Project Assistant

Position title: Project Assistant (ACT II tuberculosis research study)
Employer:  The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney University
Reports directly to supervisor: Project Officer
Contract type: Full-time
Duration: 1 year with possible extension; 3 month probationary period
Duty location: Based in Ha Noi with travel to other provinces in Viet Nam.
Description of the research programme
The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR) is a leading Australian-based research organization that conducts research into lung diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma.  WIMR is undertaking a major public health research project in Vietnam, in partnership with the Vietnam National Tuberculosis Program. The project will examine the transmission of tuberculosis within households, and will be conducted throughout Vietnam. The project will run until the end of 2014.

Job Summary:
This position is based in Hanoi, with travel to Provinces throughout Vietnam.

They are seeking a Project Assistant to take on a role in the implementation of this project in the clinics of the National Tuberculosis Program based in Hanoi, and traveling to Provinces in northern, central and southern Vietnam. This person will also have responsibility for data collection and communication with partner Government hospitals and clinics where the research is being performed. She or he will work closely with a Project Officer and staff at Vietnamese hospitals and clinics and senior Australian researchers.

Main duties
Under the direct supervision of the Project Officer, the roles of this employee will be the following:
- Assist the Project Officer to implement the Standard Operating Procedures for the ACT II Study at district clinics and provincial hospitals participating in the study
- Train staff at Provincial and District Hospitals participating in the research
- Regular communication with District clinics and Provincial Hospitals by telephone and email, and periodically to visit each District Clinic and Provincial Hospital to monitor and supervise research activities.
- Oversee data management from research sites, including overseeing data entry from research forms, quality control of data and routine recruitment and financial reporting
- Assist with organizing and managing workshops, training events, protocol development and other documentation required for the research
- Assist with the preparation of documents for the research under the supervision of the Project Officer

A health-related University degree.
- Good organizational and administrative skills
- Ability to work as a part of a team
- Typing skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and web browsers
- Knowledge of the public health sector in Viet Nam
- Reasonable English language skills
Desirable competencies
Experience with implementing Public Health research in similar settings
Applicants can submit their applications including a detailed Curriculum Vitae in English and application form demonstrating their suitability by email: [email protected].

Applications should be addressed to:
Dr Greg Fox, Project Coordinator
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
National Lung Hospital
463 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi
Terms of employment:
This will be a 1 year full-time position, commencing April 2011, with a possible further extension.

Application deadline: Applications close Friday 8th April at 5pm.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications will not be returned.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR)
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2011-04-08