Study Coordinator

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Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death and ill-health from an infectious disease agent worldwide. The gap between TB case
notifications and estimated TB incidence indicates that TB case finding is still missing many TB cases. Studies have found that TB contacts have an extraordinary high TB burden. Complicated algorithms, and reliance on poorly performing symptom screening tools, have impeded diagnosis and led to missed opportunities for TB prevention among TB contacts in routine programs. The Lancet Commission on TB called for bold and innovative implementation strategies to promptly identify people with active disease in such high-risk populations, and to increase access to TB preventive therapy (TPT). CUT-TB aims to evaluate a Test-and-Treat strategy that includes universal TB testing of all household contacts regardless of symptoms, complemented by treatment of either TB disease or l atent TB infection (LTBI). Our multidisciplinary team of African, American and European researchers will evaluate this Test-and-Treat strategy in three countries including South Africa, Tanzania and Lesotho. In Lesotho the study will be conducted in Thaba-Tseka and Butha-Buthe. Jhpiego therefore, seeks to appoint a Study Coordinator for this study for a period of 9 months.

Working under the general supervision of a Sr. MEL Advisor, the Study Coordinator will provide overall coordination of CUT-TB study; overseeing the ethical implementation of the study, participate in training of data collection staff and coordinates data collection; oversee
recruitment of human subjects, as well as to write and edit reports and manuscripts.

Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with study personnel in the strategic planning of study implementation.
• Ensure submission for IRB approvals.
• Oversee the recruitment, training and supervision of research assistants.
• Coordinate data collection for the study.
• Oversee accurate data entry into study database.
• Closely track study recruitment and enrollment and keep study PI updated on progress to sample size.
• Ensure compliance with the study protocol and standard operating procedures.
• Consult with co-investigators on appropriate management of participant problems and concerns.
• Ensure that CUT-TB study is executed successfully and completed within time frames to meet research objectives.
• Participate in writing and editing of a technical reports and manuscripts for publication or presentation.
• Perform any other programmatic duties related to the study.

Qualifications and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Demography, Economics, Sociology, public health or any other related social science subject, master’s
degree will be an added advantage
• At least 2 years’ experience in TB&HIV/AIDS related research design and implementation
• Excellent knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research models and data analysis

Skills and Attributes:
• Experience in writing high quality reports to funders and other stakeholders
• Excellent English and Sesotho writing skills
• Highly proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Proficient in RedCap and other data collection systems
• Strong planning, time management and project management skills
• Strong people management and leadership skills
• Familiarity with quantitative data storage and analysis systems

Personal Attributes:
• Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
• Results-oriented, professional, accountable and proactive
• Attention to detail and ability to deliver to a deadline
• Must be able to work independently with little supervision
• Strong interpersonal and decision making skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Willingness to travel to the study districts

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Correspondence will be communicated with successful candidates only.

Jhpiego is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested candidates should submit application letter, CVs, certified copies of certificates and transcripts, two letters of references(one from the current employer)s, identity document, and self-assessment (information on how to conduct self-assessment available from Jhpiego offices).

All applications addressed for the attention of

Human Resources Manager, Jhpiego Office,
email address: [email protected]
or
hand deliver to:
Jhpiego Office
Dolphin House #2,
ground floor,
23 Motsoene Road, Industrial Area
Maseru

Closing date: 12 pm on Friday, 12 March

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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