Hepatitis C Study Manager

Rwanda Kigali, Rwanda


Position: Hepatitis C Study Manager

Reports to: Director of Research, Research Department

Organization: Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB)

Location: Kigali

Commitment: 18 months

Start date: 1 May 2018

Positions available: 1


Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) has worked in Rwanda since 2005, partnering with the Rwandan government to strengthen primary health systems in three rural districts. The Research Department at PIH/IMB is recruiting one Study Manager to support a clinical study regarding the use of new oral therapies for hepatitis C at Rwanda Military Hospital in Kanombe (Kigali, Rwanda).  This study, entitled “Simplifying Hepatitis C Antiviral Therapy in Rwanda for Elsewhere in the Developing World – SHARED,” was initiated in 2016 in partnership with the Rwanda Ministry of Health and other clinical and academic partners.


Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Coordinate all activities in the execution of this clinical study in partnership with Rwanda Military Hospital and other local partners.
  • Supervise research study staff, including clinicians, laboratory, and pharmacy personnel to ensure screening, enrollment, treatment, and follow-up of patients according to the established study protocol and GCP standards.  
  • Work with nurses and social workers to ensure appropriate patient follow-up and support optimization of patient adherence to treatment.  
  • Assist in obtaining and maintaining all study materials, forms, and supplies for use according to study protocols.  
  • Collaborate with study staff to ensure appropriate data collection and data management, and maintain close communication with all study collaborators, including study investigators, PIH/IMB, hospital staff and authorities, the Rwanda Biomedical Center, and referral centers. 
  • Oversee administrative functions related to study execution, including budget management, human resource needs, procurement and logistics, and authorizations/approvals as needed
  • Contribute to study design, data analysis, and results dissemination (including opportunities for scientific authorship and academic career development)
  • Organize and host trainings or meetings related to hepatitis (including clinical, policy, or research), research methods, ethics, and other relevant topics

Required experience:

  • Advanced degree in public health, health policy, or other research field with application to global health or development settings; PhD in related field preferred.
  • Minimum two years experience supporting the administration or execution of research activities in an academic or global health setting, with strong preference for experience in management of clinical trials.
  • Previous experience with data management and facility for using electronic data management systems; advanced knowledge of biostatistics or data analysis is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and proficiency working in a clinical setting and facility in interacting with health care staff and clients.
  • Minimum two years experience living and working in a resource-poor setting and collaboration with diverse and multicultural teams in a professional setting is preferred.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills including experience with project management/coordination and budget execution.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, diplomacy, humility, and a commitment to social justice.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in French and/or Kinyarwanda is advantageous but not required.