Healthcare Worker Training Project Manager (JD-0619-017)



Healthcare Worker Training Project Manager


Public Engagement in Science


The Project Manager will be based in the Ho Chi Minh City, for 1 year, with travel to Kenya and Oxford, UK

Hours of work



This is a 1 year contract

Reporting to

The appointed person will report to Dr Mary Chambers, Head of Public Engagement, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit Viet Nam, and work within an international team to deliver this project

Vacancy reference



Oxford University Clinical Research Unit Viet Nam is a leading centre of biomedical research ( It is part of the Wellcome funded Africa and Asia Programme (, and the Oxford Tropical Network ( – including sister sites in Thailand and Kenya.

Dedicated to research excellence, OUCRU has a commitment to promote its research findings internationally and locally in Vietnam. OUCRU has a Public Engagement dedicated team responsible for promoting the image and science of OUCRU in Vietnam, and designing and implementing training and public engagement activities ranging from workshops in rural farming communities, theatre shows with a health message in local primary schools and promoting collaborations with hospitals, universities and research institutes in Vietnam. With the aim of sustainable engagement models the PE Department is committed to strengthening capacity and training local partners

Job summary

Health care workers (HCWs) often work in a challenging and stressful environment. Many of the complaints against HCWs relate to poor communication, and much of the stress and anxiety felt by health professionals is reportedly due to difficulties in dealing with patients and their families. To address these issues the OUCRU PE Healthcare Worker Training Programme was developed in collaboration the Hospital of Tropical Disease (HTD) in Ho Chi Minh city and the Preventive Medical Centre (PMC) in Daklak province. Through this programme the OUCRU PE team aims to support local government organizations involved in health care, to develop the communication capacity of their staff to enable them to excel in their work, reduce their stress and effectively help patients or communities.

The HCW Training team have developed a curriculum for training healthcare workers and medical social workers. Some of this material has been uploaded onto the Vietnamese language webpage: Similarly, the KEMRI Wellcome Unit in Kenya, have a decade of experience supporting health staff and fieldworkers. They have a wealth of resources – some compiled as handbooks already. Together with The Global health Network (, OUCRU and KEMRI want to create an international platform to host their material so that it is available for a wider audience. They also want to consolidate material into an online training course. We will work closely with the Public Engagement platform MESH (

OUCRU-VN will lead on this project, and is seeking to appoint a project manager to make this happen. The PM will work closely with all three partners to make this happen. They will be able to recommend web design and translation services where required.

Key tasks and responsibility

Specific Project Management outputs:

The PM will be required to drive development of a web platform to host healthcare training material. This involves the following:

  1. Mapping existing training material;
  2. Working closely with TGHN to design a web platform;
  3. Arranging for uploading of existing material;
  4. Identifying areas where more material would be useful and feeding this back to the project team;
  5. Coordinating with other international organisations such as Fiocruz to offer services to host their material
  6. Developing an online training course – using KEMRI/OUCRU material.

They will work very closely with the Head of PE in HCMC, and the healthcare worker training coordinators in Vietnam and Kenya, and the project managers at TGHN, Oxford. They will have opportunity to work with partners in the Kenya and the UK, probably with 1 international travel to each. They will be personable, organised, motivated for capacity strengthening and highly motivated to deliver. They will be able to work independently. They will have excellent written and spoken English, and experience of writing reports and manuals. Experience of the development or healthcare sector would be highly desirable.

Selection criteria


  • Bachelor’s Degree in health or science related discipline
  • Experience in training and personal development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Highly developed organisational and administrative abilities
  • Experience and evidence of effective line management and development of others
  • Ability to teach in group sessions



  • Experience of working in Africa and in cross-cultural situations
  • Experience working with NGO
  • Higher degree (MSc or above) in biological sciences
  • Mentoring experience

How to apply

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send their detailed resume and cover letter in English, including copies of relevant degrees, certificates, either by email or by post to the following address:

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit

Laboratory of Clinical Science

Hospital for Tropical Diseases

764 Vo Van Kiet, Ward 1, District 5, HCMC

Tel: 39237954



* We thanks all applicants but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact person

Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Phuc

Deadline for submission

26th July 2019