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Study Coordinator, Specialist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Aga Khan University
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Job Summary
The Study Coordinator will ensure smooth planning and coordination of a prospective cohort study investigating maternal, pregnancy and neonatal outcomes for women and neonates infected with SARS‐CoV‐2’ project activities including budgets, defining work plans with deliverable goals for all the project work packages in conjunction with PI, CO-PIs and other relevant project team members. Proper coordination of the research project will contribute to the pool of knowledge on how severe acute respiratory-corona virus-2 {SARS-CoV-2) infection during pregnancy impacts women and their neonates during pregnancy and post-partum period. S/he will work within the Centre of Excellence for Women and Child Health, East Africa and report to the Principal Investigator.
  • Health education background (medical doctors or clinical officers are encouraged to apply).
  • Demonstrable training in research.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Medicine and Surgery is mandatory, a Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Proven work experience as a project coordinator or similar role.
  • Research experience is desirable.
  • Hands on work experience with both private and public institutions.
  • Client-focus and team work skills
  • Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time management.
  • Excellent writing skills.


  • Coordinate the implementation of the study as per protocol in Aga Khan University Hospital and Pumwani Maternity Hospital including patient’s enrolment, data collection and blood sampling and laboratory activities.
  • Coordinate project components with other members of project team on behalf of the principal investigator (PI).
  • Ensure proper data collection with support of co-principal investigators and co-investigators, data management and analysis in collaboration with the data team.
  • Write and disseminate monthly summary reports on project progress and progress in achieving project targets.
  • Participate in the development and review of quarterly and annual project work plans and budgets; and recommending new approaches for improving project’s efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Review and track progress on project implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources in liaison with the project accountant and the principal investigator.
  • Ensure timely sharing of budgetary information with the pi and co pi’s.
  • Conduct training needs assessment for the project team and other relevant site based staffs.
  • Budgetary allocation and implementation of identified training needs.
  • Maintain a database of the trainings conducted and the project team/site staffs trained.
  • Ensure timely production of monthly, quarterly and annual internal and external monitoring and evaluation reports based on agreed performance indicators.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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