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Research Specialist, Study Coodinator, Provost Office Coe

Closing: May 16, 2024

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Published: May 13, 2024 (15 days ago)

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Requirements

  • A minimum of a foundational level professional training with direct application in a hospital setting e.g. Diploma in clinical medicine (Clinical officer), Diploma in nursing, Diploma in Laboratory technology, Diploma in health records.  A bachelor’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Good Clinical Practice Certification.
  • Proven experience in study coordination or similar coordination role in a health research study conducted in a health facility is essential – Minimum duration of at least 2 years.
  • Conversant with data collection and basic data management on research or clinical applications.
  • Relevant experience in a health research environment including community and public health facility settings will be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience in large multi-country projects will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience working in AKU will be an added advantage.


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Requirements

  • A minimum of a foundational level professional training with direct application in a hospital setting e.g. Diploma in clinical medicine (Clinical officer), Diploma in nursing, Diploma in Laboratory technology, Diploma in health records.  A bachelor’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Good Clinical Practice Certification.
  • Proven experience in study coordination or similar coordination role in a health research study conducted in a health facility is essential – Minimum duration of at least 2 years.
  • Conversant with data collection and basic data management on research or clinical applications.
  • Relevant experience in a health research environment including community and public health facility settings will be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience in large multi-country projects will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience working in AKU will be an added advantage.


  • Oversee the coordination and execution of PROTECT and other related research project activities by ensuring timely initiation of planned activities and monitor progress throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Develop and maintain study Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) - Create and update comprehensive SOPs for study staff to ensure consistent and standardized conduct of study activities.
  • Training of health facility clinical staff (e.g. Nurses, labtechs, health records staff) in their roles related to research activities e.g. Data collection, sample collection.
  • Ensure adherence to the study protocol in all aspects of implementation by ensuring continued presence in the facilities and field sites.
  • Make research contributions to any of the thematic areas of the PROTECT study based on their professional background/ training and experience in research.
  • Work with the data manager to continuously monitor and advise the research team on the data quality issues including discrepancies, errors, and missing data.
  • Assist the PI in planning for activities and costing them.
  • Create and manage a well-organized and secure filing system for study documentation and correspondence.
  • Participate in the recruitment of research staff by identifying staffing needs, preparing JDs, and supporting interviews and selection processes.
  • Oversee the management of supplies, consumables, equipment, and staff travel.
  • Prepare and disseminate written outputs including publications alongside other members of the research team.
  • Liaison with central PROTECT team and teams within the other PROTECT country sites.
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the PI.


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