Field Work Supervisor

The Woolcock Institute is lung health research organization, based at Sydney University, Australia ( The Institute has operated in Vietnam since 2009, and is undertaking large and important operational and epidemiological research projects in collaboration with the National Tuberculosis Program in 9 Provinces, including Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. Research in Vietnam currently focuses on tuberculosis but we anticipate that it will expand into other areas including programmatic management of chronic lung disease (asthma and COPD), air pollution research and preventive interventions that are relevant to lung health. The Woolcock also runs training in epidemiological and operational research methods for Vietnamese doctors and public health workers.

The Woolcock Institute is undertaking a new five year study of community-based screening of tuberculosis in Ca Mau Province. This study will run from 2013 to 2018. We are looking for a motivated and skilled people to work with our organization in implementing this major project.


The Field Work Supervisor is responsible for overseeing planning and implementing the fieldwork research in Ca Mau and provides. This position manages to all fieldwork team members based in Ca Mau.

Report structures/relationships: Trial Coordinator

Main duties and Responsibilities:

-  Liaise the local, district, commune and village authorities on issues regarding fieldwork.

  • Planning for surveying and prepare the official document
  • Planning for screening and prepare the official document
  • Make sure that the plan is followed strictly by the field teams

Field work

  • Arrange and join to surveying, screening activities
  • Train and supervise field team to make sure the team follows the SOP
  • Coordinate the day-to-day fieldwork
  • Be responsible for quality control procedure (including , but not limited to, random phone calls, random visits to checking screening quality)
  • Monitoring of the implementation of the trial including subject recruitment and implementation of all study procedures, and dealing with queries
  • Supervise data from screening
  • Registration and management of adverse events
  • Report to the Trial Coordinator without delay any major problems in preparation, execution or data management of the daily field work

Financial and administration

  • Train and supervise financial for field team make sure the financial follow the SOP
  • Ensure efficient expenditure of field resources
  • Supervise of into and out of the screening items.


  • Support to Deputy Chief Officer/Trial Coordinator recruitment and train of field staff to conduct screening


  • Preparing weekly, monthly reports for the Deputy Chief Officer and the Trial Coordinator on progress of trial implementation
  • Assisting in preparation of the other study report

Key attributes / Selection criteria:

- University degree in public health or related field, preferable having a master degree
- Preferably at least 5 years of experience in field work for research projects
- Managerial skills
- Highly motivated, willing to learn, service-oriented and able to work under high pressure and within a limited time frame
- Professional use of personal computer utilizing word processing and spreadsheet software programs
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent English (written and spoken) as preference

Interested applicants should send an application letter together with a CV in English to the following address with the subject title “Field Work Supervisor”, no later than January 31st, 2015.

The detailed Job Description is available upon request. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. The application will not be returned. Electronic application is acceptable.

Applications should include:

(a)a cover letter including a response to each of the essential selection criteria
(b)a detailed Curriculum Vitae
(c)the names and contact details of least three senior referees

Send applications by email to: Ms. Tran Hoang Diep
Add: No.4, Alley 51, Lane 97, Van Cao street, Ba Dinh district, Ha Noi city, Viet Nam
Phone: (+84) 43 762 1938  Ext. 21
Fax:     (+84) 43 247 4464
Email: [email protected] and cc to [email protected]

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR)
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2015-01-31