Project Coordinator

at Ohio State Global one Health Initiative
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 30, 2021
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The Ohio State University Global One Health initiative (OSU GOHi) is an affiliate entity of The Ohio State University working extensively on a range of One Health-related projects over the past 12 years targeting laboratory, surveillance, and healthcare (both human and animal) workforce capacity strengthening through applied education, training, and research throughout Ethiopia and other parts of East Africa.

Our Organization is looking for qualified applicants for the Project Coordinator position.

Job Description/Key responsibilities –

  • Establish collaborative working group with key technical and program stakeholders;
  • Adapt and finalize protocols and tools development with stakeholders;
  • Coordinate Ethical review and approval process;
  • Lead study preparation and implementation in line with the protocols;
  • Develop project plans for the implementation of the protocols;
  • Based on the approved protocols and guidance from the technical Team, train staffs, investigation teams, and causality assessment committee, and other study team members;
  • Coordinate and lead preparation and implementation for active Adverse Events of Special Interest (AESI) surveillance at the selected sentinel hospital; ensure establishment and functionality of Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) and AESI data systems; support functionality of country causality assessment committee and support country preparedness to respond to Vaccine-related Events (VRE);
  • Coordinate pilot implementation of sentinel site surveillance for Adverse Events at one hospital in Addis Ababa;
  • Coordinate pilot implementation of cohort event monitoring in different regions;
  • Supervise the surveillance officers, study consultant  focal persons, data manager, data clerks and the interviewers;
  • Develop and implement quality assurance SOPs regarding data collection, entry, management, and analysis to ensure standardized, high-quality data are collected
  • Organize, support, and monitor data collection & timely data entry;
  • Validate data received from sites;
  • Follow AESIs detected among vaccinated individuals are combined with the national AEFI database for regular processing and reporting to regional/global levels
  • Develop a system to ensure supervision of activities, feedback, sharing of data with stakeholders and across all levels, and course corrections
  • Conduct statistical analyses, and collaborate with stakeholders and project team;
  • Participate in AEFI calls, contribute to reports, ensure high quality and timely delivery on all contractual and study-related obligations in line with the approved study budget, including safety profile characterization report;
  • Participate in scheduled results dissemination activities;
  • Execute other responsibilities as required by the supervisor;

Position Name - Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI Project Coordinator

Employment type – Full-time one-year contract with a possibility of renewal for one more year upon the availability of funds and successful performance of year contract.

Line of responsibility - the senior pharmacovigilance specialist will be directly responsible to the regional technical director

Place of work - Addis Ababa, with a possibility of travel to vaccination sites in different regions

Number required: One

Job Requirements

Required Qualification and work experience

Minimum qualifications

  • Minimum of Medical doctoral degree, Master’s degree in Pharmacovigilance, Clinical Trial, Medical Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy, or related field  
  • Work experience in the field of pharmacovigilance, clinical trial, medical research, regulatory affairs, and medical product marketing for at least six years
  • Experience in the vaccine, adverse event monitoring, and surveillance
  • Experience of conducting training, supervision and mentorship
  • Experience in the development and review of documents related to
  • Familiar with the country’s existing legislation, regulations and guidelines
  • Experience in Clinical Research and knowledge of ICH/GCP;

Adjunct skills Required - Independence, meticulous attention to details, ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide range of people, a systematic approach to tasks, very good IT skills, good interpretative skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, team working skills, excellent analytical skills, good time management

Applying Instructions

Interested and qualified applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send the following to: Mrs. Abinet Kebede; Email: within 5 working days from the 1st day of this announcement

  • Scanned copies of academic degrees and student copy
  • A one-page CV that clearly states work experience and academic achievements
  • Application letter (not more than one page)
  • The duplicated application will be disqualified.
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