FHI 360 Job Consultants: Study Coordinator - Jakarta & Papua

Position Title: Study Coordinator

Consultancy Summary:
The Study Coordinator undertakes research development with senior research staff to develop, implement, manage, and conduct research studies. S/he helps prepare detailed evaluations, observations, analyzes data and supports the interpretation of results using qualitative/quantitative methods and statistics. Investigates, creates and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement.

The LINKAGES Indonesia Study Coordinator will oversee research projects and studies under the LINKAGES Indonesia program. Through guidance provided by the Indonesia Ministry of Health and supported by PEPFAR/Indonesia, LINKAGES Indonesia will implement a number of research activities including, but not limited to, looking at (1) access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for men who have sex with men in Jakarta; (2) HIV self-testing (HIV ST) modalities for key populations; (3) programmatic and costing comparisons of different outreach models; and (4) mobility of tribal groups and HIV testing and treatment beliefs and practices among highlands Papuan communities.

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of LINKAGES study sites and/or sub-contractors, including start-up, conduct, and close-out activities.
  • Works closely with assigned team members to ensure activities are implemented per standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Leads problem solving and resolution efforts to include management of risk, contingencies and issue resolution.
  • Works with principal investigators and other relevant staff to develop data flow charts to guide data collection, storage, transportation, cleaning and analysis.
  • Possesses knowledge of and remains compliant with local, international and USG requirements and other related regulations regarding confidentiality and ethical issues of research subject data.
  • Conducts site visits, when necessary.
  • This includes convening meetings with study team, preparing and/or editing meeting minutes and process briefings to ensure study continuous quality improvement.
  • Creates and manages overall operation of the entire study including project planning, budget, resource management, and/or subcontractor work.
  • Ensures strong client relationship management through clear communications, decisive escalation of issues and coordination with research stakeholders.
  • Ensures that study timelines, costs, and quality metrics are established and met.
  • Prepares research concepts and proposals following established policies and procedures.
  • Conducts – when applicable -- data analysis, data reviews, and reporting of research data for evaluation and quality.
  • Assists with the design and implementation of research studies, including the sampling, recruitment, and statistical analysis.
  • Ensures compliance with government regulations when writing and reviewing protocols, analysis plans, reports, and manuscripts.
  • Develops training materials and conducts training for study implementation based on company policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Provides input with questionnaire development, analysis, study design, and material management, as necessary.
  • Plans, organizes, and manages resources/processes for successful completion of study goals.
  • Develops and implements protocols and informed consents for research studies, including the procurement of drugs. Provides guidance on protocol related issues.
  • Manages and oversees budget for one or more research projects.
  • Develops, reviews, and maintains key study documents to ensure adequate resource and reference documentation.
  • Acts as research team lead – when applicable – and mentors staff on training, systems, policies, and regulations.
  • Serves as the liaison with internal and external partners to ensure effective collaboration efforts.
  • Oversees planning of meetings, site visits, and drafting necessary documents.

  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.

  • Typically requires 5-8 years of research or evaluation experience with manuscripts, and study implementation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. spreadsheets, analytical software and other technology required..
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Related prior work experience preferred.

Travel Requirements:
  • 10%-25%

Interested candidate please send your application letter and CV to [email protected] by the latest 7th January 2018. Please put the position title as the subject in your e-mail.