Project Coordinator - Inspire MoMENT Study in Abuja, Nigeria

Project Management
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description


  • IHVN implements the INSPIRE (Integrating and Scaling up PMTCT through Implementation Research) MoMent study, which is a four-year Canadian Government-funded, WHO-supported research project that is evaluating the impact of Mentor Mother programs on Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) service uptake and retention at primary healthcare facilities in Nigeria.
  • The study is being conducted at Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) in two states (FCT and Nasarawa), and is in its third of the four year project period.
  • We are looking for individuals with leadership skills, research experience and interest in maternal & neonatal health, HIV/AIDs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Project Coordinator (PC) INSPIRE-MoMent Study will provide overall day-to-day technical and administrative supervision of study activities.
  • He/ She will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) to implement the study according to the study protocol.
  • The PC is expected to spend approximately 75% of time in the central office and 25% in the field.
  • The PC will also work closely with the Data Manager and the study statistician; he/she is expected to be up-to-date on every study data collecting tool and all data the study generates for the purpose of data analysis and manuscript writing. Residence within the FCT is required.
  • The PC reports directly to the PI on all study-related issues.

The duties of the Project Coordinator INSPIRE-MoMent Study include, but are not limited to the following:

  • With PI, plan and coordinate day-to-day and long-term study activities
  • Oversee grant resource management (funding, commodities)
  • Represent the PI and/or team in meetings with stakeholders, e.g. Federal or State Ministries of Health or WHO
  • Prepare financial and progress reports for PI and study sponsors
  • Document and monitor key study activities with respect to study timelines
  • Promptly identify study-related gaps and proffer creative, logical solutions
  • Initiate, guide and direct the development and review of study Standard Operating Procedures
  • Forecast and request for finances, commodities or services for study implementation
  • Designate tasks to, supervise and mentor research team members including 2 Research Associates and 15 field staff
  • Ensure all field staff are up-to-date on ethics training and are implementing study according to ethics regulations.
  • Quarterly Technical Assistance visits with Research Associates to study sites
  • Coordinate and participate in field work e.g. Mentor Mother audit interviews, data quality assessments.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in academic research activity including but not limited to abstract writing, interpretation of data and manuscript development
  • Other assignments as requested by the Principal Investigator.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Medical doctor with at least 4 years PMTCT/HIV programme implementation experience and at least 2 years hands-on research experience
  • A Master's degree in health or research-related discipline.
  • Should have completed the one year compulsory government service (NYSC) or possess certification for exemption
  • Excellent oral and written communication as well as scientific writing skills in English, with proficiency in MS Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong professional, interpersonal and public relations skills
  • Demonstrable leadership, team participation and team-building skills and experience
  • Ability to take instruction and cooperate with authority of the Principal Investigator
  • Ability to complete ad-hoc tasks with short notice
  • Maturity and patience in communicating with people with a wide range of personalities and capacities is necessary.




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