Thursday, 20 July 2017

Project Scientific Liaison officer and HIV Node coordinator (1 Position)

The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) is a government of Uganda semi-autonomous research institution under the Ministry of Health and a constituent institution of the Uganda National Health Research Organization (UNHRO). Its broad mission is to conduct scientific investigations on viral and other communicable diseases, and to provide expert advice, enable partnerships and communication as well as serving as a center for training and education. We work with international partners to fulfill the objectives of the Institute. The Institute has received funding from the European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership 2 (EDCTP2) to coordinate a capacity building project from the European Commission. The aim of this Project is to strengthen regional clinical trials research capacity in HIV, Malaria, TB and Neglected Infectious Diseases (NID) through the establishment of a Network of Excellence called the East African Consortium for Clinical Research-2 (EACCR2). EACCR2 brings together institutions from six East African countries and eight Northern partners and constitutes several health research and academic institutions. Applications are invited from qualified candidates to fill the following vacant post within this project.

Project Scientific Liaison officer and HIV Node coordinator (1 Position)

Reporting to: Project Principal Investigator

Duty Station: Entebbe

The Scientific Liaison officer and HIV Node coordinator will perform the duties below in the job summary:

Job summary:

a) Oversee the implementation of the network activities and ensure timelinesare followed;

b) Coordinate and manage relations of stakeholders within and outside EACCR2 as delegated by the Overall Project Coordinator i.e the project PI;

c) Provide advisory and supervisory functions to EACCR2 project management by liaising with the project administrators, finance officer and other grant management staff;

d) Manage contracts for short term technical assignments of the project to ensure accurate documentation and legal compliance of all stakeholders, identifying any potential overruns on deadlines, and likely costs;

e) Supporting grant sourcing initiatives for EACCR2 and UVRI by looking for funding opportunities, participating in writing grant proposals, upon award review andimplement grant agreement;

f) Coordinate HIV node activities with the support of the node management committee in areas of clinical research/trials, training, infrastructural upgrades of sister institutions, networking and grant sourcing;

g) Any other responsibilities assigned by the Overall Project Coordinator.

Qualification and Experience: Applicants must possess an MBcHB and an advanced degree (Ph.D or MD, or MMED, or M.Sc) in epidemiology, public health, or other relevant medical or scientific field. Experience in the conduct of medical and clinical research, together with skills to lead a health-related project.

The appointment will be for 2 years initially and is renewable subject to availability of funding and mutual agreement between the two parties.

Salary: Salary and allowances are attractive depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications together with copies of academic certificates or testimonials, a C.V, including names of two referees indicating their telephone contacts should be forwarded not later 14th February 2017 to:


The Director
Uganda Virus Research Institute
P. O. Box 49, Entebbe

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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