Research Project Coordinator

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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.

Research Project Coordinator

Location: Kirehe

Duration: 1-year renewable upon performance satisfaction and funding

Report to: Health Research Manager

Role description:

The Research Project Coordinator will be a researcher experienced in clinical research and will work with and under the direction of the Health Research Manager and the Principal Investigators (PI). S/he will facilitate and coordinate the daily implementation of the machine learning grant, playing a critical role in the conduct of the study, data management and results dissemination. S/he will contribute to the study design, literature review and manuscripts writing.  S/he will work with the PI, the supervisor, and research department to obtain and maintain the technical and ethical approvals from Institutional Review Boards (IRB). Additionally, s/he will coordinate administrative tasks as well as compliance, financial, and personnel reporting and other related aspects of the study.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Supervise enrollment and monitoring of study participants
  • Coordinate on-site patients screening and appropriate data capture
  • Collect and manage study participants’ data and ensure databases are secured and shared only with eligible study collaborators.
  • Coordinate clinical research implementation ensuring compliance to the protocols
  • Prepare documents for submission to IRB and maintain annual IRB approvals, amendments, and essential documentation.
  • Ensure continuous communication and reporting with the study principle investigators and her/his supervisor.
  • Serve as liaison with the research team and other study team members with regard to all protocol related requirements
  • Participate in research study design, literature search, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of the study findings through local, regional and international conferences as well as publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Keep track of all the logistics and expenses incurred during the implementation of the study.

 Qualifications, Skills, and Experience Required:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Health related field including Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Public Health, Demography or other related disciplines
  • Contribution to science: the candidate must have published at least one paper in a peer-reviewed international journal as a lead author.
  • Familiar with medical terminology, medical records, and information management.
  • Experience: at least two years of experience in clinical research that involve the use of electronic data capture
  • Computer literacy:  Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda, the French language is preferred
  • Proactive, high organizational skills, and able to work independently and deliver ahead of the deadline.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with strong attention to details and accuracy
  • Honed with project management, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sensitivity and openness to working with vulnerable populations
  • Professionalism, discretion, and trustworthiness with confidential information is a must;
  • Willingness to travel to the field daily for data collection;
  • Willingness to work in remote areas including overnight stays;
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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:

Applications should be submitted not later than 28 March 2019