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Principal Health Officer (Clinical Research)

East African Community

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted November 1, 2022.

East African Community Carreer opportunities in Uganda Principal Health Officer (Clinical Research) Jobs opportunities in Uganda at East African Community

# Job Description

Reports to : Deputy Executive Secretary Research
Organ/Institution : East African Health Research Commission EAHRC
Duty Station : Bujumbura, Burundi

Main purpose of job:
The Principal Health Officer Clinical Research is responsible for developing
and managing the clinical research function at the East African Community
Health Research Commission EACHRC. The key function of this position is to
coordinate clinical research activities within the EAC Partner States in
collaboration with the National Health Research and Academic Institutions in
each Country with a view of ensuring that research being conducted answers the
key health issues in the EAC and advises on topical areas for clinical

Duties and responsibilities:
• Liaise with the Deputy Executive Secretary Research and the Principal
Health Officer Operational and Applied Research to coordinate the
development and implementation of health research activities and work plans in
collaboration with the EAC Partner States’ National Health Research and
Academic Institutions and other stakeholders and partners;
• Liaise with the Deputy Executive Secretary Research to develop and/or
solicit for clinical research project proposals and market them to sponsors
for funding;
Provide clinical research-based technical expertise to health policy analysis
and development;
• Develop clinical research materials and guidelines for presentation and
distribution to health research stakeholders in the EAC Partner States;
• Perform any other relevant duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by
the Deputy Executive Secretary Research, the Governing Board of the East
African Community Health Research Commission EACHRC, the EAC Sectoral
Council of Ministers of Health and/or the EAC Council of Ministers from time
to time.

Academic qualifications and experience:
• A Master’s degree in Health Sciences. A post graduate qualification in
clinical research will be an added advantage;
• Relevant working experience of at least ten 10 years in clinical research
or related fields with five 5 of which must at senior level;
Must have published at least two 2 articles in international peer review
journals, with at least one 1 article as the first or lead author.

Skills and competences:
• Ability to develop integrated results oriented annual work plans and other
Organization-wide activities setting objectives, developing strategies,
budgeting, developing policies and procedures, and organizing the functions
necessary to accomplish the activities;
• Should have extensive and demonstrable knowledge of clinical research and
the translation of results of health research into health policy and practice;
• Demonstrable competency in public health systems development, management and
institution building at national, regional and/or international level;
• Demonstrated knowledge of statistical data collection and analysis and
ability to systematically review published literature in clinical research and
assess the quality and results of relevant published studies.
• Proficiency in computer office applications and automated statistical
analytical tools and/or related packages
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Should be fluent in the English language.
• Working knowledge of French and or Kiswahili will be an added advantage.
• Excellent communication and report writing skills;
• Ability to work as a team leader and to motivate others;
• Ability to work under pressure and to deliver on the set deadlines

Eligibility for applications:
Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above

Terms and Conditions of Service:
The above position is tenable for a contract of five 5 years renewable once.
This position is subject to the application of the Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:
The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing
allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and
insurance cover.

Education Qualifications:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the
relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This
condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained
All professions that require registration with the specific professional
bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their
respective Partner States.

Relevant Working Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant
work experience.

Equal Opportunity:
The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are
particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates
who strictly meet the set requirements.

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**Closing Date** : 15th November, 2022

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