Research Coordinator (CHIP-TB Implementation research) Vacancy at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation hereby invites applications from Ethiopia for a Vacancy as a Research Coordinator (CHIP-TB Implementation research) at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. The application will close on 4 October 2020.

Location: Addis Ababa

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation advertised posts are as follows:

Place in the organization

The Research Coordinator reports hierarchically to the IMPAACT4TB Program Manager and functionally to the CHIP-TB study team (including local PI, KNCV M&E Lead and JHU team. 

As Research Coordinator you will:

  • Finalize the protocol development process with the country, KNCV HQ and JHU team including coordinating necessary ethical approvals;
  • Lead in-country study preparation and implementation in line with the study protocol;
  • Develop project plans for the implementation of the research protocols;
  • Get familiarized with the research protocols and TB preventive treatment implementation at the country level and develop all the necessary implementation research tools;
  • Based on the approved research protocols and guidance from the CHIP-TB Team, train research councilors, interviewers, transcriptionist and translators, and other study team members;
  • Supervise the research counsellors, focal persons and the interviewers, transcriptionists and translators;
  • Organize, support, and monitor data collection & timely data entry;
  • Validate data received from studies;
  • Conduct statistical analyses; and collaborate with IMPAACT4TB M&E and research team;
  • Participate in scheduled results dissemination activities;
  • Participate in weekly CHIP-TB calls, contribute to reports and scientific articles on the basis of the research conducted, ensure high quality and timely delivery on all contractual and study related obligations in line with the approved study budget, including reporting;
  • Coordinate the establishment and engagement of community advisory board to support the research activity;
  • Facilitate the operational arrangements required to effectively implement the research activity;
  • Maintain diplomacy and confidentiality;
  • Other related necessary duties as per the supervisor’s request.
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What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A full time (40 hours) fixed-term contract for one year, with the intention to extend the contract;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment, where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
  • The KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own HR Manual.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and experience

  • Master or corresponding degree in epidemiology, health economics, statistics, medicine, or in international public health;
  • At least 3 years’ experience, primarily in the field of health research in an international organization, preferably on TB/TB-HIV;
  • In depth knowledge of TB from clinical and programmatic perspectives and based on local NTP and WHO policies;
  • Knowledge of and experience with epidemiological and statistical analysis in the field of public health;
  • Knowledge of and experience with quantitative and qualitative epidemiological research techniques;
  • Experience in Clinical Research and knowledge of ICH/GCP;
  • Having a GCP course and Human Protection course is an advantage;
  • Able to pay close attention to detail;
  • Skills in applying statistical software for data validation and data analysis;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English and Oromifa.
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How to Apply

You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, before 4 October, 2020 via www.kncvtbc.org/vacancies. For more information please contact recruit@kncvtbc.org and for further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please visit www.kncvtbc.org.

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