A Deputy Internal Monitor (F/M), for its Research Center is needed in Mbarara ,Uganda) to work for 4 months

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Deputy Internal Monitor (F/M), for its Research Center in Mbarara (Uganda), 4 months
Organization: Epicentre
Country: Uganda
Field location: Mbarara
Office: Epicentre in Mbarara

Company Description

Epicentre is an organisation created by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 1986. We conduct field epidemiology, training, and research activities for MSF interventions. Our activities for populations in precarious situations are led from Uganda, Niger, and France, and through the programs of MSF and others. They mainly concern infectious diseases and undernutrition.

The Ugandan Research Center conducts research activities on public health issues relevant to Africa, according to GCPs (Good Clinical Practices) quality standards, in close collaboration with MSF, Mbarara University of Science & Technologies, and other stakeholders in health sector. Current projects, include clinical and vaccinal trials, focus on TB, HIV, central nervous system infections, and yellow fever.

Job Description

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Deputy Internal Monitor, responsible for the protection of study participants rights and safety, preserving the quality and integrity of data being collected during the course of the study.

Main accountabilities/ responsibilities:

 Lead in drafting, developing and revising the study specific Monitoring Plan.
 Develop, maintain, organize and update the Investigator Site File Binder and the electronic ISF on share point.

 Participate and Support Site Initiation Visits, Routine Monitoring Visits and Site Close Out Visits

 Monitor Informed Consent Form regularly as soon as Participants are enrolled.
 Participate in frequent monitoring of recruitment activities of the study e.g screening and enrolment process to verify that the investigator is enrolling only eligible subjects and support to ensure the logs and tracking tools are complete.
 Participate frequently in Study Source Data Verification against Case Report Form before or after Data entry for consistency, completeness, accuracy and validity.
 Monitor to ensure study tests, study visits and any other study procedures are conducted as per protocol and standard operating procedures. eHxYK0H u3CVf
 Verify that equipment in use for the study are calibrated, serviced and certification provided or documentation done according to the user standard Operating procedures.
 Monitor the Laboratory to ensure all study documentation are in place.
 Sample and documentation Monitoring before shipment is done.
 Monitor the Pharmacy to ensure all equipment are serviced and all documentation is in place.
 Investigational Product accountability, Participant prescription and concomitant monitoring.
 Submit timely Monitoring Visit reports to the Study Coordinator and sponsor at pre agreed frequency.
 Participate, support and coordinate external monitoring and audit visits as pre agreed with the Study Coordinator, Principal Investigator, Research Regulatory Administrator and the sponsor.
 Participate in regular update calls with studies, departments, Sponsors and/or external monitor, provide study related monitoring updates and document the meeting minutes.
 Liaise/ work closely with other departments and support the Study Coordinator in staff Training needs assessment.
Communication skills : you will be expected to have good writing skills, excellent interpersonal skills, excellent organization skills and time management, strong attention to detail, self motivated and strong leadership skills.


Education and Professional experience : You have Bachelor’s Degree in any health related field (Mandatory)

You have a minimum of four years relevant previous working experience.

You have a good knowledge of ICH guidelines, GCP, clinical trial study process.

Previous experience in clinical research (preferred)

You have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Research Ethics, Report writing, Clinical Research Monitoring & Computer literacy (Word, excel, power point, share points, teams etc).

You will be expected to have excellent organisational and planning skills, and an ability to work within a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, motivated and competent team.

You have a proven ability to work under pressure, to be thorough, flexible and adaptable. You have good scientific writing skills, good communication and presentation skills. You work well in a team and are proactive in proposing new approaches and solutions.

Additional Information

What you will get

You will work with a multicultural team in the field of epidemiology and clinical research

You will evolve in the humanitarian environment

Your contributions and ideas will be valued and highly appreciated

You will participate in the life of the organization and your responsibilities will evolve over time

Fixed-term contract of 4 months.

Position to start in May 2024.

Position based in Mbarara.

Remuneration according to experience and Epicentre salary grid.

To apply

Please send your application (CV + cover letter) no later than 24/03/2024.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

At Epicentre, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. We welcome applications from candidates regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, beliefs, whether or not they have a disability, and all other diversity characteristics.

Epicentre pays very close attention to the protection of the personal data of its members, staff and people wanting to join the association. The data collected during your application will be processed in a fair and high-quality manner, only by the staff in charge of recruitment, wherever in the world they may be working for an MSF entity.

Female candidates who meet the requirements are strongly encouraged to apply

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