Technical Coordinator – Therapeutic Efficacy Studies (TES) 2021 at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Technical Coordinator – Therapeutic Efficacy Studies (TES) 2021

Reference No.: R765

Location: Abuja

Employment Type:  Part Time

Overview

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
  • PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
  • The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), along with a TES core team, plans to initiate activities for the 2021 TES in July 2021. We are seeking to engage a Technical Coordinator to lead implementation of the 2021 TES with direction from the TES Core Team and reporting directly to Core Team. S/he will assist with finalizing TES preparations, leading trainings, providing oversight of study sites, and ensuring the overall quality of TES conduct and outputs.
  • The 2021 DTES will be conducted in 4 Sentinel sites across Nigeria. The sites identified for the study includes Kaduna, Imo, Kwara and Lagos states.

Specific Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the TES core team, oversee finalization of TES protocol and all standard operating procedures (SOPs) and job aids
  • Lead centralized training for the TES sites staff on the study protocol, processes and procedures
  • Ensure adherence to study protocol at all TES sites:
  • Conduct study initiation along with core team members
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to study sites
  • Provide on-site debriefs with the site study team
  • Document findings and recommendations in a timely manner
  • Provide regular updates on TES implementation to the TES core team
  • In collaboration with NMEP and PMI-S TES Focal Point, ensure TES sites have the needed consumables and equipment in time.
  • Provide monthly progress reports to core team on the overall TES activity.
  • Communicate any concerns or issues about the TES immediately to NMEP and Core Team
  • Work closely with the External Microscopist to ensure that Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Quality Improvement Processes confirm to high standards.
  • Take responsibility for the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of data captured and entered for all TES sites
  • In collaboration with core team provide direct technical supervision of the PIs and activities at the 4 TES study sites.
  • Participate in the TES 2021 report writing.

Key Deliverables:

  • Approved 2021 TES protocol
  • TES sites staff training report
  • Quality data from the 4 sites
  • Monthly progress reports
  • Preliminary 2021 TES report
  • Final 2021 TES report.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced degree in medicine or public health
  • Experience conducting clinical or epidemiologic trials
  • Previous successful conduct of TES as principal investigator will be an added benefit.

Desired Abilities:

  • Previous experience with therapeutic efficacy studies
  • Excellent and proactive communication skills
  • Excellent report writing skills is necessary.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

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