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Research Coordinator at Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN)

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The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Research Coordinator

Location: Oyo
Reports To: The Chief Of Party TB-LON 3 Project

Job Summary

  • The TB-LON 3 Project is a USAID-funded Award that is a Revolutionary Program working with communities, facilities and relevant State and National structures to improve access to TB case finding, diagnosis, treatment and notification in Lagos, Ogun, Osun and Oyo States; as well as increase domestic financing for TB and strengthen surveillance and integrated reporting across four Result areas:
    • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB treatment, DR-TB, and TB/HIV services for a cumulative number of at least 106,576 persons for the life of the activity
    • Strengthened systems and structures for TB detection, treatment and notification with TB service delivery platforms strengthened
    • TB disease transmission and progression reduced
    • TB research and innovations accelerated with improved impact on program implementation.
  • The TB-LON 3 Project is implemented by a consortium with the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria as the Prime Recipient, the Society for Family Health as the Sub-Recipient and other Implementing Entities.

Summary / Overview

  • The Research Coordinator will review and comprehend the study protocol. S/he will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in the preparation of any modifications to the scientific protocol in accordance with IRB regulations and the sponsor’s policies and procedures.
  • S/he will attend investigator meetings as required or requested by the PI.
  • Work with the PI to prepare IRB and any other regulatory submission documents as required by the protocol.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the PI and study team members to manage the day to day activities of the study including problem-solving, communication and protocol management.
  • Ensures timely transcription and analysis of recorded transcripts.
  • Ensures timely completion of Case Report Forms.
  • Maintains study timelines.
  • Maintains the inventory of study supplies.
  • Retains all study records in accordance with sponsor requirements.
  • Arranges secure storage of study documents that will be maintained according to study protocol or for the contracted length of time, whichever is longer.
  • Design closeout and possible sustainability plans where necessary.
  • Work closely with the Data Assistant to ensure completeness of data collected from the participating centers.
  • Work closely with other Field or Research Staff to ensure proper research implementation
  • Assists the PI in developing interviews and focus group discussion guides according to the objectives of the study.
  • Coordinate the identification of participants for the interviews and focus group discussions across the different centers.
  • Conducts or facilitates focus group discussion across the participating centers.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree (e.g. MPH or MSc in Public Health, Epidemiology, Implementation Science, or other grant-relevant fields).
  • PhD will be an advantage
  • At least three years of experience in coordinating a research or research training project
  • Experience in the development of general educational and research curricula.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • An academically-oriented individual with an interest in Research, Research Education and Research Administration.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed Resume and a one-page Cover Letter as one MS Word document explaining their suitability for the position to the “Deputy Director, Human Resources” through this email address: [email protected] using the Job Title and full name of the applicant as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advanced to the next stage of the selection process

Application Deadline  25th April, 2022.


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