Hepatitis C Study Manager


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Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.

Position: Hepatitis C Study Manager

Reports to: Director of Research

Organization: Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB)

Location: Kigali

Commitment: 18 months

Start date: 1 May 2018

Positions available: 1

Organizational Profile

Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) has worked in Rwanda since 2005, partnering with the Rwandan government to strengthen primary health systems in three rural districts. The Research Department at PIH/IMB is recruiting one Study Manager to support a clinical study regarding the use of new oral therapies for hepatitis C at Rwanda Military Hospital in Kanombe (Kigali, Rwanda). This study, entitled “Simplifying Hepatitis C Antiviral Therapy in Rwanda for Elsewhere in the Developing World SHARED,” was initiated in 2016 in partnership with the Rwanda Ministry of Health and other clinical and academic partners.

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:


  • Coordinate all activities in the execution of this clinical study in partnership with Rwanda Military Hospital and other local partners.
  • Supervise research study staff, including clinicians, laboratory, and pharmacy personnel to ensure screening, enrollment, treatment, and follow-up of patients according to the established study protocol and GCP standards.
  • Work with nurses and social workers to ensure appropriate patient follow-up and support optimization of patient adherence to treatment.
  • Assist in obtaining and maintaining all study materials, forms, and supplies for use according to study protocols.
  • Collaborate with study staff to ensure appropriate data collection and data management, and maintain close communication with all study collaborators, including study investigators, PIH/IMB, hospital staff and authorities, the Rwanda Biomedical Center, and referral centers.
  • Oversee administrative functions related to study execution, including budget management, human resource needs, procurement and logistics, and authorizations/approvals as needed
  • Contribute to study design, data analysis, and results dissemination (including opportunities for scientific authorship and academic career development)
  • Organize and host trainings or meetings related to hepatitis (including clinical, policy, or research), research methods, ethics, and other relevant topics

Required experience:

  • Advanced degree in public health, health policy, or other research field with application to global health or development settings; PhD in related field preferred.
  • Minimum two years’ experience supporting the administration or execution of research activities in an academic or global health setting, with strong preference for experience in management of clinical trials.
  • Previous experience with data management and facility for using electronic data management systems; advanced knowledge of biostatistics or data analysis is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and proficiency working in a clinical setting and facility in interacting with health care staff and clients.
  • Minimum two years’ experience living and working in a resource-poor setting and collaboration with diverse and multicultural teams in a professional setting is preferred.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills including experience with project management/coordination and budget execution.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, diplomacy, humility, and a commitment to social justice.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in French and/or Kinyarwanda is advantageous but not required.

How to apply:

If you believe that you are the right candidate for the above position, please submit your applications: CV and application letter (in M.s word or PDF format) to http://www.pih.org/pages/employment Applications should be submitted not later than 2 April 2018.


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