or research setting.
• Must be registered with and licensed by UMDPC with up to date APL
• Excellent Oral and communication skills
• Demonstrate teamwork; he or she must work collaboratively with teammates to achieve organizational goals.
• Proficiency in Microsoft office applications .
• Fast paced and ability to work in a highly dynamic environment

Application procedure

Submit your applications using this link on the IDRC website: http://idrcuganda.org/careers.html  

Date Posted: 2021-05-18

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