AAS Senior Programme Officer - Clinical Trials Jobs in Kenya

AAS Senior Programme Officer - Clinical Trials Jobs in Kenya

Position Overview

  • The Senior Programme Officer will be responsible for providing operational and research support in the implementation and delivery of The CTC online platform.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Perform program related research as assigned to inform the development and the after launch phase of the CTC online platform.

  • Work in close collaboration with the database developer to collect, track, assess quality, analyze and validate Africa-related data from clinical trial sites, regulatory agencies and IRB/EC’s.

  • Prepare reports, articles and presentations during development and after launch for accountability and dissemination to stakeholders, agencies and foundations that fund the Programme’s research.

  • Track and perform relevant analyses on database usage

  • Actively identify existing research platforms for possible clinical trial engagements

  • Regularly appraise the programme team on identified gaps that can be targeted for future iterations to improve the database

    Programme Support

  • Attend and represent the organization and/or Programme at internal and external meetings;

  • Working in close collaboration with the AAS Communications Manager ensure all content (reports, images, videos, social media posts) is updated on a timely basis.

  • Develop strategy for promotion and utilization of the clinical trials database.

  • Supervise relevant administrative team duties by organizing meetings/conferences, following up with vendors to monitor deliverable (including supplies), and being the contact person for clients;

  • Support other AAS programmes and departments in the delivery of their mandate especially for cross-cutting programmatic activities

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A PhD in biomedical sciences with at least 3 years’ experience working in the clinical trials space on the African continent is preferred, OR

  • A clinical qualification (in the medical, nursing or allied health sciences) or a Masters’ degree with practical experience of over 7
    years in clinical trials on the African continent.

  • Experience engaging with clinical trial regulatory bodies or ethics committees/institutional review boards on the African continent

  • A professional qualification in programme management and/or clinical trials management will be an added advantage.**

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience in defining, collecting, synthesizing and disseminating research or survey data generated from a defined programme/project area of work

  • Ability to interact with and to manage multiple stakeholders with diverse interests

  • Proficiency in standard office and collaboration tools such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint

  • Possess well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to network and communicate across different levels of the internal organization and with external partners;

  • Able to perform work independently with minimal supervision, but also participate as a team member;

  • Possess strong attention to detail and maintaining a timely and efficient work-flow;

  • Have strong planning organizational skills and ability to work under pressure;

  • Ability to multi-task and to prioritize work amidst competing demands;

  • Have unquestionable integrity, confidentiality and respect.

    How to Apply

  • All applicants must submit a filled application form from The AAS website; HERE HERE curriculum vitae, and a cover letter submitted by email to

  • recruitment@aasciences.ac.ke, with the Position and Vacancy Number as the Subject no later than 18th September 2020 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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