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Latest Vacancy at Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) in Benue, Lagos

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program and Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services. 


We are seeking the employment of the position mentioned below:


Job Title: Site Study Coordinator, Research


Location: Benue
Reports to: Associate Investigator
Project: JWARG
Work Hours: full-time 40 hours/week

General Descriptions

  • He/she will work under the Associate Investigator at the site to coordinate study activities.
  • Work with the AI to manage the day to day activities of the study including problem solving, communication and protocol management.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Explain the purpose and nature of the study to new participants joining the study
  • Answer participants’ questions and concerns
  • He/ she will enroll and consent study participants.
  • Collect participants’ samples, including but not limited to phlebotomy. Work with the lab to ensure collection is done according to standard operating procedures.
  • Provide safety and protection to all participants while collecting and managing data obtained from the participant for the study.
  • Ensure participant safety by providing information regarding adverse events and any pertinent information to participants and investigators in a prompt manner.
  • Serve as an advocate for the research participants.
  • Oversee and coordinate recruitment, care and treatment of participants and liaise with other internal departments and external collaborators.
  • Oversee study- related activities such as chart preparation, protocol trainings. SOP development, preparation of relevant study forms and labels.
  • Audit clinical study records; compare case report forms with source documents; review other relevant study files.
  • Enter data for specific visit on CRF; audit records for accuracy, and ensure completed CRFs in a timely manner.
  • Resolve data and record discrepancies identified during the in- house reviews.
  • Schedule monitoring visits as necessary. Coordinate staff in preparation for monitoring visits.
  • Perform periodic review of the regulatory binder to ensure completeness.
  • Perform other job-related duties as may be assigned.
  • Supervision of personnel to include, training, work allocation and problem resolution as may be applicable.

Requirements

  • Minimum Education/Training Requirement: Registered Nurse or BSc Nursing. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
  • Prior Work Experience: Five years of clinical nursing experience, with at least 2 years’ experience in clinical research including informed consent procedures.
  • Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Experience with phlebotomy, and have a current practicing license.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Compliance with all federal, state, and institutional rules and regulations related to research involving human participants and human participantâ€�derived information and materials.
  • Strong management capacity to work independently and effectively prioritize projects and tasks
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and assist with situations that may require discretion
  • Ability to use computer and office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, MS-Access and Outlook)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Other specification:

  • Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Benue


Job Title: Site Study Coordinator, Research

Location: Lagos
Reports to: Associate Investigator
Project: JWARG
Work Hours: full-time 40 hours/week

General Descriptions

  • He/she will work under the Associate Investigator at the site to coordinate study activities.
  • Work with the AI to manage the day to day activities of the study including problem solving, communication and protocol management.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Explain the purpose and nature of the study to new participants joining the study
  • Answer participants’ questions and concerns
  • He/ she will enroll and consent study participants.
  • Collect participants’ samples, including but not limited to phlebotomy. Work with the lab to ensure collection is done according to standard operating procedures.
  • Provide safety and protection to all participants while collecting and managing data obtained from the participant for the study.
  • Ensure participant safety by providing information regarding adverse events and any pertinent information to participants and investigators in a prompt manner.
  • Serve as an advocate for the research participants.
  • Oversee and coordinate recruitment, care and treatment of participants and liaise with other internal departments and external collaborators.
  • Oversee study- related activities such as chart preparation, protocol trainings. SOP development, preparation of relevant study forms and labels.
  • Audit clinical study records; compare case report forms with source documents; review other relevant study files.
  • Enter data for specific visit on CRF; audit records for accuracy, and ensure completed CRFs in a timely manner.
  • Resolve data and record discrepancies identified during the in- house reviews.
  • Schedule monitoring visits as necessary. Coordinate staff in preparation for monitoring visits.
  • Perform periodic review of the regulatory binder to ensure completeness.
  • Perform other job-related duties as may be assigned.
  • Supervision of personnel to include, training, work allocation and problem resolution as may be applicable.

Requirements

  • Minimum Education/Training Requirement: Registered Nurse or BSc Nursing. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
  • Prior Work Experience: Five years of clinical nursing experience, with at least 2 years’ experience in clinical research including informed consent procedures.
  • Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Experience with phlebotomy, and have a current practicing license.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Compliance with all federal, state, and institutional rules and regulations related to research involving human participants and human participant derived information and materials.
  • Strong management capacity to work independently and effectively prioritize projects and tasks
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and assist with situations that may require discretion
  • Ability to use computer and office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, MS-Access and Outlook)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Other specification:

  • Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Lagos State.



Deadline: 31st May, 2017.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a Cover letter and Resume to: careers@hifass-hfi.org and adressed to “the Human Resources Manager (HIFASS)”  


Note

  • Candidates are advised to specify the Job Title and exact location Benue on the SUBJECT of the mail.
  • Kindly attach additional certificates that support or address the requirements listed for the position in PDF format, Resume and CV together in word format.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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