Study Coordinator- PREGART Clinical Trial Project job at The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)


The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

Study Coordinator- PREGART Clinical Trial Project job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 28 January 2022

Hiring Organization: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

Job Details:

Overview
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) to support the Government of Uganda accelerate epidemic control and the attainment of the UNAIDS 95 95 95 goals and, the department of pharmacology & therapeutics, Makerere University to assess the safety and efficacy of Dolutegravir and EFV400 for pregnant and breast-feeding women through the PREGART Clinical Trial Project. TASO requires the services of dedicated, competent, innovative and result-oriented individuals for employment on a contract basis for the posts below;
Job Title : REF: TS/HR/PMGT/1: Study Coordinator- PREGART Clinical Trial Project
Classification: Contract - Full time (one-year renewable, based on performance)
Reports to: Research Manager
Salary: Commensurate with training and experience
Duty Station: TASO Entebbe
Directly Supervises: Study Midwife

Main Purpose of the Job:
• The Study Coordinator shall be responsible for the coordination and administration of research activities. He/she will develop, implement, and coordinate research and administrative procedures for the successful management of the PREGART Clinical Trial Project, molation and communicate with financial partners throughout the research process.
• The Study Coordinator will work Wlui me rimapa. Investigator to prepare and deliver findings of the study to appropriate agencies, handle the maintenance of documents for a specified time after the study as dictated by institutional policy or other relevant regulations.
• He/she will be involved in screening potential subjects and ensure the safety and protection of human subjects.
• He/she will oversee patient involvement, be responsible for reporting any adverse events occurring during the clinical research and prepare case reports appropriately using data generated by the research completed.
• The Study Coordinator will prepare documentation for Institutional Review Board approval, study and protocol budgets, participate in patient recruitment and clinical research, maintain collaborations with the Principal Investigator and ensure that all members of the research study team properly trained.
• He/she will maintain appropriate documentation of training activities, manage inventory and appropriate supplies to conduct all activities and ensure that ethical guidelines are followed.

Key Outputs
• Coordination of PREGART Clinical Trial Project activities ensured
• Appropriate documentation of training activities maintained
• Documentation for Institutional Review Board approval prepared and documentation required by institutional and government agencies managed
• Study and protocol budgets prepared in time
• Participation in patient recruitment and clinical research done
• Collaborations with the Principal Investigator maintained
• Research study team members properly trained and supervised
• Case reports using appropriate data generated by the research completed
• Inventory managed and appropriate supplies to conduct all activities ensured
• Reports on outcomes to all parties including institutional and government agencies as well as funding sources generated
• Ethical guidelines followed and reports appropriately submitted on any adverse outcomes

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Coordinate the PREGART Clinical Trial Project to ensure research activities comply with national guidelines and TASO institutional policy.
• Ensure proper training of research personnel to comply with the National Council of Science and Technology policies and guidelines for research.
• Record and document training activities of personnel engaged in the study.
• Work closely with the Research Manager to facilitate and report on clinical audits
• Maintain confidentiality and protection of patients participating in the research and ensure informed consents are obtained for all participants
• Document and report any breach in compliance with federal and EU regulations to appropriate
• Plan and coordinate the initiation of research study protocol, and the development of standard operating procedures.
• Organize and coordinate district and health facility entry meetings.
• Participate in planning and organizing trainings for study staff and health facility staff.
• Maintain correspondences with the research ethics committee and UNCST
• Maintain an updated Essential Documents folder
• . Oversee and coordinate recruitment and follow up of study participates in all the study sites.
• Work with the PI to plan, implement, and maintain data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol; and coordinate the collection and analysis of research data.
• Ensure scientific integrity of data and protect the rights, safety, and well-being of patients enrolled into the study
• Implement quality control processes throughout the conduct of the study
• Participate in development of standard operating procedures for the development of community patient groups and coordinate training of the peer leaders.
• Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities: act as the primary administrative point of contact for internal research staff and as the principle operational liaison for other collaborating institutions.
• Coordinate the day-to-day activities of any technical support staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research protocol, as appropriate to the position.
• Plan and coordinate the staffing of research studies, to include the recruitment and administration of research support staff, as appropriate to the action PON. OR
• Supervise and coordinate the provision of support services to investigation and other collaborating partners.
• Monitor the progress of research activities; develop and maintain records of research activities, and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by investigators, steering committee, TASO Senior Management, funding agencies, and regulatory bodies.
• Plan and coordinate regular steering committee meetings.
• Participate in writing abstracts and manuscripts from this research project and other related TASO programmes.
• Schedule monitoring visits and set up for monitoring visits prior to monitors' arrival
• Ensure that adverse and serious adverse events are properly documented and reported to the
• REC and the principle investigators in accordance with UNCST guidelines.
• Draft informed consent documents and ensure that all patients complete these forms and be well informed of inclusion and exclusion criteria for patient subjects.
• Screen all laboratory results when received and follow protocol procedure regarding abnormal results.
• . Ensure that all participants that need referrals are referred to physicians in higher hospitals.
• Establish a good working relationship between the research team and the health facility teams.
• Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Research Manager.


Person Specifications:
Study Coordinator- PREGART Clinical Trial Project
Minimum Academic Qualifications
A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with a valid practicing license
Additional Training
• A valid certificate in Good Clinical Practice and Human Participants Research Training
• Training in Project Management is an added advantage
Required Experience and Exposure
• Minimum two years' experience in health programs/ research coordination
• Extensive knowledge of issues relating to people living with HIV/AIDS, Diabetes and Hypertension
• Familiarity with community research-based principles. Excellent facilitation skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong understanding of the health systems at district level

Key Skills
• Computer Competency including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Familiarity with data storage and analysis systems such as STATA is an asset.
• Verbal communications skills
• Problem-solving skills Planning/organizational skills Personal motivation
• Project Management capabilities
• Knowledge of budgeting and financial principals
• Excellent research skills
• Attention to detail and willing to travel to all the regions of the country

Application procedure

Only qualified candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited to submit their resume, copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials and three referees, two of who should be the present employer / immediate supervisor or last employer if unemployed, or any other if it is the first employment being applied for. None of the referees should be a relative, friend or business associate. All referees' designations should be stated and contact details included i.e. physical address, telephone/ mobile numbers and email contacts.
Application Procedure Only qualified candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited to submit their resume, copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials and three referees, two of who should be the present employer / immediate supervisor or last employer if unemployed, or any other if it is the first employment being applied for. None of the referees should be a relative, friend or business associate. All referees' designations should be stated and contact details included i.e. physical address, telephone/ mobile numbers and email contacts.
• All interested candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online Job Application Form, scan and save all the relevant documents in one folder and forward only online applications with the relevant credentials on the Online Application Form
• TASO does not receive applications via social media especially NOT Facebook or WhatsApp
• TASO does not use an Agency to recruit except when indicated on the advert.
• TASO does not ask for money for Applications
• Only the TASO Human Resources Office handles Job Applications.
• While TASO appreciates all the interested applicants, only shortlisted candidates are contacted for interviews. In case you do not hear from TASO one (01) month after the closing date, please consider yourself unsuccessful.
Please visit the TASO Website at www.tasouganda.org to access the detailed job advert. Also note that only applications received online shall be considered. * Posting Date: January 18, 2022 * Closing Date: January 28, 2022 at 04:30 pm
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.
Please note that any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Date Posted: 2022-01-21

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