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Job Title: Trust Study Coordinator

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Organisation: Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Nigeria

Our Institute is a leading provider of treatment, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other infectious diseases with headquarters in Abuja and Regional offices in Benin, Jos, Kano and the Federal Capital Territory.

The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) seeks to hire a research oriented study management staff for the implementation of testing a novel idea of providing HIV prevention, clinical care and support to most-at-risk-populations (MARPS) or hard-to-reach populations within Abuja-Nigeria. The TRUST study is being jointly funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S Military HIV Research Program (MHRP).

Summary/Overview: The TRUST Study Coordinator will coordinate and administer research study associated activities in addition to assisting with project planning, and ensuring that pre-established work scopes, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed. He/She will help with recruitment and coordination of research subjects as appropriate and serve as principal administrative liaison between IHVN and the study site(s). The Study Coordinator will also oversee and coordinate the provision of administrative and staff services to the Principal Investigator and other investigators; develop and maintain record-keeping systems and procedures.

Roles/Responsibilities:

•   Keep custody of all completed study forms and documents

•   Enter on a daily basis all data generated into the database

•   Assist site manager with the preparation and organization of study materials

Education/Experience:

1.   A medical degree (MBBS)

2.   Masters in Public Health (MPH) or Masters of Science (MSc) degree in health-related discipline is preferable

3.   Two or more years of clinical research experience

4.   Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills

5.   Fluency in English

6.   Strong management capacity to work independently and effectively prioritize projects and tasks

7.   Ability to maintain confidentiality and assist with situations that may require discretion

8.   Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of issues relating to HIV/AIDS

9.   Experience working with MARPS

10.   Strong data management and analysis skills. Computer competency including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

Qualifications:

The Study Coordinator is responsible for the daily activities of the study and will act in the following capacity:

1.   Reads and understands all information in the study documents, the informed consent, and the protocol.

2.   Coordinates the screening, consenting and enrolling of eligible participants.

3.   Plans and coordinates the initiation of research study protocol, and the establishment of operating policies and procedures.

4.   Plans, implements, and maintains data collection systems in support of research protocol; may coordinate the collection and analysis of research data for use by investigators.

5.   Instructs, and coordinates research subjects as appropriate to specific study objectives and work scope.

6.   Ensures the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities; acts as the primary administrative point of contact for IHVN and study site(s).

7.   Supervises and coordinates the provision of support services to investigators and researchers.

8.   Monitors the progress of research activities; develops and maintains records of research activities, and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by investigators, administrators, funding agencies, and/or regulatory bodies.

9.   Implements quality control process throughout the conduct of the study.

10.   Ensures organization and transport of participants’ samples for testing as described in study protocol.

11.   Takes action on protocol deviations and violations, reports such deviations and violations to investigators.

12.   Sends weekly monitoring reports to investigators and study team. 13. Ensures smooth and timely completion of study activities by staff and assists with study activities when necessary. 14. Performs other duties as needed to ensure optimal conduct of study at site(s).

•   Organizational skills and ability to work with less supervision

•   Demonstrate knowledge and skills in protecting privacy and confidentiality of data

•   Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of issues relating to HIV/AIDS

Closing Date: 3rd May, 2013.

Method of Application:

Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft word format should be forwarded online to the Senior Human Resources Officer.

Candidates should indicate appropriate positions and preferred locations in their application letter. IHVN is an equal opportunity employer.

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