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Malaria Study Coordinator at Jhpiego: (Deadline 14 September 2020)

Malaria Study Coordinator at Jhpiego: (Deadline 14 September 2020)
  • Full Time
  • Rwanda



Malaria Study Coordinator at Jhpiego: (Deadline 14 September 2020)

Job Opportunity Announcement / PMI Impact Malaria Study positions

Jhpiego is an International, Non-Profit health organization affiliated to Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments, and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems, and improving the delivery of care. Jhpiego designs innovative, effective, and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Website:

Jhpiego is a key partner in the USAID-funded President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria Project contributing to the country’s National Malaria Control Strategic Plan 2020-2024 and beyond.

PMI Impact Malaria Project works with national Malaria programs to fight Malaria and save lives by strengthening the diagnosis, treatment, and drug-based prevention of Malaria, especially for children and pregnant women.

The PMI Impact Malaria in collaboration with the Malaria and Other Parasitic Diseases Division/Rwanda Biomedical Center will be starting a health facility-based clinical trial on the efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in Rwanda. The present study will be an open-label trial in which patients (children aged 6 months to 59 months) with uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in three sites with different levels of antimalarial drug resistance will be treated with ALN and DP. Children will be followed-up for 28 days to 42 days after treatment. Jhpiego Rwanda is hiring the following positions for the Study:

  1. Malaria Study Coordinator (1) Position Details


Malaria Study Coordinator (1 Position)

study sites

He/She will be based in Kigali but will coordinate the 3 below

Study Sites

Kicukiro  Masaka Health Center, Kayonza – Rukara Health Center, and Rusizi – Muganza Health Center

Supervised staff

All sites Study Nurses and Lab Technicians

Reporting to

Malaria Technical Advisor

Type of contract


Duration of the contract

1 Year

Tentative start date

October 2020


  • Monitor the progress of research activities; develop and maintain records of research activities, prepare periodic and ad hoc reports as required by investigators, administrators, funding agencies, and/or regulatory bodies
  • Oversee subject enrollment to ensure that informed consent is properly obtained and documented
  • Facilitate information exchange among study sites, Mal &OPD, and PMI IM investigators, research subjects, or other support systems
  • Manage study paperwork, electronic correspondence, and data.
  • Ensure subject safety and provide information regarding adverse events and any pertinent information to subjects and investigators in a prompt manner
  • Supervise and coordinate the provision of support services to study sites and study teams
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Comply with all Rwanda Ethics Committee and other institutional rules and regulations related to research involving human subjects and human subject‐derived information and materials
  • Ensure that study data are collected and kept according to the protocol and human research subject principles
  • Ensure supervision of data entry at all study sites
  • Provide biweekly, monthly and quarterly reports to supervisors
  • Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities; acts as the primary administrative point of contact for internal research staff
  • Coordinate the day-to-day activities of any study staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research protocol as appropriate to the position
  • Prepare or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by RNEC or other regulatory agencies
  • Prepare and coordinate the shipment of a study blood sample

Required Qualifications, Skill & Abilities:

  • Being Rwandan by nationality
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health or related health field
  • 4 – 5 years’ experience in Coordinating/supervising Clinical research
  • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice, Good Laboratory Practice, and Human Research Subject Principles
  • Have a valid license from National Council
  • Ability to work in collaboration with the health center where the sites will be located and build a good relationship between different teams
  • Proven experience in Prevention and Case management of Malaria at Health facility level
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with study teams, colleagues, members, and external partners and supporters
  • Familiarity with Rwanda’s health system
  • Strong oral, written communication and presentations skills in English
  • Working knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is preferred.
  • Strong skills in Word Processing and Excel spreadsheets
  • Approachable and good communicator
  • Excellent computer, writing, analytical, and organization skills
  • Ability to travel up to 80% time


Interested and qualified candidates should apply online upload the following documents in PDF format with your names:

  • Updated CV,
  • Proof of previous experiences,
  • Academic Degrees & Certificates,
  • 3 referees, one of whom should be the current employer, previous employer, and academic supervisor/lecturer with their full contacts.

Address the complete application files to Country Representative.  The closing date for the vacancy is September 14th, 2020 @5pm. 

Only online applications shall be considered and failure to follow the outlined procedure might result in the application being disqualified.

If you don’t hear from us within three weeks from the submission deadline, consider your application unsuccessful.


Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate in employment because of age, religion, tribe, race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, military status, marital status, family responsibility, the station of life, political opinion, health (includes HIV/AIDS, pregnancy) socioeconomic status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Employment and promotion for any position are based on an individual’s qualifications and merit. Jhpiego does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, orientation, or any other fees).




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