Monday, 25 February 2019

HIV Drug Resistance (HIVDR) Study Manager Jobs at Management and Development for Health (MDH)

Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large. These priorities include: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH); Nutrition; NonCommunicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership with various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and nonacademic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others. MDH seeks to recruit qualified individuals to fill vacancies in 2 regions of Kagera and Dar es Salaam, as described below:

Position Title: HIV Drug Resistance (HIVDR) Study manager: 1Post: Dar es salaam
Reports to: Principle and Co principle investigator
Job Summary: The Study Manager (SM) will be a superiorly experienced and self-motivated senior researcher who will be responsible for providing overall technical support implementation of a research titled TO DETERMINE THE BURDEN AND PATTERNS OF HIV DRUG RESISTANCE AMONG HIV-INFECTED PREGNANT WOMEN IN TANZANIA (also called HIVDR study) She/he will responsible to the PI and Co PI and will work in close collaboration with the relevant local governments at the region and district levels, health facilities, and clients to oversee the successful implementation of HIVDR study activities in 19 regions for a period of 12 months

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The SM will provides research technical leadership to support the HIVDR study implementation including timely data collection, analysis and reporting
  • He/ She oversees study inception, review and dissemination meetings with all the regions in the beginning of the study, quarterly and end of study
  • Oversee and ensure all staff under her/him are hired, trained on Ethics and GCP and on the study protocol before the study begins and as planned on the study timeline
  • Oversee data collection from the 19 study regions and 52 study sites on time as indicated on the study timeline
  • Oversee data management including supervision of data screens development, daily data entry and cleaning as well as providing weekly feedbacks to the regional data collecting teams on errors and required corrections
  • To lead, oversee weekly and ensure production of monthly and quarterly study reports
  • Update NIMR approvals, extensions and or amendments if necessar
  •  Introduce the study to RHMTs and CHMTs in all regions and obtain introductory letters to implement the study at the site level
  • Lead, prepare and organize monthly update meetings with study co investigators from CDC, MoH, MDH and other partners
  • Supervise across region teams of data clerk on data collection
  • Train data clerks on the protocol and on data collection
  • Work with finance department to monitor finance and expenditure reports and report in quarterly review meetings quarterly
  • Create a weekly, monthly targets for study data collection
  • Supervise availability of supplies for blood samples transportation and results availability to sites
  • Monitor and report averse events of patients involved in the study
  • Plan and lead study dissemination meeting with relevant stake holders
  • Diverse study recruitment strategies to ensure clients are enrolled in time as required and the estimated sample size is reached within the indicated time on the protoco
  • Work with the PI and the Co PIs on any other duties assigned

The minimum qualifications for this post include
1) MD with Master in public health, epidemiorlogy or biostatistics (please note that a masters level education is mandatory)
2) Experiences in HIV related reserch implementation of at least 2 years
3) A previously held leadership position /managerial position is an additional advatage
4) Eloquent English and Swahili speaker and able to write and present clear reports

Interested candidates should submit their application letters, CVs, Certified photocopies of certificates, names and contact information of two references. Applications should be submitted by 26th February, 2019 to the HR Manager, MDH through e-mail or drop by hand at our MDH Mikocheni Office near New Regency Park Hotel.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.