Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Jhpiego,Malaria Study Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda



Sector: 
Health
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.
Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care f
or their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.
Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
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Job Announcement/ USAID’s MCSP Malaria Study Coordinator
The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is a global, USAID Cooperative Agreement operating in 24high priority countries to introduce and support high-impact health interventions with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation. The Program is focused on ensuring that all women, newborns, and children most in need have equitable access to quality health care services to save lives. USAID’s MCSP supports programming in maternal, newborn and child health, immunization, family planning and reproductive health, nutrition, health systems strengthening, water/sanitation/hygiene, malaria, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and pediatric HIV care and treatment. USAID’s MCSP engages governments, policymakers, private sector leaders, health care providers, civil society, faith-based organizations, and communities in adopting and accelerating proven approaches to address the major causes of maternal, newborn and child mortality such as postpartum hemorrhage, birth asphyxia, and diarrhea, respectively, and improve the quality of health services, from household to hospital.
USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program in Rwanda is hiring a Malaria Study coordinator who will serve to aid in the coordination, management, and conduct of planned malaria studies that include the Intermittent Screening and Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy and any other study that the supervisor will ask the coordinator to support. . The staff will be under supervision of the Maternal and Child Survival Program
Malaria Team Lead. The Intermittent Screening of Malaria in Pregnancy is a study which is conducted by the MCSP in Collaboration with Malaria and Other Parasitic Diseases Division /Rwanda Biomedical Center which aims at evaluating if the addition of intermittent screening and treatment of malaria in pregnant women (ISTp) who receive routine antenatal care (ANC) in health facilities in high malaria transmission areas in Rwanda. Will reduce malaria prevalence among pregnant women when compared to routine antenatal cares services alone.The Malaria Study Coordinator will be based in, Rwanda with many field travels to supervise the study sites.
Responsibilities:
• 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
• Oversee subject enrollment to ensure that informed consent is properly obtained and documented
• Facilitate information exchange among study sites, Mal&OPD and MCSP investigators, research subjects or other support system
• Manage study paperwork, electronic correspondence, and data.
• Ensure subject safety and provide information regarding adverse events and any pertinent information to subjects and investigators in a prompt manner
• Supervises and coordinates the provision of support services to study sites and study teams
• Preparing and submitting monthly, quarterly, and annual reports;
• Compliance with all Rwanda Ethics Committee and other institutional rules and regulations related to research involving human subjects and human subjectderived information and materials
• Ensure that study data are collected and kept according the protocol and human research subject principles
• Ensures the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities; acts as the primary administrative point of contact for internal research staff
• Coordinates the day-to-day activities of any study staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research protocol, as appropriate to the position
• Prepare for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by RNEC or other regulatory agencies,
• Prepare and coordinate shipment of study blood sample Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Being Rwandan by nationality
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health or related health field
• 5+ years’ experience in Coordinating/ supervising Clinical research
• Certificate in Good Clinical Practice, Good Laboratory Practice, and Human Research Subject Principles
• Proven experience in Prevention and Case management of Malaria at Health facility level
• Ability to Build and maintain effective relationships, with study teams, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
• Familiarity with Rwanda’s health settings
• Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
• Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams
• Experience working in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform
• Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least two of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
• Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
• Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English; working knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is preferred
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
• Strong skills in word processing and Excel spread sheets;
• Excellent computer, writing, analytical, communication, and organization skills
• Ability to travel up to 80% time
• Rwandan nationals encouraged to apply
If you would like to apply for this position, please email your motivation letter and updated CV that includes also details of 3 referees, one of whom should be the current employer, previous employer and academic or research supervisor with their full contacts: emails & phone numbers and cover letter sent to Country Director via HR.Rwanda@jhpiego.org with Malaria Study Coordinator the subject line by August 8th, 2016. For further information on USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, please go to www.mcsprogram.org
If you don’t hear from us within three weeks from the submission deadline, you would not be selected for this position.
MCSP/Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate in employment because of age, religion, tribe, race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, military status, marital status, family responsibility, station of life, political opinion, health (includes HIV/AIDS, pregnancy) socioeconomic status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Employment and promotion for any position are based on an individual’s qualifications and merit. Jhpiego does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment Process (application, interview meeting, processing, orientation, or any other fees).

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