Project Officer

The University of North Carolina is seeking talented, dedicated and committed individual to join our team in Vietnam to conduct new and exciting research studies in HIV prevention named “Reducing Hazardous Alcohol Use & HIV Viral Load: an RCT in ART Clinics in Vietnam”, a 5-year randomized controlled trial to compare the effects of two evidenced-based behavioral interventions of Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on alcohol use, HIV viral load and HIV risk behaviors among HIV clinic patients. We will conduct ethnographic research, conduct a baseline survey, enroll participants, implement the intervention and follow study participants for about 2 years after enrollment.

Position(s):      01 Project Officer
                      Based in Hanoi, frequent travel between Hanoi and study sites required.

Report to:       The UNC Project Director in Vietnam

Position Summary:

The incumbent of this position is responsible for assisting the in country Project Director in supervising activities of recruiters, interviewers & receptionist’s workflow as well as providing quality assurance for recruitment, interview and receptionist component in the UNC’s study sites in Vietnam.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and provide technical assistance to the recruiters, interviewers and receptionists’ works;
  • Develop and edit materials (SoPs, forms and software) for recruiter, interviewer and receptionist’s groups;
  • Provide QA/QC for recruiters, interviewers and receptionists’ activities;
  • Prepare visit schedules for study participants in line with research protocols;
  • Closely collaborate with recruitment team to recruit and follow up study participants, ensure the recruitment flow and the retention rate of study participants to meet researches’ targets;
  • Regularly provide training courses in relevant SoPs recruiter, interviewer and receptionist’s groups;
  • Participate in field supervision of data collection process and the implementation of research activities in the study sites;
  • Translate project documents (English-Vietnamese-English) as required
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the principal investigators and the in-country project director.

Qualification and skills required for both positions:

  • University degree or higher in public health, epidemiology, medicine, social sciences or relevant fields;
  • At  least two years of experience working with research studies/international NGOs or in fields of injection drug use and/or HIV/AIDS is desirable;
  • Experience of working with outreach workers preferred;
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated;
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English;
  • Familiar with and strong at statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, etc.
  • Advanced in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Salaries and Benefits:           

Competitive salary

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter with contacts of three references and a CV to Mrs. Le Thi Thuc Anh at [email protected] (in the subject line, please put “UNC PO”)  or by post to the office No.6, Lane 76, Linh Lang street, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi no later than April 30, 2015.

We are sorry that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2015-04-30