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 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: http://www.jhpiego.org

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 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:

Malaria Study Laboratory Technician (1 position):

Position : Malaria Study Laboratory Technician (1)

Study sites : Ngoma, Nyaruguru, Southern Province

Reporting to Malaria Study Coordinator

Supervised staff : N/A

Type of contract Fixed term

Duration of the contract: 1 Year

Tentative start date : Early May 2022

Responsibilities:

  • The candidate will be responsible to perform all study related laboratory procedures according to study protocols.
  • This will specifically entail collection, processing and storage of biological samples, conducting relevant laboratory assays with proper documentation of results and record keeping.
  • He/she will ensure all quality assurance protocols are in place and abide to Good Clinical and Laboratory Practice (GCLP).
  • They will also be expected to work within the health centers
  • He/she will work in close liaison with the site team, the study coordinator and under the supervision of the Health Center and the Principal investigator

Required Qualifications:

  • Be Rwandan by nationality and ready to start immediately
  • Diploma (A1) or Bachelor’s Degree in Laboratory technology from a recognized institution with at least 3-4 years’ experience in a health facility.
  • Having a valid license from National Council
  • Prior experience in research will be desirable.
  • Ability to work under the leadership of the health center where the sites will be located and build a good relationship between different teams
  • Possession of GCP or GCLP certificate will be preferable.
  • Ready to be based at any of the 3 sites

IMPORTANT – HOW TO APPLY!!

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online through http://jrims.org/Job_Application/ and upload the following documents in PDF format with their respective names:

  1. Motivation letter addressed to the Country Director with “POSITION APPLIED FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
  2. Updated CV,
  3. Proof of previous experiences,
  4. Academic Degrees & Certificates,
  5. Valid License
  6. 3 referees, one of whom should be the current employer, previous employer with their full contacts.

The closing date for the vacancy is Monday May 2nd, 2022 @ 5pm. If you don’t hear from us within three weeks from the submission deadline, consider your application unsuccessful.