MRC/UVRI Internal Monitor Jobs in Uganda

The Unit is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer.

Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies,
the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of
innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health
policy and practice in Africa and worldwide.

Following the signing of strategic transfer
agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the
Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018.

The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts. The Unit is now seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to fill the following position:

MRC/UVRI Internal Monitor Jobs in Uganda


  • Assures adherence to all regulatory requirements by the local Ethics Committee, Uganda National Council of Science and Technology (UNCST) and any other Regulatory
    committees on record.
  • Ensures that written procedures are followed and evaluates quality systems, processes, procedures, and protocols for compliance.
  • Participates in developing SOP’s, guidance documents or other tools/templates pertinent
    to monitoring activities.
  • Collaborates with PIs and staff to identify and implement ways to improve monitoring
    practices, procedures, and workflows.
  • Schedules and coordinates the activities for monitoring; conduct the monitoring reviews
    of the trials including issuing data clarification queries as necessary.
  • Writes monitoring reports and communicates monitoring results to Principal Investigators
    and study team.
  • Manages post-monitoring activities and follow-up on any necessary corrective and
    preventive actions.
  • Work with PIs and coordinator on training in Clinical Research Compliance and data
    management during site initiation visits and based on topics/gaps noted
    from monitor
  • Participates in ongoing process improvement practices including problem-solving,
    planning and implementation of identified solutions; assists with establishing program
    polices or procedures to ensure efficiencies and effectiveness within the project.


  • Diploma Nursing, clinical medicine, Public health or other related field.
  • Possession of a degree is an added advantage.
  • At least one year of practice in a busy health facility managing Non-Communicable
    Diseases after their internship placement.
  • 3 years medical/clinical trials experience.
  • 1 year clinical trials monitoring experience in Non-Communicable Diseases preferred.
  • Should be registered with the Nurses Council or allied professional council having an up to date practicing license.
  • Training in Good Clinical Practice with a valid certificate.
  • Should have good communication skills.
  • Knowledgeable in use of Microsoft Office packages

    How to apply

    Please email your application to Applications should include academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable
    professional references. Combine all application documentation into one PDF
    document. Deadline is Thursday 22nd August, 5:00pm.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions. This position is open to Ugandan
    nationals only.

    NB: Please quote the following position code
  • Senior Laboratory Technologist: SLT819
    The applications should be addressed to:

    The Human Resource and Administration Manager
    MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
    P.O.Box, 49
    Entebbe, Uganda]

    For more information and job application details, see; MRC/UVRI Internal Monitor Jobs in Uganda

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