Project Manager, AVE Trial

Clinton Health Access Initiative

About the organization

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit:


-Manage global work plan for the launch, management, and analysis of the registration trial for AVE, tracking internal and external progress towards shared goals;
-Liaise directly with partner organizations to ensure alignment on study plans and coordinate work;
-Clearly understand regulatory requirements for trial and ensure that study is run in line with expectations to prepare for regulatory approvals;
-Manage ethical review committee applications, trial registry submission, and formation of Data Safety and Monitoring Board;
-Work with PI’s to assist in the preparation of standard operating procedures (SOPs), study materials, job-aids, etc. for all study tasks;
-Advise on development of study software, ensure that software is well-tested in study settings, and manage ongoing software contracts, troubleshooting as needed;
-Regularly travel to study sites to gauge progress of study implementation and discuss study with PI’s;
-Pro-actively identify, anticipate and address major implementation challenges, including issues with study recruitment, following of protocols, following of ethical and best practice standards, or any other concerns raised by health care workers or participants;
-Ensure clear processes are in place and being followed for data validation and quality checks;
-Maintain an up-to-date Human Subjects Research plan for donor approvals; understand and follow donor-specific requirements for Human Subjects Research.


-Master’s degree in Public Health or equivalent required - PhD preferred;
-7-10 years of relevant work experience;
-Experience managing research studies, preferably on studies with stringent regulatory requirements;
-Experience in, and understanding of, quantitative research methodologies, with strong understanding of epidemiology and biostatistics;
-Experience implementing health-related implementation studies and collecting data at rural health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa;
-Experience with artificial intelligence / machine learning algorithms preferred;
-Project, people and relationship management experience;
-Excellent diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and an ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of partners and stakeholders;
-Exceptional organizational, planning and coordination skills;
-Able to prioritize work and function with minimal supervision;
-Willingness to travel up to 50% time to study sites.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please apply on our website; cover letter is optional.

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