The Project Coordinator will oversee day-to-day implementation of multiple research studies with adolescents, adults and/or their families, and will oversee an implementation project focused on training addiction-HIV providers. All studies take place in South Africa. The Project Coordinator will ensure the scientific integrity of the studies and project, working closely with the international investigative team (in USA and South Africa) as well as study and project staff in South Africa. The Project Coordinator assists with study and project implementation including: developing and enforcing study protocols; project management including international data systems implementation and transfer; project progress reports including drafting of reports for funders; and drafting ethics (IRB) applications and reporting to remain compliant with ethical regulations at all sites; international travel to conduct field visits to South Africa to ensure timely project implementation; and analyses and writing.Responsibilities include international coordination with the investigative team and project management team. The Project Coordinator must be able to work with international, multi-cultural, and multi-lingual teams. International experience working in South Africa or sub-Saharan Africa is ideal. The Project Coordinator must have strong communication skills including written and verbal skills. Experience with qualitative research and scholarly writing are preferred. â‹
Education: Masters degree in public health, psychology, education or a related field, or with 3-5 years of related job experience including relevant work experience in low- or middle-income country settings. Graduate level statistics and research methodology in Psychology or Public Health preferred.
Highly organized, with creative problem-solving skills, and good interpersonal skills. Must be able to adapt to diverse international environments.
Willingness to travel internationally to South Africa and to utilize local transport to navigate impoverished urban settings as well as rural settings.
Experience with supervision of, diverse professional staff with varying educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
Familiarity with clinical research for HIV and behavioral health (i.e., mental health and addiction).
Knowledge of basic clinical research procedures including qualitative data collection (e.g., focus groups and/or interviews); randomized controlled trials; obtaining IRB approval; and selecting assessment measures.
Excellent verbal presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and written communication skills required.
Knowledge of procedures used in clinical research, and experience working in clinical settings.
Ability to function as a research team member and leader; ability to motivate employees to meet performance goals.
Experience with mixed-methods data collection software such as NVIVO, STATA, SPSS, SAS and/or MPlus preferred.
Background Check Required: Criminal and Educational.
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Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies
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