The Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) is the leading unit of its type in Pakistan, recognized regionally and internationally for the relevance, quality and extent of its work in support of public health and the development of primary health care systems. It comprises of five major operational sections: Epidemiology & bio-statistics, Health policy & management, Population & reproductive health, Environmental health, and non-communicable diseases & mental health.
The A-PLUS Trial (Azithromycin-Prevention in Labor Use Study) is a randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel multi-center clinical trial. The trial will enroll pregnant women who are in labor, ≥28 weeks gestational age with a live fetus pregnancy and plan to deliver vaginally in a facility. The data will be collected from all enrolled participants during their stay at the facility for delivery and at their home for follow-up till 42 days postpartum.
- Overseeing project activities daily at JPMC/NICH sites to ensure smooth running of the project
- Ensuring that the study is carried out according to protocol and standard operating procedure
- Assisting with the planning and organization of study trainings, workshops, and refresher trainings
- Regular monitoring and maintaining routine logs related to drugs, specimen collection, temperature, and number of deliveries at the site
- Maintaining regular communication with project teams (hospital and field) to ensure timely reporting, resolve data errors and missing information
- Collecting samples of the patient that are referred to the hospital by field team
- Conducting random data quality checks for verification of data collection
- Consulting with study coordinators to resolve data errors or technical edits
- Assisting in collecting nasopharyngeal and rectal swabs from the mother and the baby, ensuring that samples are collected, transported, and received at AKUH site using sops
- Providing weekly feedback to the site staff on study data collection
- Preparing and sending the daily updates to the study coordinator.
- At least bachelor degree with diploma in Midwifery, Masters will be preferred
- At least three years of relevant experience in health care research
- Good interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in the use of MS Office
- The ability to manage time and prioritize tasks effectively
- The ability to work effectively in teams and resilience to cope-up with work pressure
- Good communication and report writing skills
- Willingness to work in the community and hospital settings and travel to field sites.