The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a nonprofit scientific organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. IAVI believes that our capabilities, partnerships and commitment position us to make meaningful impact in the field. IAVI continues to focus on AIDS vaccine development as the most effective long-term approach to ending the HIV epidemic. Ending the epidemic will also require innovation and an integrated approach across prevention and treatment efforts in line with the shifting epidemic. IAVI will contribute to the field by:
Our strategic focus revolves around four pillars namely: 1) Engaging the communities most at-risk of HIV infection; 2) Providing an integrated product development platform to accelerate the translation of promising concepts into HIV vaccine candidates for the field; 3) Investing in high potential discovery programs that could transform HIV vaccine development and beyond; 4) Generating supportive data and messages to drive policies and investments that will end the epidemic.
Job Title: Associate Director, Clinical Research Management Africa
**Reports to:**Senior Director, Global Clinical Operations
The position has the following key responsibilities:
Supervise team of CPMs and CRAs based in Africa
Together with Senior Director, Global Clinical Operations, oversee and manage Africa-based CPMs’ and CRAs’ study assignments and workloads
Provide oversight and support to CPMs and/or CRAs in planning to develop, set-up, train, evaluate, and monitor sites participating in observational epidemiology studies and clinical trials of AIDS vaccines
Work closely with the CPMs and/or CRAs to ensure protocols and study related activities are conducted according to program priorities, timelines and in compliance with protocol and ICH GCP guidelines
Liaise with CPMs, CRAs and data management to resolve data management problems
Act as back up when a CPM or CRA is temporarily unable to fulfill role (e.g leave, illness, pregnancy)
As needed, coordinate Site Initiation Visits prior to study start as well, clinical trainings, and develop written materials need for clinical trial conduct
Contribute to development of annual Statements of Work and associated CRC budgets by providing programmatic input
Responsible for GCP trainings and tracking trainings within Africa program
Conduct special assessments of clinical operations (e.g. data security assessment)
Support QA/QC initiatives undertaken internally and with external partners conducting IAVI sponsored trials
Ensure ethics and regulatory submissions occur in a proper and timely fashion
Review regularly updated reports from CPMs, CRAs, sites, and/or CROs regarding study progress including recruitment, trial conduct. Work with CPMs and/or CRAs to identify site-related problems and propose resolutions as needed.
Other relevant duties as assigned.
Experience and Skills:
IAVI operates as an intense mission-driven organization trying to solve one of the most difficult and important scientific challenges of our time, so we seek someone who feels passion for IAVI’s goal of ending AIDS.
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
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